Healthy Steps – Week 8

This was a challenging week for me; a three-day weekend, a trip, several stressful meetings, and a slow period at work. Any one of these can and did trigger my desire to eat EVERYTHING.

I didn’t eat EVERYTHING, but I certainly did eat plenty. Thus, is was a pleasant surprise when I was down .4 pounds for a total of a nice, even 21 pounds.

It’s not about being perfect, it’s about little steps.

The next big milestone is 10% lost: 17.1 pounds to go.

So, it’s with renewed focus this week that I’m going to work on my goals.

  • Tracking
  • No Frappachinos (didn’t buy them this week, so if I can just avoid the store…)
  • Eating my prepared food
  • Hit 10,000 all seven days, taking at least one break/lunch walk

I’m also continuing to thing about tackling the weekends. The WW topic this week is scheduling your  meals, something that struck me as a novel idea as regards to weekends. I tend to treat weekends as a free form meal experience. Adding some discipline to the days might be just the first step I need.

As a last note, speaking of small steps, today I came home and walked the dog 1.5 miles. When I started this my dog walks were averaging about .8 miles. My knee is getting better (I’m occasionally forgetting to wear my brace) and while my feet still hurt, I’m hopeful that with enough small steps that will improve.