So Snack Monkey and I got together and made a grocery list/menu last night after supper and then we hit the store to get what we needed. One of the recipe's called for a red bell pepper and a yellow bell pepper. The sign said $2.48 per lb, which I thought was rather high but peppers are fairly light so I figured just one of each wouldn't be too expensive. Lo and behold when we got to the register it turns out they were $2.48 EACH! Why would anyone in their right mind pay $2.50 for a pepper?! We told the girl to forget it, we can sub in onions and mushrooms to replace the peppers because that's just silly!
I also picked up a pedometer finally; $5.00 for that. It's just a simple, inexpensive one that doesn't do anything fancy but I've decided it will be a lot better for Wii walking than having to count my steps in my head. You see, I don't really trust the distance counter on the Wii because the speed of the little runner cartoon is often erratic and uneven, even if my own speed is spot on. This is partly because I can't put the Wii controller in my pocket like I'm supposed to; when I'm wearing pants that actually have a pocket it weighs them down to the point where I feel like they're going to fall off and my pants that fit better don't have pockets. I had the leg strap from the Wii Active but it didn't fit around my giant thigh (I was really surprised they didn't think about that one when they created the game) and Snack Monkey ended up taking it and the rest of my accessories to GameStop for a trade in. To be honest, I wasn't all that impressed by the Active anyway; the resistance straps were useless and some of the exercises were way beyond the abilities of someone who is obese and has no balance.
Anyhow, so back to walking. I've been using the free-jog on Wii Fit but walking instead of jogging so it will try to tell me I've walked 7 miles when I know I've walked closer to 3 by counting my steps; hence the pedometer. I've heard good things about Walk It Out for the Wii but only from one, maybe two sources. The majority of the reviews on Amazon for it are pretty bad and I think that when it comes to walking in place in my living room I can pretty much do that while watching Netflix and I don't really need to spend money on a game for it. I did take a few to check out some treadmills while we were in the sporting goods section though ... I don't even have the room for one now but the idea of having my own treaddy in my living room is becoming really enticing to me. Alas, perhaps when we move into a house I'll treat myself to one. I should just cancel the gym membership; I'm not under a contract and I haven't actually been to the gym now in weeks.
9 glasses of water
1 cup of coffee w/creamer
1 Fiber One bar
1 Lean Cuisine (chicken marsala)
1 buffalo chicken sandwich (from the food bible)
Daily Caloric Intake: 814
Wii Walking (with pedometer confirmation): 6 miles (12,000 steps) while watching National Geographic.