True confessions here: I spend the first three hours of my day at the computer. [But I'm sitting on an exercise ball, so my core is getting a workout. Snort!] I have a long (and getting longer) list of blogs I read, and I actually Read All My E-Mail Every Morning. I may not answer it until later, but I read it.
Good thing I don't have a real job, isn't it?
First, this is Day Two of not weighing myself first thing in the morning. So far it's just okay. I snacked last night – healthy food, but not on my plan and I think if I'd known I was going to weigh myself I might not have eaten anything. I normally don't eat after dinner. So I'm not sure how this is working for me. [Can you hear Dr. Phil's voice?]
Second, no knitting yesterday at all. I finished the left front of Optically Delusional, and I have the next set of instructions for FLAK, but haven't decided which one is going to get my attention.
Third, I still haven't cleaned my house after the weekend. And it really needs it. Today's the day. Even though I didn't sleep well last night, I feel energetic this morning.
So. While surfing today I found ActBoldly. The "About" section is worth a read. I want to quote a lot of it here, but I won't. I will print it out and study it, though.
Then there's Someday is Now, to which I referred yesterday [and from where I found ActBoldly]. Marla uses Regency romance DVDs to motivate her to exercise, which simply wouldn't work for me at all, so I skip over those descriptions. Today I was especially interested in reading the comments from the last two days' posts. Someone named Anonymous – who would name their child that?!? – is trying to tell her all she needs to do is eat less and move more. Imagine that!
Yes, blogs are out there for public consumption. And if we didn't want comments, we could disable that feature. I want comments, and will deal with those that try to tell me what to do. What I think all of us who blog about weight-loss struggles really want is support, plain and simple. I live an extremely isolated life, with few meaningful face-to-face contacts most of the the week. Blogging has become a wonderful therapeutic outlet for me, and I'm the one I'm writing for.
I've been thinking about calorie consumption. I picked up a checkout-stand magazine yesterday called Looking Good Now. [They apparently don't have a website.] It's all about losing weight and feeling good and eating healthfully. With ads for TrimSpa and the like (which is really just a glorified and expensive vitamin pill). There were testimonials – stories about how three women each lost a huge amount of weight. In two of the accounts, these women stated they ate between 1800 and 2300 calories daily to maintain their losses. They all work out at least five days a week – that was the common denominator for all three success stories. I struggle to get 1200 meaningful calories in on a daily basis. It's easy to eat junk to boost calorie consumption, but with a limited number available, I want them all to count for something.
Okay, enough rambling. I only have an hour and a half left for e-mail.