I’ve had several people criticize me lately, saying I don’t eat well enough or that I don’t take my health seriously enough. Now I grant you, I should get more exercise than I do currently, but I think overall, I take my health pretty seriously.
In my defense, from CalorieKing, here is my average daily food intake for the past year.
Now granted, I didn’t enter what I ate every single day, but I did do it fairly regularly for several months, and very honestly. Although I haven’t entered it as religiously lately, I did enter what I ate for the past few days, and it’s in line with the averages.
As you can see, it’s a fairly high-fiber, low-fat, low-sugar, low-sodium diet, while still maintaining plenty of calories and a healthy proportion of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats.
I am also within 5 pounds of my ideal weight.
Of course, none of that seems to matter, since I have developed gall bladder issues, I’m viewed as a failure. It’s always the negative things people point out, never the positives.
It’s one of the things I don’t like about doctors – they are quick to point out faults and problems, but seldom do they mention the things you are doing *right* – they always focus on the negative, because healthy people don’t interest them.
So yeah… went to Dave’s for pseudo-halloween (11/3). It was a fun party but devolved into a bunch of drugged-out teens, so we left around 1 or 2. Guess they kept partying till 6am. Ah, youth.
Sarah and I went as American Gothic, thanks to Sarah’s quick thinking and owning of overalls.
Sarah went with me to DSW and helped me pick out new shoes!
They are BÃ¸rn Radshus…
They were pretty expensive ($80, the most I’ve ever spent on shoes) but they seem pretty comfy so far.
I’ve started watching what I eat again, I had gotten up to around 153 pounds.
I’m using CalorieKing rather than WeightWatchers… it’s a more complete view, since it is based on the FDA values, but also more complex than WeightWatchers… but I like lots of data to look at…
This morning I weighed in at 148.5, so seems to be working. My target is to get down around 140-145. Right now I’m eating right but need to exercise more.
One thing I noticed from looking at CalorieKing is sugar intake.
Nutritional recommendations are for no more than 40 or 50 grams of sugar a day, which is very difficult based on American foods. A small container of yogurt has 24g of sugar!
But now that I’m aware of it, I’ve been eating a lot less sugar. I haven’t been under 40g a day, but I’ve been under 70g, and down around 50g on some days.