August 26, 2013

Weight Loss Update!

Though I didn't officially say I was going to chronicle my weight loss, I may. I may because I could not at any time. I like to be unpredictable.

My last weigh-in on Thursday was 163.4 pounds on the home scale. This morning was 161.2. Yay?

It could be dehydration. I rode Skyline Trail yesterday with gearing I am not used to and too tall for the extended climb. I was crawling all over the bike to get to the top. But I made it. I had to, the truck was on the other side of the mountain.

Still, I like to think it was the running and riding the past few days that made it happen. So, if it was a fluke, we'll see. I took today off because I am beat from yesterday. But I'll hit it again tomorrow.

Clean shaven here I come...

August 21, 2013

The Beard that Keeps on Giving

I'm over the beard.

I'm tired of the Duck Dynasty references. The hipster jabs. Really tired of the gray in it. Drying it, trimming it. Combing out the snarls.

Yet the beard remains. It remains because my back fat remains. My weak attempts at weight loss fail. The 10 pounds I wanted to lose to shave it have now become 13 pounds.

But I am out of the rut I was in. Now, I'm just busy doing ... stuff. Projects and work taking my exercise time. Not that I am battling to find more time, mind you.

I need goals. I need to have an end before I can start. Climbing onto my bike for a ride is great, but the furthest thing from my mind is an interval. No goal, no schedule. Just flitting along day by day. It has merit, you know.

Still, it's time to lose the weight and shave the beard.