Accountability Post – 6/1/17

“Sameness is the mother of disgust, variety the cure.” – Petrarch

One of the things that I struggle with when losing weight is trying to find enough different things that I can eat while staying within my daily nutritional goals. I don’t want to eat the same things over and over, and I find myself doing that more than when I’m not paying attention to calories, etc.

I also have this struggle with exercise, especially when I start. I’ve spent the last 14 months getting out of the shape that I was in when I ran my first 5K in March of 2016, so now I can barely do anything that I was doing at the time. Right now, I feel like all I can do is walk (with the occasional few moments of jogging in the middle). Anything more strenuous makes me winded, and frustrates me.

These are challenges that need to be overcome in order to maintain the healthy lifestyle that I’m trying to build for myself.

Calorie Diary – 5/31/17
Budget: 18921

Total Consumed: 1840

Footnotes

1.This is adjusted by MyFitnessPal for the exercise that was entered.

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Accountability Post – 12/7/16 (Average)

When I write my posts, I usually have a keyword in my head that I can start with. From there I find a quote, and let the quote inform whatever I’m going to write. Unfortunately, I had a hard time coming up with a keyword for today’s post, because yesterday was pretty average.

Hey…I found my keyword.

Except that trying to find a good, usable quote centered around the word “average”, is not that easy.

Anyway, yesterday was pretty average. I stayed right around my calorie count, didn’t exercise, except that we did some cleaning around the house that required me to lift up a few heavy things. I hate trying to lose weight in the winter. I’m a wuss when it comes to extended time in cold weather, and so that is really driving the trouble that I’m having with exercise. If I’m going to do it, I’d prefer to head outside and walk around…but I can’t be out in 14 degree weather for anything more than like 5 minutes before I start to ache. So, it’s about finding stuff around the house to do. I do like spending some time hitting the heavy bag in the basement, and I do get a decent workout, but I have a hard time because I don’t know enough about boxing to try and switch up my routine. At least with running outside, I can change my route every time.

If anyone has any ideas/resources for different heavy bag workouts, drop a comment, or hit me up on twitter.

Calorie Diary – 12/6/16
Budget: 15881
Total Consumed: 1465

Footnotes

1.This is adjusted by MyFitnessPal for the exercise that was entered.

Accountability Post – 6/24/15

“Let a man walk ten miles steadily on a hot summer’s day along a dusty English road, and he will soon discover why beer was invented.” – Gilbert K. Chesterton

I may not have walked ten miles, and it may not have been a dusty English road, but after yesterday, I needed a beer. I had the day off from work, so I spent a bunch of time outside working on my lawn. I also walked two miles, and cleaned out our refrigerator, so I treated myself. I went and bought a six pack of Left Hand Brewery’s Milk Stout Nitro. I enjoyed one of those bottles last night while recording Podvocacy.

What’s more interesting is that even with treating myself to a cold beer, I still came in far under my adjusted calorie budget. All of that combined with not having to go to work made for a pretty solid day.

Calorie diary – 6/23/15

Budget: 21171
Total consumed: 1588

Footnotes

1. This is adjusted by MyFitnessPal for the exercise that was entered.