Just checking In and looking back over the past ten months or so.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
It looks like I haven't logged in here or checked out my blog post since February or March, but lots has happened over the past few months. Some good, some not so good.
First for the good! I have been marching right along my plan with little deviation from the path. Weight loss has been slow but ongoing. It looks like I was around 235ish the last time I posted in February but now I'm at 218 and still losing, just slowly. In April I jumped back on my bicycle and started riding in earnest again, and completed my first metric century of the season on the second weekend in April. The weather was wonderful and I felt strong, completing the century in great time and ready for the next ride.
Now for the not so good news... the following weekend while mowing the lawn I slipped in some wet grass on a slope in my front yard. The way I fell, it caused me to tear my quadriceps tendon from the kneecap and tear muscles on either side that also attach to the tendon. Surgery was performed two days later and I have been in rehab and PT ever since. I'm finally getting around pretty well and will return to work on Monday, but this has been no picnic for sure.
I have been supplementing my twice per week PT trips with upper body weight training on at least two of the other days of the week. That has been going well and I see good changes in my muscle tone there. As my leg strength increases and they allow me to get back on my bicycle I'll hit the pavement again.
As far as eating goes, I'm still essentially eating No Sugar, No Grain as I always have been. It works well for me and I'm never really hungry. I'll get a little hungry in the evening but if I cut a few slices of pepperoni and some cheese, that goes away real quick.
My goal is still to get down to 165 or so. I'm at 218 today. A little behind schedule for my goal that I started in October of last year, but I'm still hopeful to get under 200lbs by my one year mark in October of this year. That would be a total of just over 100lbs lost.
Anyhow, I hope to pop in here more often in the near future.