Friday, January 8, 2010
I can't believe I missed my blog's anniversary. I'd say blogiversary, but I'm never sure how to spell it. Bloggaversary? Bloggiversary? Anyway, it's been a year since I switched to writing in this one place because I was overloaded with blog commitments. And what do you think I've noticed today? Of course, the commitments have piled on again. But now it's more of the twitter, facebook variety, which are quicker and to the point. Much easier to see a lot in a shorter amount of time. Still a major source of time gone missing.
Because too much is never enough, I've added two new places where I'm tracking my lifestyle changes, but I'm only going to use one. It's here. I'm going to stop using the first one I started. I like the tracking better on this one. I've spent a good part of the day setting things up on that fitness website and it reminds me a bit of the old days when we would spend two hours setting up our Barbie houses and fifteen minutes actually playing. Nevertheless, I'm going to do what I can to use the available and free technology on my quest for fitness.
It felt just a bit hypocritical as I set up the pages today while I ate things like birthday cake, potato chips and Kraft Dinner warmed over. Alternately sucking some Betty Crocker frosting straight from the tube and taking my measurements seemed just a bit over the top, but I won't let the shame of it stop me from getting up tomorrow and trying to eat things that won't make me sorry later.
Since I started paying attention, I've lost 2 pounds. It's a good start and I'm trying hard not to freak out about what a setback today might have been. I know it's counterproductive and will only lead to me doing the old "might as well have that bowl of ice cream now that I've already blown the day" attitude. To tell you the truth, though, a day of being completely sedentary and consuming mostly refined sugar has left me feeling sluggish and yawning. It's 6:30 in the evening and I'm ready for bed. I need to remember this feeling and the knowledge that it's a direct result of my wicked, wicked ways.
Until then, well, you know......