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I'm not actively blogging here anymore. But if you got here because you were searching for something about bikes, you might want to check out my latest project, Vermont Goldsprints. In summer of 2014, I bought a used goldsprints racing setup and have made it a mission to get more bikes in more people's faces by putting on fun races in unexpected places. Come join me!


Body Work: Week Thirteen Journal and Summary

It was a good week for diet, less so for exercise. I haven't been able to have my rollers set up in the basement all week, and night meetings and bad weather ate into my outside riding options. It should be a lot better this week...

Week 13 Summary:

Goal: Lose 30 pounds, from 224.17 pounds down to 194.17 pounds by the week of June 1, 2011, calculated using 7-day average weight.

Average Weight:  198.27 pounds, down 3.82 pounds from 202.09 pounds last week.
Average Body Fat: 25.31%, down .79% from  26.1% last week.

Weeks until Goal:  4
Progress toward Goal: 25.9 pounds out of 30 total to lose; 86% of goal.
Pounds to Lose: 4.1
Pounds to Lose/Week to Meet Goal: 1.025

Total Exercise:
150 minutes riding outside, 100 fewer minutes of cardiovascular exercise than last week’s 250 minutes.  Damn wet basement /no rollers/two night meetings week that we had.

Day By Day:

Day 85:
Monday, May 2, 2011. 195.6 pounds, 24.8% Body Fat.


Oatmeal for breakfast, a sweet potato for lunch, and a pint of miso soup. A tuna sandwich on wheat bread with green peppers for dinner, with a handful of blanched asparagus with butter and two cups of my home made baked beans. A generous slice of chocolate cake with ice cream for dessert.

Day 86:
Tuesday, May 3, 2011. 199.5 pounds, 25.4% Body Fat.


Oatmeal for breakfast and a sweet potato for lunch. Half of an Italian sub and half of an antipasto salad for dinner, a slice of chocolate cake with a handful of walnuts and chocolate chips for dessert.

Day 87:
Wednesday, May 4, 2011. 200 pounds, 25.7% Body Fat


The usual oatmeal and sweet potato for breakfast and lunch. A handful of walnuts and two pieces of chocolate (120 calories). A cup and a half of quinoa with parsley, lemon and walnuts, a big spinach salad, a cup and a half of black beans, and a pan-fried chicken breast for dinner. A big slice of lemon cake for dessert.

Day 88:
Thursday, May 5, 2011. 198.6 pounds, 25.4% Body Fat.


The usual oatmeal/sweet potato combo for breakfast and lunch.  Two handfuls of walnuts an chocolate chips when I got home, and six dried apricots. A small bowl of popcorn with butter. A burger with ketchup on a slice of bread, two cups of green beans. A big slice of lemon cake and two glasses of red wine.

Day 89:
Friday, May 6, 201. 199.6 pounds, 25.4% Body Fat.

An hour on the bike. 160’s BPM for the most part. Outside riding is great.

Oatmeal and sweet potato like always. This combo sounds boring, but the simplicity makes sticking to it much easier. Three little veggie sushi rolls and four slices of my home made pizza for dinner, along with a big brownie for dessert and a small spinach salad.

Day 90:
Saturday, May 7, 2011. 196.6 pounds, 25% Body Fat

90 minutes on the bike, outside. 162 BPM average heart rate.

Four apricot scones and three scrambled eggs. Two slices of my home made pizza for lunch. A burger on a slice of bread for dinner, sweet potato chips. A big brownie and a pint of beer.

Day 91:
Sunday, May 8, 2011 196.6 pounds, 25% Body Fat.


One slice of cream cheese stuuffed french toast with maple syrup and three breakfast sausage links. More veggie sausage links and four strips of turkey bacon, two scrambled egg beaters and a roasted potato with ketchup, three muffins of some sort. Two scones and two big brownies, half a box of mac and cheese, a big slice of meatloaf, hald a head of pan-roasted cauliflower, and a pint of beer.