Wednesday, July 16, 2008

No TV for Me

Today's Weigh-In: 202.4 (wtf)
4-Day Average: 201.7

Today's weigh in was disappointing. Yesterday I weighed in at 199.8, and I ate really well without any alcohol. Not really sure where those two and a half pounds came from. Oh well, I know that I'm doing what's right in the food and exercise departments, so that's all that really matters. I've been back to tracking my food (under 2200 calories a day) and working out consistently (2 workouts down this week, 2 more to go). I'm really trying to work on slowing my life down a bit and really learning to enjoy quality things rather than fleeting pleasures (along with breaking some bad habits).

To this end, I will be avoiding television for a while. I find that if I come home from work and sit down in front of the television, a few negative things happen: First, I don't do anything else, such as cook dinner or clean dishes. Second, I start drinking. It's almost like a knee-jerk reaction to have a beer or a cocktail while I watch TV, and if I don't have one then I get very uncomfortable. So that *has* to change. The third reason is that I simply don't need it. I don't even really like television, and I went for a few years without watching hardly any of it. There's nothing good on, so it's just a mind waster. I'm going to replace TV time with chores, reading, and computer games (I have a huge list of games that I'm trying to finish, and I just never get around to it). This should give me a boost in the mental health department, if not in the weight-loss department (cutting out alcohol should help, though). It's good to re-evaluate where you're at every so often and come to find that you engage in negative behaviors without even thinking about it.

3 comments:

susie said...

no TV is hard to do. But it's great idea! recently since I've been trying to be more active I just haven't been watching TV all that much and I really don't miss it at all. now when the shows "LOST" and "Heroes"come back on that will be a different story

Ripx180 said...

I try to earn TV... get your business taken care of first then if you still have time watch some Tube. With my two boys, working out, working for a living etc I dont find allot of time for it. Another thing you could do is park a exercise bike in front of it. If you want to watch the tube pedal while you do it. Anyway glad you getting back in the zone. Now get back to Onederland!!

Jason said...

Hey man, good job on identifying some of your weak points. I can see how once you sit down after a long day how it would be hard to get motivated again.

Rip had a pretty good idea, but if you don't have a bike something you can do is just some simple body weight exercises on commercials. When I'm playing a lot of video games (I go through my spurts) I'll sit on a swiss ball and depending on the game if I die, or it's a time out or what not I'll just knock out some sit ups.

Keep up the good work, get back down under 200 man!