Friday, December 19, 2014
(First of all, can't believe I have not blogged since January 1st, 2012. I didn't think it was that bad!)
Today, after checking in on SparkPeople and stuff, I started thinking of how to get back on track. I love technology, and after seeing I couldn't order the SP activity tracker, I started looking at iPhone apps I could use to track everything (steps, calories etc). Of course the FitBit app showed up, and I saw that you could track quite a lot with the actual app too. But then I went to the FitBit site, and just fell in love with the way they presented everything, like the Flex. I saw that a store called Clas Ohlson here in Oslo actually had a promotion on the Flex, and I decided to go there during lunch. And I bought one! Such an impulse shopper. Haha. They only had it in black but I ordered a navy armband from eBay just now. Oh online shopping you'll ruin me.. (Not really, I am not that bad. I got all my Christmas gifts online though!)
So yes - this is my Christmas gift to myself I guess! It'll hopefully motivate me to keep track of everything. I am also very curious about doing the sleep tracking because I have been really tired lately. Also the silent/vibrating alarm will be interesting because I wake up much easier to touch (ie someone waking me up) than just sound from my iPhone alarm.
I guess one thing I have to figure out (and would love tips about) is how I should integrate the FitBit fitness tracking into my cardio and ST minutes for the Biggest Loser challenge. I am sure it'll track more fitness minutes than I actually deserve... How do you all (who use FitBit) work it out? :)
Hopefully I'll blog again soon - not in another almost three years ;)
Sunday, January 01, 2012
...I'm going to get to my goal weight.
LET'S DO THIS GUYS. :)
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
This week is the first of the Biggest Loser Winter challenge, where my Yellow team is gonna dominate! Our first inter-team challenge (ITC) is to write a letter to ourselves about our goals and what we were going to accomplish this challenge. I'll write this blog for now, don't know if I'll be able to do a video blog (Right now it's 2 AM so shhh - have to be quiet, lol) but here is at least my letter to myself! :-)
how are you? It's now end of February 2012 and you have finished another challenge with the Yellow team. My goal for this challenge was to lose at least 10 pounds, so I hope you have been able to accomplish that and more! We know it's not all about the number on the scale in the long run, but for this challenge it does count! And it would just be great to see some visible results on the scale because that hasn't been the case for a couple of years, really.
I hope you have gotten quite a lot of fitness minutes in, especially kept up your ST streak, 30 minutes of ST per day, excused only by legit excuses, not when you're just feeling lazy! :) We have done good on ST but cardio is also a big thing. Hopefully you have kept up with my goal of at least three fitness classes a week and cardio in total five days a week.
A new experiment I wanted for this challenge, was to run a 5K each week on the treadmill and try and beat that time, and improve it by several minutes. I hope you were able to at least do this a few times and hopefully run faster and faster. Maybe you even discovered a love for running in the middle of it, who knows?
Either way, I know you have done a great job and not let me down. I can tell this challenge is going to be different for us, that we've done real changes. I hope you are ready for Spring now.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
After not getting my apartment yesterday... ( www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=3934393 )... it worked out today.
Here is a picture from my new room in Oslo. I got it today, yay! I really love it! I am on the sixth floor, I have this room and bathroom all by myself, and share a kitchen with three others. I have had student housing here before but then the room was smaller, and in this one, the desk, shelves and bed were already here. But I actually don't think I'll pay more in rent!
I am feeling great. Thanks for all the wonderful, encouraging comments. I have my "happy place" now, a place I can go and rest without having to go on a bus for one and a half hours. This room is my sanctuary, of sorts. When I lift my head up from this laptop screen, I see pictures as proof of all the wonderful things I have done and people I have met. I can also look out on the beautiful city lights. Feel so much better today! I am gonna do ST, then go to bed, study, go to spinning class, and then the evening is open, maybe just home to relax and catch up on Spark, who knows. Thank you friends!
Monday, January 17, 2011
..didn't go quite as planned. At least not today. Today I was supposed to move into student housing in Oslo. At the student centre, I stand in line for a while, a lot of people are getting student cards and stuff for the new semester and so there were quite a crowd there. When it was my turn, the girl says that people hadn't moved out of student housing so there were no rooms for me! I was just kinda just stunned, like I was SO set to move in today. I signed a contract several months ago where it said that I have the right to move in from the 16th. But I was kinda just, overwhelmed and didn't know what else to say than "Is there nothing you can do?" and she asked if I had someone to stay with in Oslo, and when I left, she looked about as sad as me, poor thing, it wasn't HER fault...
Luckily my home town is just an hour and a half away with bus, but still, I feel so rootless and uneasy when I don't have a place to go home to in Oslo, where I study. Like, last week and stuff, I had to walk around Oslo all day because I had plans spread throughout the day and I didn't have an apartment to go home too.. It gets kinda exhausting, actually. But yeah, I went back home to my hometown, I could've stayed in Oslo with some friends but I hadn't brought anything with me and I felt like going home to my room and my shower and my things. :) So I am gonna go back to Oslo tomorrow for a class, and I am hoping and praying that my apartment is gonna be ready! I want to live in Oslo, and start going to the gym there, I need those spinning classes, haha :D
Anyways, it's not a HUGE deal, it was just a bit frustrating that they hadn't sorted out the student housing, what if I was completely new in Oslo, from all the way up north, and didn't know anyone? Let's hope and pray that I will have a place to stay tomorrow! :)
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