I guess I should say something

I can’t explain completely why I’m not into this blog anymore.  It took a few tries to remember my password.  I’m not really inspired with the weight loss battle so much anymore.  I’m not sure if I can call it maintenance, as I seem to be gaining about a pound per month.  Or was, I’ve been stable for a few months.  I’m not happy at a BMI of 27, but I’m figuring it out, still going to the gym, occasional hikes, biking to work shuttle, etc.  Maybe I should look at it another way, my weight is surprisingly good considering I all but eat ad-libitum.    But my regular eating isn’t the problem, it’s the crap at work, restraint only goes so far.  Cookies, pizza, bread/cheese, all stuff I’m not looking for, but every once in a while, I eat anyway.  We just moved buildings, there should be much less of that stuff now.  And I work on the second floor, have meetings on the third, and walk up and down the stairs, and back to our old building frequently, so there’s a lot more NEAT (non-exercise activity thermogenesis – moving not for the intent of exercise).  Still, the food thing is hard, in the long run.  It’s much easier for me to skip meals, especially dinner, than be strict with the food.  I have to find a level of restraint that works, but won’t stress me out.  There’s no sense in doing anything that I can’t do long-term, especially since I recognize that it’s only going to get harder, as I get older.

It makes me uncomfortable sometimes to read some of the diet blogs, I sincerely believe that your body will adust to what you do to it, to a great extent.  I don’t want to be stuck eating 1200 kcals/day for the rest of my life, or no carbs, or no fat, or no sugar, or anything like that.  Just not going to happen.  If I was a betting woman, I’d estimate I average about 2500/day now, which is too much, even for as much as I exericse.

I’ll get there.  I’m not giving up, I’m just more focused on fixing my mind, which is a way bigger problem.  BTW, congratulate me, I got a job, with benefits and all, first health insurance in almost a decade.  I’m curious to check blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, other things.  I think I’m healthy, I exercise often, sometimes intensely, and I eat my 5+ servings of fruits/veggies most days.    I have some unhealthy behaviors, along with my weakness for cheese and bacon, that I would also like to get a grip on.

Well, don’t really know if anybody is even reading this, but if you are, hope you’re having a great day!

Greetings from Argentina!


7 Responses to “I guess I should say something”

  1. April 14, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    I’m reading! And jumping for joy that you got a job. With BENEFITS, even! I know that’s a relief.

    Good to know your head’s still in the game. We don’t have to do this perfectly; we just have to keep moving forward in some form or fashion. Head-fixing is a good place to work for a while.

    Take care!

  2. April 18, 2011 at 8:03 am

    So glad to see you back! Thanks for dropping by my blog too!

    Congrats on the job with benefits.As far as the BMI of 27 goes…did you know that up to the late 1990s, that was considered a “normal” BMI? I think I might post about this change and how millions of people found themselves overweight overnight! Also, if you’re doing so much exercise, you probably have more muscle mass than the average woman. And though having more muscle is what we should all strive for, more muscle means more poundage–good poundage.

  3. April 18, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    Nice to see a new post! YAY for job with benefits!!! Doesn’t seem like your mind, or your body, needs much actual “fixing”–maybe more self acceptance? Well, now I’m projecting…

    Carry on. 🙂 It truly is interesting to get a peek at your life, and thoughts.

  4. April 19, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    I hope you are happy! Don’t read my column, it’s still trying to get people to be healthy and fit 🙂

    There is a home at the end of my block that was built by an Argentine couple years ago. It is white with a red tiled roof, and looks like it should be on the pampus! Now, when I look at it, I’ll think of you!

  5. April 25, 2011 at 4:05 am

    Sometimes we just don’t keep up with our blogs because we have so many other things going on with our lives. Sure, the blogging can help keep us focused, but at the same time, it can make us obsessive, and then depressed if we are not accomplishing what we’re setting out to do.

    Congrats on the new job, and just keep up the great job with making healthy choices and keeping up the exercise! My BMI after having my baby in February is 29, bordering on what the BMI chart considers obese, but looking at myself in the mirror, and those that know/see me, there’s no way I or they would ever consider calling me that! I get so tired of looking at numbers, that it’s mindnumbing. Calorie counts, BMI, weight, calories burned, etc… it’s a mathematical nightmare sometimes!

    *hugs* just keep doing what your doing, and be YOU!

  6. 6 RA
    April 26, 2011 at 8:37 am

    So glad to see a post from you! Congrats on the job, that is huge!! Fixing the mind will usually end up fixing everything else in time. I’m working on it. Tired of the ‘dieting’ thing too, but spent way too many months just living it up. Eh, so is life. 🙂

  7. May 30, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    It sounds like you are doing quite well with your fitness, despite not blogging often. Congratulations on your job!

    🙂 Marion

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