remy525's Journal, 27 August 2008

8/27/2008. Day three of walking challenge.

Worked most of the morning, late start for the walk (11:30). Pain level is higher than it's been (4-6), definitely thwarts my mobility. Darn! Don't understand why the pain's high today, maybe I overdid it yesterday? Either way, think I'll keep it closer to home today just in case it overwhelms me.

Finally under 150 and down another pound--yeah! Staying below my suggested calorie range really helps. Although I wonder what the new, fancy scale will show. This old thing has always been pretty reliable, but will it sync up with the new one? I'll know in a few more days...don't want to get too excited until then.

Off to walk...

I can't believe there are so many winding wooded trails within minutes from my house! How is it that I never knew this before?
Walked around the school grounds & by the ball fields, mostly just to keep off of concrete. Just by dumb luck found a path that led into some woods & from there discovered an incredible maze of paths leading in every which direction, through woods & fields of tall grass...just wonderful!

Rail-trail's got some stiff competition!

Gotta admit it was a little spooky; guess that's the big city girl in me, never stop looking over my shoulder. Next time I'll bring a whistle, and maybe a small spray can of something.

Sure wish I had a walking buddy...the dogs are too friendly.

It really helped to stay off of concrete. Soft grass & trails & after a while I forgot I even had a pinched nerve.

Pain level really intensifying as day drags on. Took the additional mg, no help. Don't understand this!

Great lunch mix today! Fresh frozen veggies, mixed together in a bowl with a bunch of spices & a tsp of grated parm...surprisingly good! Peas, baby lima beans, a couple of brussel sprouts, some green beans & pearl onions. Who'da thunk it...a 1/3 of sun-dried tomato matzo on the side & a plum for dessert. Felt full for most of the afternoon.

Dinner: the usual salad stuff...plus tri-colored rotini with Newman's own sweet onion/roasted garlic sauce, fresh broccoli, a few sliced green olives, & a 1/4 cup of shredded skim mozzarella. Total calories for the pasta only came to about 260! Not bad...

Okay, only used 947 calories...don't know how I managed that but I think I'm gonna treat myself to something. Popcorn & a movie? PB&C Dark Chocolate dreams? ICE CREAM ??!!

Stats:
Walked 1.2 hours.
Calisthenics 30 minutes

Calorie Balance:
Calories eaten: 1315
Calories burned: 2059

Fat 24 (sat-8, poly-2, mono-5)
Protein 19
Carbs 57 (fiber-22.9)
Cholesterol 63.8 mg
Potassium 1,995.2 mg (42%)
Sodium 2,336.7 mg (156% -- how to reduce the darn sodium!!)
water - 8 glasses


148.0 lb Lost so far: 7.0 lb.    Still to go: 13.0 lb.    Diet followed reasonably well.

Diet Calendar Entries for 27 August 2008:
100 kcal Fat: 0.50g | Prot: 3.00g | Carb: 24.00g.   more...
2297 kcal Activities & Exercise: Housework - 1 hour, Calisthenics (heavy, e.g. pushups) - 10 minutes, Calisthenics (light, e.g. home exercise) - 20 minutes, Walking (moderate) - 3/mph - 1 hour and 10 minutes, Desk Work - 6 hours, Resting - 9 hours and 20 minutes, Sleeping - 6 hours. more...
on diet remy525's own diet   losing 7.0 lb a week

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