Well, I gotta say this about winter -- it makes for some tough walking when the way isn't plowed, and that has to burn up more calories, right?
Today's weight -- 139.6 WHOOO HOOO! Now, I've made this weight before, pre-Christmas, so it's taken me a month to get back to that. I'm hoping it's onward and upward (downward?) for the next little while. I have a couple of birthdays in February, but I think two pieces of cake won't be too bad. It's not like the nearly constant offerings of sweet temptation over the holidays. I hope.
And I hit a new record in number of steps, achieved by walking for two and a half hours in -20 C. weather (that's -4 Farenheit). Bit brisk by the lake and see above re the tough going, but it was sunny and I felt I'd been cooped up too long.
Also, my friend got me one of those exercise balls for Christmas. I definitely feel I need some toning, so I started working with that in addition to walking on the treadmill. Boy, I sure felt it! So I'm not doing too much yet with that. I hope to do more every week. And this weekend, I'm increasing the slope of the treadmill. There's also more snow in the forecast, so more shoveling.
This week's step/treadmill tally:
Jan. 23 - 1 hr. on TM
Jan. 24 - I hr. on TM
Jan. 25 - 20,527 steps (!!!!)
Jan. 26 - 1 hr. on TM
Jan. 27 - 1 hr. on TM, plus exercise ball (first time I lifted the thing with my feet while lying on my back, I dropped it and smacked myself in the face)
Jan. 28 - 14,705 (in a blizzard to pick up my nephew at school) plus I shoveled 3 times
Jan. 29 - I hr. on TM, 10 leg lifts with eball, 10 leg/arm lifts with eball (to work the abs -- and boy, did it!)