Saturday, February 14, 2009

Tan Lines

I had noticed tan lines from my helmet on my forehead and figured there wasn't much to be done about it. However, it's gotten sillier. I have tan lines from the straps on my helmet too. So I have these bright white lines continuing on from my sideburns. Now, being obese and working out a lot tends to leave me red faced a lot, but this explains why it's been so much more noticeable lately.

In looking at ways to not look so red faced I was pointed to sunless tanners. I found a particularly interesting question/answer on Yahoo answers, keep reading farther down.

OMG Zebra.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Continued Cycling

Other than about 2-3 instances caused by weather or interviews, I have ridden my bicycle to work for nearly two months straight. My route is about 7 miles long one way, which ends up being 70 miles a week just getting to and from work. Then on my off days, I usually get 5-9 miles of riding in each day, more when I missed a day riding my bike to work.

So I've averaged a little more than 10 miles a day.

Even more importantly though, I find excuses to ride my bike everyday. Even those days I can't ride to and from work I get at least 5 miles in. I don't think I've gotten less than 5 miles of riding for any day since mid-December. My energy level is through the roof and I feel great nearly all the time. (Except for when I have to ride 7 miles against a 20 mph wind. ugh.)

However, my appetite has gone crazy and I am having trouble controlling it. I may only lose 4 lbs this month which actually means I am losing ground on my 3 year goal. Of course, fitness appears to be more important than weight-loss. Diabetes and fitness and Survival rates correlate better with fitness than lower BMI for veterans(Trying to find studies for younger/non-diabetic people more analogous to my situation.)