Wednesday, May 26, 2010

It Seems So Silly

But I am exhausted beyond words!  Just that little trip to NJ has me so worn out that I can barely make it through the day.  I fight the fatigue all day long and struggle to keep my eyes open on the way home from work.  When I get in the door, I go right for the couch or chair and immediately fall asleep for an hour or more until someone wakes me up.  I don't wake up feeling refreshed though, I feel groggy and sleep deprived.  It is amazing to me how my body can react this way to something so seemingly minor.  I used to be able to do so much more and then keep on going!  Now any deviation from my routine sends me into a tailspin and I can't seem to get enough sleep to recover.  Last night I was in bed by 9:00 so I missed the season finale of Dancing With the Stars, Idol, Biggest Looser.  Thank goodness for Tivo!
In other news, I bought a pedometer.  I have been curious about how much I walk in a day, particularly at work and now I can find out.  It is simple to work, I just clip it on to my pants and go and it measures each step I take.  I got it through Weight Watchers, so it also calculates how many steps I need to take to add an extra point into my daily point intake, the date, and time, it's pretty handy.  I'm not sure where I heard it, but I know that the goal is to walk 10,000 steps per day.  That seems like an awful lot of steps, but we'll see!  I have noticed that what it does do is make you more concious of how many steps I am taking and by wearing it encourages me to take more steps.  So hopefully it will bring about some good results.  Heaven knows I  need them!  I didn't have a very good week weight wise and it is the first time since I started on my weight loss effort that not only didn't I have a loss, but I actually showed a gain!  I am not going to beat myself up over it, but I am going to try harder this week.  My whole goal is to try to loose weight while continuing to live a somewhat normal life.  Well, as 'normal' as I ever get anyway.
That's all for now.  I'll check in with you all later! 

1 comment:

  1. I wore a pedometer for a year or two. It does make you aware of how much or little you walk. I am a bit obsessive as I would put it on as soon as I opened my eyes in the morn and took it off just as I was about to lay down at night. I even had a note book which I kept track of my steps daily and how many steps it took to do my morning walk and walk my certain trails. It fell off one day and went to zero, I was crushed.
    Ya I know I am wierd.
    Haven't worn it in awhile. I should though because it seemed to make me walk more.