Some recent thoughts I’ve been considering:
1. Is it worth it to get a car just so I can get to the gym classes that I like? It will mean less “lifestyle” exercise-i.e., my 25 minute bike ride and 10 minute walk each way to work, but will have more “official” gym exercise, which is a lot more exercise.
2. Can the 100 or 200 calories of potato chips I seem to eat most days (tapering off-I’m getting sick of them) be enough to halt weight loss? I wouldn’t think so, but with the drop in exercise, maybe that is the limiting factor.
3. How much fat/calorie absorption can a high fiber diet block? I was reading recently that they’re considering adding a caloric value to fiber, due to new understandings of its digestion. I always try to eat high fiber, especially if I’m eating something high in fat, maybe this isn’t helping as much as I’d like.
4. If I get a digital scale, as opposed to my old craptastic one, will I have better info, or just make myself more neurotic?
5. Along the potato chip vein, is quitting my two cups coffee, with a few tablespoons of sugar, enough to balance the potato chips? I’d like the scale to start moving, not just stare at me within the same 3 pound range.
And some strange side effects to losing weight:
1. My butt isn’t as comfortable to sit on.
2. Baggy underwear is neither comfortable (slips up crack), nor attractive (unless you’re into diapers). I may have to spend some money and buy some interim clothes. I’ve been delaying, but my pants are baggy, shirts/sweaters are huge enough to look silly.
3. I only have more than one chin now if I make my face squish into my neck. I don’t like the way this looks, maybe I shouldn’t do that.
Obviously, not much happening here. I’m hitting the gym tonight for cardio/weight combo class. It’s not preferred, but gym must occur.