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2020 May 31

Forty-fourth weight progress report

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This post is yet another weight progress report, continuing the previous one, part of a long series since I started in January 2015.

My weight has stabilized a bit lately, but at about 6 pounds more than a year ago. All my losses during Winter quarter have been regained.

I’m back to my “Christmas weight”—what I usually acquire at the height of the holiday season after 6 months of not commuting.

I  averaged only 0.75 miles/day of bicycling in April and May—way below my long-term average of 3.5–4 miles/day.  My walking is also down: my Verily study watch from Project Baseline reports about 2600 steps/day for April and May, well below the 3900/day for March, 6600/day for February, and 7700/day for January.

I said in my last report, 2 months ago, “I’m also going to have to come up with some way to motivate myself to exercise more—not just for this cower-in-place period, but longer term, so that I can continue even after retirement.”  Obviously I have not succeeded in doing that.  I have been doing some gardening once or twice a week (mowing the lawn every 2 weeks and clearing blackberries and ivy from the back patio), but that is clearly not sufficient.

4 Comments »

  1. Oddly, I’ve been more active as a result of the SIP. I have been doing very long walks on trails listening to podcasts. I try to find times/trails with low traffic, and I use bone-conducting headphones so I can still hear what’s going on around me. I find the podcasts motivate me to walk for hours. Plus, I run and my kids make me bike some almost daily… but the walks restore sanity.

    Comment by whatisron — 2020 May 31 @ 21:52 | Reply

    • I wish my responses were as healthy. I’ve been spending my time obsessively viewing news and COVID information, even though there is not much I can do about either one. I’m spending almost all my time in front of my screen, but not getting much work done.

      Comment by gasstationwithoutpumps — 2020 May 31 @ 22:24 | Reply

      • Well if you want to go for a physically-distant (and physically long) walk, and talk about COVID science matters sometime, email or call, as I walk most days.

        Comment by whatisron — 2020 May 31 @ 22:59 | Reply

  2. […] post is yet another weight progress report, continuing the previous one, part of a long series since I started in January […]

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