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Monday, August 4, 2008

Week 79 Weigh-In

Last Week's Weight: 247.0 lbs.
Today's Weight: 243.2 lbs. (-3.8)
Total Lost: 136.8 lbs.

Fat Ratio: 22.1%
Lean Mass: 189.5 lbs.
Fat Mass: 53.7 lbs.
Waist: 47 inches

This plateau is officially over. I was quite thrilled to the loss this morning. Even more important, I have really noticed some differences in my fitness. My regular running pace has increased. All the swimming has developed my shoulders much faster than weight lifting alone did. Even though, I still feel awkward with the freestyle stroke, I am getting faster and feel better. I don't know exactly how to explain it, but I feel strong. I feel muscular. Of course, my feeling doesn't match the body I see in the mirror, but who cares. I take this feeling of strength as a sign of getting fitter.

Speaking of swimming, we took the kids to the beach yesterday. Swimming in the open water is more challenging than swimming in the calm pool. I need to start training in the open water at least a couple times a week. That will be good since the lake is much closer than the pool, and there is no charge to use the lake.

I need to get some new tires for my bike. I have a hybrid that I will be using for the triathlon as I can't afford a road bike at this time. My current tires are more mountain bike-ish, so I need to get some slicks. Hopefully, that will help a little bit with the speed. I am not sure what I can do to make it a more aerodynamic ride, but that's what I got to work with so it will have to do.

Oh yeah, I do have a race before the triathlon, it's a ten mile run in a couple of weeks. It's not easy to train for both things, but hopefully, the 10 miler will help with more overall fitness for the triathlon. I hope I haven't bitten off more than I can chew.

"Practice yourself in little things, and thence proceed to greater."--Epictetus

Living Fit Is My #1 Job!


Fat Lazy Guy said...

Nicely done, sir :D Man, 10 miles and a triathlon... How much time between them?

Sayre said...

Good job! Those slicks will help. Perhaps if you had some drop bars/end bars for your bike handles or a triangle rest, it might help with the aerodynamics. I experimented a bit back when I used to commute 30 miles a day by bike. Close fitting clothing helps too.

Kim Ayres said...

Superb progress - you've realy moved to another level!

cmae said...

Very nice! I'm looking forward to hearing about the 10-miler. Thanks for your comment on my blog!

Chai said...

great job!

Fian said...

Congrats on pushing past the plateau!

"The Captain" said...

Good job Halfman. I came in at 268.1

Nona said...

Yeah!!! Glad the weight 's moving again!!! You are right, swimming in a pool is very different from open water as is swimming in salt vs fresh water.

Sounds like you're having fun building your fitness in different ways as you prep. for your events.