Friday, October 25, 2013

Okay. I suck.

At blogging, anyway. To be fair to myself, this has been a rough week. Monday I found out that a friend from high school had passed away in her sleep Sunday. I'm still not processing that information too well and today is her funeral. Sadly I'll have to miss it because of bus schedules -- both to get me to and from AND John getting home from school.

I've been slammed with overtime again but, hopefully, after next weekend that should be done.

Doing well with the bike. Just over 850 miles left to go by February 4th. Piece of cake ... I think.

Monday, October 21, 2013


I could have sworn I had written something since Tuesday ....
Too exhausted to do it now, though.
Stupid overtime is killing me ....

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Week 1 Done! #ChooseYourOwnChallenge

So far I have ....

60.5 miles of 1000 logged on the bike

Gained 1.2 pounds on the scale

Lost half an inch off my waist and half an inch off my hips

Had only one night off from work instead of the normal 3

Had several days off 1000+ calorie deficits. My body doesn't deal well with more than 750 :/

Can't wait to see what this week has in store!!!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

And so it begins ....

Today is the first day of Choose Your Own Challenge AND the first day for weighing in with my new scale! It even has its very own permanent home in my closet that, with Tom's help, got torn up (he had the knife and knowhow to remove the carpet without bodily damage):
the closet
 the motivation hanging over the mirror
the happy happy weighin!!!

I admit -- I didn't believe it at first so I recalibrated the scale and tried again. Still the same!!!

Nothing yet for the bike today but I've only been up for just over an hour and had to eat and get laundry going and such. After I get John off the bus and we get his homework done THEN I'll hit the bike!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Tomorrow's the day!!!

Tomorrow is still the official start date for Choose Your Own Challenge even though the Biggest Loser premiere has been delayed until the 15th. The Facebook group is up and going and I'm ready to go go go!!!

Friday, October 4, 2013

I love this ...

Yes. I'm oohing and aahing over my BodyBugg again. When I did the whole Bugg-thing the first time around it was still managed by Apex and while I loved it dearly the website lacked. A lot. Of course, I didn't fully realize it at the time.

And now the BodyBuggs (at least the v3s and SPs) pretty much operate exactly the same as BodyMedia devices and use the BodyMedia website for the oohs and aahs ... and I LOVE the oohs and aahs!

Right now it's 9:45pm Friday night. A little bit ago I got done with my hour on the recumbent and synced up on my phone then uploaded to the website (and MyFitnessPal -- yet another added bonus). On work nights I can see my grand totals immediately because I'm still up and going when the date changes. My nights off I actually get to sleep like a normal person so miss out on the change .... but not on the data!
All I need to do is hover over the shaded area on my burned line and it tells me my grand total estimate! When I first looked at it I saw that it would turn my Net calories too low for comfort so I grabbed a snack. All I needed was some Peanut Butter & Company White Chocolate Wonderful (and wonderful it is) smeared on a banana and I was good to go again!

I'm feeling an almost overwhelming urge to hop on the scale in the morning. I weighed in on Saturdays for an awfully long time ... the whole Tuesday thing only started because of a sudden surge of inspiration that happened on a Tuesday and the whole Biggest Loser thing ... but I really want to tomorrow. So I think I will.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Keep moving forward...

those were the wise words my 7 year old gave me yesterday when I was on the verge of tears over seeing a gain on the scale. "It'll catch up ... just keep moving forward." I love it when he channels Bob Harper AND Walt Disney all at the same time.

Speaking of Bob Harper, less than a week to go before the return of Biggest Loser ... AND the start of Choose Your Own Challenge! (The Facebook group has started -- if you want in and haven't been added, let me know!!!)

I figured out my goal for the challenge! 1000 miles on the bike!

And now ... in case the song isn't stuck in your head yet ...