Monday, November 08, 2010
I doesn't matter what I eat. The key for weight control for me has always been exercise. I played sports in middle school and high school. I lifted weights an hour a day 6 times week, riding at least twice a week and walked everywhere when I was an undergrad and the University of Maryland (and everything is uphill in College Park, the center of campus is the high point). When I was thin and hot (but thought I was fat), I was eating pizza and frozen chocolate covered cheesecake on a stick and "death dogs" (aka 7-11 hot dogs with nacho cheese and chili) and Slurpees.
I have been floating around, slowly slowly slowly loosing a little gaining a little, but I was just watching what I eat and lightly exercising. I had lost 17 pounds since the start of 2010 on the watch what I eat method. My first week with just two half hour sessions of interval training and boom 2.8 lbs gone in a week.
I am obviously not going back to my diet of ages 19-22, I'm adult now. I will be eating healthful foods and staying in a sensible calorie range (I've picked 1400-1800). But exercise is my answer. 35 minutes on the treadmill sucked. My legs are aching, not sure if it was from the treadmill workout the fact that my cross-training exercise yesterday was belly dancing. Other than my legs aching, I feel great.
Let's hope last week will be an average loss, and not just the pounds being scared off by the sight of the treadmill.