Friday, January 16, 2009
I think aside from keeping my calories in the proper range and remembering to track them, is staying consistent with exercise and sleeping whilst attending school are the most difficult. My school's on strike so I've been working out like a fiend just to fill in the time... and have been diligent in tracking my calories eaten... but sleep is a mess either way. I don't go to sleep til 4am and then I wake usually around 1 or 2 in the afternoon. So in a way, that's a big mess, and thus I don't start eating til later in the day. I end up going to the gym having eaten maybe a bowl of cereal and leave very hungry and oftentimes wind up eating while I'm out as opposed to racing back home to my lonely apartment.
When I visit my parents house every couple of weeks it's hard to stay on track with eating properly and within my caloric range because there's so much variety there. When I go grocery shopping, I just buy the necessities and avoid purchasing junk food. However, that doesn't mean I won't go out to Second Cup or Tim Hortons and buy a brownie, cookie or a donut. Of course, doing that is almost worse because it costs more, albeit, it's portion controlled too. Pros and cons I suppose. As for the most difficult, I'd have to say keeping track on this website, since I'll get distracted or busy (especially while I'm in school or working or what have you), that I'll neglect to even remember what I've eaten and not bother to put it down here. I think I have a bigger problem with diet than I do with exercise; exercise is something I can't bear to live without, I genuinely enjoy it and the way it makes me feel, like a high of sorts. Diet, I'll skive off, simply because I'll consider the idea that you only live once and why shouldn't I enjoy treats everyday, especially when I work out everyday? I know that's backwards and not the key to losing weight, but it's hard to let go of the notion.