Maintaining and Not Gaining

July 21, 2014
Hmmmm....What I've been up to....

Well, in order to maintain my weight and to still be able to splurge on junk food, I've started walking around the local pond several times a week.  Technically, I really started walking a lot because I wanted to lose weight, but there are so many temptations here (scroll down and view the rest of this post for examples, or just look here and here.)  Once I started exploring Savannah, I knew that I would want to try out oh...a bazillion restaurants and decided not to deprive myself of that. Hopefully the all of the walking I now do (and didn't do before) will cancel out going out to eat so much over the weekends.  I'm not expecting to lose any weight, but just don't want to gain anything, and so far it seems to be working. 




Anyway...One time around the pond is a full mile, and I usually try to go three miles each time I go. Everett will go around three times in the morning AND three times at night almost every day, so he is pretty hardcore about it.  Ever since I moved here, I've also been trying to walk around Savannah a lot, too.  



This week was a pretty chill week.  I applied for some more jobs, did some reading, and watched a lot of Scandal with Everett and Jared.  On Saturday, someone in Ev's family was having a birthday at a Japanese steakhouse.  I like anything hibachi, so I decided to tag along.  When we were almost done with our meals, I started to get a pounding headache, and decided to call it a night even though I would have preferred to have gone out.  In the end, I was happy with my decision to just rest because my headache lingered for a good two hours more.  




On Sunday, we went out to Dairy Queen to celebrate National Ice Cream day.  (Aka I wanted an excuse to have some ice cream day.)



Then Ev and I went grocery shopping because I was going to cook dinner.  Ev kept bugging me about watching Poltergeist because I had only seen snippets of it as a child and had never seen the whole thing.  Even though the special effects are dated, I have to confess that the movie still had some scenes that made me jump.  When Jared came home from work, I actually screamed because we weren't expecting him for another hour, so I was startled when he came in, lol.  #biggestwussever During the movie, Ev and I decided to have a bunch of snacks like kettle corn, toasted French bread with this raspberry-jalapeno jam, and a cookie.  Needless to say, we weren't hungry for dinner, so I didn't make it.  Now I'm pretty sure that you can see why walking around the pond so much is a necessity!  :)  

I'm wrapping up my Sunday night writing this post and afterwards, I plan to finish the rest of The Fault in Our Stars.  It was another great week for me here in Georgia!


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22 comments on "Maintaining and Not Gaining"
  1. I know what you mean! I need to walk more. I need to inspire myself to do it... *sigh*. This week I'll tell myself. Happy that you have it in you to go out and do the walking!!!

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    1. I didn't walk on Monday...but I did go swimming and swam 15 laps, does that count? The pool is really small, but still...my arms were sore after those laps.

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  2. The walking area around the pond looks nice! I don't do scary movies so I would've screamed too ha!

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  3. Great job on the walking! I have to do something.

    I do not do scary movies AT ALL.

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    1. My best friend here LOOOOOVES the scary movies. I'm telling him that next time it's my pick. :)

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  4. walking/running.....doesn't matter as long as you're moving :)

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    1. I mean, we go the same distance...but a selfish part of me wants my friend to walk so that I can be entertained and have it feel like a social event and not actual exercise. :)

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  5. Good for you being so active! Also, fault in our stars... is it so good? I am dying to read it! You blog looks great!

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    1. I didn't actually finish the book yet even though I thought I would have by now, but it is very good so far! It's a fast read (even though I'm taking my sweet time with it, haha.)

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  6. Way to get walking, well done!

    I LOVE DQ!!!!!!!!

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    1. Yeah, I love my desserts and don't want to gain, so I have to do it.

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  7. I workout and eat clean M-F .... on the weekends I eat like a college frat boy but I maintain LOL

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    1. Hahaha, yeah, I wouldn't be able to be good every day. I would either hate the world or end up binge eating!

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  8. That's a big reason I walk too. I could never give up junk food entirely. I wouldn't be happy & one day I would snap & eat everything bad for me.

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    1. I have done that before, but I just gained everything back when I started eating junk food again.

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  9. Walking is my favorite way to explore a new place, and it certainly doesn't hurt if it cancels out some of that ice cream. ;)

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    1. Yes, thank goodness I actually like one form of exercise.

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  10. I totally support you celebrating National Ice Cream day, though I'm jealous you went to DQ. I really have been wanting to try their Reeses PB Pie Blizzard!

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    1. That's what my friend got and what I almost got, but I went with the Peanut Buster Parfait.

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  11. Ah I can't believe I missed National Ice Cream day! Yours looked super yummy though :)
    Thanks for hosting the link up!

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