Friday, August 1, 2008

i need more water...

Boy I did not want to go biking this morning but I knew if I didn't I'd really be hating myself all day. I forgot to set my alarm clock last night, but luckily hubbies alarm went off at 5:30 so I was able to still have time to head a protein bar before biking. I wrestled with myself for a good 10 minute, though, before I finally kicked my butt out of bed.

I had a good ride, though. I took a new route again this morning. I went further that I've ever gone in one ride. There were very few hills, though, so my heart rate didn't get up to what it does with my usual route. The usual route has so many steep hills and alot of them. This one just had a few hills and they weren't very steep. Oh, well, I still enjoyed myself. So i didn't burn 900 calories, at least I burned 500, right?

WI is tomorrow and I think I've gotten my weight back down to where it was last Saturday. Now we'll just have to see how WW's scales are doing and see if they agree with me this week.

I've been having a hard time drinking my water lately. I do love water. But I just haven't been drinking it. I can't put the Crystal Light et. al. powders in my water any more because the artificial sweetener in them makes me crave sweets soooo bad. But I really don't miss drinking my water with that stuff in it. I truly enjoy drinking water all by itself. I just need to drink more. I know that's what's been hurting my weight loss over the past few months.

I wonder if everyone who's on the challenge could leave me their weigh in day so I can be sure to get your updates in there?

I can't wait for the Olympics to start! I'm so psyched!! I've been watching the gymnastics final competitions for months, which I love because they usually don't air these competitions on regular tv. I can't wait to get to know more of the athletes. The swimmers and soccer players and the track and field team members. I love the stories they tell about these kids.

And, oh, the opening ceremonies are usually so spectacular! Can't wait to see what China has in store for us.

I can't wait!!!


Workout Stats:
Total Calories Burned: 539
Minimum HR: 95
Maximum HR: 163
Average HR: 143
Total Time Biking: 62 min
Total Distance: 10.5 miles


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Challenge Update! - Week Three (update)
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18 Pounds in 18 Weeks"

Bento Box Diet -
Uh, oh, haven't had a post from Bento since last Tuesday. :(
Katschi - Lost another pound this week. Yeah!!!!!

MaryFran - Down to 181.0 this week!! Steady as she goes!!!

Karyn
-
She's back!!! I finally got her blog address, now all I need is her WI progress. Woo hoo!!
Donna - Lost 1.9 pounds this week. Way to go Donna!!

Spunkysuzi -
No report, yet, for week 3.
Cathy
- (just started las week)
Koala -
No report, yet, for week 3.
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2 comments:

Katschi said...

Cara, you make riding that bike sound like so much fun!
I admire your dedication to it.
I hope you have a very pleasant surprise on the scale tomorrow!

You wanted to know our WI day -- mine is on Tuesday.

spunkysuzi said...

Hi Cara my weigh in day is Sunday and i do post it. However if i forget to post here let me know ;)
Enjoy your bike ride!!