1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 
December 2015

Curiosity and other things
December 11, 2015

Sometimes on Fridays, I get curious about my weight. The numbers are usually what I like to see, and I start hoping that the number will be about the same on Monday (my official weigh-in day). But weekends are difficult to stick to my goals, so it's sadly no surprise when Monday's number is higher than Friday's.

This morning, I was talking to Tracy before he left for work. After he left, I was curious about the scale. It was lower than this past Monday's number. In fact, I was excited to see it was lower than I had expected. And for once, I am not just hoping it'll be close to that number on Monday, but I plan to make it happen.


I took a walk by myself this afternoon because it was such a beautiful day (52*F in December). I took my pedometer. I pushed myself at times, got a bit sweaty and thought I felt my heart beating. I walked for almost an hour. I wanted to keep going, but my body was saying "go home". When I got home, I checked the pedometer. 1.75 miles in 50 minutes. The mileage didn't seem right, so I mapped out my route on SparkPeople and it said the route was 2.2 miles. That made me feel better.

Another site similar to SP said that 2.5mph is a leisurely walk. Maybe in a year it'll feel like that, but it's as fast as I can go at the moment.
It also said that I burned 305 calories in 50 minutes. SP said I burned 322. My pedometer was even higher at 432. Since I don't have a heart rate monitor, I don't know how much I actually burned.

I might go for another walk later.


I realized that I didn't measure myself when I started this journey, so I plan to do that before Monday (hopefully with Tracy's help). Looking at SP, it looks like the last time I measured myself was in July 2011. I like those numbers and hope to eventually be there again.


A goal change for next week…
Track food. I spent a month tracking "when and why" I ate, but now it's time to add the "what and where" as well. After another month, check to see if I need to track calories as well.

Overall, I'm doing well, but I know I can do better.

Weighty Issues
by Christine
Join Now!
Sign in

January 2021
October 2020
September 2020
August 2020
June 2020
May 2020
March 2020
January 2020
December 2019
October 2019
May 2019
March 2019
February 2019
November 2018
June 2018
May 2018
January 2018
December 2017
January 2017
December 2016
May 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
September 2014
August 2014
March 2014
January 2014
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013

Login to select
your favorite journals

"You have not failed until you quit trying." ~Gordon B. Hickley

Visit my Forum

© Website Copyright 2015 by My-Journal.com
© Journal Content Copyright 2015 by the Author
Terms of Service Agreement
Privacy Policy