August 5th, 2008

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weight 431.0

So the classic problem of when I am post workout I am ravenous. I need to just ignore that. I would cook some egg's or something but I rarely have time in the morning for workout and cook breakfast. Maybe make the eggs and such the night before and nuke them in the morning. It's a thought. Still I stayed well below calorie goal.

as to exercise. One mile on the treadmill in the morning at a moderate pace(a little over 20 minutes). This evening was 10 push ups, 10 sit ups, and 10 leg lifts. I think that is what the exercise is called where you lay flat down and lift your legs an inch or two off the ground and split them then bring them back together and lower them again. Anyways the pushups in particular made me sad. There was time in my life where I could have done 40 before feeling it, 60 if I was pissed off enough. Being able to only do 10 really is disheartening. Oh well I guess it just gives me something to work on. Now to bed.

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I will play

I am doing this meme cause there are a number of people who I have never met in person or only for a moment or too if I did on my friends list now. It interests me to see what they think.

I think its inevitable that as we read each other's journals we create mental pictures of each other. Post this on your own journal to find out who your friends see when they read about your life.

Two Rules:
1) The person must be in the movies or on TV (but doesn't have to be an actor/actress). The person can be specific to a role (e.g. Jennifer Elhe's Elizabeth Bennet) or just the person themself.
2) Post a picture!

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So I did not eat much today but what I did eat wasn't great. I did drop to one biscuit though instead of two. I stopped by the store and will be trying out a variation on some of the advice given for the post work out hunger. I will be having my protien shake and yogurt immediately after the work out as opposed to showering getting dressed and ready for work first. That should kill the appetite. I would try the egg in milk shake thing, but it sounds alot like the protein shake and I can do the shake quicker.

As to exercise, got in my mile at the gym and post walk weight work on the shoulders, back arms, and chest. Tonight I did 20 situps(though not as perfect form as I would like) and 20 leg lifts. After those two I could not do one push up though. I now feel like I stopped a bus with my gut. Actually I think the pain you feel for the first few days or so might discourage most folks from a serious attempt at regular exercise. it is my hope the fairly constant muscle ache will die down before Gencon next week. As it is I was moving like 60 year old man today at work at times. Still this will pass.

One of the many things I regret about letting the whole weight loss plan slip so long is I was looking forward to doing a colonial fleet outfit at Dragoncon this year. Honestly though I could not find anything in my size for non com, officer or what have you. Also i would feel dumb if I did find something. My self conscious side would not allow me to dress up in the shape I am in now. That is a source of depression to me, but I guess I can look to it for next year.

As an added note I am strongly considering getting a used exercise bike for the apartment sometime around Christmas. It would be nice to have equipment in the apartment. It would cut down on likely excuses for not working out some every day.

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