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Tossing out the scale

Monday, November 10, 2008

I've decided not to weigh in any more. Weight is far less important to me than health and no matter what the number on the scale says, I won't change what I'm doing to get healthier. My calorie ranges for spark are already at the lowest recommended range (1200-1500), so even if I lost weight, they wouldn't go down and as long as I'm being honest about the exercise I'm doing, my calorie ranges should be appropriate. I've decided there are too many variables, even of one weighs in at the same time (ie. first thing in the morning). I'm strength training and right now it's very important that I build some good upper body strength and I will not let extra weight make me feel bad, because it's probably going to be muscle and therefore should make me feel good. But since I don't want any feelings to hinge on a number that in no way indicates fitness, I'm putting the scale away, away in a far corner of some long-forgotten cabinet. My goals now are to get up to 60 min of cardio 4-5 days a week by christmas and be able to do 100 push-ups by feb 1st. My eating goals are to make my protein and fiber ranges every day and eat 5 fruit and veggie servings EVERY day.


Friday, November 07, 2008

Well, I made it to Fiday. I didn't get much sleep this week because of the elections, readings and a final paper, so I treated myself to a power nap this morning. It really helped. When we had our morning break in class, I was really craving something warm and I really didn't want coffee, so I got hot chocolate from the machine, and for the first time, it didn't even taste that good. I kept thinking, I wasted my treat on THIS? Next week, I will go back to Gromm and get their chocolate sorbetto (80% dark, no milk or cream). I think it's a good sign that very few sweets actually appeal to me, and those that do are almost all dark chocolate, which I know I can't keep in the house, but wouldn't be that bad to have once in a while.

Finally found a gym

Thursday, November 06, 2008

I'm feeling good today! Really good. It's my third day with no refined sugars of any kind and I'm starting to feel the sugar pangs go away. Today was my second day at the gym I finally found and, while I still feel weak, I feel better than I did yesterday and got way more done than I thought I could. I'm going back tomorrow. I scheduled a fitness evaluation for when I get home. That way, there's someone to hold me accountable for my exersise. I know that someone will be evaluating me and that's enough motivation to get my butt to the gym and work hard. After my evaluation in Feb. I will set some more concrete goals for the spring, probably mostly strength and body composistion goals. I've decided that I'm going to weigh in as little as I can stand, because I feel good, I know that I'm doing good things for my body, so I'm not going to let a number get me down.

Looking for a buddy

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

If there's anyone out there looing for a fitness buddy, I am too. I just lost all my supprt systems having moved to italy to study abroad for the semester and I really need a little help and someone to whom I am accountable. You can see my goals and mt profile above, so if you have similar goals, let me know.

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