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Ah Yes, a Day Off

Sunday, July 12, 2009      0 comments

Well, tomorrow is my day off and so I'm finally able to rest after a hard week--a good one but a hard one. It feels so good to be resting, thanks Lord!... Read more

Training Hard but Just Can't Lose Weight

Saturday, July 11, 2009      1 comments

I've been training for a 300 mile bike ride my wife and I do every year. Last week I rode 20 miles per day for 5 days, and this week I've ridden 30 miles per day for 5 days--all at an average of 17 mph, which is fairly fast for me and takes a lo... Read more

I Can Overcome Impulsivity

Friday, July 10, 2009      1 comments

All my life I've been impulsive, and for my entire teen years there was rarely an impulse I didn't give into, no matter how destructive it was (I was a pretty severe drug-addict from 11-20 years of age). This has a lot to do with why I'm an "emo... Read more

I Chose to Remain Impulsive

Thursday, July 09, 2009      0 comments

Yesterday I blogged about how my parents trained me to give into my impulses because all I had to do was pout loud and long enough and I usually got what I wanted. But at some point a boy becomes a man and has to take responsibility, and I must ... Read more

I Was Trained to be Impulsive

Wednesday, July 08, 2009      0 comments

Yesterday I blogged about another trigger to emotional eating--hanging out with my wife. We love being with one another and it usually sounds good to us to go to a coffee shop or restaurant, which is great for the marriage but not so good for th... Read more

Another Trigger: Being with my Wife

Tuesday, July 07, 2009      1 comments

I'm on stage three, part five of SP's plan and the topic I'm supposed to dwell on for a couple of weeks is triggers to emotional eating. I realized today that another major one, though i'm not sure I'd call it emotional, is spending time with my... Read more

Lack of Sleep & Emotional Eating

Monday, July 06, 2009      0 comments

I'm on part 5 of SP's stage 3 now and one of my tasks is to blog about the triggers in my life that lead me to emotional eating. So I think I'll probably stay on this subject for a week or so just to give ample time to explore it. It is an issue... Read more

The 4th Went Very Well

Sunday, July 05, 2009      0 comments

I was concerned that I was going to gorge yesterday, but thanks be to God, I didn't. My in-laws had plenty of veggies on hand, which are very low cal, and so when I felt hungry or just like snacking I chose them. It feels great to see the ... Read more

Not Sure I'll do Well Today

Saturday, July 04, 2009      1 comments

First of all I've been biking a lot this week and I'm hungry! Second, it's the 4th. Third, I'm going out on my father-in-law's boat for about 6 or 8 hours today and they'll be plenty of food, actually mostly good, but lots of it. All this is con... Read more

Going on a Group Ride this Evening

Friday, July 03, 2009      0 comments

I've been training for a long bike ride all year but I tend to stay away from group rides because it's easier to stick to my training plan when I fly solo! Groups tend to get the adrenaline and competitiveness flowing which conspire to make me p... Read more

Training for a 300-Mile Bike Ride

Thursday, July 02, 2009      1 comments

Every last full week of July, my wife Kim and I ride in The Ride Across Minnesota, or TRAM for short. TRAM is a 5 day, 300 mile charity bike ride that benefits the MS Society of Minnesota. My wife has MS so this is a personal quest for us each ... Read more

Another Positive Function of Plateaus

Wednesday, July 01, 2009      1 comments

Yesterday as I was riding my bike, I began thinking about the weight loss plateau I've been on for several weeks now. Well, I suppose in my case it's more of a slow down in weight loss because I did lose 3 lbs in June, but before that I was losi... Read more

It's actually chilly in Minnesota today

Tuesday, June 30, 2009      1 comments

I live in the northwest suburbs of Mpls and I'll tell you it's actually chilly today--63 degrees with cloud cover and a 10-20 mph wind. We actually had to close up the doors and windows because we were getting cold! Wow, Minnesota is an un... Read more

I Love Smoothies

Monday, June 29, 2009      0 comments

Yeah so they're high in cals, but homemade smoothies are such an awesome way to get your fruits in for the day. it's like having a milkshake or something, and yet it's all good! My favorites? 1. Blueberry-Banana 2. Strawberry-Banan... Read more

Buffalo Wild Wings

Sunday, June 28, 2009      2 comments

Went to BWW for lunch after church today. I really enjoyed what I got, but now I should probably fast for the rest of the day. The awesome thing is that, though I enjoyed a meal out today, I so crave fruits and veggies and health now that I don'... Read more

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