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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Bicycling

Yes I said bicycling.  As crazy as it sounds my dad and I jumped on a couple of bikes and rode about 2 miles.  I don't remember riding a bike being so hard!



 
It really wasn't as bad as it sounds, we rode from my house to where I work all on back streets, and I swear it was all UP HILL!  My legs hurt so bad.  My dad is a large man (5'11", 336 pounds) and I am trying to help him loose weight while I take off about 30 pounds myself.  So this little bicycle ride sounded good.  Originally we were going to the end of the street, then he wanted to go further.  That's when I slipped and put my foot down in a mud puddle.  I had mud going in my shoes - GROSS!

I asked my dad if he was ready to turn back - the lazy part of me was hoping that he would say yes.  But he didn't.  We finally got to my office and I grabbed us a couple of bottles of water.  Dad was looking really purple in the face, I was worried.  After a minute or two I volunteered to go back to the house get his truck and come pick him up. I rode on ahead hoping to get up that big hill quickly and realized that my body was tingling all over.  Oh my legs were burning like I had fire pumping through my veins.  So I decided I can walk up the hill. I ended up sitting my behind on the ground and calling my wonderful husband that told me I couldn't make it that far and had him come pick me and my dad up.  :)

It was fun, it was interesting and my seat is so small that my butt is the only thing sore on me today.  I did get extra weight watchers points for the bike ride.  I wonder if they covered the honey mustard wings and french fries that I had for supper last night?  It's a good thing that I still had most of my points from yesterday! 

The good thing is that at yesterdays weigh in I had lost a whopping 1 pound - but my dad had lost 6.2 for a total of 30 pounds!  I'm so proud of him!  He is bringing the bike to work for me to ride home today.....lets pray I make it up that hill this time.

4 comments:

Shannon said...

Good for you! Keep it up and kudos to your dad. That's impressive!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

I am really thinking about getting a bike. Enjoyed my visit to your blog tonight

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NatalieDeltaGam said...

good job, dad! i wish i could lose 6lbs/week! :-)

Michelle said...

Kelly that is great!

You should get your dad to join us on biggest loser..it's for men too...i have a friend I'm trying to get to join, from church, a man, i mean.

We will have a biking challenge soon!

Sorry about the wrists...I'm trying to pick challenges that everyone can do...I'm worried about equipment challenges.