Mar 8, 2010

Monday Recap

Good day for Day 1 of Operation Back to Basics.

Points Eaten 26/26
Activity Points Earned 4
Moving 57 min walking

I didn’t end up going out with my friend after work, so I went for a walk with my husband around the neighbourhood. Since he had an aneurysm last year, his gait is unsteady and he is much slower than he used to be, now that the weather is warmer and there is no ice for him to slip on, I’m hoping we can get out more often to build up his strength and endurance again.  The first one is my walk with Dennis and you can see my pace was all over the place, because I didn’t want to walk faster than him so every time I got a few steps ahead I’d slow down.  The second one was on my own at lunch and much more steady.  The ups and down in that one are where I had to wait for lights, I just march in place so the sensor doesn’t stop completely, but it does slow down quite a bit.

Here are my stats from the Nike site. (I really, really wish I could just put my mini on here, she’s so cute!) As much as I love the site, I wish it would acknowledge walkers as well as runners or at least give an option to mark the workout as a walk or run, rather than assume everyone is a runner.


Look what else I did today. I know Tiffany is going to be so proud of me! I went by the WW Centre near by home and picked up the New Members Kit. It has a Points book for eating out and basic foods, a 3 month journal and a little recipe book with meal suggestions. That’s page one of my journal for today.


266 said...

It's wonderful to hear the excitement in your 'voice', Enz!

Candace said...

I'm really proud of you-congrats on the loss too!

anne h said...

Wonderful! That's alot of movement and activity!

The Incredible Shrinking Family said...

CONGRATULATIONS on both of the walks ! The walk with Denis may not look like perfection, but it is movement, and more importantly it IS helping him to regain his strength and mobility, which in the long run will greatly improve the quality of life for you both. ALL movement is good movement, and movement to help another is one of the better non scale victories in life. Enjoy your new kit !!!

dawne said...

I was always a sucker for buying those neat little packages. You have nice hand's the first thing I noticed in the picture of your journal. Congrats on your loss!!!

Tiffany said...

YAY! I am super proud of you. I think having a concrete plan is really going to help you get you back in the full swing of things.

Lisa said...

Good for you for getting out there and walking. I'm sure it helped bith of you. I had a stroke about 6 years ago.

- lisa

Seth said...

Good job! Looks like it was a good day.

Tamara said...

That's great exercise Enz. WTG. Hey, you should take a screen shot of your mini so we can at least have a look at her! :)

Jenn said...

Doing good, Enz! Keep it up!!!

Matt said...

I think WW is a good plan - I've followed it in the past and it definitely worked. I think of it as more a life plan than a "diet" and I found that after a while I could tabulate the points in my head without having to look up anything.

It was a brilliant idea to take common sense eating and exercise and assign it to a simple point system because people love their statistics. The creators must be wealthy beyond belief. I've always thought that I have one great idea like that in me, I just need to find it!

Fran said...

I love the pics from the Nike site.

Great first day Enz! And love your new haircut by the way.

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