23 Jul

Taste of food

I think my body is trying to tell me that I need to lose weight. And it isn’t being very subtle about it. Recently, I’ve found that fewer and fewer foods sound good to me. It is a weird sensation. I go somewhere to have lunch, and my senses are saying, “that doesn’t sound very good at all.” I am actually starting to eat less because of it. And that’s gotta be a good thing, right?

I haven’t made it in to start working out yet, but I have been keeping myself busy around the house. Between mowing the lawn and walking boxes up and down stairs, I’ve managed to do a small amount of physical activity over the last few weeks. And anything is better than nothing.

I actually plan to stop and get my access card to the Highlands Ranch community centers sometime this weekend. I am then planning on working out three times a week. I’ve had very unrealistic expecations about a workout schedule the last few times I’ve started exercising. I am going to try to temper those this time around. 3 times a week, that’s my goal.

10 Jul

Monthly update!

Aren’t summer months supposed to be stress-free? This summer hasn’t been for me so far. Of course, we brought this on ourselves. Erin and I sold our old house, bought a new house, and have moved into the new house over the past month. It’s been a hectic and stressful time.

I honestly do not know if my weight reflects this or not. I haven’t been around a scale for over a month, and have no idea what my weight reads. If I had to guess, I’d guess I am staying around the same weight as my last weigh-in (325). This is mostly due to the amount of activity I’ve had to do over the past few weeks. Packing boxes, moving boxes, unpacking boxes, carrying things up and down stairs, mowing and fertilizing lawns, it all adds up. I’ve been more active since the third week of June than I’ve been the rest of the year.

I plan on getting back into a workout routine soon. The town that Erin and I moved to provides free access to the city rec centers, so I can go work out at any time for free. As soon as we get everything unpacked and settled, I’ll start working out again.

In the mean time, I am trying to find firm way to keep my eating in control. I think I am going to use WeightWatchers points diaries. These seem to provide a good way of documenting everything that one eats throughout the day, and are compact enough to carry around everywhere.