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Laptop Holder For Treadmill Or Exercise Bike

I need one of these things! Omg, that's too funny. I'm eyeballing our poor sad lonely exercise bike in the corner of the room, wondering how this laptop holder would attach. (The question is, would I pedal, I would I just sit there?) Hey now, of course I'd pedal!! Sometimes. I mean wouldn't it be hard to pedal and type at the same time? Who knows...

Do any of you have one already and can tell me if they're any good? Like, how do they attach to your bike, and is your laptop stable?

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Waddya Mean Am I Still Counting Calories?

Soooo... it's been awhile since the last blog post, Jeanne... howya doin'? Still countin' those calories? Huh? Huh?

(and there was a day when I swore I'd never ever refer to myself in the third person)

The good news is that I haven't gained any weight. The annoying thing is that if I'd stuck with the calorie reduction that I started a few weeks ago, I could be a few pounds lighter by now.

Ah yes, no one to blame but myself...

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My Weird Scale Euphoria Has Passed

So I went to the local health unit to use one of their "accurate" scales, and got the strangest result. It's kind of funny, actually...

In my last post I described how our home scale is less accurate as more weight is added on. However... check this out: on the health unit scale I weighed myself and my four year old.

I weighed EXACTLY the same as on my home scale (137 lbs). My son, however, weighed about 5 pounds LESS (40 1/2 on the health unit scale and about 45 at home). Hmmm. At home, he weighs 45 pounds when he steps on the scale himself, and 50 pounds when I weigh him by holding him and subtracting my weight.

So... my home scale ADDS five pounds to very light things, then gradually gets accurate, then as the weight increases it ADDS even more weight.

Sure... makes perfect sense. Why not? (Are you as confused as I am?)

I think I might just ditch the scale and switch to a measuring tape ;)
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What's Wrong With My Scale, Anyway

Have you ever tried weighing a child, or a pet, by first stepping on the scale alone and taking note of the weight, then stepping on it again with the child/pet in your arms and calculating the difference?

For example (drum roll).

Let's say I weigh 120 lbs.

(I'm pausing here to allow sufficient time for the laughter to fade, and for all involved to recompose ourselves.)

No seriously, let's just say. (Why not?) One hundred and twenty pounds (grin). If I step on the scale holding my cat, and the scale says I now weight 135 pounds, that means my cat weighs 15 pounds.

I did said exercise with each of my kids. I then had each child step on the scale by themselves. What I discovered was interesting:

The weights they were, while being held in my arms, were about 5 pounds MORE than the weights they were when they stood on the scale alone.

I didn't think much of it, until my husband mentioned it later: "That scale is junk. The more you weigh, the more pounds it adds on."

(what?) ....Ah HA!

I can see you all now, shaking your heads. "Jeanne, Jeanne, Jeanne. The number on the scale is SO not important."

(Yes but... but... imagine!!! Finding out, all of a sudden, that you actually weigh five pounds less!!)

I'll take it any way I can ;)
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Ice Cream Alert

I think I'm doomed until the tub is empty.

I caved last night, and had a nice biiiiig (1,000? cal) bowl of vanilla+ ice cream (I say vanilla+ because I add stuff, like chocolate chips, various syrups, peanut butter... you get the picture).

It's a friend's fault (yeah! that's it ;) - ever since she introduced me to Baskin Robbins' peanut butter chocolate ice cream (not sure if that's the official name), I have been trying to recreate the magic myself in my own kitchen.


OK, but...

Today I walked a total of... (doing the math)... 46 blocks!! Weeeeee. I don't dawdle, either - I walk briskly. Pump up my heart rate. Work up a sweat. I figure that must cancel out last night's indulgence and entitle me to more tonight, right?

(Seriously - 46!!!)
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My Calorie Count So Far Today

Hey, I have a chance today! It's after 3:00 and I'm only at 910 calories so far. The fact that I'm at home with my kids and not at some Superbowl party/pub event definitely helps.

By this time yesterday I was well over 1,400. All I have to do is keep things to moderation tonight, and stay away from the ice cream. Hmmm. I better type that again (for my benefit).


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