I'm back. Made some big purchases this week.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

So I feel like I have been missing in action over the last week or so but I'm back. April is a pretty busy month for me with school and my sparkpeople activity has been limited to tracking food and excercise. Sorry if I haven't been able to keep up with everyone's blogs.

This week I made some pretty significant purchases. I will share.

1. Watch. I have some nice watches but I didn't have a straight up athletic watch for running with laps and chrono. So I got this:

(This isn't the exact same watch but pretty close. Retails for $50 but I got it new off ebay for $17 including shipping)

2. Book. I'm planning on doing some sprint triathlons this summer so I thought this would be a good start.

3. Bike. Anyone following my blog knew that when I got to 200lbs I would be rewarding myself with a road bike. Well I jumped the gun. I came across a bike that was a perfect fit for me on craigslist at a price I couldn't pass up. It's a sweet ride and I'm loving it. Here is a pic.

Although I haven't eaten well the last few days I have made some big strides recently. I hit the 30lb off mark this last week and am getting lots of compliments on looking healthier.

Starting tomorrow I am going to stay within my caloric range for 10 days in a row. I always do well on weekdays and struggle on the weekends. But not next weekend.

Keep up the great work everyone!
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    That is so funny..
    My watch quit working ..after changing the battery. It still wouldnt budge.
    So I purchased a new watch today..almost identical
    to yours.

    Funny how most of the thing I purchase is fitness related.

    Have a Great time with the toys.
    4097 days ago
    emoticon love the new purchases. Glad you are back. :)
    4129 days ago
  • LJONES23
    Congrats on the 30lbs! With all your new toys, more is sure to follow! Enjoy and keep up the great work!!!
    4130 days ago
    Love the goodies! You deserve them! And I have to say, you stayed on a "well-balanced self-congratulatory gift-giving-streak", i.e.: 1 present for every 10 pounds! Fair enough, or rather strict, I'd say. emoticon

    It's been so hard for to loose these pounds, emoticon that at least I get to celebrate the success of my SF...

    But I'm kind of liking the "well-balanced....", so I'll have to catch up!


    4130 days ago
    Love the roadbike! I'm jealous! Great job on planning for the summer and staying active with triathlon, great job!
    4130 days ago
    New toys are great. Have fun trying the tri's
    4130 days ago
    This is the plan! Good Luck on eating right for 10 days...I need to try that with ya=)
    4130 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6368142
    Toys Rock! Nicely done on the 30# mark!
    4130 days ago
    Those are some awesome purchases. Glad to hear from you again!
    4130 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5915724
    Congratulations on your progress, and your new purchases! I'll be interested to hear how the sprint tri training goes. That is something I've thought about many times but have never actually jumped in and committed to. All the best!
    4130 days ago
  • _MAOMAO_
    CONGRATS on your 30 lbs lost! emoticon

    I love it! When I saw your blog title I was concerned about your spending. Like, he's not eating so maybe he's spending money. Guys can do retail therapy, too - but it still doesn't work as therapy. But hey, you're a great shopper! Love eBay and craigslist, way to go!

    4130 days ago
    Awesome. Having a good watch/HRM is so helpful for me. It motivates me to push, which is why i got my Garmin Forerunner.
    4130 days ago
    Awesome! I actually noticed that you were at 30 pounds lost on your ticker but then I couldn't remember if that was old news or new news...

    Glad you got your bike. Sprint Tri huh? Good luck!
    4130 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/10/2010 10:58:07 PM
    Weekends are tough for me too. I like your idea of setting a goal for ten days. It makes it more
    Congrats on the 30 lb. Loss too!! Your new purchases were good rewards!
    4130 days ago
    Nice way to reward yourself. Way to go on the 30lbs emoticon
    4130 days ago
    Awesome new toys!
    I like the watch! My favorite watch was a Timex Ironman (or something like that) and it had lots of bells & whistles. And what a nice bike!
    4131 days ago
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