Weight Changes & Possible Triathlons

Okay.  Have you checked out my SkinnyR graph lately?  I’ve lost over 40 pounds since starting it!  I feel great, and I love not fitting into my clothes – because they’re too big!  It’s amazing.  I never thought I’d like not fitting into my clothes – but that was because I’ve never been too small for them!  I’m currently at 278.8 and losing.  In January of ’06 I weighed the most I ever have – 327.  So, I’ve lost a total of 48.2 pounds.  Most of it is due to Weight Watchers.  Thank you, eflexgroup, for providing this benefit!  It’s awesome working for a company that does things like this for its employees. 

After speaking with my uncle, I think I have decided on a triathlon.  It’s in Pewaukee, WI on July 15th.  It consists of a 1/4 mile swim (I can do that!), 15 mile bike ride (I might be able to do that!), and a 5k / 3.1 mile run (can’t do that yet!).  All pretty short distances, and I’m excited for it.  The event’s web site is here.

I also received a Polar heart rate monitor for Christmas (awesome), and my plan is to start looking and put a used bike on layaway in the next couple months.  That should be fun and exciting. 

Well, I’ve got some direction now.  Now all I need to do is ramp up the training again.  Swimming & running have been neglected this last month.  We’ll see how I can get back to those.  Swimming should be pretty easy.  Running … in the cold … brrrrr!  I’m not so sure about.  Perhaps I can do it. :)

01/02 & 01/09/07 Workouts – Bike

I rode on a trainer again, only now I have a heart rate monitor to measure how I’m doing!  on 1/2, I rode for about 50 minutes, with an average heart rate of 163.  That’s right about 80% of my recommended maximum.  Perfect.  Today I rode for 60 minutes, with an average heart rate of 160 and a max heart rate of 190.  Pretty cool.  My legs are tired, but I feel good.