May 2006 Archives

There must be something about Thursdays & 50. This week's fifty is even more exciting (to me, at least) than the last.

I've lost 50 lbs., officially.

Last week I had exactly 3 lbs. to go to reach that goal. I figured the best course of action would be to set myself up this week to make it an easy thing to reach next week. Especially with the 3 day weekend coming up. Instead, somehow I crashed through it losing 3.8! Normally, I'd reserve this kind of thing for my [M]otivation filter, but I'm too excited.

Right about this time last year, I was 50 lbs heavier. I'm also officially off my 5-ish month slump. I am tracking my food again, and holding myself accountable. In the last month, I've lost 10 lbs.

Actually, that last bit has me just a tad concerned. If this pace keeps up (I don't think it will), it'll mean that my body is almost certainly cannibalizing muscle mass to keep up. This is not what I want.

More than likely, though, my sudden jump to 60 miles of cycling/week (105 last week, thanks to my "Bike to Work Day" whim) is the real culprit. It may also be my 5 month hiatus has reset my glycogen stores, so what I'm really losing is mostly water weight. The argument against that is that I recently discovered that I didn't "hold steady" for the last 5 months, as I originally believed. I lost. But the trend was impossible to discern from the sawtooth pattern from which it came until I sat down & looked at the long view. Really, I'll only get alarmed if this pace continues unabated.

And, in the grand scheme, this is a good problem to have.

(as they played out in my head)

"I rode my bike to work this morning."

"Umm, don't you always do that?"

"No, let me restate: I rode. my bike. to work. this morning."

(further hints for the still clueless): "No train was involved. 50 miles door-to-door")

WOO!

Now, if I could just get Homer Simpson singing Black Sabbath out of my head. "I. Am. Ironman. NANA-NANA-NANA-NA-NA-NUH-NA!" It was only 50 miles. At a group pace.

Edit: Hahahahahahahahahahaha! I earned half-again my Points™®© allowance in Activity Points™®©. Southwestern Eggrolls, anyone? ;-`)

I Wondered All Week

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...when it should have been obvious.

Ok. Next year. KFOG Kaboom. Party. Our House. d00d.

Those of you who have seen our dining room will understand immediately.

I bet our backyard had a nearly as amazing view, too. So we could grill.

Line & Shape
Line & Shape

Wow. Yesterday I posted some photos to some groups around Flickr, including The World Through My Eyes. Today I found out that one of TWTME's admins has made one of my images (the one at right, in fact) the group icon! (For the day, it's not as huge as it first sounds, but I'm still very happily honored).

That's really quite cool.

I'm also glad I didn't sit down and write the diatribe rolling around my head from Saturday about how it's easy to get anywhere from 25 to 2,000 views on Flickr if you insist on posting everything you take to 8 bazillion group pools, forcing other people to click through your tripe looking for something decent.

Because that would make me look stupid right about now.

(If, on the other hand, someone could figure out my previously mentioned Cuddle-Pile Conundrum, I'd be forever in their debt.)

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