Well, I went for my WI yesterday and found I had gained 1.4 lbs. I thought about how I handled the gain. Well, I am now more determined. I know part of the problem was TOM is visiting. We also went out to eat Friday night and at one point I found myself mindlessly eating those great tortilla chips and salsa Mexican food restaurants put on the table. After thinking, what the heck am I doing, I had my husband move them far away from me. But can you say salt??? So, with that and TOM, I was feeling rather bloated.
I started the week out well exercising, but by the end of the week it had fallen off. I got busy with work and said to myself that I just didn't have the time. If ever there was a WW meeting topic that was timely, it was this week's. We basically talked about how important it is to take care of yourself. I got to thinking, you know, I can find time to watch plenty of television, why can't I find the time to actually walk or workout? Well, today, I did it. I walked for an hour and ten minutes.
It was kind of funny, too. When I first started walking, I took the dogs. We really need to teach Ricky the appropriate way to walk with someone. He's all over the place, marking every tree, bush, leave, whatever, trying to chase squirrels, birds, other dogs, all the while pulling me and Poochie behind him. I have to say, though, he also gives my arms a workout, which is probably a great thing. Anyway, I had only made it about 1/2 a block and my back was really hurting. I thought, oh, no, I have another excuse for not walking. Then I decided, you know what, I'm going to work through the pain. Before long, I'm not sure when it happened, I no longer felt the back pain. Actually, I didn't realize it wasn't hurting anymore until after I got home from my over two-mile walk. I was amazed!
So, that's one day down.......