Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Blogging while I walk

I have been gaining weight for no apparent reason. It just seemed to start creeping up on me. I started the South Beach diet, but there was always a "special occasion" that distracted me from my goal. And by the time I would get back from whatever it was, my momentum was all messed up. Then it takes weeks, nay months to get back on track. I haven't mastered that yet.
I realized the other day, if I don't keep track of time, I can literally spend hours on the computer, reading blogs and keeping up on Facebook.
I decided I needed to somehow bolt my computer onto my treadmill so I can just walk as I read my blogs.
If I just limit myself to walking every time I log onto my computer, how many miles will I walk while I blog and read?
So with three strategically placed bungee cords, I have now rigged my own tredputer.
Granted the connection is veeeeeerrrrrrryyy slow on this little laptop, but it is better than nothing. I can walk 2.5 mph and still read and type. Now I have to work for my pleasure. I have to walk rather than sit on my backside while I enjoy all of your blogs.
I have joined Sparkpeople, which is a great weight loss site and have determined to watch my calorie intake and my exercise. I need a motivation. My second son determined if he stayed on his regeim for a certain amount of weeks or months, he would get a new mountain bike. I think my goal is if I can stay on this until my Birthday, which is in December, I will get myself a faster laptop, how does that sound?
I hope you all have a nice day, and wish me luck on my plan.


Sailor said...

Well aren't you the clever one. Yea for bungies. I was just starting to look at all the pro's and con's and you have fixed the problem. Very nice. Love you much.

Miriam Herm said...

I absolutely could use one of those! how clever you are! kudos to you.

Significant Snail said...

Way to go! Love the set up. I think a new laptop for a reward is a grand idea!

Heidi said...

Me thinks I have a project for my husband and my eliptical :)

Congratulations on taking the bull by the horns and working out, no pun intended, a way to exercise. I watch movies via Netflix while exercising.

I have been wondering whether or not I could mount my computer to read while I am working out. I tried out a kindle device and that worked out well. It fit nicely into the "book" cradle built into the machine.

Good luck with the weight loss. I can totally relate. I am constantly struggling with mine :)

Andrew Hahn said...

Get a mountain bike too.

Mike H. said...

What a great idea. I had tried doing the Wii Fit stepping any time I watched TV, but I wasn't able to stick to it: looks like you've got more dedication than I do

Ash said...

You know there is a great diet I know of. The one God set up is in the Bible. I figure God knows what we should eat and when considering he made us.

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