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Easing into this week

November 19th, 2007 at 11:30 am

I have to go into my "office" job tonight for a few hours, so I decided to take advantage of the warm weather and went for a run this morning. Now I'm working on the booming side business and, well, wasting time by blogging. In an hour or so, I'm thinking a nap will be in order.

This is probably not a good week to commit to a weight-loss plan, but I'm trying to shed a few extra pounds that have attached themselves onto my hips so I've begun a food journal. My goal is to consume about 1,700 calories a day.

Lunch alone about wiped me out. I ate leftover Chinese food and by my calculations I'm at about 1,300 calories already. Dinner looks like it's going to consist of a few carrots and water if I'm lucky....

I'm fortunate in that I've never had to diet, so suddenly watching what I eat is very eye opening. I exercise so I can eat, so exercising and NOT eating is not much fun. Thus, I'm trying to tame the ever-expanding hips by eating anything I want in moderation. Yet, there are certain things I'm just not willing to budge on.

For instance, my daily shot of caffeine in the form of a Tazo lightly sweetened ice tea is 70 calories. It's that or a Pepsi at 100 calories, so I'm sticking with the ice tea once a day (twice if it's a particularly harrowing day that requires me to kick it up a few notches). And, on occasion, I'm still going to have a Pepsi. There are just certain days when the world is going to hell that I would kill for something strong and lethal, so Pepsi is the alternative.

Yes, I do have a slight problem with will power -- as witnessed by the loads of consumer debt I'm carrying.....

3 Responses to “Easing into this week”

  1. clubneary Says:

    I hear you! I am in the same boat. I am actually going to the gym with my sister in law tonight for a yoga class as her guest. I am looking forward to it and may join if they are running a good deal. I, too, have never had to worry about weight but something happened after baby #2 and after hitting about 32....
    Good luck to you. I wish there was a seminar on retaining will power...I would sign up in a second!

  2. baselle Says:

    So is it the sugar or the caffeine that you are craving?

  3. compulsive debtor Says:

    The answer to that question would be "all of the above...."

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