Also, I'm going to start watching The Biggest Loser this year and doing recaps and encouraging discussion about each episode. What would be great is if readers of the Healthy Writer blog could watch too, be inspired and join the day-after discussions. I'm hoping to get my hubby to watch with me.
I read some more of my Walk Off Weight book today. It covered the five-day walking plan of two days of longer, normal-pace walks with three days of shorter, faster-paced walks. I think I'll try one of the fast-paced walks tomorrow, especially since I'm also doing yard work in the mornings to try to get a bunch of stuff ready at the curb for the brush guys, who are supposed to be in our neighborhood sometime soon. I can always tell without even looking at the city's schedule online because large piles of brush start showing up in all our neighbor's yards.
The book also covered some sculpting exercises. I'm glad no one sees me when I attempt these things (or yoga, for that matter) because I'm really clumsy and tend to fall all over the place. Oh well, as long as it works.
I've been looking online for activity calorie calculators, and I can't figure out why different sites have them listed so differently. But I did find one at Discovery Health today that I like and will be using. Still, it's calculations for my activities is quite different from my pedometer. Granted, it's a cheap pedometer and perhaps not super-duper accurate. If you use this site's calculator, keep in mind that each time you add an activity, the calorie counter is cumulative for all activities. Hit refresh after each one to clear it so you can see what each activity burned.
Calorie intake: 1,052.96
Exercise: 45 minutes yard work (chopping limbs and dragging them to the curb), 10 sit-ups and 40 minutes low-impact aerobics