Thursday, September 02, 2010
Guess who's back?! Me! Okay, I haven't really disappeared.. I am on logging my fitness.. not so much my calories. I finally feel like I have a moment or two to breathe.
In the last few weeks, I have been crazy busy with freshman orientation and training. Than, today I started classes and had an interview for a potential campus job. On top of that, I worked this afternoon (where I am right now).
Anyhow, I am back.. and with a question for you all to give me your opinion on. Yup, I would like some feedback.
This semester I put myself on the meal plan (for finanacial reasons). For the last few years, I haven't been on the meal plan and made food in the community kitchen. I figure I can handle this situation a few different ways but the question is..
Do I try to estimate the portions and guess the foods or not count calories at all?
In the last year or so, I have counted calories and lost 70#. I figure I can look at it two main ways.
If I count calories, it will keep me accountable even though it may not be 100% accurate so basically it's a tool.
If I decide not to count calories, I can try to use it as a time to practice when I get to the maintaining stage.
Either way, I know I do not want to count calories for my rest of my life. I think it is important to learn to eat when I am hungry and self control when I am in the cafeteria... both aspects I can apply to life after college.
Part of me is leaning towards the calorie counter even though I might find it frustrating at times. I am leaning that way because I was feeling dizzy earlier. I decided to put my calories in and see what I am at. Mind you, I already exercised and have been walking around campus like a mad woman.. and I wasn't even over 1200, if I remember correctly. So, I ate cupcakes.. not the best nutritional snack but better from passing out from not having enough calories. Also, counting calories is one way I can control me.. I guess.
So.. what are your thoughts? Calorie counter or not?
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Sometimes I despise having great days.. because they make the rest of my days seem like a "bad" days. Today, I am bummed out.. and not really feeling excited about much. I know I should go for a walk.. but I don't really want to do that either. *sigh* I know I am just bummed out that it seems like a friend of mine is taking a step from me.. without talking to me about it.
Hope y'all day is better than mine.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
As part of my WoW Team Leader position, we had to mingle with campus staff and faculty. I mingled with a few different people but in the end, visited with the athletic trainer who is also an exercise science (my new major) professor. More and more, I am excited to be part of the Exercise Science. Since I told Dave, the professor, about me training for a 5K he asks me about it. It is pretty cool to actually have someone that can relate to my passion of running. Hopefully, in the next year I will meet tons more people just like that!
In fact, I am wondering if I should still do the National Student Exchange.. because (1) I am really liking the professors HERE and there is no guarantee I will like the Exercise Science professors there, never mind, the campus. (2) All my connections are here! (3) It is so expensive and I do not know if I can afford it. (4) I don't like change.
I do know I wanted to do it to see a different part of the USA and get a new experience. I know it is a great opportunity.. and I won't get one like this for a while.. but will I regret not going? I am not sure. Time will tell!
I know lately I have been writing alot of "personal" blogs and they don't seem to pertain to my weight loss directly. They do. If you think about it, everything we do affects our weight loss especially when our support systems are shaky or when we are stressed in our personal life. Besides, I don't have much to share about my weight loss. Yeah, I gained 3# a couple days ago but I think it is water retention.. and yeah, I am still struggling with my scale addiction.. but I am still working on it all!
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