Showing posts from August 19, 2007
Well, there she is. Bought and paid for. She is still at the bike shop getting pedals, aero bars, and a computer installed. Monday afternoon I go down and get fitted and then I can take her home. I am so excited, I can't tell you!! Sorry about the crappy photo quality, hubby took it with my phone.

Today is the day

and I'm so excited I can hardly contain myself. I do have a ton of other stuff to do today so I can't focus solely on my new bike - wah!!

I have realized something this week though. I've been following the Precision Nutrition program and I really, really like it. For this entire week I've tracked my food in FitDay and I believe I'm eating just about what I should be. I'm averaging about 1800 calories a day. I might be able to bring it down slightly, but not much. The amount of food I eat for that amount of calories is staggering. That tells me I'm making good choices. Also, I get hungry between meals which indicates that the old metabolism is cranking. That's a good thing.

So, based on my eating this week and my activity level, I'm averaging about a 1,000 calories deficit a day. That being the case, I'm down 5,000 calories this week (actually 6,000 - I started on Sunday) and I should have dropped 2 lbs. I didn't.

So here's what …

I'm very excited

about the new bike. I can't wait for tomorrow.. That's really all I can think about and so pretty much all I'll talk about for now. I just hope they can get a bike fit in tomorrow so I can take my bike home. Also, I need to have them put all the stuff on, pedals, aero bars, computer, etc. It's like Christmas...

I seem to have a limit

on how many days in a row I can workout. That limit seems to be 5. I got up this morning with every intention of working out but ended up sitting here reading blogs. So I checked my calendar and sure enough, it's been 5 days since my last rest day. I have a giant wall calendar with boxes about 2" square. I write my workouts and notes in the boxes. If you look at the month of August every 5th day is an off day. That's pretty funny. I never thought about it,that's just the way it worked out. So I can probably use this information when planning my upcoming training.

Okay, I did it....

I've thought it over for almost 2 weeks now. I've looked at it from all angles. Thought about the pros and cons. I've finally made a decision.

I called the bike shop this afternoon and a sold sign has been placed on the Fuji. I wanted to make sure they still had it and hadn't sold it. It was still there so clearly it was meant to be mine. I go down on Saturday and pay for it. Hopefully I'll be able to get the bike fitted on Saturday too and take it away. I'm going to get aero bars, new pedals (the ones I have are ancient) and new shoes. I figure I'll probably be spending $1500 when it's all done but then I'll be all set.

This decision has not been just a decision to buy a bike. If it only involved a bike I could have made that decision in a snap. The went much deeper. I had to decide exactly what I wanted to do. Do I want to do triathlons? Do I want to just ride? What is my passion.

Well, I really want to do triathlons. I do. I wanted to…

Something weird is happening.

I have been working out all year basically. I've been watching what I eat though I haven't been perfect. Since Sunday I have been an absolute saint with food. I have not eaten one thing I shouldn't have and I have logged every bite on FitDay. So I have 4 solid days of eating well.

What has happened? Nothing. I have remained the exact same weight all for days. I weight myself every morning at the same time so it's not that. I've been doing that for years now. I've been drinking 3 liters of water a day, so that's not it. I should have seen some movement, either up or down, the scale should have moved. It just sits on that number, mocking me.

The only possible explanation I can come up with. PMS. Although it's not exactly the right time, it's possible. Normally during this time I am ravenous (I'm not), I'm super tired (a little, not too bad), and I crave sweets (not at all). So I'm not positive. Also, the scale tends to move u…

On the other hand.....

We are trying to buy a house, so traveling is probably not the brightest idea right now. Because, when we buy a house we will need to buy new furniture. Our furniture (except for our new bed :) is old and ugly. Most of it has marks of dogs (chews and scratches) and is just basically ugly.

If we get a house with a yard I might consider some teak outdoor furniture. Hubby likes to set up an area outside for relaxing and playing poker. Talk about you're ugly furniture!! Maybe I can class him up a little.

Island Fever

I've really got it bad. For the past 18 months or so hubby and I have been so good with money. We have paid off a bunch (okay 3) credit cards. We have paid off 2 car loans. We have not spent any extravagant money on anything. We have been so stinking good it hurts.

Well, I've got island fever. I'm ready to go just about anywhere. I'm supposed to go to Europe in the next year or two. I'm ready now. Maybe Spain.
I hear Madrid is beautiful, especially this time of year. There are lots of Hotels in Madrid and there are even better places to stay. I'd love to explore, hike, bike, and drive around the Madrid area.

I bet the nightlife in Madrid is off the hook. I bet they party till all hours of the night. I don't do that but every once in a while I want to just cut loose.

I've also heard that Barcelona is beautiful too.

Barcelona is located on the coast so there is beach access. There are lots and lots of Hotels in Barcelona too. Or as the na…

So , here's the deal....

I've thought about it for few days now. I've given it serious consideration and I have made a decision. I know, I seem to make decisions all the time and then change my mind. You know why I do that?? I get scared! There, it's out, and now everyone knows. I get scared. The thought of doing somethings really scare the hell out of me. Silly things. Things you folks do all the time. Scare the bejeezus out of me. I have to force myself to step outside my comfort zone and do a lot of the things you read about here. You would not believe how hard somethings are for me to do. But, that's not what this post is about.

I've decided to buy the Fuji.
It's not a top end bike but I think it will do me nicely for awhile. The best part is it's Pink!!! I'm not sure when I'm going to get it. I may go this weekend - I don't know. If I wait too long I will change my mind. $1,000 is not the end of the world but it is a lot of money. I usually talk m…

What to say?

I don't know where to start tonight. I hate that. I have things to say but don't know how to get it started. So I guess I'll just jump right in.

I started FitDay yesterday. The scale is not moving and I have to figure out why. I'm working out to the point where I'm ready to throw up when I'm done so it's not that. Also, diet is 95% of the battle. So I started using FitDay again and it's very interesting. I seem to be doing okay, so I'm not sure what the problem is.

Maybe it's just time for a nice vacation. Maybe I'll look into some Miami real estate, and escape for awhile.

Hey kids

it's Sunday again. I've been doing some mental gymnastics and I think I've figured some things out. Amazing I tell you.

I set this year up as a weight loss year. I haven't been doing so great at that. I have been working out and I have been eating mostly right but I haven't really lost any weight. I think it's because I said I would get back to tris next year. I think that's playing with my mind a little, it kind of puts some pressure on me. Don't know if that makes sense but it does to me. Also, my boss is a very accomplished triathlete. She's done 25 Ironman and quite frankly intimidates me a little. She is moving to the Big Island next April so that cloud will be gone, so to speak. So I've decided to not decide what to do next year. I'm going to finish this year focusing on weight loss and I'll decide after that what I want to do.

Also, I think I'm having a hard time losing the weight because I have a little voice in my he…