Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Forget 100 Pounds in a Year. This is Better!

Yesterday was a pretty good day.  Claire and I walked around Lake Harriette.  Our total was almost 3 miles.  I biked to work this morning too.  My biggest obstacle seems to be the enormous bag of candy one of my colleagues brought into work.  We're on day 3 and there seems to be no end in sight.  I'm indulging way too much, but I'm trying resist as much as possible.  The problem is I'm always much hungrier on days I bike.

Speaking of bikes, I'm in the process of converting a road bike into a fixed gear bicycle.  I've been having a lot of fun working on it, discovering how it works, cleaning it up, and reassembling it.  After toying with a number of different color schemes, I've decided I'm going to paint the bike forest green, get a brown saddle, and wrap the handlebars with white tape.  It's going to be a sweet ride when it's done.  And now that the weather is finally cooperating, I'm actually going to be able to get some exercise by biking. 

I'm optimistic.  Forget 100 pounds in a year.  I'm focused on 2 pounds in a week.  And I'm going to get it!


  1. "100 Pounds In A Year" is so abstract. I'd always think, "Eh - I've got time to get hardcore. I'll relax on it a little right now." That's why I broke my 100 pounds to lose into 10 pound incriments. It's a lot easier for me to handle.

    Good luck with the 2 pounds!

    Goodbye, Fat Girl!
    Confessions Of A Momma

  2. Eat more food on days you bike. Plan for an additional 100-250 kcals, add bulk with fruit or veg and snack on proteins like hard-boiled eggs. Bring it to work with you. No point in just spinning your wheels with no resultant loss (forgive the pun) :)

  3. Agree with JackieDee... I've had this recent crazy idea to run farther, but I don't have the energy unless I eat more-but it needs to be good food. Note: candy or sugar laden foods only makes 'me' feel more lazy and tired. I like to nibble on Planters nut mixes. They are great for a snack but more spendy, but a good hearty snack with protein, fiber and some fat-a great snack/meal combination. Just remember: when you crave a 'sweet'; walk away for five minutes and if you still crave it because you are hungry-you need a healthy snack, not Desert. The five minute test away from the item always brings you back to your senses.
    (seriously; set a timer!!!!). :D. (plus -if you realize you have a sweet tooth-set guidelines::: I.e.: only frozen yogurt, or only something you have at home-that way, work temptations aren't that much ofna temptation.)

    Always remember- you have control of the food you eat, it doesn't control you. You choose to eat it, just as much as you choose not to eat it.