Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Well I have tried to commit to a program of working out more and eating better. I also want to get more consistent at logging my foods on Sparkpeople. However, I have not done well at those.
What have I done? I find that my time is being consumed by preparing for the CPA exams. I have sat for 2 (did not pass the first and waiting for results on second) and have 2 more to go (1 next Monday, the second in January). After doing accounting for over 17 years, it is a bit challenging to by studying so much again. There are times that I feel that I am getting it and then times that I am like what I am reviewing.
I need to try and schedule my studying and workouts so that I can do both, as well as spend some family time. I am trying to do my “homework” while the kids do theirs, but it is hard with all the interruptions. I do get up extra early but I am feeling the pressure to study as I really need to pass the tests and not plan on retakes. The sooner I pass the sooner I am done and get back into a healthy routine.
As to tracking I am finding that it ties in well with workouts and not so well without. I find it easy to think that it is not as important since it is ˝ the program. I know that it is not true, but why do find it so easy to “lie” to ourselves? I will say that I have been more conscience of my choices even though not logging them in.
One other bit of info I have been trying to process is that I am going for a sleep study on Friday as my wife convinced me to go see her sleep specialist. She says that when I sleep I breathe very shallow and occasionally stop. The specialist says that based on the anatomy of my tongue and soft palette it is most likely that I do have apnea and weight loss will not make it go away. If I do have it I will probably have to sleep with a CPAP machine. I know that this would be healthy for me in the long run, just another part of getting older that I do not want to face. I am not sure why the thought of the machine bothers me, but for some reason it does. Oh well, perhaps this will help me sleep better and we all know that good sleep can help in weight loss.