After last weeks gain – I put more into my workouts. I went hiking on Tuesday in the morning, and again on Thursday morning with my son – both times I took the 2.8 mile loop that climbs sharply up the mountain and then through several switchbacks comes down the north side. I even got Stephanie to go with me Thursday afternoon on what turned out to be a four mile hike from hell (read more about that here). I went to the gym on my lunch hour on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.
But all the workouts had an affect on my appetite and I found myself eating more than ever, which in itself wouldn’t be a bad thing if I were eating healthy snacks and meals but I ate junk – LOTS OF IT. The workouts were awesome – I really enjoyed them – but the night time snacking was off the charts.
Let’s cut to the chase – I GAINED ANOTHER POUND – breaking back into the 290’s. I’m at 290 lbs. I did email my results to Lynn for the Biggest Loser Blog Edition competition knowing that my gain was a hit for the team. Sorry Team Lean!
I meant to get this post out on Sunday – but here we are on April 1st and I really wish this was a not so funny April Fools joke – its not, I gained for the second week in a row.
Speaking of April
I intended to make April a themed month called A Series of Unfortunate Events where I would have an athletic event each Saturday. My first thoughts were to swim 5 miles on the first Saturday (in a heated lap pool taking breaks – not a cold river or lake where I would cramp, drown, and die!), ride 100 miles on my bike the second Saturday, run a half marathons distance the third Saturday, and accomplish some version of a triathlon on the forth Saturday that might look something like: Swim one mile, bike twenty miles, run five miles.
I am debating putting that off to May – mostly because I have several Saturday scheduling conflicts and haven’t working out the details for the events yet – but May doesn’t look any more promising regarding those scheduling conflicts so why put it off? Any thoughts?