Monday, September 30, 2013

Eep! (aka: where I freakout about tomorrow's #weighin)

So yesterday I said that I wasn't expecting anything come Tuesday's weigh-in but I woke up this morning with the realization that it isn't true.

I'm fully expecting a gain.

I've been working out a LOT more and eating a WHOOOOOOOOOLE lot more because I keep reading about how we should net our BMR at the very least.... which is hard for me to hit WITHOUT exercise. Add in several hundred calories worth of busting my butt on the bike?

I need to find some higher calorie foods.

So what do you do?
Do YOU net your BMR?
Do you even know what yours is?

Sunday, September 29, 2013

First week back with my Bugg

I'm still in the "relearning" phase with my Bugg it seems. I AM becoming more aware of what I eat based on what I burn .... but the "what I burn" gets a bit confusing because of my bike. I've read "wear it on your leg." I've read "DON'T EVER wear it on your leg" (in spite of seeing them do it on Biggest Loser). I've read "take it off and enter it manually." I have no problem with the idea of taking it off when I'm on my bike. (It has to charge sometime, after all.) But then I go to look at where to enter it manually and THAT confuses me, too! LOL!!! Oh, and then there's this blurb from the BodyMedia help pages (click to enlarge it ... it basically says to slide it down the arm further for stationary bikes).
My mind is boggled but in spite of that I'm sooooooooo glad I've decided to strap it back on!

I don't weigh in until Tuesday afternoon and it's been SO hard to stay off the scale for just a sneaky peek. I'm not expecting anything come Tuesday. My body's in a relearning phase too. Right?

Thursday, September 26, 2013

The Challenge Is ON!

This will not be your standard Biggest Loser type of challenge.

Some people don't have scales so they judge by measurements and fit.

Some people don't even have to lose weight (I'm not one of them) but are aiming to get healthier in other ways. 

Maybe you want to fit into that pair of skinny jeans you've been eyeing. 
Maybe you're training for a race. 
Maybe you want to cut artificial stuff out of your eating. 

Whatever.

This is going to be a Choose Your Own Adventure sort of challenge (I loved those books growing up!).
I'm thinking right now that the best bet would be to run it primarily through here with Challengers sending updates to me via email or Facebook or Twitter or whatever. After all, some people don't have blogs. I'm more than willing to start a group on Facebook for added support and connection for anyone who wants it!

As for the tie-in to The Biggest Loser? Well, that will only be with the start and end dates -- October 8th to February 4. That will get us through the dreaded holiday season and well into 2014. While most people are making resolutions we'll be getting ready to celebrate our accomplishments and the end of our adventure!

So. 

What will YOUR challenge be?

Anyone up for a challenge?


Waaaaaay back when I took part in a Biggest Loser Blogger Challenge and it was pretty danged awesome (in spite of the fact that I wasn't). I've been scouring the web to see if there was something similar going on this time around since the season premiere is right around the corner but have yet to see anything.

The season is 17 weeks long from October 8-February 4. (I'm assuming there probably won't be episodes airing Christmas Eve or New Years Eve). I think that would be an excellent length for a challenge ... how about you? (you know, all 3 of you who ever actually read my blog)

Even without the bike...


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

It's a no-bike day!

I'm beat and need a rest day, I guess, so no bike workout. It's okay, though, since I'm also having a hard time getting all of my calories in for consumption and will still fit my deficit for the day unless someone hands me a pint of Ben & Jerry's.... which won't happen. I do have an almost-pint of lowfat cookies & cream in the freezer that I have every intention of taking to work tonight .... but even if I eat the whole thing that's only 350 calories and I still have another 500ish on TOP of that to hit my goal. I'm thinking it's probably not going to happen.

Big deficits scare me.

Part of me feels like I should eat more on days like this.  
Part of me feels like I would explode if I tried.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Ooooh so happy!

Two weeks in a row of finally losing.
I'm so afraid I'll jinx it by being this damn happy....

Monday, September 23, 2013

My first full day with my Bugg


It wasn't stellar .... but I had a great burn which made the fact that my food wasn't great not as bad as it could have been. We went to a local farm that has a LOT of walking involved (including a corn maze) .... but it also has a grill tent and a snack bar and I tracked the best I could. It's not easy when you don't know exactly what things are and how they're made. I may have done better than it looks. I may have done worse.
Tonight I go back to work and tomorrow I have my weigh-in. I don't know if yesterday is going to throw that off but we had fun (John, especially). We'll see how it goes!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

How Karen's Getting Her Groove Back

Figuratively and literally.

Today I stalked my mail man.
 Because I knew that somewhere on his truck he had this:
 And now I'm all charged up, set up, synced up, and ready to go!

I'm actually looking forward to the Bugg-shaped groove appearing on my arm again. It's almost like a war-wound.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Back to basics ... and back to blogger ...

Blame it on the cold/flu thing that's been infecting my brain for the past several days .... but I'm back to blogger! It seems to fit since I'm also getting back to basics with the whole journey. Tracking, exercise, and even strapping thee ol' BodyBugg back on (hopefully tomorrow!). The Facebook page remains the same. The domain should remain the same assuming I figured out the settings correctly. Really, the only thing to change is, well, everything else ;)