The county fair. Oh yes. THE county fair. You know the one. With all the fried foods, lemon shake-ups, and meat patties the size of a steering wheel...?
We were at the fair for 7.5 hours. I was on my feet most of that 7.5 hours - would not be surprised if I was on my feet except for 30 - 45 minutes.
1st NSV: My back didn't hurt at the end of the day. I'm going to say that is due to walking 6 days a week for 30 or more minutes. Because of these walks my legs are stronger, my knees are stronger, my hips are stronger, my back is stronger. My feet were tired, but considering I'm carrying 45 pounds too many, that is to be expected. But MY BACK DIDN'T HURT!!! It is typical for my lower back to hurt when on my feet for too many hours, so this is a major victory for me.
2nd NSV: My food intake! I was offered ice cream, a lemon shake-up, deep fried Oreos (luckily not even close to being tempting), and french fries. I was faced with funnel cakes, elephant ears, and sugar waffles. Because I had made a plan before getting there, I packed water bottles so I wouldn't have to pay $2 per bottle and did what I could with water intake (shared the bottles with family). I ate the sandwich I crave every year from a local farmer (a shaved top-round sandwich w/ a .5 oz of provolone, mushrooms, lettuce and skipped the mayo on a hoagie bun), ate a few sweet potato fries, ate an apple that I brought, bought a fresh ear of corn sans butter, then later had a hot dog and a few handfuls of kettle corn. Considering I could have eaten so many bad things everywhere I turned, but I didn't.
And I got up this morning and took an hour walk!! WOOT!!
I'm just excited that I'm feeling positive changes even though my weight ticker looks so incredibly far from the goal. It's just so good to have these good things I'm feeling so I know that I am on the right track and that I will DEFINITELY get there in time, if I just stick to it.
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