Sunday, May 4, 2008

Slacked off today

A relatively low step day today. Right around 10k. I walked to church this morning then did our weekly grocery shopping at Sam's and Fred Meyer. Unlike other shopping trips, I didn't make a point of walking down every single aisle in the stores. I went to a cell group meeting this evening and instead of walking like I've done in the past, I went ahead and got a ride. I guess I just felt lazy today. That seems to be happening way too often. I felt naseous today after my lunch medicine and just didn't feel like doing much walking. Actually, I didn't feel like doing much of anything today. Last year at this time, I was spending many hours per day walking everywhere. Some days piling up in excess of 50k steps. Especially on a weekend. What's happening? Maybe I got burned out on walking or maybe I just have less time this year than last year. One difference is that I've been spending more time with the Barrow NSF project. I have a hobby competing for my time now. If I had any free time today, I probably would have been out on the road on my bike instead of walking. I think that maybe I was somewhat obsessed with walking in past years with near marathon distances just about every Saturday last summer. But even with all the walking it was still a long slow process to lose weight. I still have about 20 lbs to go but at least I'm off the obese end in the BMI graph. My goal for the summer is to get into the "normal" part of the graph. Given how difficult it is to get rid of the weight, you can be sure that I'm not going to let it build up again.

1 comment:

  1. I think it's amazing the amount of steps you take! I've been watching you at the top of the UAF leader board for over a year...trying to catch you in all of these expeditions; so much so that all my friends know your name. That's how I got into walking 20,000 steps a day. But I agree, it's a slow process taking off the weight. I hope you reach your goal of being in the normal part of the BMI range by the end of the summer!!!