Review of Yesterday's Progress
Daily PPV Used/Left: 23/48 of 71 (Goal: 28/43)
Pedometer Reading: 7861
Meetings Attended: Weight Watchers
Exercise Completed: Swam Laps at the Y (7 laps, 350 yards)
M-W's Daily Word: Pratfall
The exhaustion that comes from my new schedule is nearly as intense as the exhaustion that comes from swimming at the Y. I was amazed that I was able to complete the seven laps. It was quite difficult. But that difficulty may have arisen because I have changed pools. Now that I am arriving at the Y so early in the morning, I have taken to using the instruction pool. It has the same length, is more shallow, and is much narrower than the main pool. It all started on Monday when I arrived to discover that about half of the main pool had been freed from the lane restraints so that a swim team practice could take place. This crowded the regulars into the remaining lanes. And even the open swim area at the shallow end of the big pool had lane swimmers. Seeing only a single person swimming laps in the instruction pool, I asked the life guard if I could use that for laps. And I have been using the much warmer instruction pool the rest of this week. I wonder if it contributes to my tiredness. I doubt it. But it certainly feels great getting into the warmer pool.
It also feels great eating well on autopilot, especially amid the exhaustion. I hope the autopilot lasts for several weeks. I have several goals I want to reach, most notably completely transitioning off of LCLF food selection at 350 lbs. I keep track of my number goals in Excel. I'll copy and paste a table into my blog to demonstrate the worksheet. Just remember that the last few entries in the table may not have anything to do with reality. It helps having built these and other features into Excel so I don't have to calculate anything when I am exhausted.
There is great hope that the exhaustion will begin to diminish starting tonight. Last night, the evening was extended by the repairs MBWM was making to our bed. The stack of books holding up our bed was getting old. There was a tilt to my left that made me sleeping something of an uphill battle. To roll to the left, I would shift my hips to the right. With the bed now repaired and our first night's sleep on it, we can declare the bed available for the indefinite future. The bed's availability adds an even greater hope that the exhaustion diminishing process will continue for the next couple days. Working on job applications yesterday was pretty much useless. That's okay. I will press forward today.
Yours in the forward momentum of success,
P.S.: From a poster -
At the end of the day, turn your cares and concerns over to God.
He's going to be up all night anyway.
P.P.S.: Because I edited the HTML for this post to force the table to be quite wide, it overlapped the side bar information. To create some additional vertical fill, enjoy these four Chemistry Cat quips grabbed right from an images.google.com search on Chemistry Cat -
Number Goals from Excel - 23 January 2014
|Goals||Weight||Distance to Next Goal From||Achieved|
|Prior Goal||Prior Weigh In|
|5%||430.4||Saturday, 16 November 2013|
|25 lbs||428.2||2.2||-||Saturday, 16 November 2013|
|10%||407.8||20.4||-||Saturday, 14 December 2013|
|50 lbs||403.2||4.6||-||Saturday, 21 December 2013|
|Enter the 300's||399.8||3.4||-||Saturday, 28 December 2013|
|Able to use bathroom scale||380.0||5.2||5.8|
|Finally leave 71 PPV behind||374.0||4.2||11.8|
|Transition off of Kimkins||350.0||3.2||35.8|
|Enter the 200's||299.8||3.4||86.0|
|Morbidly Obese BMI (40)||255.4||16.4||130.4|
|Severely Obese BMI (35)||223.4||3.2||162.4|
|Enter the 100's||199.8||3.4||186.0|
|Obese BMI (30)||191.4||8.4||194.4|
|Overweight BMI (25)||159.6||18.6||226.2|
|Normal BMI (18.5)||118.0||10.2||267.8|
P.P.P.P.S: Here are the remaining jokes -