US Capitol from the Newseum terrace
More photos here
Back. Had an absolutely AMAZING time. Couldn’t have asked for better weather. Of course the map ended up wildly ambitious, which we expected. It still served as a good set of choices for things to do. Especially if you’re a history nut like I am. Part travel guide, part blog…
. . . → Keep Going: 14.8 miles through DC
Statue at the UN
What was that I said the other day about diminishing activity points?!
MONSTER day today w 1487 calories burned, good for 14 APs. The thing is? I totally could have gone longer.
It started after my Weight Watchers meeting this morning (up point 2, totally expected after some not great food choices this week and big losses the last two weeks). It was a gorgeous day and I was trying to stretch my errands out as long as possible, i.e. the furthest Modells and branch of the library*. I had moderate success with that . . . → Keep Going: Monster AP Day
WOW That’s last week’s 1.5 erased and 2.9 “new” pounds. I knew I’d been good this week but didn’t think I’d been that good. In updating my WPs used/APs earned chart this week I realized I’ve been looking at the wrong number. My biggest losses have come when I earned the most APs. It doesn’t seem to matter how many WPs were used.
So contrary to the popular axiom: you lose weight in the kitchen and get fit in the gym, I seem to be getting more benefit from the gym. Don’t know if it’s increased muscle that’s burning while . . . → Keep Going: 4.4 really?
I was not at all confident about this week’s weigh in as I’m sick and wasn’t sure a) the weight of the crud in my head and b) any impact of antibiotics. Plus, my throat hurt and I wasn’t great about drinking yesterday. Got on the scale this morning and was pleasantly surprised. Down 2 lbs (or 1.6 lbs of new weight after last week’s gain) for a total of 30 lbs lost. I’m at 179 and out of the 180s for the first time since… Maybe early 2007?
I came home from Japan in June 2006 weighing 167, the . . . → Keep Going: Farewell, fair point