Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Yeah, I'm here

I figured I'd give you all an update since it's been over a month.

I've been trying to get back into a "normal life" the past few months. You could say I'm still not quite used to not being in a weight loss mode, even though I haven't been for some time.

Here's a few comments/thoughts:

-I still weigh myself every morning. What is that weight? Well today it was 203. It's been between 201 and 209 for almost two months now. I got sick for almost a week about 2 weeks ago and that was when it went down to almost 200. It's been hovering in the 203-205 range for about a week now. I'm happy with that weight. I think it's a good weight for me to maintain. 6'3", 204ish. Not bad at all.

-Exercise: I'm still doing it. I'm not running as much anymore, but I have replaced that with bicycle riding. By the end of this week I'll have ridden my bike about 75-90 miles between commuting to work, club rides after work, and running errands. I hope to keep that the norm.

I still do weight training, but only about two days a week. I'm not really trying to build muscle much anymore, but more-so just maintain what I have. I think once it's cold and crappy out again and I can't be on my bike I'll be back into lifting, but for now I prefer to spend my spare time outside.

I'm still swimming, maybe 1-2 times a week. I'm probably not going to do the triathlon though. I just really haven't gotten the breathing part down and I couldn't really imagine swimming non-stop for a half mile. I'm still working out it, but probably not at a level that I'll be able to do it for the triathlon.

Call it a cop-out, call it what you will, but I'm not going to do it. Instead I'm going to ride my bike more since that's what I enjoy.

Speaking of bicycling, another reason I'm riding so much is because I'm going to be going on another unsupported bike tour in just over a month. It will cover over a thousand miles and two weeks of time. Here's a rough map of where we'll be riding:

In addition to that trip in two weeks I'm going to be doing another quick tour around the Delaware bay, 180 miles in two days. That may sound crazy to some, but I can't wait.

My eating is still good. I feel I'm doing pretty well at eating more like a normal person, albeit healthy. I eat smaller portions, I don't each many things with lots of fat or sugar. I do allow myself some things here and there, like cheese or maybe a beer. But I'm constantly aware of what my weight is and what I'm putting in my body. I'm still staying around 2500-3000 calories a day and that seems to be working out. I'm finding out that 205 is a good natural maintain weight for me to be.

I'm not really sure what else to report. All really is going well. I feel strong, I'm happy with how I look and how I perform. I'm trying to do my best to lead a healthy lifestyle, yet not be "that crazy health nut" guy. I think I'm doing ok so far. I'll try to check in now and again and hopefully comment on some of your blogs, but in case it's already not obvious, I plan to be outside enjoying life more than posting blogs. So I'm still here, just not as much...

I hope everyone else is doing well!