Category Archives: Health

Bad Summer

This has not been a particularly healthy summer.

I’ve keep going from being extremely busy to having entire days when I have nothing to do.  When I have nothing to do, I sit around and eat all day and I don’t exercise enough.  When I’m busy, I don’t eat as much and I’m usually more active.  However, I do eat a lot more fast food because there’s no time to make anything healthy.  And as a result, I’ve gained weight.  Kind of a lot.  At least ten pounds, probably closer to 15.

Now, granted, some of that is muscle mass.  I went through a phase at the beginning of the month where I did tons of strength training exercises and I’ve definitely seen an increase in muscle in some parts of my body.  The rest, however, is flab.

So, I’m getting back on the wagon today (I say that a lot on this blog, don’t I?).  I’m going to weigh myself later and update my weight on Traineo.  I’m also going to start working out again and not eating everything in sight.  I’m excited and scared at the same time…

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Good News. And Bad News.

Bad news first?

I kind of completely forgot about the rules that I made for myself the last time that I posted.  I’m not even kidding.  Completely got lost in the craziness of my life.  But luckily I haven’t really broken any of them yet (except for the new desserts business- screw that.  I need some incentives in my life so I’m forgetting that rule).  So hopefully I’ll remember these rules in the morning.

Good news:  I lost four pounds this week.  I’ve been working my ass of on Wii Fit.  Wii Fit is actually quite amazing; it has helped me to vary my exercises and has made working out very fun.  It’s an excellent motivator and I’m so thankful for it.  Plus, it’s nice to be able to weight myself accurately.  I’m trying to do at least thirty minutes every day, which I’ve been keeping up with (even though it’s only been three days).  Today I did my usual thirty minutes plus an extra thirty minutes of intense cardio.

2009 is going to be an awesome year.  Happy New Year!

Almost

It’s been almost five months since I’ve had a sip of soda.  I’ve had one cup of coffee from Starbucks.  I’ve had few potato chips.  I’ve barely been running since Halloween.  You see, I’d prefer not to freeze my ass off outside running in sub-freezing temperatures.  But, hey, that’s just me.  I wish I could drive to the gym, because I’d be there every morning if I had the ability to go there on my own.

I haven’t updated my Traineo widgets (see sidebar) in a few months.  I stopped counting calories religiously and measuring my workouts because I became obsessive with it.  I’m seriously looking forward to the spring so that I’ll have time to run again and I can do it without fear of going for a run and falling down and freezing to death like the old ladies in that commercial.

One of my resolutions for this year is to post here more often.  Nobody reads it, but it’s nice to have an anonymous blog to post on about this kind of private stuff.  I want to lose 20 lbs. this year.  I’m sure the cake that I just baked isn’t going to be very helpful in achieving my goal.  Oh, well.

Cravings

Right now, I desperately want:

  • A cold can of vanilla Pepsi.  I haven’t had any soda in almost a month.  I miss it, but it wasn’t too great of a challenge to give up.
  • Chicken nuggets from Chic-Fil-A.  No fast food in that long, either.  The only fast food that I will eat is Cool Wraps from Chic-Fil-A, an occasional salad from McDonalds, and sometimes those snack wraps from McDonalds (they’re not that bad).
  • To go running.  School is taking up all my time and I haven’t been running in forever.

Feeling Lost

It’s almost impossible to be healthy during the school year. Not only have I not had any time/energy to exercise over the past week or two, but my meals have been horrible.

Eating breakfast at 6 AM does not leave the door open for many healthy choices. My breakfast needs to be prepared in less than ten minutes, and it needs to be very light since I’m not even hungry at 6.

Lunch always has to be portable and small. I will say that my lunches are pretty balanced, but there is still room for improvement.

Snacks are my vice. I always need to have a quick snack in between school and everything else. I’ve promised that I’m not going to waste my money in vending machines anymore, so my snacks are mostly crackers or pretzels.

Dinner recently has been whatever I can pull together since I’ve been so busy (last night, I didn’t even have time for dinner). Needless to say, it’s not that nutritional.

I don’t think that I’ve been eating way too many calories…I try to shoot for 1900 per day, but I think that I’ve been closer to 2100 or 2200 daily over the past two weeks, with less exercise than I would like. I hate school.

A Challenge

It was hard sitting at the dinner table tonight and watching my family eat KFC while I ate a salad and some mashed potatoes, but now I am happy that I had my own meal.

If I were to have eaten with them, I would have had a biscut, two drumsticks (Original Style), mashed potatoes, and a soda. Here is nutrition information taken directly from the KFC website:

Serving Weight
(grams)
Calories Total Fat
(grams)
%DV Saturated Fat
(grams)
%DV Trans Fat
(grams)
Cholesterol
(milligrams)
%DV
340 610 32 48% 7 36% 4.5 130 43%
Sodium
(milligrams)
%DV Carbohydrates
(grams)
%DV Dietary Fiber
(grams)
%DV Sugars
(grams)
Protein
(grams)
Vitamin A
(%DV)
1940 81% 49 16% 2 9% 3 31 8%
Vitamin C
(%DV)
Calcium
(%DV)
Iron
(%DV)
2% 8% 25%

1940 mg of sodium? 610 calories? No thanks! Instead, I had a Caeser salad, iced tea, and mashed potatoes (from KFC). 480 calories total, and way less sodium, fat, cholesterol, and carbs.

Total calories today? 2070! 456 were burned due to exercise alone (I had some issues today with running). Go me!

Badonkadonk

I was buying clothes for school today at the mall, and I noticed that I have a lot of junk in my trunk. This butt belongs to a girl or a gay porn star, not me. Those jeans make my butt look HUGE.

BOO-TAY!

I didn’t buy them.