Same dealio as before. I woke up & decided I could get more work done at home today (didn’t want to have to carry 4-5 books with me over the bridge to the coffeeshop to work), so hubby, dog, & I took a long walk by the canal (portage) instead. This time we did an hour & 35 minutes. It’s weird, but by the time I get back to the car, my joints are tighter & more painful than before. I assumed they’d loosen up along the way, but that just isn’t happening!
Anyway, this is the third day in a row that the W8 challenge has pushed me to exercise for at least an hour, so my pedometer’s been getting a workout too. Which brings me to my title: I think I’ll aim for a full week of no less than 10,000 steps. This used to be easy-peasy when I was running, but these days it’s like a huge accomplishment if I break 5,000. I’m at 10675 so far for today, 12459 for yesterday, and 11080 for Wednesday. My Omron pedometer (which I don’t get paid to endorse cause they’d never let someone in my shape endorse their product anyway, but which I do recommend cause it doesn’t need a belt clip, fits nicely in your pocket, & never gets accidentally erased back to 0 steps) is perfect for this cause it stores a week’s worth of steps.
So…not even back to blogging a week & I have a fresh new blogroll of really great bloggers, the W8 challenge to keep me moving & honest & motivated, and a goal of 10,000 steps a day for a full week. I’m also really so very happy to be back in touch with folks from before who inspired & challenged me so much last year.
Other updates: put a call into the doctor who wasn’t in the office today. Apparently the best I can hope for right now is that they’ll have “his girls” call me back to discuss my test results late this afternoon. His office is back at home, now 9 hours away, so if he’s not going to treat me (and his failure to call me to discuss my results suggests he thinks the results & my symptoms aren’t a big deal), I’d like to learn that in a phone call rather than an office visit. Also, because of my insurance, I have to wait 30 days from my last appointment before I can switch doctors & I’d prefer not to do the long drive to have an appointment with this doctor if I’m just going to get disappointed and then have to wait 30 full days before I can dump him & get one who will treat me.
Okay, the health complaints are old & boring, so it’s time to cut that out.
Our dinner party went well last night. Hubby didn’t try the whole wheat flour for the pizza crusts: I suspect we’ll try that out on our own before we risk it with company. And I wasn’t very good, but I wasn’t all that bad. Breakfast was 2 eggs with a handfull of veggies, lunch was a salad, dinner was 3 small pieces of pizza (yes, 3!), a salad, and 1/2 cup apple crisp with 2 tbs vanilla ice cream, a beer, and a small snifter of Grand Marnier while we played cards. Argh! Still worlds away from what I would’ve eaten were it not for blogging, but worlds away from where I need to be in terms of willpower.
& we were up so late last night that all I thought of this morning was WALK. So I totally forgot to eat breakfast, which means no gold star for food today. Although I hit the salad goal for today already & am 2 pints into my 4 pints of water.
Okay, that’s about all the boring stuff I have to report today.