health and fitness 

2013.04.18Great week!!

Weighed in this morning at 225.0. DAMN nice numbers for the office weight loss challenge -- I'm down over 4 1/2 pounds from last week's weigh-in.

The amazing thing about it is that I'm not doing this on Atkins. I'm applying some of the rules -- easy on the bread, et cetera -- but I think the key has been my activity levels. I mean, I've been eating pasta!!

I've been able to apply a little analysis to my walking routine. Particularly because it's been so cold, my walking has been inside the office -- up and down four flights of stairs and across two floors. Each such break is good for about 565 steps and puts me away from my desk for fewer than six minutes. Doing this three or four times each day helps me hit my step goal of 7,000 steps.

But the other big factor is eating at home. I'm driving home for lunch instead of visiting restaurants -- it's part of an effort really more designed to save us money, but I believe I'm eating less and more healthily (think additives) than before.

And the steps count really is motivating me to me more active. After dinner (which was relatively EARLY!!) and despite the cold, I invited kiddo outside to shoot some hoops in the driveway. I wanted to increase my activity and put up some better numbers.

I just need to keep doin' what I'm doin'!

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