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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Umm...yeah...I haven't been on here in over a year and a half. (sheepishly hanging head in shame) But I'm back and I'm trying again. Makes me sad to think that I started this 1 year and 7 months ago, if I had stuck with it where would I be physically by now? Maybe I would be approaching my ultimate weight loss and health goals, but you can't dwell on the past, you have to move on and try for the future! :)

So with that I am starting again! I have gained weight since my first attempt so I'm at a wee bit of a deficit, but I've moved across the country, have access to a great place to walk daily (the entire downtown area of San Jose is at my fingertips and it's all flat which is perfect for a newbie walker like me!), and I am keeping track of my food. For now I am just tracking things and trying to keep a moderately close caloric intake to my goal, I'm taking wee little baby steps here because when I leap or jump I fall flat on my arse within a week or two! So, tracking for now, and walking when the mood strikes or when my hubby is up for it, and then I will ramp things up.

It's like exercising, you do reps of X for a few weeks, then you up the I'm doing 1 rep now, and in a week or so I will do 2 reps, and then 3 and so on until I am watching my calories, watching what kinds of food I eat, exercising nearly daily, tracking my weight and my inches and so forth. Gotta stay positive and little goals are easier to achieve and they make you feel like you're getting somewhere! :)

I am in need of suggestions, though, I am at home 24/7, unemployed and actively searching, but while I'm home I'm SO BORED that I "feel" hungry all the time (or close to it). I should read, or walk (though I will be doing the walking thing soon I hope, once I get my music onto an MP3 player of some sort) but I don't, I sit at my laptop all day and talk on Facebook or surf the news sites and at night I add the TV to my arsenal of boredom. I am not looking for exercise motivation here but a way to combat boredom that will help keep me from grazing all day long! Any suggestions would be most welcome! :)

Thanks and buh-bye for now. ;)
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    Blue42Down - I like the 5-15 minute chores/tasks idea, thanks! Though they will have to include things outside my apartment since where I live is a 12x13 room, so not a lot to clean and straighten up every day, but still love that idea! :)

    I know the Guadalupe River Park Trail (haven't used it yet, but am familiar with it), but not the Los Gatos Creek Trail from Campbell Park, I will look into that one, thanks again! :)
    2459 days ago
    Welcome back - and yes, San Jose is not just flat making walking easy, it's got generally beautiful weather for it. Depending on where you are in San Jose, there's a lot of choices for scenic walks including the Guadalupe River Park or even the Los Gatos Creek Trail from Campbell Park.

    As to the boredom - it might help to think of all sorts of 5-15 minute mini-tasks to do any time it strikes. Get your mind and body used to "Oh, you're bored. Time to go sweep the porch." "Oh, bored again? Toilet needs cleaning." Someone in another blog last week mentioned cleaning out junk drawers.

    2459 days ago
    Consistency is the key. No matter how much or how little. Just keep moving and you'll get there. : ) emoticon emoticon
    2459 days ago
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