Archive for January, 2010

50 Days

// January 18th, 2010 // Comments Off on 50 Days // Bloging, Diet, Family

It was a coincident that on the 50th day of my diet we have celebrated my daughter’s third birthday. The change I am going through is significant. I feel much better, energized, not tired, and sharp. My new way of life just makes it better for everyone.

My daughter is a little princess that can make her daddy do anything for her. I am feeling as I am not only doing the right thing for myself, but most importantly for my daughter and for my wife. This feeling is just… great! I am allowing myself to feel good about myself, and this did not happen in a long long time now. It is like I am able to shape my life in a different way all together.

I was traveling this week, it was hard, but I managed to keep myself on course. It was not easy to go into a Starbucks and ask for green tea…

50 days have now passed. I am looking forward for the next major milestone!

6 weeks had passed – 11.2kg/24.6lbs are gone

// January 11th, 2010 // Comments Off on 6 weeks had passed – 11.2kg/24.6lbs are gone // Bloging, Diet, Family, Riding

I must admit that I did not imagine that within the first 6 weeks of my diet I would break the barrier of shedding off my first 10kg. In the last two weeks I felt I lost a lot of weight but I did not know how much. On Saturday I was happy to discover I lost another 3.2kg/7lbs. There is no doubt in my mind that shedding this much weight had and immediate impact over my quality of life. I feel much more energetic. I must say that riding my bike has a lot to it and the improvement with my overall shape is well appreciated.

I am abroad this week and this is the biggest test I currently have with regards to my diet. I must fine a routine that will fit me even when I am away from home.

I am already waiting to get back home. My daughter’s birthday is next week turning to be 3 years old and I cannot wait for that!

Grounded

// January 2nd, 2010 // Comments Off on Grounded // Bloging, Family, Riding

I had to bring my bike to the shop for repairs for the second time this week. I have a weird problem that shows itself after about 20km – you simply cannot turn the pedals (crank) any more. The symptoms appear when pedaling gets more and more difficult (on the same gear shift, riding the same terrain, etc.) until at a certain point you cannot pedal anymore. When this happens gears are not being shifted.

I had already been to the bike shop on Wednesday with the same problem… and they did not find anything. Yesterday, after I was nearly thrown off the bike because of this, I decided to bring the bike back to the shop for repairs. At least this had happened near the end of my ride, so I felt I accomplished my goal riding this Friday.

It is odd to wake up in the morning to a beautiful sunny day in the middle of the winter, and not being able to ride. Instead of riding I used the time to go with the wife and kid to the port of Tel-Aviv where we enjoyed spending some quality time together.

I hope to get my bikeback  as fast as I can. Next Saturday I will be on a plane to New York on a business trip for a week…