Monday, November 12, 2007

Losing weight for grips

If you don't read the fat cyclist blog(which you should, very entertaining) I am taking part in the "get a grip" one week weight loss challenge. I have one week to lose as much weight as possible and hope for a chance to win a new set of ergon grips. I am pumped about this and hoping to win so I can upgrade my ergons to an even better set. I like the e-1's but the GR-2's are even more comfy. To enter this challenge you first must make a donation of at least $10 to the livestrong. It felt good to donate some cash to a good cause especially since cancer is common in my family and my grandfather is currently fighting lukemia. I weighed in this morning at 186 lbs. Hopefully it goes down quickly. This is a difficult challenge considering what I do for a living. Of course the first day of the challenge my students are working with veal and lamb and I worked with one of my clients tonight and made 2 new desserts that are my favorite for them to test to see if they want on their menu and it was hard to only take one bite to taste it and then put my spoon down. Check back later in the week to see my progress. This is a good start to get down to my target weight of 165 - 170 for next season.

On the riding side the weather here in southeast nebraska was beautiful this weekend. Got some good miles in at branched oak on sat. am but had to stop a little early cause I forgot my water bottles and everything at the lake is closed down for the winter. I was glad to see that someone had cleaned up the log crossing and made it a tad bit more difficult. Very Cool. It is a little strange though being out in the woods and hearing the sound of high powered rifles going off in the distance for the opening day of dear hunting season. I just hope some dumbass doesn't decide to try to get one in the park and shoot me instead. I think that my red jersey will be my riding jersey for the next few weeks. Sunday was just some excellent mile in wilderness park. I got some good picks on my old camera of some deer and other wildlife.

That's about all I got to say for now. Wish me luck on my challenge for grips. It's the only way I'm gonna be able to talk the wife into getting new ones any time soon.



1 comment:

Anonymous said...

good luck