Report: Weigh-in date, Friday, December 7, 2012. Weight, 267. No change. Total lost to date, 33 pounds. Still managing to avoid damage.
I think after this weekend I’ll be able to concentrate on breaking this plateau I’ve reached. My shopping should be done and my schedule should go back to normal. I really hate trying to lose weight during the holidays, which is why I am not too worried as long as I don’t start to gain. My last hurdle will be this week when I make Oatmeal Scotchies for the office party. I love those things.
I’m going to put some effort into getting more physical activity. Currently, I go to the gym before work and in the late morning Monday through Thursday and just in the early morning on Friday. At the beginning of 2012 I promised myself (call it a resolution if you like) I would climb the stairs at work at least once each day I was there, and I have kept that promise. I have progressed from taking the stairs between floors 2 and 3 to taking the stairs from the basement to the 3rd floor. On days when my knee doesn’t bother me I’ve done it more than once.
So, how to increase my activity? I really don’t want to go to the gym after work, mainly because that’s when it is really crowded. I’d like to walk, but it is getting dark when I leave the office, not to mention cold. I may have to make myself brave the crowds at the gym and walk on the treadmill. I’d like to do something besides the elliptical, which I already do twice each day during the workweek.
I probably should try to get some planned exercise on the weekends, but I spend that time catching up on things I can’t get done during the week like shopping, writing, a little cleaning, reading, spending time with my son, etc. I try to do things where I walk around, can take stairs, and stuff like that.
Oh, well. I’ll think of something, try it next week, and report on it in the next post. Today I have to finish my Christmas shopping. We must have our priorities!
Until next week….