Monday, 16 November 2009

[insert witty and amusing title here]

I am tired right now but I want to get this done sooner than later. Plus I'm not sure I'm tired as such as fried my brain. We shall see.

This week I've managed several times to turn down things I wanted or to make healthier choices. The smaller pizza in Pizza Hut rather than the bigger one. Turned down the free biscuits, cake and bacon sandwiches on the train and just took the free drink that sort of thing. And as I already said a few days ago I've done a lot more wheeling of my manual chair than I usually would.

The main news this week, however, is that I think having my new desk is going to do wonders for my diet. Previously I was eating pretty much all of my meals whilst I was on the computer and I was also snacking on here as well. Truly my old desk was such a huge mess. A lot of it was from 3 years of hard daily use and it having a busted leg. But quite a big part of it if I'm honest was as a result of my using it as a table to eat off of it.

Ever since my parents took my old desk down on Thursday night I have eaten one meal at my desk and NO SNACKS there. Which in reality means my snacking has been cut down quite a lot as previously I could do so without thinking really, just grab something and come back here to whatever I was doing. And as I was usually writing or online or both whilst eating/snacking I was always paying atttention to what I was eating. Which meant it's not unheard of for me to be eating, finish my meal or snack or whatever and then expect there to be some left because it's been mindless.

I'm not denying myself snacks or whatever just having them in front of the computer and so far I've not really missed them. So I've just not had them. I guess that's a pointer to just how ingrained in habit some of my eating had become. Or a lot of it. Maybe even most of it, it's hard to know for sure.

And this is the second week running where I've managed one day with no coke and another with no chocolate. Hoping that next week I can manage the same but also add in one day of neither. That would rock.

It's quite a small baby step type goal (or actually both the cutting down the coke and chocolate as I just described above and the not eating on my computer are small baby step goals come to think of it) but it's a start and I think small is the way to start.

Besides, given the mammoth NaNo goal I've just set for myself, I can't handle any other big goals right about now.

The best news however is that I'm down another 3lb! Woo!


OhWheely . . said...

How much have you lost altogether since you weighed yourself?
I'm thinking it's more than half a stone?
Not eating cola or chocolate gives me headaches so it's virtually medication really??
Don't you think?
Or is that not really helping?
Well done x

Sophie said...

woop 3lbs down! that sounds so nice :-) Keep up the good work. x

Lorraine said...

I eat most of meals at my computer desk since my husband spends a lot of time painting artwork at the kitchen table. I refuse to eat in the living room when he playing his Cd's turned way up as he creates artwork, so I come back here in the bedroom at the back of the house and I eat.. hoping hubby won't yell too much about the food and tea I drop on the keyboard. (It does need a good Q-Tip cleaning!) haw haw. So I try to put a food tray under my plate and tea mug and close the keyboard drawer before eating, that does hlep some!

I need to loose weight too! I weigh 190 pounds and I'm only 5' 4" tall! I'm obese even though I walk 5 days a week when possible. At least you are exercising your upper body.. Try lifting weights!!! Muscle burns fat! Have a nice day!

Arabel said...

I just noticed your NaNoDiYe tag lol

Chibi Jeebs said...

Woo hoo! Congrats on the 3lbs! :)

Erimentha said...

hey there! :)
congrats on the weight loss.

i just wanted to say you really inspire me. my friend uses a wheelchair and crutches sometimes and i know how frustrating it can be sometimes. you seem to take it in your stride though.



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