I've done, or tried Atkins twice before. The first time I did it and lost weight pretty well, even though I didn't exercise along with it. The second time I tried to exercise with it, but I just couldn't get through the exercises. I think it may have been that I was pushing myself to exceed each previous work out and without the carbs the top end just isn't there. I couldn't get over the hump.
I'm trying it again now and I'm hoping that with the daily riding the pounds will just fall off.
IN (7 Jun 11)-
Got a late start today because I hadn't put all my gear back on the bike. I always feel like I'm forgetting something and I don't know if I always do or not, but today I forgot my sunglasses. I'm thinking I'm going to dread that.
I also decided not to bring my hat because it's so light these mornings and I got such a late start. It turned out not to be a bad decision since I really didn't need it.
My fingers have been getting numb pretty quickly lately, I think it's mainly because I'm managing my speed so that I really don't have to stop that much. The other problem I first noticed this morning is that I'm starting to sweat so much that I can't turn the gear selector. It was already 80o when I left the house in the morning. Going home is going to be a bear and I'll have to get gloves.
Had a very smooth ride this morning, I'm not sure why, but it felt great.
When I got to work it was like my chest, arms and forehead were a car windshield, covered in bug carcasses. All the heat and rain has really made the bugs come out. I have to make sure to ride with my mouth closed or I will get some unwanted, unchewed calories.
It was about 93o on the way home with a heat index of over 100o. I took it very easy so I wouldn't overheat.
I counted the people I passed today. All but two were headed toward me so it wasn't like I was blazing up the trail or anything.
- 2 joggers
- 5 casual bike riders (I call them Fun riders)
- 2 bike commuters
- 6 walkers (two were sitting)
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