Thursday, February 26, 2009

I'm not happy with my eating the last two days. And of course that parlays to the scales. But all I can do (other than cry) is to work so that I AM happy with my eating. Wow..that sounds simple doesn't it?

I was tickled yesterday. I've been riding my exercise bike at home. It's an old one.....and it doesn't keep track of my speed or mileage. So I just ride like the dickens for my set time and that's that. Well, I went to the gym yesterday and rode the random hill program on their bikes for 60 minutes. That's what I usually do if I ride the exercise bike at the gym. The last time I did that at the gym (about a month ago) I did about 11 miles in 60 minutes....and I struggled to keep my RPMS (rotations per minute) above 75. Yesterday I did my 60 minutes and did 21 miles and kept my RPMs closer to 100 for most of the hour. So I can see improvement. Now the problem is that exercise bike riding and road riding are a TOTALLY different ball game. Yeah, the exercise bike riding will help me. But road riding is SOOO much more difficult! The friction and wind and all that combine to make it soo much harder. (I can PROMISE you that I can't do 21 mph on my bike on the road! In fact, I'd be lucky to be able to keep up 10 mph on the road). But regardless...I can see improvement! SO I'm happy!

Other than that...I'm battling a terrible sinus headache and the monthly ick and all that entails. lucky me! BUT, even though these are wonderful excuses....I'm STILL going to go to a weight watcher meeting tonight!

5 comments:

Teresa said...

Good for you. I'm glad your making progress on the bike. Keep it up.

spunkysuzi said...

That's a great NSV!!! And yep my husband agrees with you on the difference between indoor and outdoor bikes! He's just waiting for warmer weather and off he'll go.

JC said...

Just the thought of riding a bike hurts my rear. HA!!! I'm proud of you regardles of the eating part. Go on and go weigh in and get it over with. You might be pleasantly surprised.

Tena said...

Awesome job on the biking! You were smokin'!

I ride outdoors everyday and the wind has been tough lately. I push through it and my average speed is getting better. Right now it's about 11 mph. I love biking, it's much easier on the knees.

Donna B said...

Anxious to hear hoow your Weight Watchers meeting went. Keep up the good work biking. I know there are differences, but any biking is exercise and helps in our weight loss until the weather breaks! Come on SPRING!