I am craving almonds. They had become my snack of choice during low carb. It is easy to keep a can of plain, unsalted almonds in my desk drawer for the afternoon lull. It seemed like a healthy choice and just a small handful took care of the afternoon munchies that often hit. I never felt bad about having a few. Oddly, though I don't recall ever thinking "Boy, I sure would like some almonds." or "I can't wait for my afternoon snack of almonds." They were just a good option for me. I'd like to think this is a good thing, but instead I think this is just a thing, neither good nor bad.
Secondly, I can't quite figure out this walking thing. Until I was able to walk out side once last week and again this week, I got just over 7000 steps per day. I need 8146 to get to my goal of 2.7 per day. That seemed so elusive. I achieved that goal a time or two but never consistently. One day last week, it was gorgeous and I took a walk during lunch. That day I shattered all my records and walked 14,686!!! That is a personal best that I don't see myself surpassing any time soon.
On Monday of this week, I was able to go outside for another walk. I walked 3 laps around our parking lot. It was not quite 2000 steps. Adding that to my typical 7000 steps, I was expecting 9000. Instead I got 12,090. Then on Tuesday I took another stroll around the parking lot and racked up another almost 2000 steps and ended the day at 11,844. I had book club last night, so I wasn't able to walk quite so much. But still...how is it that I walk about 2000 extra steps at lunch but end the day with nearly 5000 extra steps?
On Wednesday, it rained. I did my best walking around the office but didn't quite get to 7000 before leaving the office. The math just doesn't work. If I only cut out 2000 parking lot steps, I should still be knocking on the door of 10,000 at the end of the day. Instead, at bedtime last night I had nearly 8000, which was back to my typical pre-lunch walk steps. The math just doesn't work. I am certain of my parking lot count because I tested that figure a couple of times.
Don't get me wrong. I'm not complaining. I'm quite excited. I'd just like to know what is going on. I want to replicate it. I think that maybe the lunchtime walk boosts my energy so much that I walk more without realizing it. Could that be it? I'm open to other theories. In the meantime, we're expecting a sunny day today, so I'll be strolling the parking lot at lunch!
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