I am down a pound. I suspect that it was a result of two days of hardly eating anything because I felt so poorly. I did exercise this afternoon. I didn't have the endurance level I usually do. The best approach under those circumstances is to work with the endurance level that you do have and not worry about comparing yourself to your best days performance. I did 26 minutes of a step workout without risers and 20 minutes of a hi/lo tape. I plan to do some yoga later.
One thing that I have noticed, is that I'm getting better about not needing to eat everything I make. This afternoon, per request, I baked two cakes, one was orange and the other is apricot. I wanted to taste them but I did not. Yeah! Thats a victory!!! I enjoyed the baking process but because I ate a filling lunch of eggs and steak, I was not swayed by the lovely smell of freshly baked cake. Wow. If you bake or cook, you may understand how important this is.
I've been thinking about a rotation style that was posted on the Cathe Friedrich forum but I don't remember the OP's original name, so I do apologize for borrowing your idea, I don't know who you are, please let me know if you read this. The idea is to use a different kind of exercise every day of the week. I have not been willing to do this in the past because there are only two exercises which have really put me into my target heart rate, step and walk/runs. I did try the stationary bike a week ago and I really hurt my butt. I couldn't hardly walk for three days. It was ugly. I did start out gung ho, I did 60 minutes in my THR. I wonder if that was too much or if I should try folding up a towel to make the seat a little more tushie friendly. I'm not willing to give up a day of jogging/walking. I like how that improves my lower body. I would be willing to add some stationary bike to days where my step workout is not long enough in my THR. Also, on one of my jog/walk days I can add some jump rope now that it is warmer.
Yesterday I got out there and did a 3 mile hike even though I didn't really feel like it. I didn't even wear my hrm. I just walked. My endurance was down. I'm guessing it was from being sick.