My pants were not painful to put on (clean) this morning and that counts for a lot with me. Because I have been so disappointed with my lack-of-weight-loss, I have reluctantly decided to increase my level and frequency of exercise. Gross. I'm getting old and it sucks. Exercise is painful. I am so incredibly out of shape from a winter of watching MeTV and sitting on my ass. The first few times I rode my bike this year were painful. The first time I did it, it was so hard that I thought my tires must be flat. They weren't. The biking is getting easier, but it's still shockingly hard. Last year it was a dream. It was so fun because it was so easy. This year I see a hill; or more correctly, I see a slight incline; and I want to cry.
I've been walking a lot too. I usually walk four miles because that is a country block. I've been aiming to do it in an hour and I'm almost making it. I'm only off by a few minutes. My butt is sooooo sore. And I think I have arthritis in my right hip. No, I KNOW I have arthritis in my hip. Sometimes it hurts like a sonofabitch and I have started having to sleep with a pillow between my knees.
I also started an exercise routine to do on days when I don't walk or bike or do a tape. It's just lunges and squats and crunches and stuff. I do about 30 minutes and call it good.
I've been trying to be HEALTHY lately and have been only feeding myself stuff my body actually needs. I'm off refined sugar and white flour. I eat enough vegetables to choke a horse, and I even switched from coffee to tea. I've been reading labels and I still don't think Diet Coke is so bad. I got a water out of a machine today and I thought it was plain, but it is strawberry flavored (gross). It has almost twice as much sodium as DC and is sweetened with aspartame, just like Coke. Diet Coke would be better for me than this water.
That is the current state of the diet. Not so bad. Not great, but not so bad.