A Mixed Bag Of Stuff

So, yeah. I went dark again, despite telling myself that I was going to be really good and write a post every day. And, if you’ve been following along for a while, that means one thing: I had a rough couple of weeks.

Oddly, it was only sporadically rough. Except for last Friday, I hit my walking goals. And, except for a few days, I hit all my calorie goals. So I don’t quite understand why it felt so rough. I mean, objectively, things went pretty well.

The mind is a strange thing, I guess.

Weighing on n yesterday was a strange thing. It was my first weigh-in in 21 days (I’ve been avoiding it), and I gained 3 pounds. So, 347 now. But my pants feel a little loose, which is something that is confusing me.

Long story short, here’s where I’m at. I weigh more, but my pants fit better and the walking is a whole lot easier. Like, “several times over the last few weeks I had to knock out two or more miles at a single go to hit goal, and my legs weren’t sore the next day” easier. So I’m just going to go on record as saying that this health business is strange and peculiar and I wish it made more sense.

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Ouch

I made all my goals yesterday! And now, my legs ache! Thigh muscles, calf muscles, and even the Achilles’ tendon of my left leg. Getting back on track is not, sadly, as easy to do as it is to say.

I’m not giving up, though. The aches are temporary, and I know for a fact they will go away as I get myself firmly back on routine. (Although I won’t object if that happens sooner rather than later.)

Fifty-one

I’m feeling annoyed.

See, I’ve got this calorie budget going on, right? I can eat as many as 2,500 calories a day, if I wish. Well, yesterday, you know what I found when I totaled my calorie intake? I found I’d eaten 2,551.

That’s right. I went 51 calories over budget.

Yes, I know it’s not that big a deal. And I know that most calorie counts are estimates. BUT STILL. It’s the principle of the thing!

Aaarrrgh.

Oh, well. I guess I can just live with the fact that I got all of my other goals done.

Let’s Try This Again, Shall We?

Wow. Everything went really downhill after that last post. A delightful combination of fatigue and a bacterial infection caused me to spend most of Wednesday and Thursday asleep. Heck, I felt bad enough that I didn’t feel up to seeing my doctor until Friday.

Fun times.

The medication is taking hold, though, and I got plenty of rest, so I’m feeling human again. Human enough that I’m going to try to get back into my exercise program once I get home from work. We’ll see, though.

2018 has been a miserable year, so far. How do I get a do-over?

Thoughts On The Day Off

It’s Wednesday, which means I get my mid-week break from the dumbbell workout I’ve been doing. In an ideal world I would have still gotten up and gone walked my. After all, doing some cardio exercises n the down time is still a good idea. But I didn’t.

Why? Partly because I’ve still got a half-healed broken toe, which ached a little after the 5.12 miles I walked yesterday running errands. Partly because 3 am is early, and I didn’t want to get out of bed. And partly because of this nonsense:

That is my car (envy me my sweet ride) dusted with snow. I was walking around without a coat yesterday, and today there’s snow. Not a lot, honestly, but that’s not the point.

In other news, I noticed an interesting thing for the future of my work with the dumbbells. The set in my clubhouse goes escalates the pounds as follows: 1, 2, 5, 10, 15, 20, 30, 40, and then a whopping one 50 pound dumbbells. So, yeah. That escalated rapidly. I mean, don’t get me wrong: I look forward to the day I’m doing my routine with the 40 pound weights. But that’s going to take some doing.

Seriously. I Miss The Caffeine. A Lot.

Day two of decaffination dawns without headaches, which is a good thing. Sadly, I went to bed on a fully caffeinated schedule ;about 9 pm, which is late for me) and then woke up on a “I get up at 3 am schedule”. So, yeah. I’m not overwhelmingly tired, but I wouldn’t mind going back to bed. The 2 degree temperature might have something to do with that, though.

Otherwise, I’m feeling pretty good bi hit my calorie budget yesterday, and I feel confident that I’ll do it again today. And the cold is mostly cleared up, so I’ll be back to exercising and walking again on Monday. I can’t wait!