Thursday, July 16, 2009

New Obsession

I have a new obsession.

Luckily it's a relatively healthy one.

Sharon and I have been completely stumped by my recent, on-going diet plateau. And I have been very annoyed and frustrated. I've been doing a pretty good job of following the rules: being active and eating healthy (blech!) but I'm just maintaining. We've even tried mixing up my workouts (more Zone 2 stuff for a couple weeks, more Zone 3 stuff when that didn't work)

I'm ready to pull my hair out (though, since my hair doesn't weigh 40 lbs like Angelique's that won't do me much good!)

I mean, what happens if I DON'T workout 5x per week and eat 5 million grams of fiber a day????

So this week I started keeping a detailed and complete food diary. Boooooring! Right? Well, it's been OK. And kind of illuminating.

I'm using dailyplate.com which is part of Lance Armstrong's LiveStrong site. I'm not a huge fan of the Lance (sorry Garth) but the dailyplate is free and pretty easy to use.

The thing I'm noticing most is that it keeps me honest about what I'm eating. Yes, I can choose to eat a second 100 cal Skinny Cow Fudge Bar - but I have to also log that into the site and watch my daily calorie % jump up.

We'll see if this has any lasting impact. I lost 1.5 pounds this week, but that may be sweat from the horrible heat last night (I'm refusing to turn my AC on unless the temp hits 90°)

Anyway, the week is winding down. Wishing everyone a happy day!

10 comments:

Beth said...

Wow, E! 1.5 pounds is something to be proud of, congratulations! It's funny, I was just wondering yesterday how your journey was going lately, so I'm glad you updated us. Keep it up, girl!

Angelique said...

Good job darling! I just cut my hair a little for summer. I'll just it your way???

;p

Typoterri said...

Doing great! But it's not the sweat, give yourself credit.

Turn on your air. It actually filters impurities in the air and is healthier to breathe. (Don't you like how I can justify it?)

I rather have the air off too but sometimes there isn't even a breeze.

Been There said...
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Heart said...

Great EEE!!!! I, like Beth, had been wondering about your journey. Keep it up!!!

I like fitday.com for keeping a diary of food for many reasons. It has endless graphs and reports.
Heart

Jay_Lee said...

You're doing great Sweetie!! Hey you've also given me somewhere to go as I have also hit that plateau.

Have a great day luv.

PS Hey Beth I love the pic.

EEE said...

Awww! You guys are sweet!

I'm pretty sure the movie theater nachos I ate yesterday may have set me back, though.

HP6 ROCKS!

Angela said...

90? Here in Minnesota, we're having record lows! It got down to 51 I think last night, today is low 60s. It SHOULD be 84!

Angela said...

I'm not very sweet, but I'm going to punch Gloria in the cock pretty soon.

Angelique said...

Argghhh TTD - hands Terri money.

........cut my hair....I'll just SEND it you way.

And what Angela said about Gloria!