Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Have my cake and eat it to?

This morning I feel less violated from my new bike seat and am planning on a ride some time later this afternoon, I think I am in love. I have decided that I am going to change things up a bit because of my new toy, of course I want to ride it as much as possible but because of "new" soreness that the bike is so lovingly handing out I do not think that I can do both the rides and the C25K program while I am getting use to the bike so I will just make some adjustments. When the novelty of the new bike wears off and the new pain (its good pain) has come down to a dull roar I want to do a modified program utilizing the C25K program and bike riding on alternating days because I still want to run a 5k this year, but this new bike is so damn fun! The fact that I am pausing the C25K program does not mean that I am not going to complete it, in fact I plan on running this week at least once but I want to concentrate on getting use to riding the bike so that....who am I kidding, its just plain old fun! no worries for those of you following my running adventure I am in fact going to do both.

Snapped a pic with the seat adjusted and the new bottle cage installed, hopefully I can get the new bike computer replaced and installed before the end of the week, and yes yes I know that I need to mow the lawn.

A shot from the front.

I ran out yesterday and got myself a bottle cage and a bike computer so that I could stay hydrated (you knew that was coming) while tracking my distances and speeds while out on the bike but when I got the bike computer home it was missing the sensor that attaches to the spoke so I will have to return the computer for one with all of the parts. With some luck and a lot of persistence I will become a proficient bike rider and runner by the end of the year and I believe that by combining the two different routines that I will be able to keep the weight going down as the strength and endurance goes up all while having a blast, I love win win situations.

I have not exactly been the exemplary role model where intake is concerned over the weekend because of some rum cake but hey it only comes around once per year so I indulge. Saturday and Sunday I did go over my calories and honestly Saturday I did not count a single calorie, Sunday I ate within my calorie range if the Italian cookies and rum cake don't count but I am not too worried about it. Monday I ate within my calorie range until I could not resist another piece of the rum cake that was still in our fridge, my father in law stopped by last night so I asked "who wants some rum cake?" and made sure he had a nice hefty piece and gave the rest to my kids so that it was out of the house, I am sorry but the saying "nothing tastes as good as thin feels" DOES NOT apply to this rum cake. Today I am back to my old self counting and not going over my 1700 limit, alas the rum cake is gone. I do not live within the "I will never have a piece of cake again" crowd, I believe that as long as I eat good 95% of the time the other 5% is fair game for some of the tastier things in the food wheel and obviously what I am doing works so no worries.

Over all I am doing well but have not stepped on a scale since Friday so I may not be doing as well as I think because of this weekends rum cake escapade, I am honestly just enjoying not being anchored down by the fact I am 500 plus pounds any more. A taste of normality perhaps? too many years sitting on a couch watching other people do things and now its my turn to enjoy life a bit and not worry about things? indeed I believe so.

Thanks for following my trip to the half and I sincerely thank you all for the support and encouragement that you take the time to leave me via comments and emails, know that I appreciate it.

As Ever


  1. I know you will love your bike. Try and find a good bicycle mechanic. I weight less than you and have had to have my rims/spokes tuned about 6 times in the last 2 months. I am more careful going up curbs now as a result.

    Good Luck to you.

  2. Glad you're enjoying your new bike. Happy belated Birthday too!!!

  3. This is the 2nd time today I've felt like I just NEED to get out on my bike. Glad you are loving yours. I know your pain...sort of.


  4. You totally inspired me. After I read your post yesterday I was like, maybe I should get a bike. I am such a klutz, and so when I was talking to my husband about what I should take up, running or biking, he suggested running because he was afraid I would get hurt on a bike. But, I just couldn't get it out of my head. As a kid I used to LOVE bike riding. That feeling of going fast and being free.

    Anyway, I went on kijiji (like craigslist) looking for a used bike. After last year's fiasco of buying a sewing machine and barely using it, I was afraid of dishing out a whole lot of cash for a bike. So I found one for $45!!! I just have to go get it tuned up and my Dad offered to do it for me tomorrow on his day off.

    Anyway, thanks again for inspiring me once again to get off my butt and do something that will help me shed this weight.

  5. Dude, nice ride. I love your attitude, as always!

  6. Glad to see you are enjoying your toy so much! Kudos for the seat! Vee at http://www.veegettinghealthy.blogspot.com

  7. Awwww...you got a bike???!! Happy birthday! I just didn't know it was possible to be motivated and stay motivated for so long! I've kept my weight down (within 2-3 pounds of what I was on January 1) but I have slacked off on the water and the exercise, which is what I know I have to do to LOSE more weight. I'm so proud of you for all that you've done and will continue to do! :)