Monday, January 11, 2010

Day 31

These are the times that make it difficult to plug on through. I only lost two pounds this week. I know, I know, over time, it's okay, and two pounds a week would be a good, sustainable, steady weight loss. It just all still feels hard and like I'm continually working at this and that doesn't feel like enough to show for it. I think it really does come down to the exercise though. I didn't hit my step numbers except one day last week. This is my focus for the week, to really work to hit 5000 every day. Course I am only at 4400 right now and it's almost time for bed.

I think I'm also just feeling bored with it all. It's no where near as interesting as eating a wide variety of sugary foods. Of course, I feel better longer term than I do if I went back to donuts, short term too, since I always was so self-condemning after eating something crappy.

Nice suggestion from Laura about finding a good book on tape to make the walking more interesting. Am open to any suggestions - needs to be good to listen to in 15-20 minute increments and keep me wanting more.


  1. Hey there. Did you download the Livestrong app? Everytime I get bored, I immerse myself in the data and the Livestrong app gives me something to obsess about - thinking about what goes in my mouth, rather than putting it in my mouth! When you graduate to outdoor walking in the Spring, the Fitnio app makes tracking your walking progress an obsession (distance, pace, GPS, etc.). Maybe odd, but works for me!


  2. I am using the LoseIt application - I forgot to check out the other one. LoseIt's pretty good and lets me generate reports of food logs to send to Dr. R. Will check it out, thanks!

  3. Sounds like you're doing great to me Jennifer! I imagine it will be easier for you to fit a walk into your day when you're motivated be great weather.