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April 21st, 2015 – Baby Steps

My friend Mike expressed some concern that I’m not eating enough, and also not moving enough. And while I’m not going to take that as an excuse to rush into the kitchen and eat more food, it is something I’ve thought about. Mostly though right now I’m just thinking about tracking everything (EVERYTHING!) and trying to make good choices. I’m trying to eat more vegetables, snack on fruit instead of junk, start my day off with good choices instead of those stupidly tasty little pizzas, and above all else hold myself accountable for everything that I shovel into my face.

On the moving more area, I’m working on that too. I’m pacing the yard when I take the dogs out to go potty. I’m trying to walk a few blocks in the neighborhood if nothing else. I did that today and walked 6 blocks in between some other things that involved me sitting still, though I really should have gone down to the end of the street instead of just three blocks down. Today is almost over and I’m at almost 2,500 steps according to my pedometer app on my phone. I don’t have my phone attached to me 24/7, so it’s not getting all of my steps, but it is getting most of them. I want to get at least this many steps in every day for the rest  of this week and next week I can add some to it.

Ultimately I’d like to be in a place where I’ve burning another 500 calories a day, getting my 10,000 steps in like everyone else, and enjoying a little more good food. But like I said, baby steps.