Wednesday, July 18, 2007
MAN, it's hard to see those calorie ranges going down.... I just recalculated mine today and now I'm down to 1240-1590. I'm almost as low as you can go on SP. (1200 cal, right?) So anyway. I've got to work hard if I want to meet my goal by the end of the year.
To be perfectly honest, I kind of don't think I'm going to meet that deadline. But if I don't, I want to be VERY CLOSE. The fact is I'm sure my weightloss is (or is going to be) slowing down. That's normal, right? I mean, last week I still lost 1.5 lbs...but the week before that was only .5 lbs. This week I need to still lose at LEAST 1.5lbs. If I don't, I will be behind schedule for my year end goal for the first time in this thing.
My DH is doing great! He's lost about 13 lbs so far and is REALLY working it in the gym. I adjusted his calories today as well.
I'm pondering increasing my cardio... I'm planning on starting to run at the end of this month as well. As soon as I can get some running shoes I will begin training myself into a runner. I am VERY excited about that.
AND that's about all for now. Can't wait for lunch because I am not only hungry, but I just want something to DO. Something INTERESTING. I get to read 1 more chapter of Harry Potter Book 6 today. Today is chapter 28 for anyone who is curious. Tomorrow 29, Friday 30, and Friday night... BOOK SEVEN! Can't wait. :D
I think eventually I would like to incorporate lap swimming into my workouts. This will take some serious effort because I am a HORRIBLE swimmer. I could kind of see the indoor pool at my gym through some windows and it looks like there are just 4 lap swimming lanes. I wonder if I should start there, or if I should try to learn to swim better in the pool at my apartment complex first? I mean -- I don't think there will be any harm in me improving my swimming skills at the gym... maybe I'm just too embarrassed to be there with other REAL swimmers seeing how SLOW I swim. hahahaha
I am seriously considering the following aids:
flash MP3 player for running (I have a Video iPod which has a Hard Drive. Read all over and while some people have had success with them NOT breaking while running, it seems that this is a hazard to the Hard Drive and I do NOT want to damage that baby!!! So it is only working out with me on the treadmill or Strength Training.)
waterproof MP3 player w/ headphones? If I get one of these, I will be able to take it running as well as it would be a flash drive MP3 player. It's just SO EXPENSIVE. It seems much more likely to be able to get a cheap flash drive player just for running than to wait to possibly be able to afford this... then once I have that! Could I really justify having 3 MP3 players??? 4 if you count my minidisc player?? The problem is waterproof cases scare me and are hard to find that are small and accomodate a pair of headphones.
BLEH. I will continue to look just out of curiosity but the most likely ending is -- running with my minidisc player first, eventually getting a cheap flash MP3 player specifically for running, maybe a waterproof one if I'm super lucky......... eh.
I looked online at the apple store and refurbished iPod Shuffles (the new ones) would be like $57 with shipping and taxes... I think... or close to that. That would be really "cool". But I could get a 1GIG Flash player for around $30 of I just get whatever. But if I'm waiting, I have to admit I'd rather get the shuffle. It's just so cute. And yes I know that's a silly reason. And to have another iPod in my iPod family! Also dumb. hahahah :D But anyway.
OK OK OK My DREAM would be to get a nano and a waterproof case for IT. I could take that running and swimming. But that would make me feel kinda guilty for having the video iPod. I don't really need anything that large for running and swimming only. BUT! The nano works with that Nike+ system which REALLY intrigues me since I want to start running and whatnot.
So enough rambling about techno gadgets...