Thursday, February 17, 2011
Between my birthday, and Valentine's day, February has not been my friend. At one point I was up to 214. Thats where I started years ago. I am officially back to sqaure one. I'm having issues making fitness a top priority as I have school, work, family, band, church, etc. But the last two days I just wanted to give it a little extra push. I put in 15,000 steps on Tuesday (while watching the biggest loser) and yesterday put in another 10,000 and the scale is already down to 211.
Much like pushing a car, once it gets rollign it gets easier. I just don't leave work until I've AT LEAST walked for 30 minutes at 3 mph (this is my form of "mailing it in"). Also I'm reading articles on SP, keeping me focused.
One of the things that really seems to help is wearing my Body bug www.bodybuggsp.com display so I can see how many calroies I burn. By walking the dog in the morning, and walking on my lunch, it seems like my calories burned is more than calories consumed.
Friday, February 11, 2011
In logging my food and exercise I notice I go down for a few days, and then there are spikes. Very noticable spikes. What gives? Turns out those days are all on the weekends. So this weekend, I'm going to move in the right directions. This isn't a cure, but a baby step. Every Saturday night I go to church and then out to dinner. We hit the best Pizza joint in Akron (Louigi's). Well this weekend, no bread, and plain pizza instead of pepperoni. Not a great choice but a better choice. I also need to get workouts done in the morning. If I wait to do them in the afternoon they don't happen.
I have a lot of stress right now, and I need to find a new way of handling it. I use to go for walks, but when its 2 degrees outside, thats not an option. Maybe reading a book. Something to take my mind off of things...
Thursday, December 09, 2010
I'm doing weird things again. On my lunch the other day I walked up and down a flight of steps for 30 minutes. I walked about 4,000 steps last night in a room thats 1/4 of our basement (its empty, round and round and round). It's snowing and the gym is no more. So I've got to do whatever I can. However, I'm taking a big step back to look and see why I am the way I am. My weight loss is the symptom, but what is the cause. You might say emotional eating. OK. Why are you emotionally eating? Probably the biggest reasons include:
I'm going to think about each of these over the next couple of weeks and report back, as well as do my podcasts. I'm attacking my eating. That is the symptom. This is why I've lost and gained the same 10-20 lbs over and over and over. I've been trying to change the sympom. I need to attack the cause.
Thursday, December 02, 2010
Well I had a GIANT unexpected bill come in (luckily after some - but not all - of the Christmas presents were purchased). This has left me with just enough money to operate, and get by. I mean b a r e l y. The things I buy now are things I need (deodorant comes to mind, and milk). So I'm not purchasing vending machines. My lunches are now a simple sandwich, or a single frozen Healthy Choice (where before it was a sandwich with something else).
The interesting thing is, I'm not hungry. Part of the reason is I'm working on making some money (so I'm not bored). Time is flying by. If you're hungry, are you bored? Looking for something to do?
Some nights, I have nothing to do, so I do something else I don't normally do. I go to bed early. If I'm not awake, I don't feel tempted to head for the popcorn and ice cream.
My biggest surprise is I've always thought that if I didn't eat at least 2000 calories I would just starve. This is not the case, and I'm not sure why it took a situation where I had "no other option" (or we might call it the starvation diet) to give this a shot.
When I do recover from this financial setback I will have to ask myself, "Do I really NEED ___ ?"
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
In just a few days I've dropped some weight. I've been staying active (but haven't made it to the gym). I have been successful with avoiding fast food (burgers, fries, etc). I did the math last night and was surprised how there are hundreds of calories different from a Filet of Fish value meal, vs a subway sandwich with no dressing, skip the chips and go yougurt (too much salt in the chips - even baked). I'm also eating fruit instead of taking trips to the vending machine. I am hungry, but not starving. Thats fine, I won't be hungry forever. The holidays are going to pose a challenge, but I'm up for it. If the scale keeps moving, it will make it easier.
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