I went and worked out last night too.
Went to the fitness center and spent 35 minutes on the treadmill, walked 1.3 miles. It was a little less distance than last time, but I did a cardio program that takes you up to your target heart rate, then recovery, then back up, etc. I felt like I got a better workout than when I just set the speed and went. AND I didn't snack at all last night. Yeah!
I'm glad the baby steps or progress goals is still OK with you guys. Like I said, I know going all the way into it is the best option, I just know I can't do it. I've tried. But what we are doing here is actually working for me, which is better than anything else I've tried.
I know it will take longer, but I figure changing a little at a time for the rest of my life is better than going whole hog and not being able to keep up with it.
Ghys, the birthday cake thing works really well for our office. We get a cake from the local grocery store bakery that says Happy Birthday Matt, Don and Steve (or whoever has a birthday for that month). For our office of about 20 people we get a quarter sheet, which still lasts 2 days, and costs about $13.00. Much better than getting a cake for every employee, and we still get cake. I alternate flavors of the cake each month so it's not the same (not that anyone remembers...they used to get the same thing every month).
OH, one more thing! I talked at length with a friend of mine who is doing the Atkins diet, who has lost 90 pounds so far. She said that the rule of thumb for water is 1/2 of your body weight in ounces per day. So if you weigh 200 pounds, you should drink 100 ounces of water. (Just picked that number at random, the math was easy