Metal Bike Commuter


Discouragement.

Posted in Uncategorized by metaljaybird on September 4, 2008
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So I’m feeling a bit discouraged as my weight has slightly risen.  I know my eating habits aren’t great, but at the same time, I’ve been riding on a consistent basis since mid-May.  I’d at least expected to drop a bunch of weight by now.

I checked my blood pressure yesterday, and it is still through the roof.  When I first started, I dropped maybe 7 lbs real quick, but now I’ve gained most of those back.  

I guess this is all part of the cycle of losing weight.  I don’t want to lose too much too fast, otherwise that raises the likelihood of gaining it all back and some.  But I would like to see progress.  Those same hills are still a struggle to me (at least they feel like it), and lately I’ve been so exhausted upon getting home, that I mostly lay on the couch.

Since I was married, (since I got a car), I started putting on weight, averaging about 10 or 15 pounds per year.  Meanwhile, my wife is the same weight she was in high school (really, I’m happy about that, heh heh).

The high blood pressure, and the weight gain has me doubting myself.  I did get into bike commuting mostly to lose weight and get exercise.  While my legs are certainly more muscular, the rest of my body seems even softer.  

I guess I’ll have to come to the conclusion that it is going to take a concerted effort of riding even more, and really changing my diet.