As of the end of the day yesterday, I have 233 miles! It was another fabulous walking week and I made the most of it to be sure. I know these glorious days won't last forever and I need to relish every moment. And I am!
Unfortunately, I'm not exactly sure what this week will hold. I'm only planning to work Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this week because my sister's wedding is Saturday. I'll be working for sure Thursday and Friday, but I'm not sure about the number of steps I'll get. I've discovered that I can get 10,000 steps in before I leave the office during the week, if I take a lunchtime walk. The schedule for Thursday and Friday so loosey goosey, I'm not sure if there will be a lunch time, much less a walk. It may be a grab & go. I'm determined to stick to my eating plan though.
I have given myself permission to have a bite of the lemon cake that I made. I can skip the red velvet. I'm surprised about my feelings towards that. Even with permission to eat the lemon cake, I'm not sure that I will. Maybe one bite, maybe not. I just haven't decided if it will be worth it. I'm really in the zone now, and once I get of track it is hard to get back on. I might wrap up a slice and put it in the freezer. In fact, I'm really leaning towards that option right now. By Saturday, who knows where my mind will be.
I've got another extenuating factor for the week. A much beloved aunt is in her last days if not hours in her life on this earth. We said our goodbyes over the weekend. She's ready to go. She has an autistic son for whom care must be arranged, but several of us have promised that we'll make sure he's cared for properly. But, I am fully expecting to attend a funeral this week as well.
Everything has helped me to recognize that getting 10,000 steps in per day, is a nice goal to have, but it isn't the be all, end all of life. It is a nice goal and that is all. I'm doing my best, but at the same time giving myself a great big break.
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