Sunday, October 06, 2013
I had lots to say this morning on the blog. I typed it in, made a joke or two, got all philosophical even. Then, I bumped my mouse and deleted my post before it entered. The rest of my day was 'prescheduled.' Therefore no time to retype the whole thing. I was going to walk a bit.
As a kid, my favorite game was when dad would drive, and we would choose left or right, even getting lost in a cornfield once. (High adventure)
My husband does not understand the game.
He went on the walk with me today. First, I had to tell him I could not keep up, or I would die. He said (bless him,) "I thought you were setting the pace." (Since that is what he thought, I reset it....slower)
As we progressed on our walk I mustered the courage to tell him our route was going to be very fluid. We would go only the direction that would keep us in motion. If a car was in our way, we would turn. If a light said, "Don't Cross," we would either cross anyway, or turn. If we stopped, the tracker would record out steps, but not the workout. Simply unacceptable. So, I now had my high adventure walk. We started down Main St. By the time we finished, we went by recycle bins, garbage cans and a set of Job Jonnies, a lakefront park, a couple parking lots......but, we did not stop once, so I got credit for my midday workout.
On another topic, over the years anytime I tried to lose weight, my mother would always send over delicious baked goods, 'so the family wouldn't suffer because I was overweight.' It was very hard for me, and I was resentful, because I was the one who could not control myself, and usually succumbed. It is now years later. I am now gluten intolerant, and can pass up things that have gluten because it makes me ill. But, today brought back memories, because one neighbor brought my husband homemade frosted sugar cookies. (My former favorite cookie.) This was less than 1 hour after another neighbor brought him a whole homemade apple pie. Of course I will not taste either one. Sometimes I almost feel blessed to get sick with gluten. It is much easier to pass up.
One more thing...I wore my tracker 14 hours today. This evening, I did move around, took steps, etc. My steps were recording as I moved, but it was general movement, not what I would refer to as a workout. The steps were spread out over 86 minutes, which is what the tracker credited for a workout. I deleted the workout time from my log, but not the steps. I took off the tracker, and will be up a couple hours before bedtime, not recording. So, my question is, "I know I can delete a workout. Can I delete steps?" For today, it feels the steps were OK, just not the description as a workout. But, what if on another day I feel the steps were inflated also. Can those be altered?