Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Just a little nudge.....

we only have 9 days left in the month of January so if you are doing the walking challenge and have set a goal, and need to reach it you have only 9 days left to do that walking.

However I can't talk, as I haven't even got 70 miles in yet.  Between the rain, freezing rain, sleet, snow and bitter cold temperatures I have missed a lot of walking this month.  Mind you I can't only blame the weather as we have had some nice days in amongst those days where I just couldn't be bothered to go walking.  I did manage to get seven miles walked today as it wasn't as cold.  I walked twice once for 60 minutes and once for 51 minutes.

I am hoping to move a couple more pounds of weight also by the end of the month, but I am not holding my breath with that 😊 I have lost four pounds so far this month, so I am happy with that.

I have more or less cut out milk from my diet, just have it in coffee when I am out.  I did make cauliflower with cheese sauce the other night for supper and blew up like a balloon afterwards, However it won't stop me eating it every now and then.  I have switched to lactose free yogurts, and almond milk if I have cereal that needs milk.  Not loving that almond milk, but it's only half a cup with a cup of cereal, so it won't kill me.  I don't eat too many eggs and they don't seem to bother me.  Cheese I don't eat too much off but did have the most gorgeous chicken and goat cheese panini at a restaurant the other week, gosh it was good.

Stopped having hummus and then had some the other day and again got a bad stomach from that; its the garlic in it.  So I am trying to avoid garlic and for the most part onions, but do have onions in recipes every now and then.  Changing the my diet is a work in progress, but I am incorporating some of the suggestions from the FODMAP plan.

I have developed an aversion to the treadmill???  No idea why, so I need to get back into the habit of hopping on it.  Even if its for just 30 minutes while the news is on.  I set the speed at 3 mph, so I can walk a mile and a half in 30 minutes, which over 9 days will be another 13 and a half miles to my total.  So I may just make my 100 mile goal for the month yet!!

By the way I am more than capable of walking at least 120 miles a month, I just need that nudge!!!  So please nudge away.............

8 comments:

Jenn Jilks said...

:-)

I try to work out every morning. If I do that, when I have to be out of the house in the morning, I forgive myself of that.
I know you are right about dairy, but I love my cheese!!!!
Good luck.

William Kendall said...

If you're able to drive out, it might help to walk in a mall early in the mornings to avoid the bad walking conditions outside.

Jackie said...

I don't think I could walk as much as you. Perhaps when we get the treadmill back from storage. I have a friend who walks at the mall on those miserable weather days.

God bless.

Anonymous said...

I have not been able to do the walking I had hoped to do this month either, as I mentioned previously life has got in the way. Things are getting back to normal, so should start again.

Patricia

Jane Karwat said...

Thanks for the nudge. It has been tough walking with the weather we have had. I had a treadmill but really disliked it. I would just rather be outside. Good luck with the walking.

NYK in Frugaldom said...

Nudge, nudge... :) Well done losing 4lbs over the month. :)

Jane said...

Nudge nudge...I'm the same with my stationary bike right now - not really inclined to get on it. Hopefully we'll get our motivation back soon.

DUTA said...

Walking is very important to general health and I do it with pleasure. However, it doesn't help loosing weight, not in my case anyway. What helps is counting calories or carbs.