Spring Fling Weigh-In, Week 6 – 04/07/10

I'm Down w/the Sisterhood

This week: -2 lbs
Spring Fling Challenge: -15 lbs
Overall: -30 lbs

Holy moly! Do you see that badge?? Do you? It’s the 30-lb badge! Last August I was sooooooo close to that badge, but couldn’t quite get there, so I’m totally proud of myself for making it this time.

I’m a little mad at myself this week, though, because I didn’t make great choices, especially Sunday through yesterday. I think the thing that saved me is my biking. I’m now biking Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (see previous post for the upcoming schedule!). Discovered that on the real bike my heart rate is much, much higher than when I train on the stationary – even though on the stationary I think I’m pushing myself (and feel like I’m going to die if I push any harder). Of course, this made me push harder on the stationary bike Monday, so hopefully I can keep pushing myself.

Goals for this week? Get back in gear with tracking my calories…that kinda dropped off when I started making back choices on Sunday. Then just keep biking, sticking to the training schedule I posted as closely as I can.


  1. Christy M. said,

    April 7, 2010 @ 8:37 pm

    You are ALL KINDS OF AWESOME, girl. Seriously! So proud of you and that 30# badge!
    Very interesting that your HR is higher on the real bike! Glad you’re enjoying riding outside 🙂
    Have a great shrinking week, Barb!!

  2. April said,

    April 7, 2010 @ 9:27 pm

    Now I’m itching for a bike. ;o)
    I think you’re doing great! Your goals are great and you are doing fantastic!

  3. Brooke said,

    April 8, 2010 @ 10:29 am

    congrats!!! 30 pounds is incredible!
    what kind of bike do you have? i’m using the one from my High school days and finding it very challenging on the ole heart rate.

  4. Barb said,

    April 12, 2010 @ 7:26 am

    Brooke – I have a Raleigh that my husband got me about 7 years ago for my birthday. Definitely recommend getting something newer and more modern.
    Though, don’t underestimate a good tune-up on your current bike. I’ve been surprised by the difference a tune-up made, even when I didn’t think anything was wrong with my bike. (So now we do one annually, very early on in biking season.)

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