Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Yop!

Thought I'd take a cue from all those Whos down in Whoville, and let out a small "Yop!" to let y'all know that I'm still here.

And I'm doing just fine. There's not a lot going on around here, but there's certainly nothing bad. Honestly, I think this just needs to get filed under "unexcused absence"...

Not sure how this unintended blogging break started - but I find that as I try to break this non-posting streak, I'm hit by conflicting emotions: "I don't have anything to say" vs. "I've got TOO much to say, where do I start???"

So - I thought I'd start small*.
Maybe breaking up the "WhereI'veBeen/WhatI'veBeenDoing" (or NOT been doing, as the case may be) into smaller bite-sized chunks.

Here, then, is the first chunk...




Well, perhaps the single most important thing was that I got through February with all my "X"es intact. (What's this about???)

February...


I'm telling you, this is insanely motivating to me for some reason - I can't figure out for the life of me why making my shiny red X each day is so important to me, but it is.

In February, the goal was to walk 3,000 steps or 1.5 miles over and above my everyday routine. And February was tough - there were several rain days, and even a day (or two!) of walking in the snow. But I got 'er done, and that - in the long run - was more satisfying than the temporary discomfort of walking in the rain. Or snow. Or just with a generally poor attitude...

(It's funny, this walking thing. For some reason, I've been eschewing taking FreshHotSmallSquare with me, and just concentrating on my Really Deep Thoughts.

Which some days are something actually approaching Really Deep Thoughts.

Other days, my RDTs are more along the lines of "How many steps have I taken? 1,349. 1,350. 1,351. Ugh, I hate this. 1,352. 1,353..." I wish I were kidding about that, but sadly, some days are like that. I do find that I notice more, am more observant of the world around me, when I don't have earbuds in. And I like that aspect of it...)




Since we're in March, I'll go ahead and share what I'm doing this month: 4,000 steps or 2 miles over and above each day. And so far, it's going well - despite the fact that I was really sick at the beginning of the month - I felt oddly like a martyr hauling myself out there with a fever of 102° . (Did I mention that I'm insanely motivated by the X? I'm entranced by them...) I'm not sure yet what April is going to bring. The obvious answer is to bump it up again to 5,000 steps/2.5 miles - but I feel like maybe I need to shake it up a little??? Must ponder this...

Sadly, the one big thing that I did not do in February? Lose any weight. In fact, I gained .8 of a pound. And honestly, the only surprise about that was that it wasn't more. There was some good eating in February. And, oddly, more drinking than is usual for me. But I'm chalking that up to the fact that February is a bitch, and you do what you need to do to get through it! :)

So - I guess for the year, I'm still down 4.2 pounds from where I started. Which is not particularly impressive, I know. But the goal wasn't to impress. It was to end the year 20 pounds lighter. So - as long as I stop this slight upward trending, I am still on track for meeting the goal. And that's not bad...

Later 'skaters!
(And thanks for bearing with me, even when I drop off the face of the earth for no good reason...)

xoxoxox






*'cause I sure do love my baby-steps...

8 comments:

Autum said...

Yop back at you!

Hockey Mom said...

Good job chickileta! I can't even claim I've been walking.

Lunch soon?

laeroport said...

Whew! If you hadn't posted today I was going to have to send the "are you still there?" e-mail. Yea! for you and those x's. And for me, despite going to the gym 3x a week at 5:00 a.m., I've actually gained 3 pounds. Rats.

Misty said...

so awesome. Alright, you motivated me. I am getting a wall calendar and practicing the X strategy!

3 to get ready said...

Well hello there! Your dedication is an inspiration to us all!

(Seriously, even when you were sick?? I had a cold on Saturday and I don't think I even got dressed.....)

Yay for you!

Samantha said...

That 'x' thing looks satisfying!

beki said...

Well honey, you're doing better than me! We need to catch up :)

Um, my word verification is "nodblo"....

Gotta Knit! said...

Wow, you've gone from 1 mile a day to 2 miles? You rock. As for "only" down 4.2 lbs good for you! Bet your clothes are fitting much better now.