Saturday, May 30, 2009

Biking Update - May 30, 2009

Biking by the Shore in Stratford, CT with CRChair (5/25/2009)Another poor week for weight loss, as I spiked up several pounds over last weekend - for no sufficiently-explainable reason - and had to work hard over the course of the week to get back down. I never got back below 210. I had hoped to get to 205 lbs by June 1 for a larger yearly weight loss, but that is unlikely now.

That being said, it was a great week for biking. We rode first on Saturday with Nick and Nora by the beach in Stratford - a BEAUTIFUL day with sun, a nice breeze, and wind surfing in the background. Afterwards, we had a great cookout at their house, and were joined by St. Patty and his family. Then we also rode along the shore in Stratford on Memorial Day Riding by the Beach in Stratford with Nick and Nora (5/23/2009)without any of the GNO guys. The sun was stronger but there was still a nice breeze, and we saw more people per square foot on Short Beach than ever before. Finally, we had a good ride up to Captains Pizza for Guys Night Out. Lots of biking for the week, not to mention all the nights spent on the Stationary Bike in the attic.

Not sure what next week has to offer. My Trek Navigator 3.0 went into the shop last night for its annual tune-up, so any riding will be on the Dahon Matrix. Not a problem, but the Matrix is much better on roads than trails.

Weight Log for 5/29/2009


Ward said...

Don't forget, after all that weight loss that you've burned a lot of fat which is obviously where the loss has been. My guess is at your weight now, you're probably to the point where you're really starting to build muscle.

While it's true that muscle doesn't actually weigh more than fat, you're still certainly building muscle up which will add weight just the same. That's why it's always so much harder to work off the last few pounds once you're closer to a healthy goal.

My guess is that you're still slimming down even though your weight isn't falling, since muscle is more dense and takes up less space than fat does.

Either way, congrats on the awesome work =)

Nomad said...

Thanks for the encouragement, Wardimon!