Exercise, scales, and more

July 18, 2008 at 6:13 pm 1 comment

I may have mentioned this before, but just to refresh your memory, I have an incredibly boring job.  I work in a small loan office, I usually work alone (especially since yet another irresponsible idiot just up and quit last week), and once my daily work is done, there is literally nothing to do unless a customer comes in or someone calls.  Sometimes I have extra projects, and when school is in session, I do my homework.  Otherwise I sit here and read Lap Band Talk or the AOL boards, or play a game.

Yesterday, I was really bored and antsy so I decided, oh what the hell, I’m going to walk.  And I did.  I walked laps around my office for 30 minutes.  I did it today too.  One of my problems with exercise has been that it takes away from the little bit of time I’m home and can be with my kids.  So great!  I found a way to exercise during the time I have to be gone.  I got lucky, nobody came in and I only got a couple of phone calls both times.  My office is tiny, so this walking is really boring.  My “track” is probably about 6-7 ft wide and about 18 feet long.  I can walk around it 3 times in a minute.  Oh well, I’m moving, I’m doing it, that’s all that matters.

My new-ish scale is about to get thrown out the window.  I had my fill last week, dropped 3 lbs in 2 days and haven’t moved since.  Fuck.  I figured I’d repeat what happened after my other two fills and drop 5 lbs this week.  This fill was a little weird.  I can eat the same amount of food, which is fine, but I am staying full longer.  I’m not snacking during the day like I was.  I do usually have a nighttime snack, but it is something small like a string cheese or a couple of slices of ham.  I’m trying to mix things up.  I’ve been eating Quaker Weight Control banana bread oatmeal everyday so I decided to try some turkey sausage and eggbeaters.  Mmmm, yummy.  I heart breakfast meat.  Turkey bacon is too dry and threatened to stick on me the last time I had it.  The turkey sausage is quite yummy.  Thanks to this change, I’ve been close to or over 80 grams of protein, while I was struggling to get in 60-65 before.  Maybe that will shake things up enough.  I was also lacking on my water earlier in the week, but I’m back on track with that.  I’m still mostly in the 1000-ish calorie range.  I haven’t had a “bad” day in a while, so maybe my metabolism needs a shock.  Tomorrow is Christian’s birthday so we’re going out for dinner.  He picked Denny’s, so I’ll almost have no choice but to eat something shockingly bad.  LOL  Then on Sunday, we’re having cake and stuff at my mom’s house (her birthday is Sunday, my grandpa’s birthday was this past Wednesday, plus Christian’s). 

I think the thing I love most about my band is that I am in complete control of my eating.  I mean, ultimately, I’ve always been in control of what I ate.  But there were times when I was so hungry/emotional/PMS’y/bored, that I just ate and didn’t even think about it.  Now that I realize what the nutritional content is of the things I eat, I can’t believe how many calories I used to ingest without realizing it.  When we go out tomorrow night, I won’t get an appetizer, big meal, dessert and wash it all down with 2 or 3 big glasses of soda.  I’ll eat probably half of whatever I order, only a meal, no appetizer, no dessert and definitely no soda.  Then I’ll have lunch for Sunday because I know I’ll have leftovers.  LOL

I have to say, going this way feels a lot better than going the other way.  Sometimes I think, how can I still weigh this much when I feel so good.  I don’t know if it is the fact that I know how I used to feel and this is amazing compared to that.  Or maybe it is the fact that I eat healthier, I take vitamins, I’m not fueling myself with junk and caffeine, and overall just being better to myself.  Maybe, and most likely, it’s a combination of those things.  Everything about this journey has amazed me every step of the way.  I am forever grateful to everybody who got me to this point, and thank God everyday that everything came together as it did to lead me to this.

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Entry filed under: exercise, family, food, weight loss.

Just wanted to say… The work “track”

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  • 1. Diz  |  July 18, 2008 at 9:08 pm

    Awesome. I’ll have to try that Turkey sausage. Thanks for the uplifting blog. I feel that that will be me soon. I kinda feel it already happening, but I don’t have a fill yet. So maybe once I do, things won’t feel quite a urgent…i.e. I’m hungry now. There’s hope yet!

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