Happy New Year !

Whew.

That was intense.

My fall semesters feel like they’re getting harder, not easier.   

Back to the blog !

Back to the blog and to my new diet-and-weight-loss scheme: 7,000 steps a day.

Blogging and walking: that’s the plan. And Duolingo-ing (331-day streak today). 

I’m also going to be using Katie’s SentenceWeaver program to teach Andrew–maybe Jimmy, too?–real language, but that’s a subject for another post.

In the department of News You Can (conceivably) Use: I’ve settled on 7,000 steps because, in theory, 7,000 steps is 3 miles, and 3 miles is an hour of walking, and an hour of walking should roll my weight back to mid-summer Paris lows: 

“It looks like you can lose weight with exercise,” Dr. Flack says.

But success may require more exertion of our bodies and will than we might hope, he adds.

“Thirty minutes of exercise was not enough” in this study to overcome the natural drive to replace the calories we burn during a workout.

“Sixty minutes of exercise was better,” he says.

Exercise May Aid in Weight Loss. Provided You Do Enough.

I’m inclined to believe the 60-minute figure because every time I’ve traveled to a city where lots of walking was required, I’ve lost weight. Automatically lost weight, while consuming croissants for breakfast and ice cream for lunch. That doesn’t happen at home.

We will see.

Question: are all those 10,000-steps-a-day people I keep reading about slender?

And see:
Happy New Year !
Sober January, too
Progress Report
News You Can Use: The 7,000

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