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Logging with the enemy


Saturday, July 26, 2014

Finished the most recent BLC round up 5 pounds (more or less, I can't remember what number I put down on Wednesday. At least I know it wasn't more, as more would have meant twoterville, and that's a barrier I haven't crossed, no matter how close I've skated to the line. Well, at least that isn't a barrier I've seen on the scale. I know that I've been over and back during the bulk of the day, but that's why we stick to trying to weigh at a consistent time, right?)

Anyway, in those three days since that last weigh in, on the scale at the hotel gym, which is always a little meaner than my own scale at home, I've either lost a couple of pounds, or the nice scale is being nice. There might be something to the losing, because I ate well on Tuesday night, while hanging out and playing bar trivia. A couple of beers, and maybe the weigh in was artificially inflated. Had I been close to even for the 12 week challenge, maybe I would have passed on the drink, held back on food, looked for a sauna. But since that wasn't a realistic concern, I did the Tuesday night thing normally.

(just looked it up, 199.2, as of 7/23)

Anyway, trying something again, tracking food, which I've done very sporadically on this site, because the food tracker on here is very annoying to use. So I'm using the one on MyFitnessPal. I really don't know if it really is easier, or if it's the fact that I started using it during the week, and I'm putting items from fast food or casual dining establishments rather than stuff made/eaten at home. But it seems easier. And it's a bit of an eye opener as far as seeing how stupidly easily you can blow past 2000 calories. I've had a bit of a headache every day since Wednesday, and I don't really know if it's related to trying to stay below that figure or if it's just being a little sick-ish (or, as i suspect, I might have hurt my neck a bit playing my first round of golf in over two years back on Sunday). But, 5 days in a row of faithful logging, corresponding with a 2.5 lb decrease? Coincidence? Yeah, probably, but I think I'll keep on trying to keep track and see if that sort of coincidence continues.

In other news, I've been officially told that my contract won't be extended past August, so I'll be free (aka unemployed, or to put it more accurately and more kindly, between contracts) come September, just in time to go to Atlanta for a metal festival. That works out decently, I'd say. Also, depending on how long the break is, I might get a chance to get back into some semblance of a fitness routine. After all, I declared a re-beginning a couple of months ago, might as well start moving on that concept, right?
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
PRIZM96 8/11/2014 10:44AM

    Speaking of which..... I should probably get moving on that concept as well! :-)

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STILLWATERSSB 8/11/2014 8:48AM

    Tracking helps hold me accountable too; however, it is difficult to track on Spark. Especially, from a phone!

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MEADSBAY 8/2/2014 10:09PM

    omg. you quack me up.
I needed that.
I am in a wt loss study using weight watchers and I hate their food tracker but I think its just because I am used to the SP tracker, which, once you populate your favorites list is easy-peasy, imho.
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GARDENCHRIS 7/27/2014 9:00AM

    Hey.... It's been awhile.... good on trying to track your food, and hoping everything works out on the work thing, can't someone just hire you permanent?

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1CRAZYDOG 7/26/2014 9:48PM

    Good luck on the job search!

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