Monday, September 11, 2006

Waking up is hard to do

So despite all my good intentions and actually going to bed around 10:30pm yesterday, my insomnia struck again and I couldn't get to sleep until after 1am.

Instead of stressing about it, I got up and went through my closet and removed anything that didn't fit. Sadly, I now have 3 huge shopping bags full of stuff that doesn't fit. The upside to that is that once I drop some weight and start lifting weights again, I can go "shopping" in my own closet and rediscover some of those cute clothes. It's a great way to assess progress.

Dr. Pamela Peeke, who wrote "Body for Life for Women", believes very strongly in what she calls the "clothes-o-meter". She recommends getting out a pair of jeans or other piece of clothing and using that as your measurement of success, rather than relying on the scale which doesn't adequately reflect progress. And face it, it sometimes just LIES.

So needless to say I didn't get up at 7am to work out.

I walked to work today with my cute new Timbuk2 messenger bag (sans laptop since I'm still waiting for to send me the neoprene laptop sleeve I ordered). I love it - it's just the right size, is super light, even with my laptop inside, and the colors (red & orange) are so cheerful. They do make a laptop version with the sleeve built in, but it's *heavy* and only comes in two sizes - too big and even bigger. It was actually cheaper for me to buy the small messenger bag and order a separate $20 protective case for my laptop that'll fit inside. (And much lighter).

Like a good girl, I remembered to use my pedometer today and got in 8000 steps. Yay! Not bad, considering my usual sedentary day is around 2000 or less.

Tomorrow I'm going to take the bus downtown because I'm attending a tradeshow for work. That should be fun. Unfortunately I have some meetings in the afternoon, so I've got to come straight home from work after my shift in the Speech Server booth is done. But, if I walk from home all the way to the bus stop, it's a nice healthy walk and I'll get in a lot of steps. My goal for tomorrow is 10000 steps.


  1. I am obsessed with my pedometer. It is worse than sitemeter.

  2. Haha - I guess you saw that I came over to your blog :)

  3. Congrats on the new site and exercise project! I'd never heard of the word "zaftig" but I like the sound of it, and it's a cool blog name :)

    The biggest fashion show in Madrid just banned a bunch of skinny models based on their BMI in an attempt to create a healthier image for girls and women to aim for, which is apparently causing some amount of outrage in the fashion industry. Thought that was an interesting development.

    Anyway, good luck with everything, and I wish I were in Seattle with ya. I bet we'd both be more motivated to go to the gym and walks and stuff that way :P


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