Monday, August 8, 2011

Monday, August 8, 2011

I had an overage yesterday. I had sugar, too. All in all, it wasn't a day that anyone would call a good effort for someone trying to reduce.

Weight is up as well. Today I weighed 253.

From yesterday:
Treat myself well = 6
Accurate reporting = yes
Processed carbs = yes
Activity = 33 minutes
Steps = 8089
Overage in calories = 320
Fat = 178 g 50%
Carbs = 216 26%
Protein = 192 23%

Yesterday was fun day. I went to my mom's for a cookout. I really didn't do too badly at the dinner table. I didn't have any corn or bread. I choose a big steak, green beans, tomatoes, and cucumber salad. Before dinner, I had tortilla chips with peach salsa and after I had ice cream with a brandied peach. The extras were partially responsible for my overage.

I haven't been sleeping well the past week or so. I've been waking up several times each night and when I do, I always get a snack from the fridge. I believe that this is responsible for most of the extra calories that I've been consuming.

I am honestly becoming very tired of trying. Maybe it's more like I'm tired of hearing myself make noises about trying. In truth, I really am not trying ...

BodyMedia FIT data for August 7, 2011
Calories Burned - 2883 | Calories Consumed - 3203 | Total Activity - 0:33 | Moderate Activity - 0:33 | Vigorous Activity - 0:00 | Steps Taken - 8089 | Sleep Duration - 6:37 | Lying Down - 8:10 | Sleep Efficiency - 81%.


  1. So, if you are not trying... why torture yourself daily? Just wondering?

  2. I'm not torturing myself. I am trying in regard to what I consider the major goals -- accurate reporting and daily posting. I believe that, for me, these are key. I don't always try in terms of what I choose to eat.

    I'm posting and accurately reporting regardless of whether I do well or not for three reasons: 1) Daily posts are part of the goal set I made for the first two weeks of August 2) Posting regardless of whether I do well or not keeps my larger goal in mind. 3) Being honest with myself about what I'm doing is really imporatnt to me.

    I figure that if I meet SOME of the goals I set for myself, then I'm moving in the right direction. Hiding or giving up completely isn't in my nature, nor is it good me psychologically.

    If I would only post when I'm doing well, what's the point? If I set a goal of always meeting all my goals and then quit when I don't measure up, what sort of message do I send to myself?

    "Struggle on!!" "Be honest!!" These are my main goals ...