Thursday, May 6, 2010

Week One: Stats On My Walking

So yesterday was day 7, the end of the first week of walking.  I feel pretty good about yesterday as I bested a personal record set just 5 days fact the whole week has been record breaking for me as I've never walked so much before and I'm actually kind of liking it. I have kept with it, rain or shine, early in the morning and late in the evening and everything in between.... So, here are the stats!

Day 1- Thursday, April 29th: 197 lbs. starting weight, 6.87 miles walked, 463 calories burned.

Day 2- Friday, April 30th: 10.24 miles walked, 1092 calories burned, 18,025 steps of which 12,494 were aerobic

Day 3- Saturday, May 1st: 198.4 lbs (I figured the pain must weigh AT LEAST 5lbs, right??) 9.45 miles walked, 963 calories burned, 11,066 steps of which 6,636 were aerobic.

Day 4- Sunday, May 2nd: 10.12 miles walked, 1120 calories burned, 17,824 steps of which 15,442 were aerobic

Day 5- Monday, May 3rd: 199.2 lbs (the scale and I had it out 2 days prior and if I got my translation correct 199.2 is scale for "fuck you, fatty!", I assured her the frozen pizza meant nothing to me but she wasn't having it...needless to say we are no longer on speaking terms) 8.68 miles walked, 882 calories burned, 15,285 steps of which 5106 were aerobic
Day 6- Tuesday, May 4th: this was NOT a good day!  I figured since the scale had accused me of cheating I would just have an outright fast food orgy and, I am embarrassed to say, I was quite bad....I will admit to you that on this day I ate 2 $1 menu chicken sandwiches from Burger King, a dbl. cheeseburger from BK, 2 McDoubles and an apple pie from McDonald's...but hey, I DID order the DIET soda! I walked a pathetic 1.68 miles this day and I'm sure most of that was inside Wal-Mart looking for tin foil and fly paper.....tail between my legs ;(

Day 7- Wednesday, May 5th: Determined to atone for my gross overeating and lack of walking I hit a personal all time best of just over 11 miles! (however, I wrote down my stats early so as not to forget, so I will be listing the official numbers written)  10.7 miles walked, 1095 calories burned, 18,877 steps of which 14,472 were aerobic

Weekly Totals:

Miles Walked: 57.74 (I was really hoping to have hit @ least 60 but I will be happy with this number as it's the best I have ever done and I'm proud of that)

Calories Burned: 5615 (this might about cover my menu from Tuesday....ugh!)

And now for your free download to add some pep to your own walking mix....after the jump!

This was one of my faves I walked to this week, great beat, got me really moving!  Click the down arrow on the Mp3 player to download the song and add to your walking mix!
"Galvanize" is the first single from The Chemical Brothers' 2005 album Push the Button. It was released a week before the album's release and peaked at #3 in the UK charts (see 2005 in music). It won the Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording in February 2006.

The track features a distinct Moroccan string sample from Najat Aatabou's song "Just Tell Me the Truth". The main hook of the song is in an unusual 6/4 time signature. The track also features rapping by Q-Tip (formerly of A Tribe Called Quest). In part of the song, a sample from their early single Leave Home plays.


  1. Your Mama's MamaMay 11, 2010 at 11:41 AM

  2. way to go!!! you can do it!!! during the past year i've lost 33 lbs, from 228 to 195. your walking mileage is VERY impressive!!! i walk every day but not as far as you. and i ride bike (the non-motorized kind, hahaha) two or three times a week. dieting is one of those things where a couple of times of month ya just gotta eat whatever ya want so that ya don't feel so much denial - it actually helps in weight loss. keep up the good work!!!