Tuesday, August 12, 2008

from 12 miles to eternity and beyond...

My scale still isn't budging, but boy am I having fun biking.

Today was another personal record... I went 12 miles!

It was an awesome route, too. The hills weren't terrible like the route I usually take. This one was slow and building, but steady hills and descents. And to boot that, I burned 750 calories!

Lately, even the tough route that I usually take has only been burning 600 calories. This route was much easier but I burned more. Woot!

It just dawned on me, today, that I'm not going to be able to bike on Friday morning because I'm going to go WI then. I have something going on Saturday morning so I'll have to weigh in on Friday this week. And there's no way I'm going to be able to get an hours worth of biking in, in addition to the WW meeting at 7am and then get ready and get to work by 8:30. Besides, I usually gain a pound or so when I workout.


Oh, well, life goes on, right?

Work has been so busy lately, but I've been able to start exercising my HTML skills. I've known basic HTML for a while, but haven't had the chance to really use it much. Just fun stuff or helping hubby on a limited basis with his web projects. I've actually been having alot of fun with it.

My next hurdle is going to be learning CSS. I've used it before, but I don't know it very well at all. I mostly just recognize different snippets of code more than I do actually programming in it. It's alot of fun, though.

Another thing I did the other day that was a blast, was this past weekend I created a new piece of art on my computer. I got the idea from an artist who creates pieces of art by hand by cutting paper and fabric into shapes that create a picture. So I scanned in a bunch of different fabric swatches and pieced them together in Photoshop to create this beautiful picture of Golgotha. I'm sure it won't convey on this tiny little blog, but I sure had fun creating it. (If you click on the picture, you'll see some of the details of the fabric. Might take a while if you're on dial up, though.)

Well, I guess I didn't really have alot to talk about weight loss, but now you know a little bit more about what's been going on in my non-diet life.

By the way, you guys are doing great on the challenge!!!

Challenge Update! - Week Five (updates in bold below)
"18 Pounds in 18 Weeks"

Bento Box Diet (sat WI) -
Gained 3 pounds.
Katschi (tues WI) -
Lost 1.2 pounds.
MaryFran (tues WI) - Gained .5 pound
(mon WI) -
Lost .6 pound.
Donna (mon WI) - Lost .9 pound
Spunkysuzi (sun WI) - Lost 1.6 pounds
(fri WI) - Lost 3.8 pounds last week.



spunkysuzi said...

You are rocking on the biking girl ;)
And congrats to all the people in the challenge! Here's to us ;)

Donna B said...

Love to hear about your biking achievements, since I just bought a bike last week! I'm up to 9 miles in an hour, too many people are on the bike path at night to go any faster! Starting tomorrow I am going to bike early in the morning and see how I do. Love the piecework you did on the computer! Keep up the good work!

Karyn said...

Beautiful picture, Cara!

Katschi said...

Boy, I'm in the dark ages with the things you can create in Photoshop. That's really beautiful, Cara. I've got to buy a bike. You & Donna are having all the fun!
Here's to a successful week ahead!

Deborah said...

:o( Wish I could go biking :o(

Love the art work. You'll have to teach me how to do that.

My Bento Diet said...

Very beautiful picture - well done :D

I'd like to go biking, but there is just no way for me to take my 2 kids. Oh well, maybe next summer.

MaryFran said...

Isn't biking great????? I love it!

My weight this week. (whew...I need to settle on one day to weigh in...hopefully I'll find a meeting that I like that works with my schedule sooon.....they closed my meeting) 178.4!