Thursday, March 1, 2012

Calorie Counting? Yep.

Today, I had the unfortunate need to go to the doctor.  I actually really like my doctor, but I don't have health insurance right now, so the visit alone was about $100 with a $75 co-pay right there.  Ouch!  On a positive, the doctor was able to diagnose me with exercise induced asthma, explaining the awful state I'm in after I run a lot.  He prescribed an inhaler and we moved forward to talk about some other things... My weight.

I brought it up and talked about how frustrated I am with weight not coming off no matter my work-out habits.  H's been my doctor for a LONG time and he knows my history.  He knows that I've been virtually the same size since eighth grade.  We talked about numerous options and finally I decided to try the one thing that worked in HS... was annoying as all get out, but slowly worked.

Let the calorie counting begin.

I have a made a food journal/log.  I'm planning out certain meals and my new exercise regiment.  I'm on the path...

I actually did the first day of calorie counting today and it wasn't bad.  I was careful about how much I took in and just really watched everything I ate.  I feel good about things so far... I know it's only day 1, but still.  Haha!  I've set some goals and I'll let you know as I achieve them. 

FYI, this blog is NOT going to become one of those "I'm going to talk about dieting every time" blogs. 

What it really comes down to is that I'm not as healthy as I need to be in my life.  When I have tried to lose weight to "be skinny," it always fails.  However, losing to live longer and happier is another thing.  I'm admitting it needs to happen and I feel renewed... I'm on the path.

Sidenote:  I am SO happy my favorite guy (Colton Dixon) and girl (Skyler Laine) made it through on American Idol! I thought there was SO much fodder this year and those two are standouts for me... I also like Erika Van Pelt a lot, and Hollie Cavanagh I like most of the time. There are others I'm on the fence about because I like their voices (Jeremy Rosado and Deandre Brackensick being two of them), but don't see a "star quality."  Now there were three of four to weed out and I'll be happier...

Song of the Day: I love this song, but the video is super trashy... Haha!  It's a GREAT dance song and so fun to drive around to.  SO, here is Sean Paul ft. Alexis Jordan with "Got To Love You."  Enjoy!
Sean Paul ft Alexis Jordan - Got To Love You .mp3
Found at bee mp3 search engine


Mike said...

I'm a big fan of calorie counting. Well, actually, I'm not a fan of it, I don't LIKE doing it, but I am a strong believer in it. You can do it! Not that you need ME to tell you that...

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