Wednesday, June 10, 2009

How much weight can some water retention be?

How much weight can some water retention be? Well for me it was about one and a half pounds this time. Yep, that's what I dropped this morning on the scales. I'll take it!

This morning I woke up early and I hopped on the exercise bike and rode for 70 minutes. Whew! I've discovered that I get a lot more hot while riding the bike in the bedroom versus the living room. Oh well, the bedroom is where it's at now. I then got ready and here I am at work. I work until noon today and then I'm off the rest of the day. I am debating the merits of riding again after work. Why? Well, first of all, if I can ride outside it would be really nice!! But secondly, tonight we are heading to a concert and the friends that are going with us have made reservations at an Italian restaurant. I love italian food! So I'll be eating tonight. Sooo an extra ride would help negate any extra food I eat! Hmmmmmmmmmm But then on the flip side, I've already ridden 70 minutes today...roughly 17 miles on the exercise bike. Do I want to over-do it??? My knees (the wonderful arthritis) has been acting up for the last week? So would it be prudent? I'm going to play it by ear and see what happens. Maybe Todd will be home and I'll be able to 'con him' into going on the canal with me! :-) Of course the sky isn't all that clear...not really overcast....just hazy. SO you never know what the weather holds! goals. I'm going to reward myself in 5 pound increments. What to reward with though. Hmmmmm Well, you know, money is tight so I haven't been buying books...and I haven't bought a cd in ages. Soo every 5 pounds I'm going to reward myself with a book OR CD. I was 204.8 yesterday I'll give myself a head start and give me that .2. So 200 is my next reward!!!


Patty said...

Wow, that is a lot of bike riding, but it is worth it to get to eat Italian food! Good planning!

VRaz60 said...

I like the 5# reward system. Maybe if I figured out what it was that really motivated me, I could do that too. At present, I'm kinda floundering. But good for you, you have a plan.

Donna B said...

Still contemplating what I could splurge a little on for 5# weight losses! Need to get those late 20 off!!! maybe the only way I get can the weight off is to NOT let myself sign up for more bike events!!!! Whoo hoo! Making my list for our next ride in Thurmont, MD!

JC said...

Glad you and Donna had a great ride. I love the pictures and the posts of the ride both yours and hers. 5 lb mini goals sounds like a good idea to me. My non food treats for reaching a 10 lb goad are pedicures and massages. Mostly pedicures because they are cheaper.

jh said...

Water retention can really be a lot of weight. This is one major reason I try to limit the salt, though I love it. Thanks for the inspiration!

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