Saturday, July 7, 2012


I love my Fitbit! It's the little digital pedometer that I posted about last week. Shawn and I have had a lot of fun comparing stats and trying to get more steps each day. The info uploads to the Fitbit website where it we can make daily goals and look at charts and graphs of our stats. Last night at 10:00 I was getting ready for bed and checked my Fitbit steps and I was about 600 from my daily step goal, less than half a mile from my mileage goal and two flights of stairs away from my stair goal. I was already in my pajamas but I didn't want to go to bed that close to my goal so I got dressed again and Shawn and I took a walk around the block and I ran up and down the stairs twice and then I could happily go to bed with all my goals met.

I never would have done that before! I'm not a night person. Once my pajamas are on, a house fire could barely convince me to get dressed and get out of the house. But ever since I started taking my daily bike rides and paying attention to my Fitbit stats I've had way more energy in the evening. I'm actually enjoying all the exercise. Even the diet is kind of fun. As long as I get my exercise in, I don't really feel like my calories are that restricted. I have to pay attention to what I eat but I'm not starving. I still eat occasional ice cream and other treats, just less of it. We'll see if I'm still this enthusiastic about it a month from now, but so far so good! :)

Today we've been running around getting Josh packed up for Scout Camp. He leaves early Monday morning and will be home on Saturday evening. It's going to be really weird having him gone all week. I'm going to miss him! He's never been gone this long before and my mom anxiety is kicking in but I'm trying to be OK about it. He's excited and he'll be fine. They're going to have a good time and everything I've read about it sounds like so much fun! I kind of wish I could go to camp for a week!

So all in all, things are going great around here these days. Tonight we're home relaxing and we're going to eat some ice cream because we managed to have a lot of calories left over. I made chicken and black bean burritos for dinner that were less than 300 calories and super yummy! Yay for low calorie dinners! :)

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