Friday, December 5, 2008

Dyslexia wins again.

My lovely wife has often suspected that I suffer from a mild case of dyslexia. Mostly because I am constantly inverting or screwing up numbers.

To lend further credence to my lovely wife's suspicions, check out this comment from some anonymous soul about this weeks weigh-in.

"124? Dude, that's not a gain - that's a huge loss (I mean, typo)."

So yeah, that should have said 224.8.

Funny thing is I typed wrong again just now.

Could just be a case of wishful typing.

The Weigh-In Week 74

As predicted a gain.

124.8. That's what it said on the scale. A gain of 3.8 pounds. That holiday weight just didn't want to go away. Back on track this week. I can not end the year above 220. Which means, I have to get some insurance before the holidays. I'm going to try my darnedest to get under 220 for next week. A tall order I know...but I need the motivation.

Sorry about the lack of photos. I manged to lose our camera...or it was stolen, not sure which one yet. Either way it will have to be replaced.

I stopped on my way into work to offer a ride to an injured runner. He was an older guy limping along. It looked like he'd pulled something and he was going nowhere fast. I figured it would be good karma to offer a hand. I know I'd want someone to stop if I was far from home and the temp was hovering around 10 degrees.

Turns out the guy was only a few blocks from home and didn't need a ride...although he apparently needed someone to talk to. He took ten minutes to tell me his whole life story before telling me he was fine. Nice guy though and not a bad way to break up the boredom of the morning drive.

Have a great weekend everybody. Ours is packed with family fun, hope yours is to.

12/05 224.8 lbs
Lots to go

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Guess How Much I weigh Contest - Week 74

Excuse me, can someone fix this broken record player?

There will be a gain this week. Sorry to disappoint. You deserve better. I deserve better. I will do better next week.

Step right up, step right up.
Guess how much I weigh and win a fabulous prize.

To Recap:
Every Thursday I give you my stats for the week and you guess what you think the scale will say on Friday morning. The winner is the first person who guesses my weight / weight loss for the week without going over or the person who is closest without going over. Go ahead and click on comments at the bottom of this post and leave your guess.

I will post the winner when I post my weight on Fri. morning. If we get ten or more guesses I will have a prize for the winner.

Let the guessing begin. Good Luck!

12/04 221 lbs
Lots to go

Monday, December 1, 2008

The Weigh-In Week 73 and Race Report

I got a little overwhelmed by leftover turkey and balck Friday super shopping and trips to see Santa and general holiday laziness and never quite got around to weighing in as I promised.

Sorry, but really I can't imagine there were too many people frantically hitting refresh Friday morning to see how my Gabble Gallop race went.

First the weigh in.

I forgot our scale at home so I weighed myself on my in-laws scales. Yes I said scales. One scale had me at 219 on Thursday morning. The other had me at 222. I'm going to make the official weigh in weight 221, since my mother-in-law thinks her digital scale is about 1 pound off from ours at home.

Bummer that I bumped back up over 220 again but sadly not unexpected. It's going to take a bit of a miracle to get back down under 220 this week. I just couldn't resist all those yummy pies!!!

As for the race, it was a ton of fun. Not my best fact it may be my slowest time yet. But Laura and I had a great time getting up early and heading down to the lake. Laura ran into a bunch of people she knew, and I think she was a little proud to be one of those "crazy people who would get up and go for a run on Thanksgiving morning when it's only 22 degrees outside." I know I was pretty proud.

It sure helps a lot to have two awesome in-laws who are willing to take care of and bathe twin 2 year olds and cook a dinner for 12 at the same time, just so the kids can go be wild and crazy.

Here are the race results:

28:27.4 Was the official time

I finished 366 out 910

I was 299 out of 401 Men

I was 58 out of 97 Men 30-39

My pace was 9:10 per mile.

I think everybody's times were a little slow. It snowed like crazy from 5am to 9 am the morning of the race so by the time we started at 9:30 the roads were crazy slippery. I think being so careful not to fall wore me down faster and as I got tired I slowed down even more to avoid slipping, resulting in a slow last 1.1 miles.

In the long run (no pun intended) I was out to have fun, so mission accomplished.

12/01 221 lbs
Lots to go