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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
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

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