I was reading through the responses that you'd posted to my blog entry yesterday and was overwelmed by how supportive everyone is here in Blogland. Thank you so much for all your suggestions and words of encouragement. I also really appreciate you sharing your own experiences. I know it is sometimes difficult to talk about these issues, but you are all so honest and open.
I had a very active day yesterday, something I am trying to do more and more these days. I always start my morning by taking my dog for a walk before work. I was planning to ride my bike to work so we only walked for 10 minutes. Then I rode my bike the three miles to work (did I mention it was pouring down rain?). During my workday, I ended up going to Costco for an hour. After work I rode home and then my husband and I went grocery shopping at Winco. I always write my exercise down in my little food journal. This morning I was curious about how many calories I burned so I went to www.healthstatus.com/cgi-bin/calc/calculator.cgi to see. I estimated that I burned 600 calories. This is what the calculator came up with:
10 minutes walking = 84 calories burned (CB)
150 minutes shopping = 829 CB
50 minutes cycling = 844 CB
Grand total = 1,757! Holy cow! I only ate 1,265 calories yesterday. I also got in 74 grams of protein. Not a bad day, all in all!