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A reality...

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Let me first start this blog off with the fact that I am nowhere near perfect. I had a harsh reality hit me yesterday like a (as Pink Floyd would put it) brick wall. The reality is that I need to start using the food scale. America, the fattest country in the world, is indeed the fattest physically but I wonder more......
Yesterday was hot as hell and I was suffering along with others at Renn Fest. Renn fest is a place where all sights can be seen, many of them not wanting to be seen. A celebration of medieval times. I did not go in costume, thankfully this time, with temps reaching the 90's, dust flying and air drier than the dessert, I would have surely suffered more than i already was. I had to set down for a while and while doing this the reality hit me.
As people walked by me, I saw the reality of too much drinking and what super sizing does to Americans. Women, who you wonder to yourself, "how did they get in those jeans?" or even the Indian lady succumbed to the standards of the typical American diet, waddling by slowly. People walking by with turkey legs, alcohol and super sized rich desserts. Now mind you, I am not perfect and did partake in the cheesecake on a stick and some of my favorite cinnamon roasted nuts. Americas now today drink soda in subsitute for water for hydration and consume many more calories this way than they may even think.
My weight has not changed over the past year. It has not gone up and it has not gone down. So what is the problem.? What is wrong with me? I exercise, I watch what i eat mainly and I eat healthy. My last attempt is now going to be measuring my food. Not that I have given up, because I certainly have not. I have come this far and am not going to gain back all that I have lost. The first part of losing it is the acceptance that I will have to log for the rest of my life and that without logging and weighing my food the weight loss will not occur. Logging as become easier :) I could easily say to myself, "well at least I am not that big" or at least I do not look THAT bad, however that would be a false reassurance of myself. I did that once, NOT AGAIN.
So food scale here I come and I have already used it this evening and to my surprise, 2 corn muffins are much more calories than I originally thought or logged until now...................
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