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So I am on a drive to get fit and lose weight. I took JC out for a spin today. I followed the lead of some here and gave my bike a name that suited. Her name is Jenny....Jenny Craig to be more accurate as she is helping me with my wieght loss program.
So Jenny and I are out for a ride this morning and we are ploughing uphill into a stiff breeze (doesn't that make a difference!), we struggle to the top and are just about to start a long downhill stretch with the hope of new top speed record. Suddenly an object that feels the size of a small apple wedges itself at the top of my throat and begins to struggle for its existance. I spent the remaineder of said long downhill run trying to free the bug, no doubt much smaller that an apple from the back of my throat, mostly through involuntary gagging.....
So do I count the bug that ended up in my gut in my food diary for the day? What are people's thoughts on the unwanted hitchikers that seem to join me at least once an outing on the bike?
Hey TF, I hear you on the weight loss thing. The problem I'm having is the more I exercise, the hungrier I get.. Ah well.
As for your problem with hitchhikers in your mouth - there was a thread on here a little while back with crazy Germany inventions, and there was on that would help you.
I rode to the gym this afternoon for a swim and hit a stiff headwind - and yes, it makes a hell of a difference! It was good on the way home though.
As for counting the bug for your daily intake - I think you'll find a lot of bugs are high in protein and carbohydrates - but without an identification of the exact bug type, it's only going to be a guess.
I'd say "don't cycle with your mouth open", but I know how hard it is for us unfit buggers. I try and breathe in thru my nose and out from the mouth in these situations. BTW - avoid lake Ginninderra, it has swarms of those annoying little bugs (mayflies?) at the moment.
I have noticed the increased appetite....not that I thought it was possible....since undertaking more excercise. I figure I will get the balance right soon.
I ride around Lake Burley Griffin and the little buggers are there as well! If I manage to spot them in the sunlight quick enough, it's batton down the hatches.
There are limits to how weird I want to look. 30+ degrees in the shade and a scarf over the mouth just doesn't look right. Mind you, I did see someone the other month with one of those cheap home renovators face masks on.
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