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2016 June 30

Seventeenth weight progress report

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This post is yet another weight progress report, continuing the previous one. I skipped posting last month, because I was busy and my weight was up—I had hoped to bring it back down during June so I could report good news, but a trip to Montreal and a trip to San Francisco, with the concomitant loss of diet control resulted in my weight going up even more in June:

My weight has been creeping up, mainly as sudden upward spikes that take a while to recover from.

My weight has been creeping up, mainly as sudden upward spikes that take a while to recover from.

The detailed view of the last year shows a fair amount of scatter over an underlying gain of 2.81lbs/year (1.275kg/year). May had only 5 days above my self-imposed target range, but June had only 4 days within the range!

The detailed view of the last year shows a fair amount of scatter over an underlying gain of 2.81lbs/year (1.275kg/year). May had only 5 days above my self-imposed target range, but June had only 4 days within the range!

Exercise has been very low this month, with only 2.59 miles/day of bicycling (though I did more walking than usual, particularly on the Montreal and San Francisco trips). Because I’m not commuting up to work daily over the summer, I don’t have exercise built into my daily routine, and I find it very difficult to exercise just for its own sake.

It has also been difficult to be diligent about my raw-fruit-and-vegetable diet, both at home and when traveling. There are lots of snacks and leftovers in the house, because my son is home from college, and he needs lots of calories—he’s almost as skinny as I was at his age, though he doesn’t eat as much as I did at that age. He needs the calories, and I don’t, but I find it difficult to resist snacks when they are right there, even when I’m not hungry.

I’d like to lose 7 pounds to get back to the middle of my target range, and that will probably take the rest of the summer, even if I manage somehow to be as diligent about my diet as I was for the first few months of it. I don’t know that I have the willpower to be that diligent over the summer.

4 Comments »

  1. I am giving up beer for the month of July in an attempt to lose 10 lbs, from 180 to 170. I have a 50 mi mountain bike race at the end of July and it would be nice to not carry that weight up the hills. Not really very scientific but I am down three lbs already. I am also increasing my mountain bike miles to 5 rides a week. I have some physical issues that do not allow a lot more. If I ride many days back-to-back chronic tendinitis kicks in. After the race I plan to celebrate by having a beer.

    Comment by gflint — 2016 July 1 @ 07:51 | Reply

    • 10lbs in 30 days is an aggressive weight-loss schedule. I only managed 0.94 lbs/week or 4 lbs in 30 days. Unless you normally drink a lot of beer, just giving up beer would probably not achieve your weight-loss goal.

      Comment by gasstationwithoutpumps — 2016 July 1 @ 09:18 | Reply

  2. I doubt I will lose 10 lbs like you say but even the 3 will help. I am a one beer a night guy but it is micro brew and they are very fattening.

    Comment by gflint — 2016 July 1 @ 12:49 | Reply

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