Well, I took 3 days off. I took off from exercise because of some serious ailments. Looking back, I think I'd been exercising every day for 3 weeks straight. But I figured since it was pretty light cardio it was OK. Anyway I had thriving gains in weird places in my knee and foot, but after two days of I realized the throbbing pain was gone. Almost by accident I missed the gym on Friday, but fortunately, due largely to the fact that, with me still not working, exercise and health are taking top priority for me. So I went back today and did 90 minutes while reading Sherlock Holmes mysteries. 30 walking, 30 doing light elliptical (though light, HR at over 140) and 30 of light walking. I meant to take it easy today, so when I began to feel strange sparkles variously around my body in the second hour, which I have no idea why I was associating that with a lack of electrolytes, I started to feel guilty about overworking myself. Would stomping on the treadmill for an hour, even fairly slowly, be good for knees and feet like I promised I'd be? In otherwise, I go to the gym promising to take it easy, but once there I can't resist pushing a little. At least i'm still to lazy to push a lot.
Despite an excess of pumpkin pie with sugar-free cool whip, wine, movie theatre popcorn and Raisinettes (I saw 2 movies, Dallas Buyers Club and Thor: the Dark World) I didn't gain significantly. I think I was 274 on Wednesday and today I was 275. That was before breakfast at home. After breakfast, on the scale at the gym, I was 289.9! Not much surprise that it's higher, but it hurts to see that. I wonder if I'd have made it to 300 pounds at the doctors office scale. Our Thanksgiving dinner was pretty OK - we really don't go overboard with casseroling our vegetables or aging to many sugars, creams, and though there was surely butter, it wasn't excessive. That's just our way; mom prepared the whole meal.
And a turkey sandwich with dressing and cranberry and gravy would be good pretty soon. :-)