Sunday, March 30, 2008
I love to eat. I associate eating with pleasant get-togethers and with people who love me. To me there are few pleasures in life better than having something to eat while I'm working on the computer. I love pizza and pop (diet). Those things taste so good to me. Oh--I forgot to mention: chocolate! I love dark chocolate--when I was a kid I would get the Special Dark Chocolate out of the Hershey minibars because that was always my favorite. I love fast food. I love hamburgers. I love being an adult because I can choose the foods I want to eat.
Now, in my eating I have developed some reasonably good eating habits. Yes, I go out to fast food restaurants, but I don't get fries with that. I don't eat pizza every night. Matter of fact, tonight's dinner will be boneless skinless chicken breast and sweet potatoes (although I am writing this and allowing a piece of dark chocolate to melt slowly in my mouth). So my habits are not great, but they aren't awful.
Now the other shoe is this: I hate exercise. I am the original couch potato--I would be very happy just fooling around on the computer--I like to write and I like to blog and I like to explore the internet.
I had a brainstorm yesterday and that is, when I do the diet thing, I am doing two thing I don't like: upping the exercise and lowering the food intake. That's a lot and it's no wonder I don't stick with anything for very long.
SO, I decided: I'm going to just work on exercise for right now. I'm not going to worry about what I eat or how many calories it is. I'm going to go for increasing the amount of moving around I do. I'm trading the right to eat what I want for the responsibility of moving my body.
The neat thing is that Spark People gives you cardio points for cleaning, so today, I cleaned. I also took a walk and I did a short sparkpeople exercise video. Tomorrow I have strength training scheduled and I am going to do that with more commitment and gusto.
Doing this today, I used 680 calories. I think this might work.