Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Yeah so this is gonna be pretty boring....

I went to the gym today as scheduled. My goal is to go a MINIMUM of Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. I'm on schedule to burn the calories required of the week. I've been going about 30 minutes on the treadmill on Monday and Wednesday and then doing at least 45 minutes on Saturdays. This seems almost too easy...

But the thing is I am actually noticing being a bit more hungry, but it's not intolerable. I just didn't used to pay as much attention to what I was eating. I would go home and graze all night until dinner and then graze more after that. I feel so much more in control of my eating now -- like it's actually manageable. I made this cute little thing to keep track. Well, ok it's not CUTE. It's a little manila thingie with pieces of paper stapled to the other side like a notepad. (credit card sized!) on the manila side I have my Calorie, Fat, Carb, and Protein goals and on the paper side I keep track of my day so far. I'm using the Nutrition page here to keep it up during the day, then I do a little math and write down how much I'm allowed to eat for dinner. It's been working pretty good so far.

I am very excited to be finally making these changes in my life and having a way of keeping measurement of what I'm doing. Any time otherwise I've tried to eat healthier it was always just that. Some vague idea in my mind, let's do BETTER! With no specific goals or methods. Just maybe eat a little less... choose the salad instead of the big burger... whatever. And needless to say it didn't really happen. Now that I have to hold myself accountable to certain limits it makes things easier. Not to mention that I'm not limited to certain foods, just amounts and numbers. That I can deal with.

That being said -- I'M HUNGRY NOW!!! And I can't wait to go home and figure out what I can eat for dinner... ahhaha all this focus on food is making me hungry. That part sucks.

I did something at the gym today I hadn't done thus far -- I stayed at the same intensity for 20+ minutes. Hopefully that will help me build my endurance. I am proud of that. Then I walked slower for a while at no incline -- until I felt more in control of my breathing and whatnot -- and then BOOSTED it to a HIGH TEMPO and incline again for a few minutes to end off before going into my REAL cool down.

ANYWAYYY!!! Enough boring crap about working out -- I'm going to try and focus on other things so that I don't keep thinking about eating.
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