Saturday, December 20, 2008

I Had a Secret...

It's Saturday.  It's snowing.  There's a blizzard warning. My house is a disaster.  Blah blah blah.

But I do have one useless piece of information for you to treasure today.  A little secret that's only between my treadmill and I...and now you.

You see, when I get on our treadmill, the evil piece of machinery wants to know how much I weigh...for calorie-burning-purposes.  Now generally, I like to subtract 5 pounds whenever mentioning an actual weight (just ask my drivers license) but not on the treadmill.  On the treadmill, I add 70 pounds.

Yep.  SEVENTY.

Know why adding seventy pounds makes me feel better?  

It's simple really.  

This way, it looks like I'm burning more calories when I'm running.  :)  

I don't even care that I'm not burning the number I see...all I care is that those little calorie counter numbers click by FAST.  Makes me feel better.  

It's the little pretend bubble I live in.  Welcome to it.

20 comments:

  1. thanks for making me laugh! love it!
    wish we could go out before our trip...not happening....

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  2. that is HILARIOUS. LOVE it!!! Thanks for sharing your secret. ;)

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  3. I do the same thing!!! Only I add 50, I think I will have to update it to 70!!!

    I don't care how far I go, but how many calories it says I burn! ha!

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  4. YOU ARE A GOOFBALL. PERIOD.

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  5. I like your way of thinking...very smart. Hey, if it motivates you and makes you feel good, why not?

    At least you get on the treadmill!
    Enjoy the snow. I just came in from sledding and I have a wet bottom and wet socks.
    -FringeGirl

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  6. Oh man, you're totally right. I have only been adding 10 lbs....what was I thinking?! Tomorrow I'm going to add MUCH more. It will definitely improve my workouts!

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  7. Living in a bubble has been highly under-rated!

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  8. You are a genius. I sit at your feet and learn.

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  9. So maybe I should ask you, how many calories I would burn running for 5, 10, or 15 minutes....
    Too funny!
    I actually bit the bullet and put my real weight on my drivers license when I changed our address on it. Pictures don't lie...

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  10. Hey it's your bubble, live in it anyway you want! Sounds like a great idea, I just never thought of it before.

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  11. So I am wondering...What if....What if I turned on the treadmill...then made up a fake weight...then turned on the TV...grabbed my box of fudge and kicked back in the recliner...I wonder...If I never stepped foot on the treadmill...but added fake weight...and maybe 'worked' out for, like, an hour...how would that feel? :-) Love it!!!!

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  12. That is awesome! I usually take off 5 or 10 pounds...in case someone is looking over my shoulder and sees it! I think I will try your way this week though :)

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  13. This is soo funny!! My husband just told me a story about the guys at work giving one of them a hard time because it took him a 1/2 hour to run 1 mile and then he said he didn't even burn enough calories to have a beer!!! Ha!

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  14. Crack me up! It's all about perception, right? :)

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  15. hum... if i ever get on one again..IF- thanks for the insight... really i didn't know that it even mattered what you put in...

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  16. you are too funny!!!
    i need to just to go to the gym & get on the treadmill!
    proud of you!!!

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