Monday, August 23, 2010

Weigh-in Results

Happy Monday!  Sorry for the overall lack of post quantity last week.  I spent the weekend camping with my parents in Duluth.  The trip involved a nice, leisurely 14 mile bike ride and a little too much eating.  I wasn't capable of controlling myself the way I'd like to, but at one point, my brother said, "Do you need that?" 

Let's get down to business.

Three pounds!  Alright!  I'm keeping the train moving.  Good job, Liza, with a guess of 246.9.  I'm happy to say I came in way under the lowest guess.  This was also a huge milestone: I'm half way to my goal!  I've lost 50.4 pounds in 9 months.  I'm not quite on track for 100 pounds in a year, but I'm not going to let that stand in the way of getting what I want.

I think the biking to work is paying off.  If you haven't tried it, I'd suggest biking for exercise.  I've added 20 minutes to my commute (both ways) but added 80 minutes of cardio to my day.  

It is tricky though.  Since I started biking, I've felt bullet proof.  I feel like I can eat anything I want and be just fine.  I know that's not true and a very dangerous mentality to have, so I've got to be vigilant.  I'll be focusing on putting more fruits and vegetables into my diet.  I'm eating salads for lunch this week.

The other thing that's been happening since I started biking to work is I'm hungry all the time.  Seriously, all the time.  I'm trying to resist, but it doesn't always work out. 

I'm not always going to do this perfectly, but I'm going to do more good than harm.  100 pounds lost, here I come.


  1. Oh Damn. I knew I was being too conservative in my guess! LOL! Congrats! Now this is how Success happens, my friend :)

  2. Yay!! I love winning! But I'm also glad I'm a whole 1.5 pounds over! :D

    Add more fiber= you'll feel fuller. Beans are great for protein and fiber, and great on just about anything!

    I love salads, but unless you have substance with your lettuce, you'll be hungry-and dressing is the downfall. Have veggies with your salad-cucumber, tomatoes, beans, mushrooms-anything with fiber and protein. Instead of salads I usually make a couscous salad= couscous, cherry tomatoes cut in half, another veggie, and black beans. Cook the couscous with a broth and add a little pepper-very filling. It has protein, fat and carbs-which is a good balance for keeping your energy going, hunger at bay and losing weight!! :D

    Keep working hard!! :D

  3. I know you don't know me, and I don't know you and I've think this is only the second comment I've ever made here, but as cheesy as it sounds, I'm really proud of you! 50 pounds in 9 months is AWESOME!

  4. Omg, Halfway there!! So basically you just have to repeat what you've already done (and know you can do) and you'll be at goal! Congratulations!

  5. Way to go!! I wish I could bike to work, but alas, I have two kiddos and I work an hour away as it is. I would also have to bike on a major freeway...but I am so glad to hear that you are able to do that!! 3 pounds woohoo!!

  6. Half way there!! This is so amazing, Andrew! You're getting close to 20% lost...

    I wish I could ride my bike to work, but 20+ miles each way may be a bit too much to handle...maybe a couple times a month or something...

  7. YOU ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    Keep at it!

  8. Homemade granola is great, but can just end up being an overdose in carbs. Lots of online recipes, but basically just roasted oats... Add some nuts for protein and maybe some coconut shavings for a little extra sweet.