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So I’ve decided to start using MyFitnessPal again. It’s almost summertime and I feel like my snacking has been out of control lately.
Even though I run up and down the stairs in between our two offices dozens of times a day, I also sit at my desk a lot. And I think about food WAY too much. I feel like I’m always thinking about my next meal. And I’m snacking at my desk all the time.
Don’t get me wrong: I really like how I look right now. I think I look great. But I’d like it to stay that way too. Dropping 5-10 more pounds wouldn’t hurt either but it’s not that important to me.
I still go to yoga 3-4 times every week and run maybe once a week. I also find myself walking a LOT now that the weather is nice. I’ll walk 35 blocks to my 9:15am yoga class on Saturday mornings and if I’m not in a rush to be anywhere, I’ll walk the 35 blocks home.
I love walking. Especially in the city.
I guess I’m starting with MFP again to start eating (and snacking on) the foods that keep me full and feeling good again.
But in the meantime: does anyone have any tips to keep my mind off food while I’m at my desk?
I’m trying to calorie-count, and subsequently lose weight, for the first time ever. It’s really only because I’m curious of how much I eat every day. And I’m also skeptical about whether or not I could ever lose weight (I always assumed no). But one of my friends was all, “It’s really easy, you just have to have will power.” So I’m trying. Why not, right?
I don’t feel like I have to lose weight and I’m afraid of losing my ass and boobs, but who knows where the weight (if any) will be lost at all.
I’m keeping a food journal and aiming for 1200 calories a day (yesterday I unknowingly ingested 1500, oops). I was always taught in school while growing up that we needed 2000 calories a day (maximum). I guess that’s why the youth of America is all obese now? I’m also watching my sodium intake since that corresponds with a lot of water weight. So, I’m switching from soy milk (about 150mg of sodium/glass) to coconut water (0-15mg of sodium/glass). I think I had about 1000 calories today (Wednesday).
Does anyone have any other tips/advice?