Thursday, May 26, 2011

Update on food and exercise

I thought it was about time I posted something about health and fitness on this blog. I don't want everyone to think I'm just sitting around staring morosely at my cat. (He has actually been doing better lately, vomiting less and having a better appetite. I think he may even be gaining weight, which for him would be a good thing).

I had been pretty sporadic with Lose It for a while, but I am actually doing a good job of logging everything this week.  I'm still working on bringing the calories down. Geneen Roth says that people who struggle with their weight fall into two categories, too rigid and too undisciplined. I think you probably know by now that I fall into the latter category.  I am trying to do this from the inside out, as Renee Stephens would say, working on my motivations and beliefs as well as my diet.  I am still feeling good about my decision to stop using Weight Watchers -- I feel that Lose It provides just as good a system for logging my food, and the meetings had stopped feeling helpful to me. I'm sure Lose It and other weight loss apps have cut into Weight Watchers bottom line quite a bit.

The exercise is going better. I have been doing more Spinning classes and a little less running. I signed up for an interval strength training class on Fridays and I think that is going to help provide the missing piece I have been needing.  Lose It says I have already burned almost 2300 calories through conscious exercise.

My eye is still bothering me. I am sucking it up and wearing my glasses and exercising anyway. I have four different pairs of glasses now, and one of them works pretty well for working out. My eye doctor says no contacts for a couple days yet. I have been using artificial tears and some other drops he gave me..

Sorry that I don't have more interesting news to report.

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