Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The Diet

I've only noticed a few downsides to my 30s so far.  For the most part, I find 30-something to be a happy, confident, optimistic, and productive time.  In many ways, I'm just where I imagined I would be at this point in my life.  That is, except for the published novel(s) and recurring role(s) on appealing, quirky television shows.

Still, I don't have a lot to complain about.

Not a lot, but a little: a little about the perpetually-slowing metabolism. 

Last year while I was out of my head with stress and worry about the interview process for my new job, I accidentally gained like fifteen pounds.  I then had to go on a sensible diet where I tracked my calories and practiced moderation.  That moderation bit was completely out of character and disconcerting.  But, I was pleased with the result, and now whenever I get to a certain weight threshold, I use an app on my phone to help track the calories and practice the moderation.

Sadly, I've reached the threshold this morning, and I'm firing up the app.  Ho hum.  This is the 30s.


Indiana Rock on a California Roll said...

We stopped at a roadside sandwich shop called Cricket's with a sign in the bathroom that said "Every time I say the word diet, I clean out my mouth with chocolate."

It also had a framed Sarah Palin quote. So, take the good with the bad, I guess.

jdoc said...

Point me in the direction of that app please.

kc said...

jdoc - the app is called My Net Diary. Basically, you just put in what you eat and it tells you how many calories it was. It also tells you how many calories you should try to eat, and it does stuff like give you a graph of your weight, etc.

Since my initial 15 pound weight loss, I now just use it for about a week at a time.

Elizabeth said...

You looked TERRIFIC all of last year. I did not notice any change at all. I hope you do what makes you feel better though!


KC said...

You are so nice, Elizabeth!
Hope you're having a gr8 year!!