#FitReaders Check-In

  • This check-in is for August 19th – 25th.
  • I don’t really know how, but having a couple of veggie egg muffins in the morning instead of yogurt and a granola bar has given me more energy throughout my day.  I have the yogurt in place of my usual lunch snack, and that seems to be helping, too.  I get all the way to dinner without being hungry or tired, and I’m eating fewer calories overall.
  • Since such a small change has been so helpful in my day-to-day life, I’m now working on phasing out processed foods that contain vegetable oils from my dinner.  Lunch is going to be the most difficult for me to change, so dinner is the better option to work on next.
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.
  • Active Days: 6/5
  • Plank Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Plank Time: 42/120
  • Steps: 43,976
  • Miles: 18.02/19.25
  • Total Miles: 507.84/1,000
  • Active Minutes: 190/150

Building the Book Fort

“Building the Book Fort” is a weekly post where I track my bookish life.

Currently Reading:

  • The Final Trade by Joe Hart
  • Extraordinary Tales of Victorian Futurism ed. by Mike Ashley
  • A Symphony of Echos by Jodi Taylor
  • The Fatburn Fix by Catherine Shanahan

Finished:

  • Pest Control by Peter Anghelides

Total pages read this week: 419

Total books for 2022: 55 of 85.

I’m now a Jedi in the #SciFiSummer challenge. I’m hoping to finish up the three Sci-Fi books I’m currently reading by the end of the month, but I’m not 100% sure I’ll be able to do it. I’ll keep reading Sci-Fi through the end of the challenge, but Readers Imbibing Peril starts September 1st, and I only have two books that I know of that would work for both challenges. Both books are “Doctor Who” books, so I’ll have to read something else in between them. There’s no way I can handle back-to-back “Doctor Who” without it majorly affecting my dreams.

What are you reading? Let me know in the comments!

#FitReaders Check-In

  • This check-in is for August 12th – 18th.
  • This week was better than last, but still stressful.
  • I’m reading a book, The Fatburn Fix by Catherine Shanahan, after reading a news article by the same author about vegetable oils and how they affect our bodies.  It has inspired me to make a couple of changes to what I eat, and I hope that will help me, along with all the other things I’m doing, to start pushing the scale in a more favorable direction.
  • One of the changes I’m going to try is to make veggie egg muffins to eat for breakfast in place of my usual yogurt and granola bar.
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.
  • Active Days: 3/5
  • Plank Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Plank Time: 32/120
  • Steps: 39,743
  • Miles: 16.27/19.25
  • Total Miles: 489.82/1,000
  • Active Minutes: 90/150

Building the Book Fort

“Building the Book Fort” is a weekly post where I track my bookish life.

Currently Reading:

  • The Final Trade by Joe Hart
  • Pest Control by Peter Anghelides
  • Extraordinary Tales of Victorian Futurism ed. by Mike Ashley

Finished:

  • Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline
  • How to Invent Everything by Ryan North

Total pages read this week: 484

Total books for 2022: 54 of 85.

I only need to finish one more book for #SciFiSummer to achieve the next level, “Jedi.” That’s more than possible, but I highly doubt I’ll be able to reach “Time Lord” by the end of the challenge. I’m still ok with that since I’ve already finished more books that I originally planned.

What are you reading? Let me know in the comments!

#FitReaders Check-In

  • This check-in is for August 5th – 11th.
  • This week was very stressful and trying, and I didn’t always make the best choices for myself.  However, I did give my body the time to sleep more by going to bed earlier, including last night.  I plan to take it easy this weekend.
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.
  • Active Days: 3/5
  • Plank Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Plank Time: 20/120
  • Steps: 36,672
  • Miles: 14.97/19.25
  • Total Miles: 473.55/1,000
  • Active Minutes: 78/150

Building the Book Fort

“Building the Book Fort” is a weekly post where I track my bookish life.

Currently Reading:

  • The Final Trade by Joe Hart
  • Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline

Finished:

  • Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde
  • How to Invent Everything by Ryan North

Total pages read this week: 479

Total books for 2022: 52 of 85.

I finally finished How to Invent Everything late last night before I went to bed, and I have no idea which book from my TBR stack for #SciFiSummer I’ll pick up next. Whichever book I choose, it will probably be a shorter one, since it took me a month to finish How to Invent Everything.

What are you reading? Let me know in the comments!

#FitReaders Check-In

  • This check-in is for July 29th – August 4th
  • I had my appointment with a spine specialist this week, but of course, the VA didn’t send over my medical records like they were supposed to, so the specialist couldn’t do much for me beyond ordering new X-rays and doing a basic physical exam.
  • The X-rays turned up a couple more things wrong with my back, so I’ve gotten to the point where I’m fed up with the VA and their subpar medical care.  My plan is to get better health insurance through my job when open enrollment comes around next month and then start going to doctors outside of the VA, depending on what it is (basically anything beyond annual exams and vaccines).
  • On a brighter note, I signed up for the Summer Charity Challenge.  This Summer, we’re doing planks, and the minimum is 120 minutes.  My health coach gave me a link to a short plank workout, and it’s perfect for the challenge.  The spine specialist said planks were the ideal exercise to increase my core strength without hurting my back, and she was happy to hear that I’m doing the challenge.  I’ve added my time to the stats below.
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.
  • Active Days: 4/5
  • Plank Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Plank Time: 10/120
  • Steps: 42,798
  • Miles: 17.54/19.25
  • Total Miles: 458.58/1,000
  • Active Minutes: 104/150

Building the Book Fort

“Building the Book Fort” is a weekly post where I track my bookish life.

Currently Reading:

  • The Final Trade by Joe Hart
  • How to Invent Everything by Ryan North
  • Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde

Total pages read this week: 119

Total books for 2022: 50 of 85.

This has been a very stressful week, and I’ve been too tired to read much. I’ve got less than two hours left of Something Rotten, according to Audible, so I’m hoping I’ll at least have that finished by the middle of the week at the latest.

What are you reading? Let me know in the comments!

#FitReaders Check-In

  • This check-in is for July 22nd – 28th
  • This was a rough, stressful week, especially at work, and working overtime didn’t help.  I’m relaxing this weekend, as much as I can, but I do have a couple of things to do in the backyard.  Hopefully destroying some weeds will be satisfying, especially while listening to an audiobook.
  • If you have a FitBit, you can find me HERE.
  • Active Days: 4/5
  • Steps: 40,335
  • Miles: 18.85/19.25
  • Total Miles: 441.04/1,000
  • Active Minutes: 104/150

Building the Book Fort

“Building the Book Fort” is a weekly post where I track my bookish life.

Currently Reading:

  • The Final Trade by Joe Hart
  • How to Invent Everything by Ryan North
  • Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde

Total pages read this week: 308

Total books for 2022: 50 of 85.

I feel like this was a slow reading week, even though I turned 308 pages. I didn’t finish any books, so maybe that’s why. It may also be partly because I’m struggling to get through How to Invent Everything. It’s interesting, but it’s definitely not action-packed. It’s more of a humorous history of civilization through our inventions. I’ve gotten about halfway through it, so hopefully, I’ll be able to finish it in a couple of weeks.

What are you reading? Let me know in the comments!