Hullo my chickens, sorry it's been so long. Again.
Does this sound like a repeat of last month's blog yet? Not yet? Don't worry, it will.
I'm struggling to be consistent. It's been an unusually dry July in Vancouver, which basically means it's been pretty perfect. (Roughly 25 degrees and sunny with a little breeze every day!) The weather does make me want to be outdoors, although my skin's getting dried out from daily sunscreening. I keep trying different brands (any recommendations?) and even the latest Aveeno hydrating one is leaving me a bit scaly. But I'm getting out there, regardless.
In fact, I've been pretty consistent in terms of activity. I have been keeping track on a calendar at my office, and in June I was probably active 3 days a week on average. (I had to go check.) Pretty sad, eh? This month we're looking at 6 days a week, although some days it's just my physio exercises and stretching in front of the TV. But that counts. Look, I am building consistency! That's what I was after. That actually makes me pretty happy, comparing to last month... and I wasn't feeling too proud of myself.
Because the scale is up. Even more. I've seen 166 lbs (alternately with 165 and 164-and-change) two or three times now. Pretty bad. I've also changed my settings because I was weighing in daily and the downward fluctuations were sending out automatic "yay I've lost a pound!" messages on my FriendFeed, which weren't really losses. Although I appreciate the SparkFriend kudos, no matter how undeserved they were.
I know why the scale is up. It's not rocket surgery, as they say. I'm eating too much for my level of activity. Too many sweets, too many snacks, not filling up on veggies like I ought to. Fruit? Heck yes... nectarines, cherries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries... it's a lovely time of year to be in BC. We've been visiting the local farmer's market almost every week, too. Such lovely fresh things! Not cheap, but tonight's tender squeaky green beans were to die for. Mmmm.
Anyway - I'm back to tracking. As of today. I had a few false starts last week, but now I'm back. As of today. At least for today, haha. But I'm trying. Again.
Some supportive nagging and prodding would be greatly appreciated. And those of you who know me via other avenues, text messages, facebook instant messages, etc. are also welcomed. I'm going to get back on the horse, and I'm not so foolish to think a little help wouldn't ...help.