Eating At Home Yields Weight Loss Results

GregB Health Guide
  • Well, I lost about half a pound this past week, but I'm not exactly sure how.

    As you may remember, we took in a foster dog from the local humane society. She and my dog play...enthusiastically. In fact, they play with such energy that it was a problem and a huge distraction. They play and play and play and so hard that we were afraid someone would get hurt. And one dog did - my dog. We took him to the vet's office today, and he has to be kept from playing for five days. We'd already been trying to do that, but that took so much energy and frustration that I was too exhausted to do much else.

    I didn't make it to the gym as often, and when I did, I couldn't stay as long: too much energy was needed to play dog referee. On the other hand, I usually eat lunch out, and that almost completely disappeared this week. I simply didn't have time to eat out.

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    So, if you want a recipe for changing my diet, it is to eat at home...and resent it. I hate to say that, but both are honest. I thus far have not been able to get myself to eat out at restaurants and do so healthily. On the other hand, I can control my portions at home, but at the price of feeling like I'm denying myself.


    We'll see what the next week brings. I'm trying to imagine how we're going to be able to keep two play-crazy dogs apart for a week while my dog heals. I suspect I'll get no exercise at all except walking the dogs (90 minutes a day, more or less), and that I'll get no meals out. If so, I'll be really irritated, but might be a little lighter.



Published On: April 19, 2010