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Losing weight Wed, Jun 23, 2010
I'm competing in a physical tournament of sorts, and the tournament has weight classes, one of which I'm just over.  So I'm in the process of losing weight.  The thing is, in my 28 years of life, I've only gained weight.  I don't weigh that much, but the trend has only been on the increase, never on the decrease.  So this is an unusual situation for me to be in.  Thankfully, I have an achievable goal (4 lbs) and a realistic time frame (2 weeks).  It's been interesting keeping track of what I've been eating.  It's made me realize (a) how many so-called healthy foods are actually high in calories and (b) just how many calories I normally eat, which is staggering.  I've been using MyPlate to keep track of my food intake and exercise, which has really just turned into a game of "what do I need to do to be able to eat ice cream tonight?"  For example, if my target daily caloric intake is somewhere around 1500, and I do something to burn 500 calories, that means I can eat another 500 calories, which is pretty much another meal.  I've turned "losing weight" into "getting in shape so I can eat more," which for now has the same net effect. #health


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