5% - 227.8 (-11.99)
10% - 215.8 (-23.98)
15% - 203.8 (-35.97)
20% - 191.8 (-47.96)
25% - 179.8 (-59.95)
30% - 167.8 (-71.94)

final goal weight:
160 - 180 lbs
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Monday, August 18, 2014

The day I thought I was going to die!

Ok, so the title is a bit dramatic but it was still bad!!!

The boys stayed at my in law’s house last night so when I woke up this morning I relaxed and enjoyed the peace and quiet.  Then about 10:30am I decided to go for a bike ride on a nearby trail.  I had been on the trail but hadn’t gone far.  So this time I wanted to go farther and see more.

What I didn’t take into consideration was the time of the day that I was going and the temperature!  It was nice out but quickly got HOT!  When I started at 11am it was 75* and when I finished at 12:40pm it was 84*!!! 

I loaded up and got to the trail just to notice that the starting area was closed for construction.  Not a problem, I rode the sidewalk down to where it met the trail.  I put my backpack on with my water bottle and had another water bottle in the truck for when I got back.  And I was off!

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10 minutes into my bike ride was this big hill and I had walk up most of it.  It may not look big in the pic but I assure you that it was!

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After I got over that big hill it was mostly down hill for the first part of the ride.  It wasn’t bad!  However, what goes down has to come back up!


A couple miles into the ride I had to stop and take a break.  I went to sit on a bench and set  my back pack down and accidentally spilled my water.  I was NOT happy!  It was mostly up hill, hot and very very sunny!  I walked quite a bit since it was up hill.  I was getting sweatier, my heart was pounding and at times I started to feel dizzy/light headed.  It was not fun!  I stopped periodically so I could catch my breath. 

As I was huffing and puffing I looked over at the highway next to the trail and happened to see Jim drive by.  I wanted and needed water but unfortunately he wasn’t able to stop since he was on his way to the shop for a part.


I found some shade under and over pass and sat there for a while to compose myself.  That’s when Jim called to see where I was because he was able to stop.  I had no idea how to explain where I was so I told him to keep going and I got back on my bike.  He heard the desperation in my voice and found me just as I was coming down the big hill near the end.  MY HERO!!  He gave me three bottles of water and it had never tasted so good!!

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Just a few minutes later I was back at the truck and thrilled to be finished!  I didn’t realize how hilly this trail was.  My legs were not sore from the ride but I was physically exhausted and probably dehydrated!

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