Monday, January 4, 2010

Buttercup Counts her...

Steps, and the first full day is done and the total for today is....

Drum roll, please...8,717. I am delighted and amazed. The pedometer worked and I did a little extra walking outside and around the office. I've now got a baseline of an average day and I would like to do 10,000 steps on weekdays. Thanks, pedometer buddies, for your support!

The transition back to work was okay. Wrapped up my snowmen for the year, sat in on a long conference call this afternoon and even got a project done. Besides the snowmen I know both the project and the conference call have lots more to do, but it felt great getting at least one part accomplished.

I stopped at the Hallmark store tonight and bought my first Christmas present of 2010. Hurray! It''s the cutest cookie plate and I will so appreciate this sometime next December. I bought a bridal shower card for a shower I will be going to at the end of the month. Gift bought and wrapped yesterday and card bought today. I feel so organized.

I always feel a let down after New Years. No more parties, no fun mail, no decorations and long dark days. But I'm going to look at fun things for the month each time I start to feel a little glum. We have the Carrie Fisher program this Sunday, Amanda's shower at the end of the month (and that will be followed by a trip to the Christmas Tree Shoppe with Bev) and in between...Girl's Weekend in Florida, with two high school friends. We're celebrating my friend Sue's birthday and I hope, I hope basking in warmth. Just writing all this out I feel sunnier.

Along the path, Spain 2006

Warm thoughts and sunny wishes!

8 comments:

^..^Corgidogmama said...

That is an amazing number of steps from the day before!
I like all of your ideas for making a better new year.
You were given enlightenment, and motivation as a gift, I'm thinking!!!

Sugar said...

congrats on the 8717!
little gifts we treat ourselves to (like the cookie plate) are often the best. :)
hope the remainder of your week goes well.
huggies...

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

How great that you have a start on next Christmas already and you are doing a great job on the walking too! We do need to treat our selves now and then so we don't get in a rut. Winter is especially hard on me too.

Robyn Campbell said...

Hey Buttercup! What a fantastic, inspiring post. Love it. I have been exercising on the elliptical. I packed on some pounds while writing my novel, then came Thanksgiving and Christmas. UGH. I gained 15 or so pounds. YIKES!

I love the pic taken in Spain. It made feel for a moment like I was walking down that very path. So nice.

And hey, say hello to Florida for me. That's where I'm from. Born and raised. In South Florida, the Keys. Take care my lovely friend. :0)

Roxie said...

Christmas shopping? Already? Wow. That is awesome.

Thanks for commenting on my blog and I look forward to getting to know you - a fellow city girl.

Make it an awesome day!

Sybil said...

congradulations on walking so many steps in one day. I am amazed...That will sure help in getting you fit and taking weight of slowly which they say is the best way.
Glad that you are looking for ways to keep yourself happy in the comming dark days...It is a good thing if we can all do the same...
Much Love Sybil xx

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

I have to admit I'm glad it's all over? My stomach needs to settle back down and that could take a year! Warm, sunny thoughts back to you!

Chatty Crone said...

Great work on your steps - you can walk in place when you are standing and add some too. Awesome.