Today was big -- big! After I got off deadline, I went out for a 5k walk.
Now that doesn't sound like a big deal, but I've been fighting a frustrating battle with tendinitis in my right leg for what seems like forever.
But I wasn't going to let it or anything else stop me -- not the heat, the humidity, my tendons, my desire to curl up on the sofa with my Kindle and a vat of coffee.
Because the "calories in, calories out" equation has been messed up the past couple weeks. Not enough calories out.
Plus, I took a look at my weekly Fitbit stats, and the one thing that jumped out at me was the 60-something percent sedentary on the pie chart -- did NOT like that.
I did knock off a couple pounds from last week's "up" week:
That's still two pounds more than a couple weeks ago. But like I said last week, I'm not worried. It's mostly "bloaty" weight (and that "bloaty" reason is still in effect, if you catch my drift). When you get to the special, magical age of 50, everything becomes gloriously unpredictable.
A few of my favorite things
I love my TheraPearl ice pack. First off, it's pink, but it's got little pearly bubbles inside that makes the ice pack really flexible. The thing looks huge in the photo but I had it on the top of my knee/quad. Apparently, you can also heat it, but I haven't done that yet.
I also have one of their neck wraps, which is a horseshoe shape that can be used for more than your neck (again, the leg).
It's the Adidas AziZero adjustable cap, which I bought in a men's size since I have a freakin' huge head (to go along with the freakin' huge feet). The women's one comes in nicer colors; I had to settle for a two-tone gray. It's superlight and best of all, washable.
And one more fave, which I bought out of desperation on a weekend trip to Orlando -- Champion no-show women's socks, which are sold at Target. Again, they're pink but best of all, they come in extended sizes, so they don't go MIA down the back of my shoe.
And I'll leave you this weekend with my highlight of the day (aside from my afternoon nap): Justin Timberlake's LoveStoned, which kept me going on my walk when everything was flagging:
Fitbit provided Gail and Carol Fitbit Ultras for the Shrinking Sisters Summer Spectacular.