Well I am at it again. A few times a week I will get off of the bus 40+ blocks away from the office and walk there. Since I am carrying my heavy handbag and a change of clothes it takes about an hour. I had to modify the my bus schedule to catch an earlier bus so that I could clean up and change. But this is worth it. When I arrive at work I have already had a workout. I feel determined and satisfied, not to mention a lot of points on my pedometer. I am grateful for that.
I went into my weekly meeting I knew for sure that I was going to have a bigger weight loss but the scale had a surprise for me. I gained 1.2lbs. We all know that we should not put a much stock in the scale because it can fluctuate from week to week. I di feel like I was retaining water for two days. That may have been part of it. I had hoped that it wouldn't show up on the scale but it did. I can't say I'm not disappointed. But I also believe in the long run that I am moving in the right direction. As my leader Melanie always says, "the check is in the mail". Check Please!!!
THIS WEEK'S ACTIVITY
Tues. all day = 6pts
Wed. all day + walking laps after work = 8pts
Thurs. all day + walking a 5K lap = 10pts
Fri. all day = 2pts
Sat. walking to the movies + 4 miles around the track = 10 pts
Sun. laundry + laps around the track = 10 pts
Mon. 40+ blocks to work + laps around track at night = 9pts
TOTAL POINTS = 55 POINTS!!!
I have been really lucky the last few weeks and I have been having fun. A few weeks ago, my hubby sent me and the boys to see "Zarkana: Cirque du Soliel". We had a great time. Before the show we did our tourism bit by walking to Rockefeller Center in the rain. Then we went to the LEGO store. I cannot tell you how much Lego means to me. My BFF introduced them to me when I was a tween and I forced myself to stop playing with them so that I could be a teenager. When Josh was small, I introduced him to Lego and he played with it until he was in high school too. My apartment was a sea of Lego sets from one end to the other and I loved it. Jake does not care for Lego as much as we did. Jake is a rocknroller. Lego requires a lot of dedication. But Jake still loved the Lego Store excursion. "Zarkana" was wonderful. It's a circus opera without animals. It was beautiful and a beautiful graduation gift to Jake.
FROM NEW YORK TO SEATTLE
2,578.09 miles - 93.11 miles( 3 weeks forth) = 2,485 miles to go