Eventually I want to ride without a cyclometer [they seem semi-narcissistic: like dig MY speed, dig MY mileage, dig MY time... ] but for now, it somehow seems rather important to me. Like it's reconfirming what I'm doing, what I've done.
So, that said... for 2006 The Stats:
Total Mileage [beginning April 14th to December 31st]: 1,932 miles
Starting Ride Length: 1.9 miles [took 2 hours]
Last Ride: 20.32 miles [took 1 hour 46 minutes]
Longest Ride: 31.49 miles
Starting Weight [Gulp]: 501 pounds
Current Weight: 338 pounds
Total Weight Loss To Date: 161.6 pounds
Average Speed 1st 3 months: 4mph
Average Speed Last 4 Months: 14mph
Top Speed: 27mph
Shirt Size at Beginning: 7X [and tight as shit]
Current Shirt Size: 3X
Pant Size at Beginning: Sweats at 5X
Current Pant Size: 2X Musa or XL Woolie Warms
Wedding Ring at Beginning: Didn't Fit
Wedding Ring Now: Too Large, Falls Off Finger [needs resized down]
Last Diet Soda Consumed: November 11th, 2005
Average Diet Soda Consumption: 2 Liters/Day
Largest Diet Soda Consumption: 4 Liters/One Day
Beverages Last 14 Months: 11 Beers, 35 Glasses of Wine, boatloads of spring water [I mean BOATLOADS]
Last Animal Product Consumed: Albacore Tuna in spring water Thanksgiving Day morning 2005, 2oz. of white breast meat Turkey that same day in the afternoon
Day to Day Eating: 2-3 large salads, very little dressing [which is homemade and very light], occasional vegan/vegetarian pasta during the first 6 months-none now, hummus and whole wheat pita once per day, homemade soups-all made with homemade vegetable stock as a base w/liberal amounts of legumes and fresh seasonal vegetables, fresh fruit and hemp granola for breakfast with a salad, lots of green tea [for the medicinal properties, and caffeine], spring water by the Olympic-sized pool full, and that's that.
Now The Forward part...
All the Small Angels who save me, us, you, all of us everyday:
If you know who you are, good-you deserve to... and if you don't, you should.
Keep Moving, Always.