Sunday, April 12, 2009
Yesterday I rode my bike into the office which is about 8 miles from my home. I needed my laptop, of course, so I packed it in my backpack with a few other misc things and headed off. I had a headwind all the way in which made the ride a little harder, but I was surprised by how much I noticed the weight of that backpack on my shoulders.
When I was just about done with my work and ready to head home, my wife stopped by the office so I asked her if she'd throw my backpack in the car, which of course she did. As soon as I got back on the bike I noticed how much lighter I felt, and that's when it hit me--that backpack weighed only a few pounds more than the weight I've lost over the last three weeks!
Wow. That realization made me want to stay focused and committed to the plan and take off three or four more backpacks!