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sorry, sorry shape

I've gotten into a pathetically bad physical shape over the past year, down from merely "bad". I need some exercise, to get up to the point where I feel capable of biking to or from work on a nice day. I also seem to be allowing myself to snack way too much at work, as a stopgap to fight the emotional doldrums from technical frustrations at infrastructure problems.

So starting now, I'm on a diet. No candy bars, no chips, no sweets from the vending machines at work. Drink more water, less Diet Coke - the Diet Coke increases appetite, I suspect, or maybe it just leaves a taste in the mouth that needs covering. Eat breakfast before leaving home (once I have gone shopping to make that possible) - something filling like a couple bowls of cereal (in skim milk) or a bagel. Or, walk to Davis Square in the morning and get something from a coffeeshop there (a muffin is allowable if I get such physical activity into my day at the start.)
  • Any friends I can call on to drag me outside for exercise-like things - hiking in the White Mountains, walking in the Fells or the Blue Hills, biking up the Minuteman or to Cambridge... Please drag me away from weekends like the last, where I spent a lot of it in front of the computer, playing various video games online. I did assemble some shelves, but I didn't really experience the beautiful weather. And that's a shame.
It's freaking time to take some action and turn this body of mine around. Stop feeling heavy, and sluggish, and generally unhealthy.

How did I learn to stop eating when I was no longer hungry a few years ago? As it is, I seem to have reverted to "eat until full", which is a very different, and much more destructive thing. If I can remember that trick, it would go a long way towards health, I think.

I also want to initiate some outdoors activities. Canoe trips, walks in the fells, etc. I can do this thing, I know it. I've gotten the groove before. Heck, in Minnesota, I was going to the gym twice a week.

Tomorrow, gym bag goes with me to work. I'll see if I can start there, with the diet, and the gym at work.

Comments

rifmeister
May. 25th, 2006 11:31 am (UTC)
Good for you.

My only small pieces of advice is that weight loss seems to be much more heavily connected to what I eat then to how much I exercise. I often exercise more, but end up eating enough or more than enough to fail to lose weight. Alternately, if I'm good about eating, I can lose weight without really exercising.

Also, swing dancing is the wave of the future.
crs
May. 25th, 2006 07:49 pm (UTC)
hmm, I did have fun with that when I did it... what... 5 years ago? Whoa.

Not only that, but swing lessons would be scheduled and structured and something that I'd have to make room for. Interesting.

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