To Step Or Not To Step…
Last year, I walked 6,685,801 steps or about 18,318 per day. As pf 8/14, I’ve walked 4,331,839 or about 19,252 steps per day. Despite my increased number, I’ve been trying to walk less.
Last year when I racked up those big numbers, I was forcing myself to walk everywhere. Compared to biking though, walking takes time. I’m at MMM HQ most weekdays and that’s a 3-mile round-trip from my home. At my pace, that’s about 50 minutes of time. A bike takes about 20 minutes round-trip. Even faster on my ebike.
The main reason I walked was to lose weight, but was it really necessary? Speed walking burns calories, but how about just eating less? I could either:
- Walk everywhere: Consume 90 minutes of very precious time daily.
- Eat less: Consume lettuce.
I chose the latter.
So far, it’s not working well. That’s because I was so active over the summer. Now that the girls are back in school, my walking will calm down.
This week, I’m down another 2.2 pounds to bring my total loss to 8.2 pounds. Not bad for two weeks:
And now that the girls are back in school, I’m going to ramp up my exercise. I have some big bike rides planned (across the USA?), so I’m going to be in the saddle a lot. I’ll try to ride 100 miles per week.
Left on my own, it’s easier to stick to a good diet too. Younger Daughter has a list of 2.5 things she’ll eat. Older Daughter is somewhat more adventurous but gets easily bored. On the other hand, I’m happy eating the same thing every day, like this peanut butter tofu:
Mmmmm, peanut butter tofu…
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