This was the first week of slips and decision making.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
I ended a three day weekend without walking. I slept late and kept silent for three days. Last week I walked 5 days or an hour per day. My knee bothered me wih a pain level of 1/3 while walking and a dull ache at night. I thought a little rest would be good because I increased my walking time and distance last week. The result is that my knees hurt more from not walking than walking. Tuesday I walked 1.5 miles, Wednesday 2.0 miles, and today 2.5 miles. I felt better and my knee hurt less each night.
I have a furlough week and spring break is starting this saturday. I have to walk and need to get up by 5:30 AM. Trouble is I want to sleep late. Looking ahead I know the first day will be the hardest. I'll go to sleep earlier on friday and see if that helps.
I consumed 2,300 to 3,800 calories daily for the last 5 days. I treated my family to an Indian food on saturday. All you can eat: the bread and sauces were great tasting. Sunday I ate a large reuben sandwich with both macaroni and potato salad. Monday I ate a large 1/2 pound hamburger with cheddar cheese and fries. Tuesday I ate another reuben sandwich with a smaller portion of macaroni salad. Last night I ate 2 cups of homemade corn-beef hash and 6 portions of eggbeaters. Tonight I will eat healthier.
Being an of all or nothing kind of person, I am at a cross roads. SparkPeople has prepared me to allow for imperfection. I'll let you know if it work.