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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

Maybe a Plateau is a Good Thing

Saturday, June 27, 2009      1 comments

After loosing 25 lbs, I've been hovering around the same weight for several weeks now. I am seeing progress in other areas, like overall strength and speed on my bike, so I'm not too concerned about this. But given the fact that I'm still 30 lbs... Read more

Had my first bike wreck yesterday

Friday, June 26, 2009      1 comments

Yesterday I took a long bike ride. It rained early in the morning so the roads and bike paths were wet. I went through one particularly shaded part of a trail which was mossier than expected and in a heart beat--BOOM--I was down. I was only goin... Read more

I rode my bike for 115.5 miles today!

Thursday, June 25, 2009      3 comments

Well, my theory worked! I carb-loaded for two days, fueled well on the bike all day, and ended up riding 115.5 miles on my bike today, feeling strong the whole way. The plan was to ride from my house in the northwest subs of Mpls to downto... Read more

Eat Well Today, Ride Strong Tomorrow

Wednesday, June 24, 2009      2 comments

Tomorrow I plan to ride my bike for 110 miles, about 6 miles farther than I've ever gone on a bike. I've been riding for a decade now, but I must admit that I'm a bit intimidated by this distance as I've only ever eclipsed the 100 mile mark once... Read more

We'll See if Carb Loading is a Good Idea!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009      1 comments

This Thursday I plan to ride my bike for 110 miles--a record for me. To prepare my body for this, I ate lots of carbs today and plan to do so tomorrow as well. I'm not eating junk, just lots of carbs which also put my cals today at the max. The ... Read more

Getting Ready to Ride for 110 Miles

Monday, June 22, 2009      0 comments

This Thursday I plan to take a day off of work and ride my bike for 110 miles. The farthest I've ever gone in one day is 104 miles, and I want to break my record. So I'm resting today and going to begin "carb loading" tomorrow because our bodies... Read more


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