SAYING SO CAN BE A BURDEN:
Friday we headed over to the beach and my husband automatically took the crosswalk onto it. I knew this meant he planned to walk up that beach—3 miles. That walk, adding the 1 mile we’ve already trudged getting there, is 4 miles—one way. I was not prepared—mentally. It makes a difference if I know in advance.
I don’t mind it as much as I did a few years back, when he walked me up in 90 degree temps. In those days my blood pressure was kicking my butt, and I’d always end up dehydrated.
It’s pretty cool for Florida right now, and the trek isn’t too bad, but even he suggested getting off the beach at a point to make better time getting home before it got dark.
That 8-miler is treacherous. My second toe on my left foot got sore on the very tip, and I couldn’t even put slippers on my feet for a few hours that night—Ouch!
My major work Friday was completing my writing assignment for this coming Thursday. I started rereading one of MY favorite romance writers yesterday, and I think it may be a problem. She’s an old-school-writer and although she’s still published because she’s sold alot of books, newer writing styles are not necessarily her thing. I still lover her though!
Saturday we walked our normal 4-miler, got home, next thing I knew we were at a local baazar near the Post Office my husband wanted to drop off some mail at. We spent quite a while walking around there, ran into a neighbor, finally got home and he left for a planned sporting event. I know I should have worked on that assignment, but I watched movies instead!
HEALTH-O-METER ‘O MINE!: 199.2
Want to make a comment: Checking my stats out, I was in a 1.5 pound range of weight (plus or minus a few ounces off 203 for 14 days from Dec 15 through Dec 30). I gritted my teeth most mornings when I got on HOM—I’d been getting some walking in, and felt I was doing pretty well—especially for the holidays.
Anyway, as is my custom anytime I’ve been on a weight-loss program, I look back at my stats and try to make sense of my progress.
So, even though I was doing pretty well those 14 days, sticking to my 1200 calories (except Christmas day—was more like 1800), and walking, I was miserably STUCK.
NOOM gives you a caloric number you are supposed to abide by, and that’s usually easy for me. But they also break it down into healthy food groupings ala GREEN (great), YELLOW (okay), and RED (limit). They do give caloric limits for them also.
Well looking back through my food stats, most days I was OVER in the RED calories. This is the kind of thing that will put your weight loss into a stall—even if you walk 15 miles a day.
I had started buying Good Thins Veggie Rice crackers to snack on. But I guess it’s become a GREEN light for me to OVERDO the snacking. Just another food I need to give up if I can’t be moderate eating it. It’s also a RED food calorically, which is driving my RED numbers up! 😦
I’m getting back to looking/watching those RED numbers more closely, and adding extra protein calories into my diet. 🙂
HOM has me back down to 199.2 this AM. Alas I’m dancing to its tune—doing the scale polka!