Super Size This

I re-watched Super Size Me this weekend. I need a kick in the butt to get rid of this extra weight that the government says I’m carrying. I’d like to blame them for highly subsidizing corn and the influx of corn-based products in every processed item in the grocery store, but truthfully, I just make bad choices.

I promptly went to the sports store and bought a pedometer. There is a 10K Steps a Day movement under foot, but the basic premise is that to lose weight, you should walk 2000 more steps than you usually do. I was curious as to how much I walk.

It seems that if I do my full dog walk, it is about a mile and 3K steps.

My total for the day is just over 11.5K. Not too shabby for a day of “walking the dog” twice, running some errands, cooking, cleaning, and sitting on the couch for a couple hours.

I also downloaded the iPhone app from MyFitnessPal.com. I set up an account on their website and I can add food or fitness from my phone or computer. They have a place for me to enter recipes which is how I got the calorie counts for all the food I made this weekend.

Anyone want to take bets on how long this diet lasts?

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3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Yo momma on August 2, 2010 at 3:35 am

    I’m thinking your track record of diet longevity is way better than mine! So you’ll make it at least 6 months! and probably longer since you have that next generation stamina! GO Daughter! Make it a life style change! and btw I really like the new page set up! So much easier to read! Happy Monday!

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  2. K, I’m certain you’ll crush it. Keep us all posted on successes and failures. I’m living vicariously through you!

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