Saturday, March 17, 2012
Ok, I usually blog on the following day but this morning has been GREAT. Got up early and took the dogs for a good brisk walk. Then I had some errands in town so I decided to walk - but I wanted to go one better. Walked to the post office and brought the boxes home. Walked to the bank and came home. Walked to meet hubby for breakfast and walked home. All three errands are within about 4 blocks of each other, but I came home in between each one. I'm already at 5,426 steps and I'm super energized.
I also bought a workout mat and some clothes yesterday at Wally-mart. I'm going to be conference next week and I'm hoping the hotel has a gym. Finger's crossed.
Thanks to everyone who has been so supportive. I really feel good today.
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Well, I got home last night and got ready for bed. Looked at the pedometer and it was at 4800 (about). So I paced back and forth through the house to get my steps. Is that cheating? I really didn't want to break the streak.
Can't believe I made calories yesterday. Did not think I could do Chili's with wine and still be good to good. I'm really happy about that.
Friday, March 16, 2012
Yesterday was a really good day. Two days down Ė made 5,138 steps yesterday! I was on top of the world when I looked at that pedometer before bed! Wally-mart may not be good for my pocket book but it's a raging success for my step count. I donít know how much this is doing for my waistline, but it certainly has helped my sense of well-being and accomplishment. I had heard of the 10,000 step challenge some time ago, wanted to do it but didnít think I could. Now it is feeling possible. I know not to raise my goals to quickly Ė the whole setting one up for success thing. Iím thinking a week at 5,000, then increase by 1,000 steps per day for the next week (6,000) so on and so forth until I get to the 10,000. What do you think? Feedback would be nice.
Also, when I was coming out of Wally-mart, I got ďcat calledĒ. I know itís silly (and the hubby would NEVER understand) but it made me feel good Ė kind of younger and silly. Put a bit of bounce in my step for the rest of the day. It is one thing for your hubby to thing you look good, but a comment from a complete stranger is really different. I know itís supposed to be degrading, but with the way Iíve been feeling about my looks lately Ė I took it as a compliment. Iíve been feeling a little too old and too fat to be attractive.
A big ďThanksĒ to Jacque for the exercise suggestions. She gave me some stomach exercises that I can do at my desk. Iím going to start today. I need to find ways to do something. I have no idea how to enter any of this into the calorie tracker; donít even know if what Iím doing counts. So my tracker will still say 0 burned calories Ė guess ya just gotta deal with it.
On another note, I slid the scale in behind the garbage can in the bathroom. Iím going to get a tailorís tape this weekend and maybe focus on inches. I just donít understand how I can be 40 lbs heavier than I was 7 years ago but still wear the same size pants/skirts. It is frustrating. Hubby says I look good, but heís blind without glasses. Also, I have proof her would tell me I look nice in a burlap bag.
Thanks everyone for all your encouragement! I never thought I could do this but maybe I can.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Yesterday I finally did it - 5035 steps for the day! I've been averaging about 3500 since I started counting last week but yesterday I just parked a little farther from home, got a smaller glass for water at my desk (so I have to get up more), walked around the building at lunch, and went out with the dogs in the yard. Bingo! That was enough. If I can keep this going to go for a week at this level and then up it slowly next week and eventually get to the 10,000.
I know it's not that big of a thing Ė I mean the goal is double that, but to me it's huge. Diet is not what's hard for me, exercise is my bane. If you look at my tracker, Iíve got nothing entered (can enter steps and 20 min dog walks). Not that I live with my butt on the couch but most of what I do is at a desk. My main exercise is with dogs and I donít know how to account for that.
This is bittersweet for me because I weighed myself yesterday and I've GAINED 10 lbs. Hubby keeps saying I look better (I've been trying to loose longer than I've been here) but my wight keeps going up. I still fit in all my clothes, so that's something but the scale is very discouraging.
Monday, March 12, 2012
Well, I didn't have a chance to get anywhere near a computer this weekend. so I wrong down everything I ate on a note pad. I goat that entered this morning - I'm actually proud of myself for doing that. Normally, I would have just blown it off and said "reset" today. Somehow I managed to stay roughly on target this weekend. I'm noticing I'm more conscience of what I'm eating when I think about tracking it.
I'm really failing on the whole exercise thing, but I knew coming in this would be a problem. I'm not going to make excuses, I'm just going to say I'm not doing it. I did buy a pedometer on Saturday. I had to have done something wrong on Saturday, because it said I only had like 900+ steps. I spent the day out shopping with the boy child so that had to be wrong. Forgot to wear it Sunday, but I don have it on at work here today. 768 already today, so that should count for something.
Well, that's about it for now. I'm going to try to be as honest as I can here. Hopefully someone can kick me in the but when I need it.
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