Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Today was a 15 minute scheduled walk. I wasn't sure I felt well enough this morning, so I had a glass of water, and ate some yogurt first. It also gave the rain time to let up. :-)
Deciding I felt up to it then, I did my 5 minutes of warm-up exercises and then went out. I knew my pace was slow, but out there at all is better than not out there, and I still made the centre of the bridge before the beeper went off for me to turn back.
DSi Active Health Stats:
Pace - 23 min mile
Calories - 67
Steps - 1672
Time - 0:17:03
Distance - 0.75
I am really tired today! I got a decent number of hours last night, but the tired is from the night before when I barely got four hours. I don't know why it works like that, but it does.
Well, the weather looks like it is brightening up, so hopefully we can stroll down to the pet store for the bird seed shortly. It will be hard to fit in later in the week, and I don't want to let the garden birds down. They will perch on the washing line pole and glare at me through the kitchen window if I do. LOL.
He must have pinched my apricots!
When we get back I kinda promised myself I'd clear up the papers and stuff off my kitchen table. I need to be able to do my paperwork and eat with the girls there, but for the last couple of weeks we haven't used it cos half the sitting room contents were piled on the table - catalogues, magazines, sewing stuff, you name it - because of a spider!
Yes, you read that correctly. I am not good about spiders. I can cope with the little ones, but we get the occasional wolf spider here, and I can't stand them. If one turns up it has to go, by fair means or foul, because I can't stay in the room if I know it is there. I have slept on the sitting room couch before now when spotting one in the wee hours that has run behind my wardrobe!
Well, it was about 10.30pm two Sunday evenings ago, when this enormous spider made his presence known in the sitting room. As the chase commenced, with me pulling furniture out when he ran behind chairs and shelves, piles of magazines etc had to be moved to make the chase easier, and pile by pile it gradually filled up the kitchen table. It took quite a while to corner him with the broom (I try and catch them in the soft broom bristles and throw them and the broom outside) but eventually it was done, and it was really late, so apart from putting the furniture back, we left the rest, and what with one thing and another the piles of stuff are still on the table! So today is the day I sort through it, ditch the old stuff, recycle what I can and store away what I'm keeping.
I can summon the energy for this I can! I can! :-)
Oooh! The Sun just came out! Yay!
Have a great day!
Monday, August 09, 2010
It was a ten minute scheduled walk this morning.
Active Health stats:
Pace - 22 min mile
Calories - 46
Steps - 1138
Time - 0:11:05
Distance - 0.51 miles
I'm already up to nearly two miles because of the walk to the doctor's for an 8.30am appointment after the short walk, and I still have shopping to do. Going to exceed three miles quite easily today I think.
Weights and Tigger are still shelved though. Things didn't go as well as I'd hoped with the doc. Two doctors examined me, and both agreed that there was something not quite right. Deep in the tissue there is a lot of tenderness, and it made me squeak when they were exploring it thoroughly from a variety of angles. The upshot is I have an appointment at the Breast Clinic on Thursday for further tests, including an ultrasound, mammogram, and if necessary a needle biopsy.
This bunny is not happy! :-(
There are positives in all of this. My older daughter was already planning a visit late this week, so she is driving up a little earlier than planned, arriving late Wed evening, so she can look after Tara and be supportive while I go through this. So at least I don't have to worry about that. :-)
And I can still walk! I will walk to the clinic. The appointment is at 8.50 am, rush hour, so the traffic will be bumper to bumper and it will be quicker to walk into town. It is about a forty-five minute walk door-to-door, and at the moment Bryony is determined to walk in with me and Tara and do some retail therapy with Tara while I get what needs doing done. I think I'll suggest that we leave home about 7.45am, so that we can take the slightly longer but more scenic route through Castle Park. It will be much more pleasant than walking on the pavements beside all those fume-spewing cars!
I'll need to pack a breakfast too. I can't eat first thing at the best of times, and this is not the best of times, but once I've been through all that my appetite will return and I'll be feeling weak and giddy through lack of food.
Sorry, just thinking aloud here, sort of. :-)
Oh well, not the best start to the week. Let's hope things improve from here. :-)
Have a great day everyone!
Sunday, August 08, 2010
Not too bad, considering the week I've had. :-)
8, 9, 8, 9, 8, 8, 9 = 59/56
Eight glasses down on last week but still over the minimum.
Fruit and Veg:
7, 5, 9, 6, 6, 6, 6, = 45/35
Four portions less than last week but pretty good still.
The Nutrition Basics were pretty good on the whole. The number of days I was within the target range were:
Calories - 3/7 (record 4/7) but less than ten calories over on two other days. We won't talk about the remaining two days. ;-)
Carbs - 6/7 (record 7/7) only missed 7/7 by 2 points!
Fat - 3/7 (record 5/7) It was a bad fat week! Doughnuts and fish and chips will do that! LOL
Protein - 4/7 (New record 4/7) AND I was within 3 points on two other days! Must have been all the fish I ate! LOL I am really pleased with this. I struggle to get the minimum protein each day, so this a great improvement!
I didn't have the best week of food choices. Being ill makes for easy fixes and a little comfort eating, hence the Doughnuts and the Fish and Chips. But I did ok in spite of that, keeping with range more than I expected actually. :-)
So, on to Fitness:
Mark Fenton's 52 Week Walking Plan (warm up week four)
Well that was a bust thanks to the infections. I ended up restarting Week Four this morning.
28 Day Bootcamp Workout Challenge:
I left the bootcamp challenge last Monday. I plan to start that again from scratch in a week or so, if I get the various all-clears from my Doctor. At least I learned a lot from what I've done so far. :-)
3300 steps per day was met 6 out of the 7 days, and comprehensively NOT met yesterday! 354 steps! Sheesh! LOL. So, this week's step target remains at 3300.
The steps were met through making small trips out to shops, doctors etc during the week. Even though some days were pretty slow walking, it was good to have some level of exercise going on, and I felt better for it.
The 14 miles per week was met this week, just!
14.65 miles/14 - A whole five miles down on last week, which is fine, considering. I hadn't given my weekly mileage a thought, but I'm delighted I reached it just the same.
Sticking at the 14 miles a week target again this week, pending test results.
I did 335 fitness minutes this week and burned 1397 calories. Again, down on last week, but ok.
185.25 (13 stone 3 1/4 lbs) - down. 1.5 lb! Double Yay! That was totally unexpected. I really didn't think I'd lose weight this week. I'll probably pay for the doughnuts and fish supper next week. LOL
So, a surprise ending! Gotta love those! LOL
Have a great day everyone!
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