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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Feeling Like a Fool, but an Inspired Fool

Thoughts for today
I found this post from my blogger friend Ruth Anne the other day inspiring. She mostly wrote about the Super Bowl, but the second half of her post was the part I really took something from. The way she managed to do her workout video when there were clearly a million and one great and legitimate reasons not to made me realize that I can make an exercise committment too. Yeah I've been doing the pedometer thing, but mostly I've just been doing what was required (7000 steps) to get daily points and bonus points. After reading Ruth Anne's post, I decided there is no reason I can't get at least 10,000 steps every day of the week. This will require a decent amount of exercise beyond the normal steps I get in a routine day and I think will be critical to getting where I want to get in terms of weight loss. Well, it was getting near bedtime tonight and I only had a little over 8000 so I just ran up and down the stairs a bunch of times and got tired of that. Then I ran laps around our house in 15 degree weather looking and feeling like a fool, but I finally got to 10,000. Hopefully no neighbors saw, thanks Ruth Anne!

Ran 1.8 miles on the Wii Fit. Did lots of other silly things (see above) to get to 10,000 steps.

2 Fiber One apple bran muffins. Very good. 2 cups of black coffee.

Jersey Mike's. Not exactly a healthy sub, but an excellent sub. Regular size roast beef and provolone on wheat with tomato, lettuce, banana peppers, onions, spices, and vinegar. Several glasses of water.

Wife's homeade chili with 10-15 fat free Saltines. Excellent batch! Several glasses of water.

Fiber One Oats and Chocolate bar. A bunch of carrots, green and red bell peppers, cucumbers leftover from the Super Bowl vegetable tray, dipped in balsamic vinegar. 10-15 Reduced Fat Wheat Thins.


  1. Making time to exercise when there is no time is a MASSIVE achievement! And a definate sign of progress!

    The super bowl is something that's not big in Australia. We have our own footy season with the wild parties. My fav is the Bledisloe[SP?] cup, Australia Vs New Zealand, BIG rivalry! I was born in NZ and have called Aust home for 23 years [since i was 16] so i really enjoy those games! I don't care who wins. I just like the games lol

    Your food for today sounds great :o)

  2. Good for you! Those extra steps just took you closer to your goal... Keep it up!

  3. Good for you. There is a guy my husband works with who lost 100 lbs. The exercise he did was running up and down his street. He never knew how far he would last, so that's what he did. he ate less too. Nothing crazy though, just old fashioned eat less and move more.

  4. Proud of you for bumping up the exercise! And I'm glad you garnered so much joy from my "poop" story, lol. :)

  5. If you run around the house fast enough, no one will see you :)

    Congrats on pushing and hitting the 10,000. The pedometer creates a bit of an addiction...but a good one!

  6. Hey, good for you! And who cares if the neighbors saw; maybe YOU'LL inspire THEM! =)

    Great job working out and keeping up with the healthy eating habits. It's work, hard work, but isn't our well being and health worth it!? =)

  7. I'm *sure* no one saw you running around the house and posted it on youtube :) (always my biggest fear) Great work!