I've decided to include my weight loss progress in my riding stats at the top. My real motivation to get on a bike back in May, 2009 was to lose weight ahead of the Annapolis to Newport sailboat race. I weighed 300 lbs and lots of things didn't work right any more. Airline seats were too small, clothing never fit, and just standing up was sometimes a challenge. The opportunity to sail the big race was exciting, but I wasn't ready for 4 days at sea with irregular sleep and potentially hard work. So I got on the bike and fat started melting off. But I've kept that part low key, my online posts documented the activity on Facebook and now here on this blog. But until now, I haven't addressed the real motivation or the bigger goal.
Recently I've read some inspiring blogs by big folks pedaling to loose it and have decided to follow their example by addressing weight loss directly. To start, I'll open the numbers up for inspection and comment. I'll starting noting my thoughts, successes and setbacks on the weight loss goals to the posts a couple of times each week.