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Time to knuckle down!
Sunday, August 11, 2013      1 comments

My weight is creeping back up. Time to get serious again! Last week, I forgot to bring snacks to work. I even forgot to bring my lunch a few days. While I opted for fairly healthy lunches (Subway 12" Veggie Delight - 600 calories with chees... Read more
Flexed my will power and it won!
Tuesday, August 06, 2013      3 comments

A few bites into my second pancake this morning, I realized I was already full. So I stopped eating. This is relatively new (it's been happening since I had my surgery). It was a great feeling! And I'm about to have a rolled-up sourdough pa... Read more
Why did I decide to do a triathlon again?
Monday, August 05, 2013      4 comments

This past weekend, we camped with a friend at Ike Kinswa State Park. It's near Mossyrock, WA. The park is great - the campground has lots of trees, so the campsites are shaded (nice if you're in a tent as we are). There's a swimming beach and pl... Read more
Time to start running again
Saturday, July 27, 2013      1 comments

Today, I weighed 181.2. Interestingly enough, that's exactly what I weighed last Saturday. (I weigh myself everyday.) I haven't weighed this little since 2004. That's pre-law school and pre-marriage. It still amazes me that I lost ten pounds pos... Read more
Not much of anything to report
Thursday, July 25, 2013      0 comments

I've been back at work for a week. Everyone's happy I'm back. I would have prefered to not come back, but at some point they would have stopped paying me. It's good to be back on the bike. The Hubs asked me to only ride a few days this wee... Read more
Back in the Saddle again
Tuesday, July 16, 2013      3 comments

I had my 4-week check this morning. The doc gave me the okay to resume my normal life, with the exceptions of no sex & no lifting anything over twenty pounds for two more weeks. So, as soon as I retrieved my bike from my office, I went for a rid... Read more
People can be so nice!
Friday, July 05, 2013      5 comments

We were at the home of a couple of people who attend the same church as we do. They're one of the couples we "connected" with fairly soon after we started attending All Saints'. They're fairly geeky, so we have that in common. (The church is in ... Read more
I won an important battle
Wednesday, July 03, 2013      4 comments

My weight has settled into the mid-180's. I'm not continuing to lose weight rapidly, but it's not coming right back, either. I figure it's now up to me what happens. And given how much I love to eat and since I cannot ride my bike, I need to be ... Read more
The Tour is on! The Tour is on!
Saturday, June 29, 2013      1 comments

Ah, le Tour de France. The biggest annual sporting event. The toughest major athletic event. (I think the Race Across America is harder.) This irony escapes few recreational cyclists: we spend much of July (prime cycling season in much of ... Read more
Landmark - can I trust it?
Friday, June 28, 2013      2 comments

I'm down to 184 pounds. For the first time in a looong time, my BMI is less than 30. But I don't entirely trust it. My body fat reading on my scale continues to go up. That indicates to me I'm dehydrated, despite continuing to drink ridicul... Read more
One-week post-op report
Wednesday, June 26, 2013      2 comments

I had my surgery a week ago. My weight is back down to less than it was the morning of the surgery. At times I feel energetic, but most of the time I'm a little weary. I could have used a few more hours of nap time yesterday. Maybe I'll get to m... Read more
New week, starting over
Monday, June 24, 2013      3 comments

I'm sitting upright at the computer. That's different. I'm down to 194 pounds, which lends credence to my thought that my rapid post-op weight gain was water. My belly was a little distended. It's soft, there are no hard spots, and I'm not ... Read more
Recovery report
Saturday, June 22, 2013      2 comments

My surgery was at about three Wednesday afternoon. It was more complex than my doctor anticipated (lots of adhesions), and I bled about 50% more than normal. But the oral pain meds were enough to manage my post-op pain. (I gave up the button... Read more
Serious case of the Blues
Monday, June 17, 2013      4 comments

I know I've written this all over this web page, but this is my blog and I can be as redundant as I like. Less than 48 hours until my surgery, and my biggest fear is having to spend four to six weeks off the bike. Every winter, I'm off the ... Read more
Extra resistance?
Tuesday, June 11, 2013      6 comments

My ride home yesterday felt sluggish. I averaged a little over 14 mph, but it sure didn't feel like it. This morning, I checked the pressure in my tires before my ride into work. The wheel wouldn't freely spin into the position I wanted it... Read more

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