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Day 32: Hitting My Stride

If you wish to grow thinner, diminish your dinner.
H.S. Leigh

Weight 274.8

What I’m doing is working.  The biggest thing is no very little bread and no snacking.  It’s now February 1st and I”m thinking about my plans for the year.

I’ve talked about my interest into getting back to cycling big time.  I’m lucky that even though I’m overweight I’m still in pretty good shape.  Due to my job (from which I recently retired) I kept up a certain level of fitness.

I’ve had a very odd life as my father died when all the children (7 of us) were young and my mother was extremely agoraphobic.  That essentially means that she had severe panic attacks and couldn’t leave home.  Basically it meant that we didn’t travel more than a block or two from our house.  I’ve lead a very sheltered life.

With the bike, once I build up a base, I can ride to all of the small towns around Ohio.  I plan to combine that with my interest in photography.  I’d like to get up in the morning, cycle twenty-five miles or more to a small town.  Have a light breakfast, take some pictures and ride home. Who knows?  I might even take my banjo.

Eventually I’d love to cycle places like The Outer Hebrides in Scotland.  One of my other interests are megaliths.  In this video a couple of guys cycle around the islands playing banjo and making ice cream.

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Posted by on February 1, 2013 in Uncategorized


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Day 015: The Idea and the Dream

Greedy eaters dig their graves with their teeth.
French Proverb

Weight 279  Calories ?

Took my daughter out to eat at Texas Roadhouse.  It is so easy to keep track of calories with My Fitness Pal.

Thoughts on the future.

I used to be a cyclist.  I used to be in shape.  I will be both again.

One of my big goals this year will be to get back into cycling big time.  The plan is, once the weather breaks, to ride to small towns all around me.  I’ve never traveled much (sounds strange since I was a UPS driver).  There are many many small towns within fifty miles that I’ve never been to.  Once I get some miles on my legs I’d like to get on the road by six or seven and head to one.   Twenty-five miles should around an hour and a half.  Get to the small town, take some photos, eat a small breakfast and head home.

I used to be really into photography when I was young and I can combine cycling with that.

Eventually this site will no longer be a weight loss blog but a cycling blog.  That is the idea and the dream.

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Posted by on January 15, 2013 in Uncategorized


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