Well, first, before I rant I want to say thanks to whoever runs this board. This place has an amazing amount of information. WOW.
OK, rant time. I have been working on losing weight and getting fitter for about 4 months. At first, easy. Dropped 10-15 pounds and got stronger. Lift weights 3 times a week, powerwalk up and down a damn hill 40 minutes every day.
Changed what I eat. Gave up soda (I still hear that Mountain Dew siren calling MY name), chocolate (the 5th food group), potato chips, McDonalds, etc. I eat much better now though I am not trying to starve myself. I reduced my fat intake dramatically although I don't buy into the theory a low fat diet alone is the right idea. SImply that before my nearly 150 grams of fat a day was too high.
In any case, I dropped to 202 lbs pretty quick. Now - it doesn't move. What in the world?
I start thinking about what I eat each day. Hmm, seems like I'm eating a healthy diet with lots of fruit and veggies and stuff. No empty calories. Well, except for the 5 ttimes a week I treat myself to Starbucks. I mean, how many calories can a Starbucks Cafe Mocha and a Pumpkin Scone have?
[HomerSimpson mode on] DOH [HomerSimpson mode off]
How about nearly 800 stupid calories in a stupid coffee and scone.
OK. Guess I gotta dump the Starbucks too. I better start droipping weight again soon or ya might as well take me to the glue factory and get it over with.
Thanks for hearing my rant. Now back to regularly scheduled programming.