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08 August 2010 @ 01:10 pm
routine: the attempting of  

Okay. It is clear to me that in order to get certain things done–like Pilates and, it appears, writing–I must make some changes to my daily routine. The obvious best solution here is “no internet until Ted gets home from work”, but since I would like to maintain a degree of reality in this plan, it’s probably more likely to be:

- no internet prior to doing pilates or yoga
- make more of an effort to take that morning walk. 3 or 4 miles a day does wonders toward the weight loss thing. possibly this should also be done pre-internet, but that starts getting unlikely
- use either 1. willpower or 2. one of those site blockers to stay off Twitter, FB, LJ, gmail, during writing time (#2 is more likely to succeed, innit)

A friend of mine is starting Weight Watchers this week, and in solidarity I’m going to, if not quite count points yet, at least start keeping a food log. So probably there’ll be a cut-tag Boring Food Post daily. Perhaps that’ll encourage me to eat more froots and remember to drink water, particularly. At least I’ve already gone off sugar again. Anyway, so BFPs commencing tomorrow, and perhaps something like this will also help create a routine.

Off to a free concert in the park now!

(x-posted from the essential kit)
-peartreealley on August 8th, 2010 02:50 pm (UTC)
Re-ordering is something I need to do myself >_>

Good luck!
taerintaerin on August 8th, 2010 02:53 pm (UTC)
What's in season there right now?
sueldersuelder on August 8th, 2010 03:55 pm (UTC)
I lost weight with Weight Watchers, but let it lag too much.

On the topic of food journal, I've been using the one at www.fitday.com for the past few days. It automatically inputs nutritional information and you can create custom foods for your own recipes.

It also figures out the Basal Metabolic Rate for you. That's the baseline number of calories you burn just by breathing and living your life.
omegaromegar on August 8th, 2010 07:19 pm (UTC)
Weight watchers have a non point diet, but you can only eat certain foods. Worth a look, if you don't want to count points.
Megabitchmegabitch on August 8th, 2010 07:47 pm (UTC)
I have my iPhone set to give me alarm reminders at set times to make sure I get started on things rather than losing the day to a single activity. Things like "2pm - Wii Fit for 20 minutes" and "3pm - get something out of freezer and prep veg for dinner" and so forth
Rachie: funky socksrachie203 on August 10th, 2010 12:42 am (UTC)
I started keeping a food diary using the fatsecret app (associated with fatsecret.com) for my iphone, and it's been very convenient. There is a huge database with nutritional information in it and I've found it pretty handy. Plus since it's accessible on my phone I have no excuse not to fill it out since I can take it with me anywhere.