SlimKatie may remember when she mentioned back in the middle of August, on this post, about possibly sharing her Garmin Forerunner 205 since she also has the 305. This way some of us could like do a trial period for about 2 weeks and see if it was something we may end up wanting to buy ourselves someday. I thought it was a great idea and of course signed up right away! ^_^ So far the Garmin has traveled from Michigan to New York, to Quebec, to Tennesee, to Texas, and now I'm the second person in Texas to get it. Everyone wrote a little note after using it and before sending it to the next person saying what they liked or didn't like about it, etc... I can't wait to write my little note and send it on it's way! lol... after I'm done checking out all the cool stuff it can do of course.
It arrived yesterday and I left it on the charger all night since it was too dead to use right away. Today was my first time using it. I went out and jogged for most of 3 miles, though towards the end of my run I slowed down to a fast paced walk instead because some dogs were chasing me and I didn't want them to bite me. lol. Then for awhile I got lost in some music and was just beboping down the road wiggling my hips the rest of the way home instead of worrying about a good pace. lol. Here is what my first workout says...
That's a time of 52:46 with my average pace being 16:02/mile, I did 3.29 miles and according to the garmin I burned 675 calories. Now I also was using the cardio trainer app on my phone during this run and it says I only burned 460 calories. Those numbers aren't even close to each other so I don't know which is more correct. I did not enter in my weight or anything for the cardio trainer app on my phone though, I've been meaning to look and see if I can somehow... but I did enter in my weight and birthdate, etc on the garmin so I would like to think it's the one that is right. Especially since it thinks I burned more. haha. But I dunno... I guess I'll have to actually get a heart rate monitor someday if I ever really wanna know. Eventually one day when I'm not poor I'll have to look in to that. lol.
As far as everything else goes, I am doing well counting calories again and am a couple days binge free. It feels good and the longer I go without overeating of course the stronger my willpower gets over those food items. My dad was just baking some peanut butter cookies in the kitchen as I got back inside from my run and so I after pausing for a second thinking oooh one would be nice, I thought no way because you won't stop at one and so I scurried my butt back to my room to write this blog and check facebook, etc. :) I'm proud. lol. Small steps at a time... I am back down to 177 lbs today after spiking up to 181 just yesterday. So needless to say, today I feel great. lol. I think in no time I will be able to get over this hump and down out of the 170s for good. I'm really looking forward to 2012, not only so the holiday food will be gone, hahah, but becuase this new year is bound to be even greater than the past one has been and 2011 was pretty damn awesome! ^_^