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Friday, December 19, 2008
The blog diet (or, how I lost nine pounds doing this thing)
Really interesting comments yesterday on the post about doctors. I have been finding blogging very therapeutic; turns out it's also good for my waistline. I went for my annual today, and I have lost nine pounds since last year. I'm pretty sure I have blogging to thank for that. Used to be that I'd come home, put the kids to sleep, eat dinner, then keep snacking while I did work, watched TV or read. Now I have dinner (usually some frozen meal), do some work, grab a cup of water and hit my computer. Basic truth: You cannot simultaneously shovel food into your mouth and type or Web surf.
I still have baby weight to lose. After Max was born, I wasn't taking good care of myself—life was all about him, all the time. I didn't lose a bunch of pounds I gained from that pregnancy, then I had Sabrina two years later, kept on some of that padding and that's how it goes. I think the surprise nine-pound loss may be the kick in the butt I need to keep going. Actually, that's not my problem area, it's from my stomach up as you may recall from the post-baby-body post I did.
Yeah, I know, exercise is key. The best way to get it into my day is to walk to the train and then to work (about 20 or so minutes total) and do the same on the way home. Dave also just bought the Wii Fit system, which we plan on putting to good use. He created avatars (on-screen personas) for both of us. After we typed in our weight, both our avatars got rounder. That was sort of the last straw. Who wants a chubby avatar?
How about you—what are you doing to stay in shape? Or not doing?!