Monday, October 18, 2010

More biking treks in Minneapolis!

Good Morning Readers and Followers!
My weekend started with a Friday night concert of the Minnesota Orchestra (it was fabulous, BTW!) .The weather was clear and dry, so I made the trek to the Hall on my bike (about 7 miles). It turned dark as I rode. I admit I felt a little smug riding to an Orchestra concert. Here are a few pictures of the skyline as I approached downtown, my trusty bike and ME!

Dr. Fatty suggested going to 1200 calories per day rather than my range of 1200-1500. I am at a stand still as far as weight loss, so I am going to lower my calorie count every day to 1200. I also am going to go back and count my calories. I KNOW that my eyeballing is not accurate. As I near four months on this journey, I feel like I am slacking off as far as deligence with the good old calories. Weekend eating was good, but not great. I know I can make it better.

Sunday, I rounded out the biking with another 15 miles by riding back and forth to the Metrodome with hubby to see the Vikes beat the Cowboys!! The Vikes still looked a little rusty, but way better than the last couple of weeks. It was a great game, for us, anyway (sorry, about the ‘Boys, Dr. F). Here is a picture as Favre was about to throw a touchdown.

We also went to the pumpkin patch with guess who??
That would be Nani, Ellery, Owie, Noah and Hann!

Have a great start to your week and stay strong!


  1. You really are a role model with the biking. I've thought about biking to a lot of things, but never the symphony. Is there such a thing as a "Renaissance Woman"?

    Glad the Vikes beat Big D (sorry Dr. F., but you know my loyalties). But are you cringing at the Brett rumors? Good grief!

  2. Dark! I would struggle to only eat 1200 calories a day. Sigh. I don't count but I know it is easy for me to let them creep up when I don't carefully watch portions. I have been good this week and yesterday I actually counted out 17 turkey pepperoni instead of, as I had done in the past, just grabbing a bunch.

  3. Twelve hundred seems very little for someone so active. Perhaps you've just been in a period of muscle building or consolidation.

  4. What a nightmare that game was for me to watch. First it's my 2 fav teams head to head. So it's Yeah/Damn, every play. And the way the boys played....vomit. But, I imagined you there all happy and I guess I felt a little better. Glad to hear on the cutting back. Don't forget to track, measure and drink your water. Favre goes home next week. Maybe he'll be motivated to win?

  5. I left an award for you on my blog.

  6. I love that you ride your bike to all of those wonderful activities, not to mention that you go to the activities without eating the food that is enevitably there. I was wondering if you have a strategy for that....some thought that you repeat over and over, a visualization, do you drink a bunch of water or something, or do you just tune it all out and focus on the fun? I have not mastered this at all yet.

    1200 cals is reasonable in my opinion.When I am on my game I eat 1,000, and feel great as long as every bit of the food is healthy. As soon as I let empty cals in I start to lose energy. Big losses or not, you are doing great. :)

  7. Hi Michelle,

    Isn't it great that we can still be riding our bikes, as we near the end of October in MN. It sounds like you had a very busy weekend. We watched the game at home, and while it wasn't pretty for either team, we were so happy that the Vikes pulled it off! I am also thinking about 1200 calories a day instead of 1400 or 1500. I need to get a little more momentum going. Have a great week!

  8. Love the bike riding expeditions! We are blessed with great trails and have been blessed with great weather, too. :) I hope you have a great week ~ Janelle

  9. I'm with Allan that you are an inspiration with the bike riding. I will also say that I want some picture updates on the side of this blog b/c week one was ages ago and you don't look like that anymore.