Confusion reigns, part 2
Saturday, June 26, 2010
I didn't sleep very well last night; TC has some sort of stomach bug so he was up-and-down until he finally left to sleep in the guest bedroom. But I couldn't go back to sleep. I was thinking about what I said yesterday about being confused, and about RM's and BLW's blogs about how not being able to lose weight REALLY is about issues OTHER THAN FOOD.
I realized that this Armband thing might just be another distraction. You know, like a new diet plan or gimmick.
I get Prevention magazine and WW magazine, I get automatic emails from Spark and about 10 other sites with articles such as "The TWELVE Reasons You Aren't Losing" or, "New Plan Ensures You Lose 5 Times More Ab Fat!" I've got every diet book in existence and tried a ton of diets. I'm on total information overload.
Yet I still can't take control. It's ridiculous.
Well, in for a penny, in for a pound. I've got the armband thingie and I'm going to give it a fair shot. I have to admit it was encouraging to download my data and see what my body supposedly did yesterday:
Calories burned: 2,744 (my Basic Metabolic Rate + additional exercise)
Calories consumed: 1,411
Calorie deficit: 1,333
Physical Activity: 2 hours and 2 minutes, 2 minutes vigorous)
Sleep: 4 hours, 36 minutes
My intentional exercise was a 20 minutes of lite aerobics class and 3 miles on the treadmill at the fitness center. However I pushed a grocery cart back and forth across a huge store for quite some time, so that must have counted?
I'm also amazed that it recorded my sleep accurately since once I was awake I didn't get out of bed. I finished a book and then just thought, trying to make some sense out of this.
Well, the quest for continual improvement goes on. "It ain't over until I win." I'm not discouraged, because this is my life, and I deserve to be comfortable in my own skin.