Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Running plans for July

I am still staying fit, with my weight hovering around 178. In order to keep things going, I'm planning on doing the following runs next month:

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Wikicheatia launches

My kids and I came up with the idea of a wiki site for cheat codes. This started out as a joke because one of my kids is a big Wikipedia fan and used to be a huge consumer of cheat codes on video games. From that we came up with the name "Wikicheatia". However, the more we thought about it, it sounded like a good idea, so over the weekend I created www.wikicheatia.com. The site is running the familiar MediaWiki software that also runs Wikipedia, so it should be easy for wiki users to use.

Please take a look and while you're there, add your favorite cheat, hint, etc. to Wikicheatia!

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Two and a half pounds from my goal

The past couple of days I've weighed 177.5 on my home scales. This is 2.5 lbs. away from my goal weight. If I continue losing at the rate I've been over the past few weeks, I should hit my goal in two weeks or so.

As I get further along, it is harder to stay on course eating-wise when you know you don't have much left to lose. For instance, I've been averaging about 1700-1800 calories per day, rather than 1500-1700 calories like I'm supposed to. As I'm so close to my goal weight, and since I'm still losing, my dietician is not troubled by this.

I actually indulged the other day and had McDonald's (and not the Asian Chicken Salad which is remarkably good, by the way). I had my standard "low cal" meal from Micky D's, the two cheeseburger and fries value meal. This sucker is 1000 calories!! This is one you can fit in weekly, but not daily like I was doing!

Anyway, the losing is just about at an end and I'm feeling pretty good about it...

Big challenge coming up

Next week is TechEd in Boston. I will be out of town from Sunday through Friday. This is going to be a big challenge to eat right, as these conferences are notorious for alcohol and junk food.

I made some preparations by picking up a box of PureFit bars. In addition, I need to score some EAS AdvantEdge Meal Replacement shakes as well. With these things plus some organic yogurt, soy nuts, light string cheese, and some turkey jerky, I should be pretty well set for snacks. Add in a little sensible breakfast, lunch and dinner and I should do okay.

I'll try to blog from TechEd and give you an idea how I do.

New trainer

My original trainer, David Sams, is taking time off to be with his family who are coming over from Australia this summer. I therefore have a new trainer: David Joyce. I've had a few sessions with the new David and I can honestly say he's been a lot tougher on me than the original David. It's probably best that I didn't start off with David Joyce: he might have killed me!

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