Weight, Weight — Don’t Tell Me

Well, I’ve finally come through a static period that truly tried this dieter’s patience. I hit my lowest low — 210.4 pounds — back on July 11, only to yo-yo above that mark until this morning when I stepped on the scale to finally! break through that barrier and achieve a new low weight of 209.o pounds (and pass the total loss milestone of 25 pounds).

The positive I take away from getting to this new point — and oh-so-veeeeery close to my goal of 208 by August 9 — is that even with a reduction in dedicated physical activity (hardly any bike riding and even less jogging this last couple weeks), as long as I stay the course calorically, the scale will eventually tip further downward in my favor.

If I don’t increase the exercising, the lengths of those eventualities will only get longer as I creep closer to my ultimate goal of 195, but there’s to be much more activity in my immediate future. As my first module of training ends this week, I will be ramping up the jogging, cycling and calisthenics in an attempt to get less unprepared for the next module of training set to begin August 22, which will see a huge increase in the amount of physical activity involved.

In the words of one of our instructors: You are going to hurt.

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with laonstage.com, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."