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Monday, June 23, 2008

June 23, 2008 -- 222 Pounds

I went to bed early and then woke up early. I'll get back in bed in a few minutes and nap until 5:30, then I have to get out the door early and see if the Madison Walmart is open early enough that I can stop by and do some grocery shopping. All I have for food at work is two ancient bags of oatmeal, something that wouldn't have been a problem in the old days when our company had a vending machine in the lounge. Now there is no vending machine in the new place so if you have no food stockpiled you are either out of luck or reduced to the role of begging.

This lack of a vending machine has actually been a handicap when it comes to dieting. Since we don't have food available at work, we all have to build up a food bin. That means I always have a pile of crackers, cereal bars, and the like available whenever the whim for eating hits me. It's far easier to go open a container than it is to round up 50 cents and get something out of the vending machine. It's just one more thing that makes dieting tougher when my willpower isn't rock solid.

I had a great weekend with the exception of no exercise. We get back to the problem that walking/jogging in this heat is a multiple hour endeavor. There's time spent getting dressed to job and maybe a little stretching, then more than an hour of jogging and walking afterwards to cool down, and finally comes about an hour needed to really cool down and stop sweating. At a minimum, it is 2 hours and that is a bare minimum. The solution would be to go for multiple 10-15 minute walks throughout the day. It's not something that is appealing, just something that might prove to be the key to my success. Maybe that's worth looking into.

Food today: cereal bar(140)--crackers(200)--cereal bar(140)--2 hot pockets(620)--yogurt(100)--cereal bar(140)--popcorn(250)--popcorn(250) = 1,840 calories

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