2 Month Update

Well, it’s been over two months since I’ve updated this site.  I haven’t heard any complaints, so I guess nobody’s reading it.  That’s okay.   This is more for me anyway.

So, what’s happened since 1/23?  A lot.  I trained and ran in a 5k run on St. Patrick’s day.  I finished in about 34 minutes, with a pace of 11:01 per mile.  It was awesome.  I didn’t think I’d ever got to the point of being able to do that.  But I am at that point, and it’s great.  If you REALLY want to see a bad picture of me at the run, head on over to www.fotojack.com and click on the 2007 Shamrock Shuffle event, and search for bib 659.  That’s me, in all of my frowning glory.  I’m jogging, I promise.  I never stopped jogging.  In fact, I sprinted at the end.  That must have been a sight!
I also bought a bike – an ’06 Giant OCR 2.  It’s red.  Oooooh.  I just rode it for the first time this morning.  It was great!  Being clipped in made a huge difference as well.  I can’t believe how much easier it is to pull the pedals now.

I haven’t been swimming, though.  Mostly running and biking.  I’m planning on putting it all together this week.  Friday I should swim, which would mean that I ran, biked, and swam all in one week.  If the weather allows, I may bike Saturday morning – outside!  I’m a little afraid of that – I’m not good at clipping in yet.  I’m fine at getting out.  Blah.  We’ll see how it goes.

I updated my skinnyr graph today.  As of yesterday I am officially 264.6 pounds.  That’s a total weight loss (from my heaviest weight) of 62.4 pounds.  The point of this is … well … the graph has a BMI indicator on it.  And that BMI indicator has always had a little explanation next to it.  When I started, that explanation said “Morbidly Obese.”  Then it went to “Very Obese” and “Obese” … and now … for the first time … I am only “Very Overweight!”  That’s awesome.  Now … not to rain on my parade, but OTHER BMI charts state … that I’ll be “obese” until I get under 220.  I like my skinnyr chart better than those charts. :D

Well, that’s all for now.  I apologize to all of the imaginary readers I have out there for being such a pokey updater.

-Jeff, Very Overweight!