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.