Friday, March 11, 2011

Jim's Week in Review ...

They say it is better to have loved and lost, than to never have loved at all. They say a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. They say a job half done is a job undone. Well, I am here to say that a job half done still brings results.

What is the half of the job I have done: I have (mostly) gotten my food intake under control. I had a couple nights where the munchies took over, but on the plus side, I kept the munchies from causing me to gorge myself. I kept my water intake up, averaging 2 liters a day (I use a liter-size water bottle).

The half that is left undone? The bike and the elliptical are lonely. Maybe I should move them next to each other so they can keep each other company.

My energy level has been dropping. I read somewhere that low energy levels are part of what cause people to overeat. Something about the body thinking that it is running out of gas or somesuch. In addition to that, the past week has been hugely stressful for me. I am a Civics teacher in Wisconsin and all of the protests and arguments here have weighed heavily on me as people are constantly stopping me for information and discussion. Add to that, I have been fighting a mild sinus and ear infection for the past week. I have known my body was fighting something because the lymph nodes in my neck were swollen, but it was over the last three days I have been feeling cruddy.

So, the final result? I actually lost .6 pounds this week, bringing my weight down to 274.8 pounds. While that seems like a rather paltry loss, I look at it in this light: it is movement in the right direction, and it now makes three weeks in a row with a loss. Those two facts make this a good week.

So from me to you, have a good week!

8^) Jim



Any loss is a good loss & I know that next week you'll get in at least 15 minutes a day on one of those pieces of equipment. When you work out, you'll actually find your energy levels rising. :) Nice job this week!

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