Thursday, June 26, 2008

Walking for the Health of it

As you know from a previous entry I have decided that I need to have more activity in my life & walking is going to be a BIG part of that. I let DH know about my plans last night so he is now gonna get on the walking ban wagon so to speak & walk with me every morning before he heads off to work. This morning we did a 2.2 mile walk is about 35 minutes. It was in our neighborhood ... so many hills to go up ... wow was I out of breath but I felt amazing by the time we made it back home. We jumped into the car so we knew what the milage was ... I'm not a great guesstimator!!! We could have gotten another tenth of a mile in had we taken one of the cul-da-secs ... oh well, we'll know for tomorrow.

I've been on my eating plan all day ... I don't really have a plan so much as I'm just making for sure I don't eat to many calories. I'm trying to keep my calories somewhere between  1200-1300 each day. I do plan on taking in about 1600-1800 calories one day a week just so I can shock my body into believing I'm taking in enough calories. So far today I've had my morning fiber pill ... 4 grams for a serving =) 4 cups of coffee ... something I really should be giving up, a slim fast shake and 34 oz of water. Lunch was my fiber pill ... gotta get my fiber in somewhere ... a lean pocket and of course my 34oz of water. I'm thinking dinner will be another 34oz bottle of water steamed broccoli, carrots & cauliflower with ff cheese melted over the top and then grilled pork chops. I don't know what else to add with it. My snack will probably end up being the canteloupe (need to eat it before the sucker goes bad on me), with 34 oz of water which I have already started on. By nights end I will probably end up drinking another 34 oz on top of all the other water. I have been getting in 160-170 oz a day lately. I just seem to get enough water.  

After luch I felt like another workout so I pulled out one of my walk videos and started steppin. I completed a 3 mile. Let me tell ya what ... I didn't want to do that last mile but I kept thinking if I do finish it not only will I burn more calories but I'll be that much closer to my 4 month walking goal. I walked 5.2 miles today. I'm starting to fill my second wind coming on so who knows ... I might go for another walk. If I don't, no worries ... I've already put in my 10,000 steps for the day & burned over 500 calories doing it. I'd say that's a pretty darn good accomplishment.

Well, that's all for now. Til we meet again ... bottoms up to those water bottles. Water, it does the body good.

Oh, I almost forgot to say ... my scale doesn't hate me as much today as he did on Friday ... or even this morning. I'm now at 203.4! Not exactly where I wanted to be but all things considered ... I've very happy with where I am at.


  1. Looks like you are back on track. And all that water! Good for you, Dannelle

  2. I did not know you had this journal.  Adding it to my alerts right now.

  3. Emmi, I need to start walking again , Love Lisa

  4. You are doing great hang in there

  5. I think you're doing great. I need to start walking again too.

    Best Wishes,