Slow Start!

The May challenge got off to a rough start. A few of you still haven’t posted your starting weights, so if anyone else wants to join in, it isn’t too late to start. We might just extend the end date to the end of the first week of June.

Here is the list of contestants to date:

Me – 172.1

Cruz2lose – 211.4

Optifast Blogger -141.5

TestingTrueChange- 184.3

WritingFromMyHeart – 323.4

SlimJoan – 181.2

Shonnie –

@Jacquies – 303

J –

As you can see, I need a few starting weights. If I missed anyone or messed up a starting weight holler at me.

Now, onto the bad news.

I hide from this site and bad things happen.

I ate 3k calories of Atkins food on Thursday, then I ate TACO BELL on Friday. Yesterday I was doing fine until some ICE CREAM apparated in my hands. No idea where it came from. So after 3 bad days in a row, it is no surprise that my weight is up.

Plus I still have a wedding to go to tonight! 😛

Weight Statistics


No shock there. I’ve been real bad for 3 days. The wheels came off on the diet but they kept spinning on the bike.

Biking Update

I got my 3 rides in last week so I at least get a gold star for riding the bike.

I did 10 miles last Sunday, then 12 miles on Friday followed by 10 miles on Saturday. I was hoping for a longer ride on Saturday but my legs were beat up, sore and weak.

I’m hoping to start the week off right with a 12 mile ride today but time is running out. I need to get it done with enough time to get ready for the wedding. Which is of course why I am here procrastinating. 😛

3 days in a row might violate one of my Diet Tips.

Tip Of The Day!

Don’t push your exercise too far.

It is super easy to burn out on exercise and toss in the towel on the whole diet. I’ve done that about 20 times over the last 20 years. I used to mix my diet with a heavy dose of the gym which always ended up with me burning out.

I’m not saying lots of exercise isn’t good for you, but getting the weight off is the most important short-term goal. Once the weight is gone, then you can work yourself into better shape.

Just make sure you don’t push yourself too far. Yes, you need to push yourself some, but too far and the diet could come crashing down. It is a fine line to walk and one I have never been super successful with thus the reason I did almost zero exercise for the first year of my diet.

Point being, I might need to give my legs a rest today even though I want to get back up on the levee. If my legs were weak and wobbly yesterday they are going to be worse today. I need to look back to last year to see when the darn wind finally slowed down a bit.


I ride a bike with the BIG fat tires and I am out of shape so about 99% of the people on the levee pass me like I’m not even moving. Friday,I was riding along and I noticed I was gaining on someone with small thin tires.

My excitement level gave me a little extra energy to push ahead and pass the thin wheeled rider. Excitement continued to mount as I neared the thin wheeled bike. Euphoria washed over me as I passed the rider on to instantly disappear as I realized I was passing this guy……

Wait for it……..

Wait for it………

Wait for it……….

He looked like he was about 106 years old. 😀

Oh well, one of these days, I will pass someone. 😛

Happy Dieting, see you tomorrow for the Week 1 weigh-in.

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