Tag Archives: Eating

I’d Rather Clean-Up Than Work-Out

12 Jun
Fresh vegetables are important components of a...

Fresh vegetables are important components of a healthy diet. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

So, I’ve been playing around more on that site I found, and I’ve decided that they have one feature that I really like.  The ‘Add Activity’ log.  I said before that I don’t exercise.  I don’t like to, I have no one to help alleviate the boredom, and I usually don’t like to be bothered to do anything that requires me to put on shoes except shopping.

The ‘Activity Log’ benefits me two-fold.  Firstly, it’s like a game, because I wrack my brain trying to come up with something to add on there to subtract a few calories, secondly, those things I come up with usually involve activities like housework.  So, I’m getting up off my butt, and at the same time finding a reason to do some cleaning!  In the last two days, I’ve vacuumed upstairs and down, done about five loads of laundry (including putting it away!), made the bed, and washed my dishes by hand, all because I wanted to add stuff to my log.  I considered going out and raking the yard a little bit, but that’s going a little bit overboard, methinks. Continue reading

Moderation – Forget the Key, I Can’t Even Find the Door

11 Jun
my old analog food scale & new digital food scale

my old analog food scale & new digital food scale (Photo credit: Newbirth35)

Who knew that trying to eat healthy was so damn hard?  I mean, forget the ‘trying to lose weight‘ thing… I’m just talking about tracking what you eat in general.  Weighing out food, searching nutrition labels and ingredients like Nicholas Cage looking for the National Treasure- it’s pretty ridiculous.  Now I remember why I don’t like to go on diets.

I know I said I wasn’t going to go overboard with this losing weight thing, but I got sucked into this site through an app on my phone, because I went looking for the calorie count in something I’d eaten.  All I really wanted was to keep track of my weight, and heaven knows a pencil and notepad just won’t do; I need a fancy app to be able to admire my weight change wherever I happen to be.

The problem is that the fancy apps come with other fancy little features that are just too enticing to ignore- like telling you how many calories you need to consume (or not) to lose weight at a steady, healthy pace.  That’s good information to know, right?  However, knowing that, I then need to know how many calories I’m consuming, to make sure I’m staying below that magic number.  That’s where it sucks you in.  Suddenly, I find myself weighing, calculating, calorie-counting and obsessing. Continue reading

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