Friday, December 19, 2008

Scale scale where is my scale.

I decided to diet again. Shortly after the last post I dropped the diet and gained everything back. Two weeks ago I started again. I am at 290 and down 15 pounds. Some how 220 does not seem that far away. The charts say I should weigh 190. Cannot figure that one out. Anyway I am doing fairly well but still having some difficulty. Maybe I should post a photo or two. I will see what I can find. I may go go crazy but I am determined this go around. I said that the last time too.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Riding to work

I started riding to work this week. About 18 miles each way. Man I suffer on the hills. The ride takes me about 1 hour and 20 minutes. The ride home yesterday was hot. 96 degrees is miserable on a fat guy. I ran out of water just past the point of the mountain. My legs pretty much quit and I had to do the walk of shame going up a short steep hill to get back to the bike path in Draper. Man it is embarising enough just wearing spandex at 295 lbs let alone being the fat guy pushing his bike up the sidewalk. That will not happen again. I think I need to make sure I eat something about an hour before I go home and also drink a water bottle at the same time.

I saw Kung Fu Panda last night. My wife said the the Panda reminds her of me. How's that for a complement?

Monday, June 9, 2008

Fred Flintstone is just big boned

I have to say I really hate dieting. Man I would kill for a bronto burguer. Work has been particulary difficult. I hang with a bunch of prople who can either eat anything they want or do not care and just eat everything anyway. They are all giving me a load of crap about my eating habits. I probably deserve some of the abuse. I have gone to the fast food diet during the week. Some nutritionist will love this but I eat an Egg McMuffin and a large coffee for breakfast. I have a grilled chicken sandwich for lunch. Dinner is usually soup and a sandwich. Dinner is my big meal around 600 calories sometimes a bit more. Anyhow Egg McMuffin 300 calories, Grilled Chicken 360, Soup 200 calories and sandwich I am guessing is about 400 calories. So I am around 1200 calories for the day. Weekends I am trying to keep the calories under 1500 but there is no specific foods just what ever I can find that seems fairly low calorie.

Cycling has been difficult. Riding and not eating are a great recipee for losing weight and also a great recipee for feeling like dirt. I can ride 30 miles and not feel too bad when I am eating. But now that I am not eating 30 miles feels like 29 miles of hell.

This morning I am at 295 lbs so I only have 75 lbs to go.

By the way that is not me in the Fred costume. I feel like and I wish I were as svelt as that dude but it is not me.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Shrek on a diet

Spent the past couple of days getting ready to move my office to American Fork. I view it as missionary work. I need to convert some of those zoob freaks to the dark side. Football is only three months away and I am already jonseing for a game day fix.

The diet is going fairly well. I have been able to keep from alinating myself too badly and only had one day over 1500 calories. I weighed in at 301 this morning. Only 81 to go. That is depressing. Another day another pound. What more can you ask.

Boo moved up a class this week in the ICUP. I usually do not push much but I told him he needs to move up and race sport/expert 13-15. He rode pretty well but still finished 7th out of 7. Looking at lap times if he had raced beginner he would have been in 3rd place. Not so good for the team but better for him in the long run.

Check out those biceps.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Ogre Load

That is what my scale said last week. OK maybe not Ogre Load but it did say OL. The sick part is what OL really means. Loosely translated it means I have hit 309 lbs. It could have just as easily said fat ass, lard ass, muffin man, stay puff, Shrek, fat puc, too fat for a fox shock, too fat for a carbon fork, XXXXL or it could have just told me to get off.

So what am I going to do about it? Going to Pats to eat burnt ends until I pass out? Going to La Frontera to eat three smothered's rice beans cheese and onions? Sitting down to eat a gallon of ice cream and polishing it off with a 22 oz bottle of chocolate stout? Maybe 2 chili verde burritos from Lone Star? The sick part is all of these sound really good. But no I am going to diet and do it in a way that works for me.

I have decided to go on a 1500 calorie per day diet. I probably need a nutritionist but I am going to go it alone for now. I figure at my current weight I probably need about 3500 calories per day just to maintain Ogre status. So if I can get in some mileage on my bike and also keep my calories at 1500 or so I should be able to lose five pounds per week.

I want to lose the weight and get into some form of cycling shape. At one time I was one of those guys that everyone was telling to eat. My grandmother in broken English would stick food in front of me and say " Some more eat". While I was going to the U of A I weighed in at 155 pounds and I often rode my bike 300 miles per week. 155 may sound heavy to some of you but I am 6' 3" and at this height anything under 180 looks pretty thin.

So I am sure someone will want to know how much weight I want to lose. For now I want to get down to 220 lbs. I have not seen 22o in 10 years. About 8 years ago and about 235 lbs I decided that riding motocross was fun and I should take it up. So I did what I always do. I went big. I bought a YZF 426 some gear and went riding. I lasted about 6 months before I wiped out an broke the head of my left hip. This was painful and resulted in 3 screws and 6 weeks of rest and a cane. Being somewhat stubborn and also loving anything with two wheels. I got back on the bike about 7 weeks later. I will post a picture of the xray if I can find one. Anyhow I crashed again and this time did the exact same thing to my right hip. All things considered the Left hip is good. The right hip is not so good. The head of the femur died. This was excruciating. At 38 I had to have my right hip replaced. This is where my weight really starts to slide. I could always do just about anything but now I have less mobility and for a while I felt sorry for myself.

Anyhow I am sure you get the picture. I did/do less and I gained a shit load of weight.

I started 4 days ago and right now I weigh 304 lbs. The weather sucks right now and I have not ridden outside in a couple of days so for now I am on the trainer in the basement.