I mentioned before that I was going to start a feature here about my journey toward better health. I was going to call it Fitness Friday. The problem is that Fridays aren't a good writing day. I've been trying to find another catchy title, but I'm at a loss. I considered Weighty Wednesdays but that made me feel fat and also implies that the sole purpose was about losing weight when in reality it's about being healthy. Why don't any days start with H? That would be helpful. Someone get on that.
The next thing I thought of was Status of the Fat Ass. Say it fast. It almost rhymes. But then I remembered how corny I am when I'm trying to be clever. So while that's the title of today's post, I'm really hoping I come up with something else for next week.
Wednesday is a good day for me to write here, even if it's a quick update, so I think I'm going to stick with that day. If someone can think of a clever title, maybe even some alliteration with the word Wednesday, feel free to make a suggestion. If I use it, I'll give you a (fat-free, low-cal) cookie next time I see you.
So here goes, the kick off post. Had I done this two weeks ago, I would have said, "You guys, I weighed myself and I am 159.4 pounds, which is terrible, but at least it's not 160."
Now I can say this:
You guys, I weighed myself on Monday and I am 160.8 pounds. Which is just terrible. There is no but.
That weight is appropriate for someone at least five inches taller than I am. Since I'm not likely to grow, I have a bit of a problem.
But this isn't just about weight. This is about healthy habits and bad habits, about being active versus being sedentary, and about having a healthy mindset versus a not-so-healthy one.
Today, even though I have picked up the stomach bug my kid just got over, even though my toe is still broken, and even though I was 100% not in the mood for this, I took myself out for a walk because it was just THAT beautiful out. I managed 1.26 miles. I'm glad I went. I'm tired now.
Update: Since I wrote the first draft of this post, I can't even pretend I don't have this stomach virus. I was pretending I was well when I went for the walk. Now, not so much. Oh well. Sometimes denial works. This time it didn't.
My reason for posting this feature weekly is simple. I need some accountability. I need to take care of myself regularly, not sporadically. Next week I hope to tell you that I made some self-care progress. For now I'll leave it at that. I hope you'll join me on this part of my journey.
Update 2: I had been hoping to have blood test results back by the time I started this feature. The blood was drawn 2 weeks ago, but I never got results. So I called and the doctor's office took 2 days to call me back. Apparently, the lab lost my blood. How you lose blood is beyond me, but I've been invited back to have more blood drawn, "if I want to." Yes, that's exactly what I *want* to do. Sigh.