Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Today was weekly weigh in day.
According to their scale I lost 1 pound.
I'm going to take my head off of the number right now because what really matters is just how productive and positive a day I had. I biked to work today and I felt so awesomely amazing. By the time I hit my desk I was ready to get things done!
I also biked to the study which made me sweaty and likely stinky - but, I like the exercise.
So, it's been a good day. Hopefully all this muscle will start burning fat any day now!
Sunday, July 08, 2012
For a very long time I had a few very bad habits. One of them I relived yesterday.
When I lived in my apartment my brother used to come over and visit and we would have what we lovingly called a smorgasbord. We'd go to the convenience store, get a million different kinds of candy and sit and eat and play video games for hours.
Yesterday we did it again.
I don't even know how to track all of it on my tracker.
Do I feel guilty? Sort of. Did I enjoy it? Kind of. Do I really want to do it again, no, not really. I woke up this morning with a craving for real food in the worst way. I think my body's used to the good stuff, not the empty stuff.
Friday, July 06, 2012
I have to say that today was the first day I actually felt I ate as I wanted to rather than consciously for the calorie requirement of the study. I didn't do too badly, just shy of 1300 calories, and I have to say it held me over well.
Today I also spent the evening herding dogs that weren't mine and trying to keep them from being hit by cars/frying in the ridiculous heat. I can't believe my neighbors allowed them out all day. I know one of them had to have been because I saw him in my backyard at 7AM.
Today my scale also came. I'm going to use it in the morning. i know it's numbers are likely going to be different from the study's numbers; but, I hope they're at least accurate for themselves.
So, hopefully soon comes my reward! I'm counting down to one full month on the study (and I'm about two weeks out!) I'm trying to decide what would be better - a new pair of running shoes, a new armband holder for my ipod, or maybe some new knives for my kitchen?
Friday, July 06, 2012
Well, the morning after day 16 I'm doing my blog on how my day went.
Yesterday, here in beautiful Pittsburgh, it was something like 96 degrees. When I left for my lunchtime jog it was something like 86. It didn't matter. I went to the park and I did my circuit. I jogged past the men cleaning up from the Fourth of July, I dodged the insane amount of trash, and I stayed in the shade by the river. I felt amazing, like I could take over the world.
I ran when no other idiot would dare and I won.
I have to be honest now and say that I am more than just a small bit worried about what the scale is going to say next week. I hope that first week wasn't just a fluke and that I actually did as amazingly as I think I did. I hope that keeping my calories as under control as I have been and making it a point to be as active as I can is going to yield me results.
I'm being optimistic.
On the other hand, I keep waiting for something tangible to happen. I want my clothes to fit better. I want to feel my blossoming second chin to start to fade. I really want to sense that all of the places I really dislike about my body are starting to slim. So far, It doesn't seem like that's happening.
I'm just going to stay focused and have faith that this is going to work. Two weeks in. Like the little graphic says - give it twelve.
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