Monday, November 29, 2010

Road to Nowhere

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving.  My folks were in town and we had a great dinner with them and my aunts, uncles and cousins.

On with the show. . .

After a really good week a few weeks ago, here I am again in the rut.  I've been hanging in the low 270's but can't seem to get out from there.  271 one day, 274 another.  Lot's of riding, running even, too.  Last week was a watershed week for me for this time of year.  Six days of activity, more than 100 miles on the bike, a 5k with the kids and a day in the gym and I'm on a road to going nowhere fast.  If the glass were half empty, I suppose I'd be thankful for holding my own through Thanksgiving.  I won't be making my November goal, but December is just around the corner.

On Saturday, I showed up for the weekly Knobbies and Slicks ride.  When I got there, one of the regulars came up to me and said "Hey, Jerry, I've got some shirts for you."  Well, whomever Jerry is, I'll let him know.  Turns out Doug (who's real name is Dave) used to be a big guy.  At least as big as I am now.  Doug was kind enough to pass on his old 2xl and 3xl bike jerseys to me.  And, if you know me (which is to love me), you'd know that I was most happy to oblige. 

I got to talking to Doug about how he lost his weight . . . down to under 200 now.  He did it though Weight Watchers.  I've known plenty of folks that have had great success counting points with WW.  Might be time to give it a try.  Thanks, Doug!

Be back around, soon, y'all!



TriJenPB said...

I've struggled all my life as well, up and down, up and down. Never tried weight watchers til this year. Started about 5 months ago and I've been averaging a pound a week. You should certainly give it a try. What I love is nothing is off limits, so if there is something you really want, you work it in. Even if I know my weight is up from a previous week, weighing in is confidential and going to a meeting always helps me get back to where I need be mentally. The on-line food tracker is the easiest way to track b/c I am so lazy about tracking. I love that I can earn extra points by working out to! My 2 cents :)

Daiquiri princess said...

Hey- Jeff- 1 day at a time, weight watchers, tops, and OA all help.
While my weight loss has continued, it feels like I am struggling to stay on the straight and narrow and have been giving serious thought to OA myself. I was very moved by a book called "passing for thin" the Author - used OA to lose her weight.
Be strong and you have my # if you need to talk.

Unknown said...

Hi Jeff ... I heartily recommend WW. I will actually be doing my monthly weigh-in later today, as well as learning about the tweeks to the program (now Points Plus).
BTW, your blog rating should be higher than 32! Brent
PS Please tell Deb and the boys "Hello" from Maryland.