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Crows Lake Triathlon - Tomorrow!
Saturday, July 21, 2018      3 comments

I'm about as unprepared for this tri as I was for the same one last year. I've only been out on the bike three times so far this season, and while I think I'll be fine on the race, I'm not as prepared as I would like to be. Last year my finish t... Read more
Missing something
Monday, April 16, 2018      1 comments

So I had bloodwork run. My thyroid is fine. I have zero explanation for why having a calorie deficit and exercising on a regular basis is no longer working for me. I've been stuck around 135 pounds (sometimes I get down to 132 or 133, but ... Read more
Frustrated
Saturday, April 07, 2018      1 comments

So the intermittent fasting didn't help me accomplish much of anything. Other than figuring out that there's a difference between "comfortably full" and over-full. After a couple more weeks of two-day per week IF (at about 800 cals per IF day), ... Read more
Intermittent Fasting Week 4
Thursday, March 15, 2018      1 comments

So a combination of circumstances (I think) prevented a bigger change this past week for our weigh-ins. I was down a very small amount (.2 pounds), but I did not weigh in on my regular day (Saturday) as I had an early morning indoor triathlon on... Read more
Intermittent Fasting Week 3 (Day 2)
Friday, March 09, 2018      0 comments

Yesterday was our fast day, and all went well. We stuck with the same menu, so we came in just under 800 calories. I'm on target for a good day today calorie-wise. Although one of my employees brought in my nemesis (Reese Peanut Butter cups). Th... Read more
Intermittent Fasting Week 3 (Day 1)
Wednesday, March 07, 2018      1 comments

Yesterday was day 1 of our half-calories intermittent fasting days. Tomorrow is day 2. All went fine yesterday. No hangry moments. I went to bed feeling comfortable - I was not hungry, but I also was not FULL. I slept well, and the fasting days ... Read more
Week 2 Intermittent Fasting Results
Monday, March 05, 2018      1 comments

So week 2 yielded about 1/2 pound weight loss for both myself and my wife this week. Which is honestly about what I would anticipate when I'm removing about 1500 calories per week from our diet (half our normal calories which are around 1500/day... Read more
Intermittent Fasting Week 2 (Day 2)
Friday, March 02, 2018      1 comments

So yesterday was our 2nd day of our 2nd week of intermittent fasting. We closed out the day with about 787 calories, a gallon or so of water throughout the day, and no crazy hunger pangs. I was most definitely hungry by the time dinner rolled ar... Read more
Intermittent Fasting Week 2 (day 1)
Wednesday, February 28, 2018      3 comments

Yesterday was 1 of 2 fasting days for this week. I saw some success after the first week, and I'll see what happens this weekend with our weigh-in. We kept the same menu for this week for the fasting days. And yesterday was much easier tha... Read more
Week 1 Intermittent Fasting Results
Monday, February 26, 2018      3 comments

So my first week with two IF days (less than 800 Calories per fast day, normal calories the rest of the week) resulted in a slight weight loss. Not quite a full pound. But close. I also had some shifts in my measurements. A few marginally down, ... Read more
Intermittent Fasting Day 2
Friday, February 23, 2018      5 comments

We fasted on Tuesday, and it wasn't too bad. And we followed the same strategy on Thursday. Same thing. Not too bad. Didn't go to bed feeling like I was starving or anything like that. We landed at around 780 calories for the day (plus a gallon ... Read more
Intermittent Fasting
Wednesday, February 21, 2018      5 comments

So over the past few months I've heard all sorts of things about the benefits of fasting. I love food. I love food a LOT. Restricting calories has never been fun for me. So the idea of fasting was definitely not appealing. And I kept thinking...... Read more
2017 Goal Review
Wednesday, December 27, 2017      0 comments

I guess I was somewhat ambitious with my goals this year, but I think that's never a bad thing. I did hit quite a number of them. Some of them I did way better than I thought possible, and some I did not quite meet. But in general I am pleased w... Read more
Speedy!!
Monday, December 04, 2017      1 comments

I've done 3 5K Distance races this fall with my better half and we've PR'd twice! The first one was the Lanier Under the Lights race, where we got under a 32 minute finish time, which was a first for us running together!! Then we ran two more ra... Read more
Update - 10/24/17
Tuesday, October 24, 2017      0 comments

After two weeks of hell at work (10-12 hour days, a lot of stress, etc), I have finally returned to a semi-normal schedule. I'm back to tracking. And I'm at least getting in an AM workout - either a walk or a run, depending on the day. And now t... Read more

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