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Let try this blog thing...

Thursday, February 14, 2013

I’m going to try this blogging thing. I can’t seem to find the time to take pen to paper and write in a journal before bed like I intend, so let’s see if spewing some random thoughts down on the computer helps at all. (My apologies now to anyone who might try to read this...)

I’ve always felt a disconnect between my healthy efforts and the end results (read : I eat crap one week and lose 4lbs, the next week I do everything right and I’m up 6lbs) which does very little for my motivation let me tell you. So, and I know you’re not supposed to do this, I’ve been trying to record what I eat and my weight each day the past couple of weeks to try and see if I can find some sort of relationship or lag formula (yes, I do math for a living so you know this will end with an excel file...). It will never cease to amaze me how big an impact one bad meal can have on the scale (at least for me). This week started off well, I was down even though I was on vacation for the previous week, and being good meant I’d dropped another 1lb over the first few days. Then last night I was craving sugar, so I made the mistake of buying some cookies, thinking I could have just a couple (yeah right) and save the rest... While I did manage to stop at 5, I don’t get how 5 cookies (and the rest of the day on track) = +3lbs. All well, guess that’s why I’m on this journey...
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    I think that the gain involved more than just the cookies (ie: water weight). I have similar problems where I can exercise everyday and gain 5 lbs, but do nothing for two days and lose 5. Keep us posted on your progress.

    It's all a learning process!
    1887 days ago
    You may find some foods work better for your efforts than other with seemingly no rhyme nor reason.
    1891 days ago
    Very interesting post. You will have to keep us up to date. I've wondered these types of things myself. Good luck!
    1892 days ago
  • KA_JUN
    Probably depends on the size/caloric value of the cookies! That said, thinking about your plan and working on analyzing what's going on will only serve to help you achieve your personal goals! Go for it!
    1892 days ago
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