Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Rude T-shirts and a stuck scale

I am sure some of you visit Sash / Tina, the "RUDE BIKER Chick's Blog  (here) .   She's tough, outspoken and loves to party BUT don't make her mad.    She's not one to back away from a fight . . .


Just one look at her and you would be apt to walk the other way.  She looks intimidating and uses words to match.   She is a relatively new rider and has ridden across the USA which was documented on their other site  Road Pickle  (read here).    I missed them (Tina & Steve's blog here)  when I was on the East Coast last summer but my chance will come soon

She recently started to produce a new line of T-shirts made especially for females and she doesn't mince words.


I know, some of the wording is suggestive but in a playful way.   If you purchase a T-shirt, you too can be the Rude Biker Chick of the Month,  for example like Diane Somers (below)

 
 wearing "Not a Nice Lady".  

Here's a link to her  T-shirt  website  (click here).     Most of the wording was given to her from other female riders and she thought that they would make good controversial T-shirts.  If you have some time go ahead and visit her.

She also gives riding tips on her Facebook page  (here)

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I know that two of us have made resolutions to lose weight.   Two of us doesn't mean me as I have no willpower and I was afraid if I revealed my intentions that I would fail.   Richard has posted his weight challenge on his left sidebar (here)  and David is presently in "neutral"  (here)    Of course I wanted to lose some weight to so unofficially I have been monitoring their progress (secretly) .

Since Christmas I have been going up and down like a yoyo.   It also doesn't help when we started to have rice, perogies, spaghetti with meat sauce, and then have to go out for dinners and brunches.  I continued on my merry way trying to eat less and choose more healthy options but I like my chocolate and cola.   All was fine until I noticed that both of them were heading to the low 193/194's.  I thought to myself that I can't let them beat me so I made a more determined effort.   I have a small supply of 2L bottled coca cola.   I haven't opened one for two weeks.   I stopped having burgers for lunch on Saturday's.   I have been drinking more water . . .    I have cut down my food portions.

I actually cut my lunch intake and this week I switched over to meal substitutes.  I am hungry all the time so I thought I was doing well, but still the weight doesn't go down.  Last week we started to have salads again


Today at work I was feeling really hungry so I made a choice between a chocolate granola bar or an apple.    Notice that I chose the apple.   I like to cut them into small pieces and eat them in one gulp, well, maybe in two gulps.   Anyway, after the apple I was still hungry so I also had the chocolate granola bar and a glass of hot water.    I only have one coffee a day and that's at 9:30am


No, that scale reading was last month.  I was doing well back then but last week I was up to 186 but today I am down to 184.    That's unencumbered weight right out of the shower.   Perhaps I am wearing heavy 5 lb glasses

I think my scale is stuck . . .



29 comments:

  1. Aren't the 60's fun? I cut out the goodies, counted calories to the minimum that was healthy, cut way down on red meat, lots of veggies and fruit and many miles each week on the track. The grand result….. more or less nothing. So did I want to be fat and miserable or fat and happy?

    The good part is that I did loose a couple of notches on my belt, and I feel terrific even if the scale is being hateful and totally unreasonable.

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    1. David:

      I've read somewhere that it is actually healthier to be a bit over your suggested weight. For if you get sick, you have enough reserves to get better faster. It's just that many of us have more reserves than necessary.

      I don't like to call it a diet. Just choosing better food options and manage volume. It's okay to indulge or have sweets once in a while. Exercising actually adds to weight gain as muscles are heavier/more dense than fat

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  2. Thank you so much for sharing my shirts Bob! You're a peach!
    I'm sure my scale is stuck too. It has been happening for years! The don't make scales like they used to! My scale always read 130, but that was a loooooong time ago. Hmph!
    Good luck with your diet.
    Smooches,
    Sash

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    1. Tina:

      whenever I notice a T-shirt with attitude, I think of you and can imagine your voice . . .

      You've just given me an idea. How about a line of scales that read less than your actual weight ? Perhaps an adjustable amount you can key in to read "less than". Say you input the adjustment as minus -5 lbs somewhere in the menu, and when guests try it they will be surprised !

      I actually think I may need a new scale, it seems to never go below 180. One day I'm going to collect all of your smooches

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  3. Bob, you're being so coy :)

    Do tell, what's your target?

    You know mine, and Richard went on record indicating his is about the same. Is yours 180 too?

    Now 180 is a fine target. I suspect that people are going to start getting concerned about the state of my health if and when I hit 185. At 180 I'll have to renew my entire wardrobe.

    Are you planning for the 150s? 160s? 170s? 180???

    If it's 180, a steady diet of McDonalds, with your planned burger abstinence on Saturdays, should just about do it. I'm out on a little bit of a limb, but I think you could even hazard saying to the attendant on Wednesdays "I'll have a shake with that!" and still get to your goal before we reach ours.

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    1. David:

      I didn't want to make a commitment but as I noticed your numbers falling I was getting ansy, so I had to spring into action. I couldn't let you undercut me, but you have more resolve and I am weak.

      I can tell you now that it's not a good idea to go down to the weight for your height (chart). It doesn't work in the real world. I did this once and I didn't feel good.

      I used to go to McD's daily if you can believe that, and even then I managed to shed weight. It's all in managing what you order and how much. I have other theories that really work. I would rather have a real pop instead of one with sugar substitutes, or a milkshake. How about going to that OJ place again?

      If you reach your goal we can celebrate by going to an AYCE buffet and stuff ourselves

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    2. Bob - if you're going for the OJ - might as well be happy with your pop, nutritionists say the calories are the same and very little health advantage to the OJ - sugar is sugar. Eat the orange!

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    3. Karen:

      OJ doesn't necessary mean Orange Juice. There is a drive-in in Montreal somewhere. David was driving and I was lost so I don't know where it is but you should go there too. It's a place called OJ and is an Orange Sphere with smoothies and hamburgers. People with cars and motorcycles hang out there . . . Oh, calories may be the same or more with juice but it is natural sugar which makes the difference

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    4. It was the world famous (at least among ex-pats) Orange Julep off the Décarie expressway near the old Blue Bonnets race track.

      I certainly can't afford to go there now.

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    5. David:

      It was great to be in the back seat and share the OJ with 3 straws.

      Of course you can afford it. think --> 194. lbs is the same as 194.8 lbs

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  4. I always enjoy reading Sash's blog. She has a way with words.

    And as for losing weight, women have an advantage. We get to deduct 5 lbs from whatever the scale says since we should never be punished for larger brains and breasts!! :-) Think on that one.

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    1. Trobairitz:

      I am just dying to write something that isn't censored, but just say that "I've noticed . . ." that Brad is a lucky guy (Wink)

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    2. Brandy, stop feeding the squirrels.

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    3. David:

      who are you calling a squirrel ? sigh, lucky Brad

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    4. Hey I like those calculations! An advantage at last!

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  5. Bob - I share the weight pain, I have always struggled with being voluptuous and have been losing weight. I am trying to cut out sugar and wheat, but unfortunately the more I cut it out the more I crave it. Ugh. I have thrown the scale out because it can be so demoralizing at times. As long as I am healthy, have regular blood pressure and my doc is healthy I am just going to keep plodding along.

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    1. Dar:

      I never noticed that you had any problems. Maybe it's your form fitting riding gear that makes me want to let you go in the lead. My only sugar is from Cola or Juice. I have cut way down and for 2 weeks now I have switched mainly to water with ice cubes. I know cold water isn't good for you so I also have boiled plain water.

      What hurts the most is how much you/we try and then when we check the scale the numbers many have gone UP, instead of DOWN as in my case even though my stomach is giving me hunger pangs.

      I am so hungry when I get home that yesterday I went to the fridge and cut some Mozza cheese, more than once, and gulped down a glass or two of orange juice with pulp. SEE, I have no willpower

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  6. It's not as simple as less calories in as your body tries to compensate and return to it's "set point" or that familiar weight. And even after losing the weight, I don't think that you could ever eat as much as someone who has always been thin.

    I only weigh myself once per week as the up and down could easily get demoralizing. For me, this has been going on a long time. I mean the up and down but this is the first time that I've decided to permanently change what I'm eating and not just doing it as part of a "diet". The good part, not craving anything and haven't been hungry. I also seem to have more free time since I'm feeling a lot better...

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    1. Richard:

      Tell me about it. I know your body compensates for less intake. That's why you loose more at the beginning and then you stabilize.

      We permanently changed a few years ago when I hit 212 lbs at my record high. Boy, did I feel uncomfortable. I've been around 182 for a few years now, except that since Christmas I shot up to 186, but I am now back down to about 183 ish, and that's with skipping lunch 2 days this week and half rations for dinner. I cut out pop 2 weeks ago and switched to water and apples. but I am starving at the end of the day

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    2. Fifteen years ago, the doc put me on Prednisone, a steroid, and my weight shot up to over 240 with all the complications that go with the weight including diabetes. Since then, I got it down to about 190 with exercise and a real strict diet but like most diets, it sort of failed and the weight slowly started to return. This time, I'm going for permanent changes to diet and not just change for now...

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    3. Richard:

      I was the one who deviated from our change in diet. Because I have to prepare the meals, half the week, I resorted to rice dishes (yuk beong), Spaghetti/meat sauce, Breakfast muffins and danishes when before I banished bread and pasta. Plus the fact that I don't know when to stop eating. Also lately we have been invited for dinner and brunches. Things should settle down after this weekend

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    4. Bob - summer is feel good time, it's funny how feel good and self control go hand in hand. Chalk it up to Seasonal affectiveness disorder - all will be right with your mind and body when the sun shines again!

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    5. Karen:

      I love Summer vs Winter. Winter is a time where I try to learn new things and get things ready, look at maps and make plans . . . and a time to think

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    6. Uh oh, thinking, am I wrong to be worried...

      Or maybe I should try that out sometime.

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  7. When you come to Key West you can load up on double entendre (Quebecois for rude) t shirts by the thousand. Take many home for your friends. Keep spares. We never seem to run out of these eyesores!

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    1. Mr Conchscooter:

      I am hoping to get there "one day" soon. Perhaps as early as 2015, we shall see . . . but I don't have much room to carry T-shirts

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    2. Get a Vespa, then you'll have plenty of room for T-shirts.

      So Bob, Key West in 2015, eh? Isn't that funny, I've been thinking Key West too.

      In my case, by way of comparison, it's almost in the neighborhood.

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    3. 2015, eh. Something to think about...

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