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Taking my scale on my bike ride with me next time.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

When I blog & report my successes (hoping to affirm my effort & inspire others), I immediately fall off (and under) the wagon. So I can't do that anymore. Let's just say that I'm boycotting the chocolate bunny industry in Southern CA and my bike odometer shows 22 more miles on it after I sat on for 2.25 hrs today without resting or eating. And the scale shows more (yep, you read that correctly) pounds after a week of eating & exercising !!!!!!!! Yeah, I know the theory of starvation mode...but it seems I'm eating tons of healthy food (and starving 2- minutes later). So I'm taking the scale with me on the next bike ride & hope I get some R-E-S-P-E-C-T!

On the more serious side, I know I need to adjust my fitness goals so my calorie range matches. But the reality is...we're on vacation, newly retired and my dh has health issues that seriously limit his physical endeavors ---and he hates the limitations!! So I squeeze in as much exercise as I can, as often as I can, in a way that doesn't make him feel even worse. But it's impossible to predict so that my calorie range reflects my fitness efforts. Anyone else facing this awkward situation?
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  • no profile photo CD4519295
    Hey friend! You are supposed to rest after each 10-15 miles and drink some water. At least get off your bike and stretch it out some. 22 miles, nonstop- I am impressed and very jealous!
    I know I will be having some of the same issues when we are in Germany. The good food etc.. and DH retired and me not. His health has limitations too. We're still hoping he can ride his CAT Trike there.
    P.S. Don't weigh after a ride. You usually weigh more.
    Enjoy your vacation anyways! I am on the mend.
    3841 days ago
    Well for Pete's sake, you're on vacation! Ok, the chocolate bunnies... Not so good. But you're allowed to enjoy new restaurants, ice cream, etc. As for the exercise... I think you're doing great! As for dh... I feel for you. I'm lucky I have only myself to please. Of course, I can't blame anyone either when I'm less than perfect.... Anyway, you guys have a great time. Don't go crazy, but enjoy. As for the scale... I hate the scale... so leave it at home!
    3842 days ago
  • KFH3107
    Yes I can empathize! My hubby is retired and I am not. In spite of this I try to keep myself on track but he is great at setting road blocks in my way. When I try to appease him he makes me feel that I am cramping his style. His style is "why not say yes to all the good things I couldn't have before to eat? I worked long enough to get to this stage of life so I shouldn't have any restrictions any longer!" Needless to say I do not subscribe to this thinking but it sure is hard to disagree totally!
    3842 days ago
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