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Ambivalence, I know you're not my friend

Saturday, August 25, 2012

I am probably the slackest person you know, well sort of know on here anyway.

As laughable as it sounds, I have struggled all week with getting enough calories in. Almost every night I've had to eat two tablespoons of peanut butter just hit the minimum calories on my tracker. and my fat percentage is always low. I am eating 3 meals a day and at least 2 snacks, sometimes 3 but it's work. I have to consciously think about doing it. I go through streaks like this, where I'm not hungry, nothing sounds good and frankly, I just don't care to eat. Like today, it's 3:00 pm and so far I've had a cup of coffee. That's it. Weekdays I do better because of the structure and discipline of getting up and going to work. I'm still up on weekends at the usual time but I tend to wander around and just kind of do whatever. Next thing I know it's 3:00 and I haven't eaten lol.

I am getting pretty close to my what I set as my goal weight. I don't know if it's really my goal weight or not. When I started back on SP in July I just picked a random date and a random weight. Last time I got down to 112 which worked for me. Then after a couple of years of not tracking, working too much and not working out enough I'd gained back up close to 130. As of this morning I'm at 117. I haven't worked out in two weeks. See, more slackerage. I do get a lot of steps in at work, but I don't count that on my exercise tracker. Anyway, even though I know SP won't allow a daily calorie count of less than 1,200, maybe my body is telling me 1,100 is enough. I'll just play it by ear and see how things go.

I just fixed a yummy lunch of roasted pork chop, steamed green beans and a baked potato. Just writing this blog made me go do what I'm supposed to do. I have to try harder to banish my ambivalence.
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REDDOGMOM 8/25/2012 7:55PM

    Oh, I have trouble with the nutrition part sometimes as well. I go through cycles where I don't want to eat at all, then cycles where I am starving and crave unhealthy foods. When I'm tracking and focusing I can pretty much control that part though. I look at what's on the tracker and realize what a horrible idea it would be to eat it, then change to something healthy.

I was doing the cardio videos on SP, at least two of them a day so about 20 minutes, as well as some minor strength things, core one day, upper body one day, lower body one day. then back through again. Nothing major just about 5 exercises a day to keep toned up. What weight I have left to lose is around my waist. I know that will take time and exercise and it'll go away on it's own time.

I think part of the problem is that it's been a particularly stressful week with my boss out of the country and trying to get everything done while actually keeping my butt at my desk in case he's contacting me We use Messenger on the computer and I have to be within sight of the screen to see what he needs. My step count has been very low, only one day over 10,000, the rest around 6-8 thousand. Usually I'm between 10-15 thousand every day.

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MIZINA730 8/25/2012 7:47PM

    You don't sound like a slacker to me. That's why you're near goal weight??

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JUNEPA 8/25/2012 5:50PM

    Lucky you, for most people the nutrition side is the toughest part of getting to a healthy weight
What kind of workouts are you doing?

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