Biting the Fitness

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Okay, the irony of using the FitBit doesn’t escape me at all. I want to lose a few pounds, but I don’t want to think too hard while I do it. Lazy mindset, active body. Maybe. It’s be a tough year overall for me physically – every time I’d attempt to get back into some sort of physical regimen, I’d gork something up in my back and be out of commission for weeks. It’s hard to get motivated when you know whatever you do is probably going to hurt you far past the “Feel the burn” concept. And speaking of burning, I’ve had 7 nerves burned out on the left side of my spine – I think we got the two causing the most amount of trouble with this last pass, but it does seem to help – though I need to wait a few more weeks before we know… Read more

Stepping Out

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A few years ago I managed to drop about 25 pounds or so. Mostly a combination of Weight Watchers and just limiting my overall food intake. I didn’t even really exercise – mostly because of chronic pain issues. Due to moments of high stress over the last year or so, I’ve slowly gained at least 10 pounds. Which isn’t a huge deal in the grand scheme of things – I can hide it well enough, but I don’t really want to go there for too long. Besides it’s gone from ooh, bigger boobs to…ick. I’m getting a little tired of the status quo so I’m going back on the diet bandwagon for a while. Always hard to do during holiday season because it’s so easy to say “just one more slice of pie,” but I don’t really want to start this in another month either. (And yeah, I’ll still make… Read more

Back to the Grind

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It’s one of those Saturday mornings when I finally get on the scale after avoiding it for several weeks. And. Yeah. Clearly these late night stress eating sessions aren’t doing me any favors. I used to have a really good mindset about the whole dieting thing, and when I had my back surgery I was very good about walking afterwards. But then my office moved and there’s no good walking paths anywhere. And my treadmill broke. And my SI keeps falling out.. And. And. And bullshit. So, I’m calling myself out a bit on my exercise avoidance. It’s not all “body-love”, though. I’ve got a cruise coming up over the summer and I wouldn’t mind being a tad less saggy for that.I also need to stop excusing some of the extra food. I know it’s stress. For some reason writing stresses me out. It’s not that I don’t like writing.… Read more