Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Day 3 of my 28 day plan. I "saved" 180 calories by not eating them and burned either 150 or 88 depending on if you believe the SP site or my pedometer. Either way, I did not function at a 500 calorie deficit, which is what I need to do every day in order to lose a pound a week.
I am not as sore as I thought I would be after yesterday's fall, but I sure am stiff. Tomorrow, the rain should diminish, so I will need to get some compensatory exercise in.
I went to a new eye doctor today and had the most thorough exam I can ever remember having. I had lots of eye exams as a child because I was born with crossed eyes. But, this was the best I have had as an adult. I have not ordered the new glasses yet - that will wait until next year (next week or so) when my new FSA funds kick in. They want to send in the pair I am wearing so the lab can do something comparative. I've never had that happen before and don't completely understand, but I'll cross that bridge later. I actually had no real problem with the puff test. They tested my peripheral vision twice - once the tech and the doctor did it the second time, using an eye patch. I did much better the second time. They also took a picture of my eyes (in lieu of dilation) and that was interesting. I gave both techs fits because I am a fast blinker and they had trouble getting good pictures. But the doc was pleased to see the blood vessels and the optic nerve. He is a bit concerned about the total health, but it's not an emergency. He wrote a scrip for me to see an opthamalogist through my health insurance just to rule out any problems he could not see. My grandmother had cataracts, so I am glad to so far receive a clean bill of health in that regard.
I'm contemplating dropping some teams and joining others. Thinking about it...I was on a message board earlier today where several SP folks expressed a desire for fitness buddies. I emailed them and asked if they would like to form a team. The answers were universally affirmative but no one had an idea for a name. I am the kind of person who thinks of a name and only LATER comes up with a better one.
So I throw it out there to my SP family: what names could you suggest?! Something fun, something descriptive, something that will bring these people together to give and get support.
Sunday, December 26, 2010
I decided to start the 28 day program today. I should have done it when I first started on SP laste last January, but I was so overwhelmed at the time that I didn't even learn about the plan for months...
I want to get below 160 by 1/31/11. That means I need to average a loss of just over a pound every week until then. Today, I decided I would start walking 20 minutes a day and ramp it up each week. I drove to a shopping center and walked around the perimeter. I thought I would have to do it about twice to get the time in. As it turned out, it took 28 minutes to go around the entire thing. I then left the car where I parked it and walked all over the mall. I ended up walking for over an hour and more than 3 miles. Boy, do I feel it. As the evening wears on, I feel pretty stiff. The mall is on the way home, so I could walk the perimeter every day and challenge myself to walk it in less time each time.
While at the mall, I stopped in at Ross. I was looking for a purse. They did not have one I wanted, but they did have several different Fit & Fresh container sets. I bought a big cooler and several of the container sets. I have had food taken at work and, now, this won't happen. The sets will also help me stay on track with my measured food. Something of a splurge, but definitely something that will help me succeed. I am determined to get in shape!
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Christmas dawned early. I could not sleep. I got up early, weighed and jumped onto the SP site, accruing most of today's points before breakfast. I reported last week that the site showed a loss when I had actually gained a pound. Today, I weighed 2 pounds less, but the site reports one. I have not lost 2 pounds in one week for a while. I haven't figured out exactly what I did right last week. I know what I did not do, but that's it. I skipped almost all of the treats at work and I did some walking every day, but nothing outstanding.
The promised rain has finally arrived. It is a "hybernation" kind of day and I am glad for it. My lower back is still hurting, so no movement today. That was probably what kept me waking up.
I have a lot of things to do, but no energy today. Tomorrow...
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