Monday, July 2, 2012

Frustration....and not the sexy kind.

So we've been dieting for about a month now.

We had a little party with some friends a while back and we were all hanging out by the pool of our apartment complex. Another tenant was down there as well, and we were all talking and shooting the shit.

This guy is JACKED, and a girl was saying something about him being in the gym all the time, and he mentions that he doesn't even have a gym membership. He just does a lot of pushups, squats, and pullups. Interesting.

So anyway, I've changed my diet to be mostly Paleo, save for the occasional beer and protein bars/powders. It's been working great, and I'm already down about twelve pounds, but I need to start working out again and I just...can't motivate myself to do it.

I'm looking for work, sending out resumes, going to job interviews, waiting for phone calls, and I just can't seem to motivate myself to work out. Maybe us going back and forth from our hometown a bunch has something to do with it, but I think it's just that I've become rather sedentary. I was in REALLY good shape back in 2008, and once I quit the job I had to do something I had gone to school for, the weight came back. I was eating the same 3000 calories but wasn't working out, and was getting them from things like fast food. (the new job didn't allow much anything else)

That, my friends, is a dirty bulk.

So yeah. I'm down twelve pounds, to 274. I can't believe I was nearly 290 pounds...but, being almost 6'4 and having broad shoulders and pretty much big man sized everything hides the weight rather well. People never believe me when I tell them how much I weigh.

I'm going to force myself to start exercising more, even if it's just doing squats and pushups in front of the TV (although pushups with dogs in the house are near impossible) and once I can get back down to 250, and then 235 (where I was when I was working out all the time) I'm going to do something to treat myself. Hopefully if I've found a job by then I can get myself a new guitar, or something like that.

Plus, being healthier is just better all around. This paleo diet has got me feeling pretty drained, as I've heard a lot of low carb diets do for the first month or so when your body is detoxing....but I know it's going to be worth it to rid myself of all these processed foods. Once I've got the money I'm going to try and avoid anything with hormones as well...pretty much go all organic, but that's just not feasible right now.

To recap:
I'm losing weight, FINALLY.
I've been hit with that post-graduation "what do I do now?" thing
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  1. Congrats on the weight loss and goal to eating better. I had to move away from Portland Oregon ... not a bad weather exerciser ... now in LA and walkng 4 - 5 miles a day and helping a friend manage his household. Dropped 10 pounds first week ... it also helped my beer consumption went way down.

  2. I thourght you was moving to pho-enix.

    and thanks! That's gotta suck moving from the craft beer capital of the world!