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Morning walk

January 12, 2011

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Today marks the beginning of my second week of getting up at 5:00 AM. I’m hoping that it also marks the passing of me feeling like I’ve been hit in the head with a sledgehammer. Although I was tired when I got up, I did not feel like a zombie. I went on my walk and, when I got back, I bent to my tasks with reasonable alacrity.

Two more weeks. Just two more weeks and my body will be used to it.

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201.5

November 25, 2010
201.5

201.5

…And on Wednesday, my weight dropped quite satisfyingly again. All this walking, along with being mostly very good on my diet, is paying off.

202.5

November 25, 2010
202.5

202.5

On Tuesday my weight dropped quite satisfyingly.

203.5

November 25, 2010
203.5

203.5

Here’s my weight reading from Monday morning. I had a bit of an increase from the weekend, as expected — nothing I couldn’t take off during the week.

202

November 19, 2010
202

202

On the one hand, I’m cheating a little bit by weighing myself after a morning walk of over three hours, and before eating anything. On the other hand, the first few times I stepped on the scale it read 200.5. In any case, my weight is dropping as quickly as I could want. I feel that, after two weeks of vacation, followed by several weeks of post-vacation indolence and holiday indulgence, and capped by two weeks of sickness, I’m back in the groove. Yeah!

203

November 18, 2010
203

203

Ah, that’s heartening. The walking, the bagels and butter and French fries that I haven’t been eating and the beer and Pepsi that I haven’t been drinking have all added up. Seven more pounds to go until I reach fourteen stone.

205.5

November 17, 2010
205.5

205.5

I am of two minds. First, I’m sad and distressed to have gained any weight at all. Second, I have to recognize that gaining a pound or two, during eight days of being too sick to do much of anything at all, isn’t too bad.

This is temporary. This is not me descending into a rut. I have to keep telling myself that, and I have to exercise the vigilance required to make it true.

203.5

November 9, 2010
203.5

203.5

Now that’s more like it! It would be disingenuous for me to claim stupefaction at how I could have dropped so much since yesterday. Yet tact limits me to the following statements.

1. Late this morning I dragged myself out on a five-mile walk, with a heavy pack, in hopes of speeding my recovery from the creeping crud that’s had me hacking my lungs out for a few days.
2. I’ve made sure to eat plenty of broccoli lately.
3. If you don’t know how #1 and #2 are connected or why they are relevant, then odds are you don’t want to know.

206

November 8, 2010
206

206

All right, that’s a little better.

207

November 7, 2010
207

207

Drat. I was hoping to be down a bit from yesterday. Ah well. day-to-day variances don’t matter. It’s the overall trend that counts, and I’m going to keep doing my exercises — like the dips/pullups/stairs routine I have planned for later today — and I’m going to reach my goal.