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Sunday, July 07, 2013

I realize it's been a while since I've updated you guys on how things are going, so I thought I'd go ahead and do that.

I took the Insanity Fit test. I was sore for three days afterwards to the point where I could hardly walk, much less exercise, so I've decided against it going forward with it. We weren't really doing it as a family anyway, since we all keep such different schedules, and frankly it's a little out of my league. I'm back to the elliptical.

I've been finding that I'm having a hard time calorie counting. I think maybe my logs are public, so if you ever find a day where I stop logging after lunch or come in drastically under 1200, it's because I gave up halfway through the day.

Oddly enough, when I first started on SparkPeople, it was not the calorie logging that I expected to be problematic. I thought I would have a hard time staying within my calorie range, sure. I thought I would want more of the fattening, bad for you foods that I was trying to cut back on. I thought exercising would never become a habit.

I did not think I would be felled by the tedium that is logging everything you eat. Yet here I am.

I'm not giving up or anything, mind you. I just want you to know that I really hate logging what I'm eating. I don't mind seeing how much I've eaten when I've gone overboard or eating less calories or cutting back on the donuts. Surprisingly that's all been pretty easy. I don't even mind exercising. In fact, I've come to really enjoy exercising. That's 30 whole minutes right there where I do not feel guilty for not doing whatever it is I'm supposed to be doing, where I can just think and listen to music. Plus I feel great afterwards. Nope, all the stuff I expected to be hard is coming along rather well; it's the thing I'd thought I could handle that's giving me trouble.

I never thought I'd see the day where I would rather exercise than do something as simple as logging. I guess it's nice to know I can still surprise myself.

Anyway, I'm keeping up on exercise. I'm still seeing a downward trend in my weight. My anxiety is still a lot better than it was. The ADHD isn't as much improved as I had hoped, but it's still way better than it was.

Overall I'm doing pretty well. I just really need to get back to logging consistently (even though it's boring and frustrating). So that's my goal for July I think: try to get back to logging at least 6 out of 7 days a week.

How about you guys? How are you doing so far this month?

PS - I'm in the midst of something called Camp NaNoWriMo right now, which is where you set your own word count goals and then try to meet them during the month of July (it's sponsored by the same people who do NaNoWriMo). I've committed to 50,000 words and I'm behind, so I apologize for not making good on my resolution to be around more. I think maybe I'm spreading myself a little thin at the moment.

Which is still better than the great lot of nothing I was doing, so, you know, silver linings.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
PATTYKLAVER 7/8/2013 11:38AM

    I'm not that good at logging what I am eating either. But I'm glad you conscious about it and that you're exercising.

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KAYOTIC 7/8/2013 9:43AM

    I'm taking a break from logging in July (was doing pretty well with it since late December), for the reasons you list above.

I did find though that having the same breakfast and/or lunch daily makes I easier, as you can go back a day and just re-post the meal to the next day. And it gives me a comfortable routine to follow, and not have to overthink.

Sounds like you're doing well though, so keep it up!

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STEVEN2GO2 7/7/2013 9:18PM

    Hey, I too hate the logging in, I like doing what I am doing but slowing down to record everything seems to eat so much time I would rather be doing something else, like getting more walking in :)! Good luck with your goal to log in often!

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    Hey that's great that you are really enjoying those thirty minutes of exercise and are consistent at it -plus really feel the benefits. I also fell off the band wagon of logging my food. I need to get back to that as well.
I don't blame you at all about Insanity. I am afraid to even try it (though maybe there'd come a day I might if ever given the opportunity- I dunno....- figuring I'd hurt my knees or back or both (they often get hurt easily). Go for exercises that are a challenge but not overboard of a challenge for sure.
It's great you blogged about all this.

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    Welcome back

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