May Weigh-In Results and Workout Progress Report

Usually I’ll start a post like this with my weigh-in results, but this time I’m gonna flip it around and start with my Workout Progress Report, because I hit a big milestone there: 3,000 cardio miles!

I track the distance I cover doing all forms of cardio (running, biking, elliptical, what have you), and on April 14th, I crossed the 3,000-mile mark, after nearly four years of tracking this data. Pretty sweet!

I wish it was a momentous workout, but it was really wasn’t. I was fighting a cold that week, and that workout was a walk around my neighborhood, because I was tired of sneezing in my place, and instead wanted to go sneeze all over various sidewalks.

In the past, I’ve set Cardio Miles goals. In fact, this endeavor began with a challenge to cover the distance between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, and since then, I’ve done the equivalent of going across the country, from coast to coast.

Now I’ve gone months and months without a new Cardio Miles goal, and it hasn’t stopped me from tracking and logging my miles, so I’m content to keep going like this, just watching that number continue to tick up and up. (Although now that I’ve crossed 3,000 miles, maybe I’m due for a Fun With Maps post, like this one or this one.)

Oh, and by the way, I’m well above 3,000 miles now. I crossed that milestone on April 14th, and when you add in all the rest of April workouts, I’m now at 3,064.2 miles.

I totaled 107.8 total miles during April, a new one-month high for me! And I know exactly why that happened: I’ve been biking a lot at the gym, and I cover a lot of distance on a bike.

My increase in biking can be attributed to one thing: a video game called Roller Coaster Tycoon Classic. Roller Coaster Tycoon was a video game I played back in college, nearly 20 years ago. It’s probably my all-time favorite game, where you design, build and operate amusement parks. I haven’t played since college, but they released that version of it (now called ‘Classic,’ so it’s not confused with newer iterations) as an app, and I’m hooked, all over again.

Like many video games, RCT Classic is a complete time suck, so sometimes I limit my playing time to when I’m on a bike. Herego, I’ve been biking a lot, and they’ve been good, sweaty workouts, too!

April, as a whole, was a pretty good workout month. Here’s my calendar:

Each dot represents a workout, and there are 23 dots, so that means I worked out 23 out of 30 days in April. It’s a little lower than previous months, because I took a few extra rest days when I was in the midst of that aforementioned cold.

Now let’s circle back to my weigh-in! Another month of weight loss maintenance in the can. Check out the chart:

I stayed the same, holding steady at 255 pounds, from last month to this month. Maintenance is always a win!

And my chart, as a whole, shows seven years of winning:

Keep it up, David!

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2 Responses to May Weigh-In Results and Workout Progress Report

  1. Jace Loss says:

    Hi David, Came across your story and what a brilliant achievement it is. not only have you lost a lot of weight but you haven’t stopped! You have kept going as the average person loses weight stops and returns to their old habits. Keep it up David and inspire Others 🙂

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