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Challenge Day 76

Saturday, December 07, 2019

Casey and I got in our challenge walk. He was good except for picking up a little feather and swallowing it before I could wrestle it away from him. I think he'll be fine.

The early morning walk-run was good. The slowest group today was walk only and I wanted to go slowly, but not that slowly. My back was hurting when I got out of bed, so I thought I should take it easy. I went with the second slowest group and after I was warmed up and stretched out I felt much better and could have gone a lot faster. Nonetheless, I enjoyed the run. Saw lots of Christmas lights. The city leaves their lights on until daybreak and so do some of the businesses. Also saw the set up for the Snow Fest, men with huge hoses making mounds of "snow" in the streets around Munn Park. Saw lots of kids playing and getting ready for the event, too. The leader did take a selfie with a couple of us included but I don't think she's posted it yet. The one downside was the map was confusing and our pace group leader Just decided to have us go around Lake Morton twice rather than try the part she didn't understand. So our run might not have been quite as interesting as it could have been, but the sunrise was glorious and the scenery beautiful and I didn't mind running that mile twice!

I did go to WW today and I did have a 2.6 pound loss this week according to their scale. I'm officially back .2 under my WW goal. I got a voucher for WW online and plan to track that way for a while, using the Blue option with 200 zero point foods - most veggies, fruits, chicken and turkey breast, eggs, nonfat plain yogurt, fish and shellfish. The talk today was all about zero point foods and how these healthy foods should be the focus of what we eat throughout the day, even snacks. Our leader told us that just because a food is labeled zero points doesn't mean we should eat large quantities of it, but that we should eat it often. Makes sense.

Glad I went today, but I think the most helpful saying I've heard recently continues to be, "Do the right next thing!" And I plan to keep doing so.

Fingers crossed that my back will be fine even upon waking for the Holly Jolly Jingle Bell Jog on Dec 15. I think I strained my back wrapping a computer as a Christmas present. When I feel good it is so easy to forget to be careful.

Any hints for me about exercising despite challenges??

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