JOECOOL73's SparkPeople Blog JOECOOL73's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Sunday Measurements I weigh 194 lbs I did not do so good on Friday and Saturday so I only lost 1 pound from last week. Sun, 23 Sep 2012 14:12:43 EST Sunday Measurments I lost 3 pounds from last week I now weigh 195.2 lbs. I'm up to 2322 miles so far this year. Sun, 16 Sep 2012 13:27:48 EST My first Century I rode in the Surry County Century I was going to ride only 75 miles but with some arm twisting from Bernard Robins and Crystal Jessie Carter I rode 100 miles. I was also traveling with Bob Anderson and Karen Kovac. There is not much in Surry believe me I think I rode every square inch of it. I rode 50 miles by myself then 25 miles with Crystal, Karen and Bernard, then Karen left and Bob came along. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 15 Sep 2012 21:05:54 EST Long Tough Day I wasn't able to work out today because I had to stay at work for three additional hours and tomorrow it will be an additional four hours. No rest for the wicked I guess. Its days like this that I would go get fast food because its quick and easy. I'm proud of myself I went home and had a Healthy Choice meal instead. Thu, 13 Sep 2012 20:51:39 EST Ride Inside I went 10 miles on my stationary bike taken it easy because my thighs are still sore and I have a 75 mile ride on Saturday. Wed, 12 Sep 2012 22:04:55 EST Eating Out I went out to eat and keeping my goals in mind I looked at the menu online before going to the restaurant. With my plan in place I went and stuck to my guns and ordered good choices. I did not feel guilty upon leaving the restaurant or feel that I needed to start again the next day or Monday. Tue, 11 Sep 2012 22:04:03 EST Monday Night Group Ride I rode for 32 miles tonight and my thighs were burning on the last hill because I was using them more than usual to catch up to the A group (I'm a B group rider). I spent most of my time between both groups and now my thighs are burning and not with desire. My overall eating today was not too bad. I did manage to hit 2000 calories really want to 1800 calories but I'm sure the ride took care of those 200 calories (and then some). A coworker made Boston Creme Cake for another coworker and mysel... Mon, 10 Sep 2012 20:10:34 EST Sunday Measurments Every Sunday I plan on putting my measurements I know last week I weighed 200 lbs. <BR> <BR> Weight: 198.2 lbs <BR> <BR> I'm looking at losing 2 pounds a week and get my body fat index down to 6 to 10 percent. Looking at weighing 170 to 175 lbs by the end of the year my main form of exercising is bike riding. My year to date mileage is 2180 miles but eating wasn't so go and for the last three weeks really haven't been riding so my weight went up. Time to get back on the bike and eat right t... Sun, 9 Sep 2012 11:19:45 EST Getting Back on Track It’s time to get back on track to eating and exercising I’ve been slacking as it shows around my midsection. I will once again track my food intake; plan my meals, set goals, and workout. I went for a nice 30 miles bike ride today the weather was nice and beautiful and the ride itself was relaxing. My goals are to ride to 70 to 100 miles a week, 1800 calories a day, no sodas, P90 on Tuesdays and Thursdays and lose 8 to 10 pounds a month. I'm not waiting to tomorrow or Monday to start I'm star... Sat, 8 Sep 2012 19:00:06 EST Perfect day for a ride I was going for a short ride today but it was so nice and cool I ended up riding 30 miles instead. I had to work off the fish and chips I had at lunch with the girls at Applebee's anyway. Wed, 16 May 2012 19:25:16 EST 1012 miles Just finished Cap2Cap I was supposed to do just 50 miles but I got lost so now I earned 11 bonus miles. Keep quiet though I may have to pay for them. It was a good time despite nearly wrecking while drafting another rider who quickly hit his brakes. The rider hit my front tire I wobbled kicked the ground to catch my balance and was able to stay up on two wheels. My Cap2Cap ride put me at 1012 miles for the year only a 1000 more to go to achieve my goal Sat, 12 May 2012 16:40:53 EST I chased a dog and I liked it. I went for a 15 mile ride yesterday and when I turned around at the dead end in the road there stood a dog barking at me. I decided to head towards the dog and he took off so I actually chased a dog for a change. <BR> <BR> Wed, 9 May 2012 08:41:26 EST Almost hit by a car I went for a 27 mile ride with the Gloucester Cycling Club (B Pace) today and a car (traveling on our side of the road) almost hit the six of us as we went around the corner. Were supposed to be more visible in a pack the driver was probably texting or updating their Facebook status. <BR> Tue, 8 May 2012 09:42:28 EST Ware Neck Triatha-FUN Team Ragin Swine (Jamie Boerner, Charles Johnson and myself) came in 5th place out of six teams in the Ware Neck Triatha-FUN. The good news is that we completed our goal of not coming in last place in our individual events and as a team. Way to go team looking forward to next year. Bet my time on the 10 mile ride by 3 minutes can't wait to next year. <BR> <BR> This Saturday I will be doing my first half-century next year I will complete my first century. Sun, 6 May 2012 21:48:17 EST 3rd Place I went 15 miles today for a total of 35 miles for a grand total of 75 points in the national bike challenge I’m third for points in my community standings but 664 out of over 16000 riders. Just finished Lance Armstrong’s It’s Not About the Bike and started reading Every Second Counts hope it’s just as good. <em>30</em> Wed, 2 May 2012 22:20:20 EST When bugs attack. Today is the first day of May which is National Bike Month and I will be competing in a bike challenge for the next four months logging in my mileage at a chance to win prizes just for riding. The more I ride the better chance I have of winning prizes. My goal for this month is to ride 200 miles to complete 1000 miles for the year so far. I was attacked by bugs on my 20 mile ride had two hit me in the face and one big bug that went down my throat and nearly made me threw up. <em>24</em> Tue, 1 May 2012 19:13:47 EST Cold Wind The wind was chilly today on my short 15 mile ride in my shorts. The wind was helping me more then hurting but it was still chilly. I still managed to complete my ride under an hour even though I felt winded. Tue, 24 Apr 2012 20:25:18 EST Back on Track I need to get back on track I do great for a day or two but then slip back to bad food choices. Tempation keeps winning there goes my good eating habits. I saw a Facebook post that stated "If you're tired of starting over, stop quitting". My goals are riding 2012 miles in 2012 and losing 20 pounds. Tue, 17 Apr 2012 21:17:01 EST Sunday, April 15, 2012 I went for a 30 mile ride that left from Peasley Middle School and we rode a bunch of hills. It was tough going at times and one hill on Dutton Road kicked my butt and sapped all the energy out of my body. We were kicking the pace pretty good and at first I was breathing pretty hard. Sun, 15 Apr 2012 20:52:24 EST Ride with son I went for a ride tonight with my youngest son but once he got tired I continued until I did a short 10 mile ride. <BR> Tue, 10 Apr 2012 23:24:26 EST First Group Ride I went for my first group ride today and went for 35 miles my longest yet. It was just me and the group leader. It was just a tad slower then I like but it was still a very good ride thru Newport News and York County. It took over 3 hours but the good news thanks to my new seat my ass does not hurt. Sun, 8 Apr 2012 14:21:07 EST January 23, 2012 Looks like I will be on the stationary bike all week again. Mon, 23 Jan 2012 19:46:20 EST January 21, 2012 100 miles total for the week all on my stationary bike due to the poor weather and Lt assessment. Sat, 21 Jan 2012 16:33:10 EST January 20, 2012 Completed 15 miles today Fri, 20 Jan 2012 19:22:21 EST January 19, 2012 Bike 25 miles again this week. Thu, 19 Jan 2012 13:06:02 EST January 12, 2012 Ride I went for 25 miles today (2 hours, 5 minutes, 15 seconds) plus 2 miles as I went around Warner Hall Road three times. I met two cyclists today a leisure rider and an avid cyclist. The avid cyclist was fixing a flat on his road bike and told me he goes for a ride during his lunch break when the weather is nice. His name was Pete and I have seen him a couple of times during my months of riding. Pete shot off like a cheetah and almost lapped me but he turned off as I was going my second lap. Th... Thu, 12 Jan 2012 15:48:31 EST Fit Police Officers and Firefighters I’m looking at losing weight because three times last year after getting back on the road, citizens had made comments that I have gained weight. I need to lose this fat around my belly. I would like to be slim and trim with abs showing. I need to eat healthier and read about working out to get better results. I can’t blame my weight on my injury but on my unhealthy eating habits. I need to fight my urges for fast food and my bouts of laziness. <BR> Once again I’m on my fitness and eating h... Wed, 11 Jan 2012 17:40:16 EST