Thursday, February 23, 2012

Things That Don't Suck About Sacramento: Walking on Sunshine

I can't believe it's almost 1 year since I moved to Northern California from Texas. Northern Cali is vastly different from Southern California in culture, dress code, weather, food, etc. so my adjustment period is taking bit longer than I would like.

However, advancing my goal of seeking out things that don't suck about Sacramento, I've joined a few hiking groups.  This past weekend's hike was HARD!  Calling it a tough intermediate is a bit of a stretch in my opinion.

We ventured to Stebbins Cold Canyon Nature Reserve for a steep 5-miler (this after completing a 4-mile run in the morning).  Although going up was killer, all 108 steps, the views of Lake Berryessa and the dam were well worth the trek up.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


No, not The Biggest Loser (although, I am really disliking this season - all the backbiting, whining, bitching and moaning...Ugh, you signed up for this because you wanted to learn to be a healthier human...that starts with being nice - oh wait...that's a rant for another blog).

No, I didn't cancel my FB account (feel free to be my friend).

No, I haven't cancelled my cable. The Fella won't allow that to happen. It's basketball season, Yo!

I cancelled my WW account. 


I know what you're going to say...LaShaune, you have to track your points, go to the meetings, and not look at the scale. LaShaune, it's a process that takes time.  LaShaune, it's a great way to spend $42 a month.

Um, yeah...I know all of the above and some. I know weight loss is calories in vs calories out. I know I expend anywhere from 500 to 1300 calories per workout, depending on the day.  I know this because I wear a HRM. What I don't know is how many calories I am ingesting. I don't know this information because I don't track it. Therein lies the problem.

Time to piss or get off the pot.   All my gripin and moanin about the 1-2lb discrepancy between my scale and the WW scale isn't making a bit of difference in my pants size. And trying to out exercise a diet that has way too much room for improvement is counterproductive.

So, as Merry pointed out in her post's Lent. I'm a horrible Catholic because I didn't even consider giving up something for the next 6 weeks.  Actually, I haven't practiced Catholicism for years (again, another blog for another day), but I want to make a conscious effort to write down my food and my calories on a daily basis.  At the end of the week, I want to reflect on my meal planning for the past week and make adjustments for the coming week. I know this is what I need to do to make the changes I want to see. 

Are you planning to give up a bad habit or adopt a new one for Lent?  Do you track you calories?