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Yesterday's long day seems to bother me more today...

Thursday, May 03, 2012

I got through yesterday just fine. Well, more or less anyway. I got up early, walked, prepped my food for the day and set off for work. I was out of the house for all three meals and didn't mess up by eating junk or fast food. This is amazing for me. Up until recently, my entire plan for a day like that would have been figuring out which fast food place to hit during the different meal hours or getting a nasty pre-made sandwich, a giant bag of chips and some sort of baked good as my food for the whole shift--with maybe a pop-tart (2 servings in one of those foil baggies) for breakfast. The only additions I made yesterday were a single serving of Special K Cracker Chips (I read the nutrition info before I chose to buy them) and an extra bottle of water,
I came home exhausted. But I wasn't hungry. And I didn't binge before bed. Yea me!
I got up this morning and felt like it would be a good idea to get on the scale. (I weigh myself far too often and I know it) and surprisingly, I was down another 2 pounds. I figured it was going to be a great day.
It wasn't horrible, not by a long shot. Due to need for sleep and my work schedule, I did not walk before work. No biggie, I have been doing afternoon walks on those days without a problem. I was active at work, and the location was huge so I feel like I got a fair bit of exercise just doing that. I ate my pre-packed lunch instead of the giant slab o'meatloaf and side of loaded mashed potatoes (the spuds were hideous looking, but everything smelled great) that the cafeteria was promoting.
But my legs were hurting. I was short on sleep and feeling it. It took longer than I wanted it to to get home. I knew I needed to feed the dogs and cook dinner for DH and myself. And I still needed to get on the treadmill and get my walk in. So.....walk first, since I still had 45 minutes before I need to start the other things. And I hurt. My back, my feet, my hips (surprisingly, the knees felt alright) and even my shins hurt. So I cut the walk short. And now I feel a little bad about it.
Okay, so maybe I am still tired. I'm off to bed so that I won't have a repeat of this tomorrow. G'night all!
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