a health rebuttal

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.

Minor update

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 Børn 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.