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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Saturday, January 21, 2012

The good; I've finally made it to ONEderland!!! It's been 17 to 18 years since I've been under 200 pounds and it feels great. 14 months ago I was 254 pounds. Today I weigh 198. I'm not at my goal weight yet, but I already feel more confident, fit and healthy.

Last week I rode with a local cycling group. I was chatting with another rider who was on a new bike - some expensive Italian job. He was telling me his new ride was 3 pounds lighter than the one he had last season and expected to climb much better this year. He was surprised when I told him I was down 30 pounds since last season and was pretty sure climbing would be a whole new experience for me - which it was.

The bad; I caught a bug Thursday night. It hit me during spinning class. I finished the class, but just barely. I almost never get sick. In fact it's been three years without so much as a funny nose, so I'm not very good at it. Friday was spent in bed with a fever. Today the fever broke so I went ahead and ran in the Frosty's Frozen 5 mile race. Obviously I didn't set any records, but I did finish. My time was 53:02. I guess since I've never run a 5-mile race before this is a PR.

The ugly; Those of you with weak stomachs might want to stop reading now.


Okay, but don't say I didn't warn you.


My ugly feet on the bathroom scale. 198.5 Woo Hoo!

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SPEEDYDOG 2/18/2012 7:08AM

    Congratulations! For years I have been hovering just above 200! Thanks for the inspiration!

Bruce

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KCNEWF 1/22/2012 10:03AM

    Way to go! emoticon emoticon emoticon

All of your hardwork is paying off!

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BILL60 1/22/2012 7:40AM

    Way to go!!!! A big congrats to you on your super Accomplishment. Let's keep it up.

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HGSGUY 1/21/2012 10:54PM

    ah dude, put some shoes on!! Just kidding, it isn't like you got nail fungus or something!!

Congrats on onederland! and congrats on the 5 mile PR! That isn't a bad time at all1

Since I started eating healthier and exercising regularly, I almost never get sick. I did twice this year, but as compared to those around me, it was less severe and I got through it much quicker.

Keep up the great work!

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TOOTHFUL99 1/21/2012 9:47PM

    Way to go on the 5 mile run after being sick. That probably wasn't easy! You did a great job!

I can relate about carrying less weight on your bike. I lost 30 pounds (and unfortunately gained some back) too. A friend of mine was commenting on how much extra weight having 2 flashers on my bike added. I told him, "Joe, I just lost thirty pounds! Do you think I give a s**t how much 2 flashers weigh?" Losing the weight sure does make climbing these eastern Tennessee hills easier!

Oh, and I think I got you beat on the ugly feet! lol It's the number between those big toes that makes the feet look better!!

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KEEP_GOING247 1/21/2012 8:27PM

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BOBBYD31 1/21/2012 7:59PM

    congrats ! onderland is a great place to be! keep up the good work

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MEGA_MILES 1/21/2012 6:37PM

    Awesome!!!!!!! Congratulations Dan. My plan is to meet you in Onderland this year. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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