Monday, January 7, 2013

Start Again

Two years later and I'm back where I started. My weight is back up, and I don't think I could finish a 5K without walking now. My breathing problems worsened, and I couldn't and still can't find a solution. The working theory now is allergies, but a year of allergy shots did nothing for me, and none of the over-the-counter allergy medications does me any good, so I've been coasting along, hoping it will get better on its own. But it hasn't. Also, I fell trying to jump over a barricade to get to the port-o-potties before the start of the Turkey Trot 5-Miler and bashed my knee. I still ran it, but I had about a month of knee pain that helped me rationalize a long stretch of eating, drinking, and being merry while not exercising at all.

So, yeah, I'm fat and out of shape again. Time to start over. Again. I'm not going to count calories, though. I refuse. I hate it, and I never maintain it. I'm going to focus on eliminating alcohol (again) and exercising. I plan on mixing the running with other activities to keep me from getting burned out on it, which was also a problem over the last year. Now that I have a smartphone, I'm going to try RunKeeper to track my runs and I've linked it to Fitocracy which lets me track other exercises and earn points. I don't think the points get me anything except the satisfaction of rising through levels, Dungeons & Dragons style. Maybe I can be a level 13 Neutral Evil Human Ranger by the end of the year.

I think I'll remove all of the runs and weight info on the right side panel. It's getting cluttered, and clearly I haven't been updating it anyway.

Here's to a new year.

1 comment:

anne said...

You are not alone, my online Austin friend. That is why it is called a new year. My best wishes for your success, as I start over on a few health-related issues myself.

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