My laptop is being a real pain in the booty. Freezing, taking forever to load, etc... It's been on it's last legs for a while, so I shouldn't be surprised.
Anyway, I did some more alternative exercise today. =) It's way more fun than working out. My husband and I took the kids to the park. I don't know how far it is; probably a mile or so. I rode my Razor scooter there and jogged back, so that was good. The kids rode their bikes and my 2 year old rode on his dad's shoulders. ;-) Fun for all. :-D
I swapped babysitting with my mom (and on Friday watched her kids, as well as Michelle's) and it was super nice to be out there. I wish so bad I knew how many calories I had burned.
So, if you have a BodyBugg, why did you choose that over some of the alternatives? Or do you have an alternative to the Bugg? The BB seems really expensive; we don't have that kind of money. I'm wondering if I can find something cheaper on eBay or craigslist or something. It's a luxury at this point, but it would be so nice to know how many calories I'm burning. Which leads me to my next point...
It seems that, for me at least, calories in minus calories out does not necessarily equal weight loss. I figured if I ate below my allotted calories-- calories that were designated to help me lose 2 pounds a week-- then I could basically eat whatever I wanted. If I wanted to use all my calories on pizza and chocolate, I could. But, when I've been eating whatever fits my fancy and isn't low calorie and low fat, I don't lose. Even if I stay within my calorie limit.
This is very disheartening for me. It makes dieting so much more unbearable for me. I don't like salads by nature. I can eat them a couple times a week, but even then I don't really enjoy them by the end of the week. I'm sort of at a loss as to what to do. I'm not making any huge changes until after I see the doctor and get my hormones back in the right place. Cuz now that I think about it, I DID lose those first 3 weeks.
So, we'll see. I really want to lose this weight, but I don't want to go crazy or overboard in the process. Plus, I just generally lack self will to eat only salad and chicken for the next however many weeks/months to get to my goal weight. I can't do that.
Anyhoooooo, that's all from me tonight. I'll weigh in again tomorrow, but I expect it to be the same as Friday, which brings me to a total of 6 pounds lost for the month of January. =)