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!
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