Thursday, May 20, 2010
I've decided I do better when I log, which isn't a surprise. But I've also decided I need to accept that logging will never be perfect. I had a salad with breaded soft shell crab, olives, a little cheese, and roasted beets. Pretty healthy but it wasn't at a chain restaurant so I don't know exactly how many calories were in it. But then again there's been strong evidence that even when calories are posted they're not going to be that accurate. So I'll guestimate.
I spent 2 hours trimming the hedges in my front lawn. It wasn't very high impact but it was exercise and I want to count it. It included some raking but perhaps raking is higher impact? Ah well, I'll put it down as raking and halve the time.
I need to accept these things are approximations only. Even if I had raked, the calories burned with be approximate because I'm going to burn at a slightly different rate than someone else. That doesn't make the numbers useless, it just makes them approximate. But if I'm approximately where I should be most of the time I do and will lose weight, and that's the goal here. I've stopped in the past because I figured if I didn't know exactly how bad I'd been but I knew it was bad, it didn't matter if I tried to log. But it does, and I need to. So here's to close enough!