It appears that I left the Indianapolis area during a last gasp of unseasonably fall weather. When I returned from my hike to enjoy my breakfast at the Days Inn, the local television weatherman was speaking of the 1" to 3" snowfall that was expected over the weekend. A quick check of the forecast for Chicago indicates that we will not be escaping the cold weather or the snow. Although, today, Friday should be warm enough, the temperatures are going to dip below freezing on Saturday and never rise above freezing on Sunday. So, a challenge lies before me: Am I going to continue to get my ten mile walk outdoors? I expect to do precisely that. Certainly I will try.
After walking off the Zionsville Rail Trail on Tuesday night and veering into the muddy unpaved trail of the Starkey Nature Preserve, this paved trail was a welcome sight. Especially in the darkness of the pre-dawn hours. I got a kick out of these signs warning that the wooden planks of the bridge were slippery when wet. The wet surfaces of the wooden bridges were, in fact, incredibly slippery.
Your Food Diary For:
total calories consumed 3908 calories
total calories burned (10 mile walk) 1792 calories
total net calories 2116 calories
fitbit day 78
ten mile walking streak reached 11 days
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so how does one reach 50,000+ steps in one day? It is 'easy.' A ten mile walk in the pre-dawn hours will catapult the step count well over 10,000. When I arrived home from Indiana around 5PM, I examined my caloric intake for the day, and I was 'alarmed.' One cannot really erase calories, but one can try. I walked in place for nearly 4 hours. I was walking in place while on the phone for nearly one hour. I was walking in place while watching a video of a TV show that I wanted to catch up on. I was walking in place while I watched the 'live' broadcast of a TV show. And I was walking in place while I watched the news. When I passed 50,000 steps for the day, I was satisfied. Just two hours later, the fitbit mocked me at midnight. It indicated zero steps. Just as it does every single day.
and one final thing...
The MARC JACOBS WEIGHT LOSS JOURNAL blog passed a milestone last evening... It has logged its 25000th visit. The blog hasn't exactly gone 'viral.' And the Rabbi Hillel Diet has not become the biggest diet program (philosophy) in the world - but it has helped me. I am its author and its biggest fan. I know that it has been instrumental in keeping me on track, and getting me back on track each time I showed signs of derailing.