Beck’s Progress – July 30 – August 5, 2018
I can’t actually remember how I did stats or whatever last time I was around this way. But I know this time I’m starting pretty slow and avoiding the scale except for one time a month.
Last time I was on the scale was July 30th. My weight was 234.9 pounds. I won’t be taking my weight again until August 30th. That being said I have a daily goal of 10,000 steps. This week was something else. So let’s go day by day.
Monday, July 30th
Total steps: 21,293
Monday was the easiest day of this week. It was a work day that’s a boat load of steps. Came home hit the treadmill. It was a good day!
Tuesday, July 31
Total steps: 20,610
So this was another work day. I got to go to work a little later than usual so I made breakfast for myself and my Dragon (That’s my kid.) Got on the treadmill.
I was very serious on Tuesday. I was totally ready to beat the living crap out of my goal.
At my job you aren’t allowed to wear jewelry of any kind at all, that includes watches. So the Fitbit gets taken apart and tucked into my sock to read my steps and heart rate while I work.
That being said… I worked my shift and about an hour to the end of the shift and I realize I haven’t felt the familiar vibration of the 10,000 steps goal achieved. Hmm.. that’s odd. So I take a moment to go to the restroom to check it. It’s GONE! NO!
Where is it? Where in the world did it go? So my last hour of work I’m kind of searching for it. Very sad and wondering how in the world I’m going to afford to replace it?! Anyway, I leave work looking down at the ground in the parking lot. What do I find sitting right beside my car? There’s my fit bit. With only 2,800 steps on it. Fabulous!
So I go home and do my thing and start thinking about dinner. Weigh, measure and enter it into the food diary. Boom.. I’m over budget by a lot. Why am I over? Because I am DYING for a Mountain Dew. I want one so BADLY!
I have to work to be able to get the thing to read that I can have that Mountain Dew (Mindset of a caffeine addict.) I know that work is bare minimum of 8,000 steps but I don’t know how to enter that into the fit bit app.
I have to get more steps. I get on the treadmill. I’m stepping and stepping and stepping to achieve the goal. Bam… finally at 20,610 steps the thing finally reads barely under budget. I WIN! I drink my Dew with pride.
Wednesday, August 1
Total Steps: 10,933
I’m not going to lie. I was seriously SORE from the day before. I simply worked and called myself done.
Thursday, August 2
Total Steps: 12,888
Thursday, I was off work. TADA! Happy day! La la! Not really.
Thursday was the day I did all my errands. Grocery shopping was the main one. All in all it was a long day and I was tired by the end of it.
Dinner was a chicken salad. I sat down to go over a schedule for the weekend chores. And then it hit, MASSIVE pain. My abdomen felt like it was cramping, stretching and pulling and all kinds of just scream worthy pain. It was absolutely horrible. This pain continued for hours upon hours.
Friday, August 3
Total Steps: 10,148
At 6:30 AM, I was totally aware that I was not going to be able to work today. I called in immediately. Doubled over, I took myself to my doc.
We discussed what was happening and what we can do to figure out the pain. Now it’s time to collect the money for the testing to figure it out and until then, lettuce will not be in the diet again.
The crazy part is after the doctor and all of that, I had about 2,000 steps. In my head, I had to get 10 thousand. Doubled over, I stepped back and forth in the house. It was painful. I achieved my goal.
It was absolutely stupid for me to do that. There is something more important than achieving a goal. Self care. I am more important than a goal. For some reason I forgot that this day.
Saturday, August 4
Total Steps: 10,618
I didn’t feel overly well today. I called in sick again today. No work. About half way threw the day I felt much better.
I decided to work on the chores Laundry done, rest, kitchen clean, rest, living room clean, rest… lots and lots of rest.
Once I hit the steps just by doing what I needed to do. I was done. I put my feet up and rested some more.
Sunday, August 5
Total Steps: 10,177
I was off today. It’s usually my day of rest. Today wasn’t much different.
I sat on my butt for most of the day with breaks to the treadmill to hit the goal for day. By 5pm my Fitbit is off my wrist and onto the charger for the night.
I made my goals this week but it was rough. Very rough. It’s over. I’m going to reset myself for the next week. The goal is still 10,000 steps, with the hope of 15,000 steps. I plan to hit the goal. Fingers crossed!
Until next time, be nice to yourself and each other.