MOLLYJ's Apr 2009 CalorieKing Blog

what if, it didn't have to be perfect...

Thursday, April 30th 2009

DH who loves to read about world religions once told me that a Buddhist saying was, "Imperfection is part of the perfection of things".

Honestly, when it comes to both diet and exercise, I've always stumbled because I could not establish static patterns of eating and exercising.

So CK can mess with your head because you want to perfectly gauge calories; you want to perfectly estimate your calorie burn; you get frustrated if you didn't eat perfectly or exercise as per "...

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Let the good times roll!

Tuesday, April 28th 2009

Well, the first two weeks of a dietary change are always the honeymoon. I'm seeing some nice numbers on the scale. I feel good about my exercise. I like watching the numbers mount up as I put calories in and fall slightly with exercise. It's good. It's novel.

But I sometimes chide my son for not fully enjoying hear and now success. I'm happy but I keep thinking about those times when your clinging to your diet and your weight plateaus and how that absolutely stinks.

But for today...

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About one "real" week into it

Saturday, April 25th 2009

When you first come to CK, the big shock is "I can exercise and then I can EAT back my calories?????" And I can see on the forums that this is a big stumbling block for many. But I am trying to tentatively "trust the system". After, all this is what a lot of "thinner" people do; they exercise and eat in moderation.

When you approach weight loss you decide that "the good stuff has to go". And you plan your food in a kind of white knuckling fear (I ...

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thinking about what it means to transform your lifestyle.

Tuesday, April 21st 2009

My weight has been creeping up on me for the last several years--since the Canada Canoe trip. It was the best goal I've ever had to motivate exercise and healthy eating. I haven't had anything like it since and my life just kept getting more and more sedentary.

Though exercise is good for me I don't naturally love it. Some people love to have their body in motion. It's a natural high. It isn't that way for me. I like the tracking improvements but I get bored quickly. Then I exercise ...

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