Thursday, August 25, 2016

Weight, Life, and Ride Update

It's been several days since I last posted, so it's time for an update, right? I've just been busy with foster pets, family stuff, and back to school preparations. We've had some fun, too, like a day at the fair! I had this plan to eat some barbecued meat and onions on a salad. I didn't do that, though. I ended up sharing a huge plate of chili cheese fries and a funnel cake with the people I went with. As a reward, I got a realllly unpleasant digestive upset that has probably turned me off of fried foods forever. Yuck. But the fair was fun! I also got my stitches out. It bled a little but it seems to be healing okay.

I weighed in on Sunday as usual and was happy to see 242, down another pound! The biking helps, but I do need to watch my intake pretty hard to see regular losses. I've been thinking about doing AIP again to see if I can finally pin down what food may be triggering my rosacea... plus AIP was great for weight loss last time I did it.

Since I last posted, I've ridden another 15.7 miles on my bike. I pedaled out of Washington again and across the Glenn L. Jackson Memorial Bridge over the Columbia River, back into Oregon.

This bridge also crosses Government Island in the middle of the river. Lewis and Clark camped here in 1805 and called it "Dimond Island" because it is shaped like a diamond. They ate some geese, ducks, and swans they hunted there with other men in their party.

After crossing the island, the bridge leads into Oregon.

Soon I biked into Portland (with lots of traffic) but bypassed the downtown area.

Portland has lots of concrete in the form of tunnels and overpasses, but there is still vegetation everywhere! It's my favorite big city.

Tonight or tomorrow I will continue east on I-84 across Oregon until I get to Idaho. It's going to take awhile! You can check my route and progress on My Virtual Mission: Fat Mom Across America.

Catch you later!


Gina said...

Ride on down to Humboldt County CA and visit the redwoods! I'll "wave" as you go by.

Anonymous said...

I love this! Congratulations on the pound and on riding so far.

Anonymous said...

I thought you had decided that you didn't want to go on anything too restrictive, like AIP, because it triggers you to want to eat junk.

Lyn said...

last Anon~

There are different kinds of restrictive. AIP restricts types but not amounts of food you can eat. I can even have chocolate cake on AIP if I make it with compliant ingredients. The kind of restrictive that seems to be triggering is the kind where "you get x amount to eat and no more." Or cutting out entire swaths of food (like ALL sweet things).

Anonymous said...

haha, we all need to indulge once in a while! I guess your body is not used to the greasy food. I bet it feels good to get back to the healthy eating after that. I have a weakness for fair food too (elephant ears for me) but just once a year.

Rachel Smith said...

I tried AIP in the past - it can definitely help identify food issues. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

I'm so curious how you always lose exactly a pound a week when things are going well....what's your secret? I'm always down a bit, up a bit, whooshing down again, and only know I'm reaching my pound per week target by averaging at the end of the month!

Lyn said...

last Anon~

No secret, I use a dial scale so I do not get weight gains and losses in fractions like you do on a digital scale. If it is close to a pound that's what I record, even if it is slightly above or below. Last weigh in I didn't lose any weight (or maybe I did lose or gain .1 or .2, but since it is a dial scale I call it 0).