Today, I gathered the first week's weigh in results from my Biggest Winner team and I am blown away by how well we are doing as this competition gets rolling. As a team we have lost a total of 1.67% of our body weight in 6 days. That is outstanding progress. Sure I realize that the first week of any weight loss program tends to be a higher level of loss than will be achieved on an ongoing basis, but it is still a great start. As a group we have lost 23 lbs. By my calculations, if we can maintain an ongoing rate of loss of just half of the first week's for the next 8 weeks, we should lose about 111 pounds by the end of the competition. This would equal a loss of 8.04%. Last year's winning team lost 7.02%.
To keep myself on the right track and losing weight I actually got out for a nice bike ride over the weekend. There really is no excuse not to ride with our beautiful weather of late. I went 5.85 miles which was a good distance and I certainly felt my lack of riding over the past several months. Its time to make it more of a habit. I need to in order to hit my goals for the year.
So, my plan is to get on my bike in the evenings and put in at least some miles every other day, at a minimum. I also will continue to eat a healthy, low-carb diet and drink lots of water. I'm hoping my doctor notices an improvement in my BP and blood work next week when I go see him.
Get on your bike and ride!!!!!