Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Weigh-in: Week 31, -0.6 pounds

Pretty remarkable, considering that a) on Saturday we went to Red Lobster for my birthday dinner, and I had two Cheddar Bay biscuits (or three, honestly I forget), about 50 shrimp, mashed potatoes, rice, and most of a piece of key lime pie; b) on Sunday we went to the Ale for football (I had a burger with bacon and cheese, but chips with that), although I didn't eat too much the rest of the day; and c) with work I have not been spending a lot of time at home awake. Then again I've been walking to lunch almost every day, so that's probably a mile each day (about half a mile each way or thereabouts, at least on average).

Next week is the Virginia trip, well, next weekend, so it'll hit Week 33 and not Week 32. But this kind of thing happens every year. Part of maintaining a healthy weight is doing so no matter what time of the year it is. I think I'll be all right this time.

I like weeks where I think I've done poorly and I haven't. Usually it's because I'm worried about my habits (a good thing) and have been careful despite my fears (also a good thing). Occasionally it's an anomaly.

One of my friends suggested getting a bike trainer for the winter months. It's an interesting idea, but I'm not sure I want to spend the money. I can't yet say that I would use it that much. I would probably get more long-term use out of some kind of lifting equipment ...

I'm just rambling now. Fini.


  1. FYI it is still feasible to ride you bike outside. You know the place with birds and clouds.

    Now that you are being so disciplined it is easy to think that two bad meals is a horrible week. Not so...again...great job on the consistency.

  2. Not so much recently ... I don't have the time during the week and my weekends are filling up quickly. I suppose I would make time if I were more interested, but sometimes it's tough to come home from work and get right into more work, and I don't want to reinforce that feeling on the one good day every eight that we seem to have in the fall.

    You're right, though, I'm not eating an extra 3500 calories in two meals. (I think. I did eat a lot of shrimp.) The big thing is to establish a good pattern, and once you do that, the rest comes more easily. Hopefully you will find the keys to a pattern that will be easier for you to follow ...