GCB ride! Ryan's first ride. No big deal.
A major part of my weight loss plan this year has been drinking beer. Yep. Beer. Beer has helped me lose weight. How?? With a 26 mile round trip ride from my house to Golden City Brewery. I have great friends that go on this ride with me on a regular basis!
Seriously though, I have been biking a lot more, and am now down to 222 - 1 pound away from the 40lb mark!!!! It hasn't been a dramatic or life changing story. There wasn't anything except a little confidence and a lot of boredom that led to me riding my bike more, and swimming a little bit while I was on my last clinical rotation. Once I started SEEING and FEELING the weight loss (ease of sleeping, pants sizes dropping, pretty girls smiling at me, etc...) I became more motivated, rode a little more, and then started eating a little less. Baby Steps. It felt like the first 20 pounds came off over night. It came off so fast I was actually worried it was a little unhealthy. Once I got under 240 it started slowing down - being back in class might have changed the trajectory, as well. Still, my weight is trending downward.
261 lbs on Memorial Day 2011.
Goal: 215 by Halloween.