Diet Hell

Posted: May 27, 2012 in Goals, health
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Well, not really. I thought it was going to be hard, but this first month wasn’t as bad as I expected it to be. I haven’t skipped my exercise at all, nor have I eaten badly. Now I am not talking about just eating carrots and lettuce (though I do have nice salads now and again), I actually have proper meals, I just keep track of how much I eat in total and I keep an eye on my portion size. I really don’t have the feeling that I’m on a diet. This is probably one of the reasons why I am not feeling like quitting.

Now a thing that has surprised me is my endurance for working out. I used to hate working out, but now I actually look forward to my runs in the week. I love pushing myself a bit further and actually noticing that I can run a certain amount of time. I get a high after my runs and I feel really good about myself. The circuit-training is a different matter. It’s short which is good, but I don’t really love it. I am happy when I’m done and I see the results already. I feel firmer and I’m actually getting some muscles. In the end that will also help me with my running results, as my knee is getting stronger.

There was a time I used any excuse not to run because of my bad knee. You name it, I said it. Now I’m not so afraid any more of hurting my knee. I think I’ve hurt my knee once really bad, but I thought to myself: ‘it’s correcting itself already, I’m still standing and I’m still running. I’m fine, no need to panic.’  And I kept running. I do still feel a bit of pain now and then, but I’m feeling a lot more secure about my knee and my own abilities.

Now for the result after a month of doing this: I lost 9 lbs. I went over my goal for the month! I try to aim for half a stone per month (7 lbs). I also took my measurements now and I’ll see in another month’s time how many inches I lost.

All in all, I am proud of myself.

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Comments
  1. ctmurphy46 says:

    Someone needs to work on a weight loss plan using the terminology and mechanics of World of Warcraft. You could have daily quests for specific exercises, quest chains for long term goals, instances for exercising with friends, and logging off whenever you want a pizza.

    • antlergirl says:

      That would make it even more interesting and dare I say ‘fun’ 😀

      • ctmurphy46 says:

        There was one exercise tracking website that did recently add PvP aspects. That’s the only similar product I can think of.

        Wouldn’t be enough for me to start exercising. I like to pretend I am too busy. I would need some sort of IRL weightloss league where we compete at videogames while somehow simultaneously running.

        Bonus points for finishing the run to be added to your game score, of course.

  2. antlergirl says:

    Ah see, I quite like running now. I am actually looking forward to my runs now 🙂

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