Wednesday, August 07, 2013
The #backontrack challenge here at SP has proven to be the kick in the bum that I needed to get myself together. I've done well with exercise this month; I've been taking advantage of the relatively low humidity and I've been taking walks every day. I have to take two walks, because my dog likes to walk, but he is so old and slow that he can only go about half a mile at a time. So I walk him his slow, pokey half mile, enjoying his company and letting him sniff and pee all he wants (he's earned the privilege. I do have one rule, however: no peeing on mailboxes or flowerbeds. It just seems rude. He can pee on hydrants, telephone poles and street signs to his heart's content). After the Old Dog Half Mile, I drop him off to rest in the A/C, then I go back out for another 30-45 minutes of fast walking. I'm really enjoying it.
I've also been listening to SP Radio while I've been cooking and washing dishes. It's helping me focus on the healthy changes that I need to be making. And I got to hear Kitty on the radio!!!!!
My efforts to moderate drinking are up and down. Last night I overindulged. Today, however, is another day and I am determined that I will abstain tonight. I have to go get blood drawn tomorrow morning, so that is another incentive to stick to decaf green tea tonight.
Tomorrow my best friend and her boyfriend are flying in from Maine to spend a long weekend. I'm so excited!