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So, I decided this week that I was determined to get myself healthy and physically fit again.  It has been a very long time since I could be considered actually fit-- yeah, I did a lot of hiking and such while I was in California, and had some good upper body strength from lifting heavy bags of laundry (I beat a guy at arm wrestling last year.  It was brilliant), but it's been ages since I've been truly fit and trim enough to look good.

So, I've put myself on a diet and exercise program.  I'm using a web site (myfitnesspal.com) to help me track my calories/fat and exercise, which has been ridiculously useful, both for my food intake and for motivation.  (Oddly, I've found that I sometimes have difficulty reaching up to the daily calorie goal it set for me, especially when I exercise)  I've been increasing my intake of fruits and veggies especially, and cutting back on sweets (though I'll still allow myself the occasional treat.  It's about moderation, not deprivation).

Scale says I've lost 5 lbs. this week, though I'm not sure if that's accurate since I was basing my starting weight on the scale in the doctor's office.  But either way, I think I've probably lost some.  I also just feel better overall-- still have some worrying soreness in some places, but I have more energy.  Right now, it's kind of hard to tell the difference between muscle soreness from working out and the other aches and pains I've been having.  My back actually hurts less, though.  Stomach is still having the same pain, however, so I'm not going to try any abdominal exercises until the doc works out what's going on there.

Date: 2013-04-26 08:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] a-phoenixdragon.livejournal.com
OHhh, good idea! Thinking of doing this myself!

*HUGS*

Date: 2013-04-26 10:52 pm (UTC)

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