Not only am I chubby and out of shape, I'm worried that I may have early on-set Alzheimers. I can't seem to remember that I'm "not eating sugar". My muscle memory is so finely tuned that I can repeatedly bring M&M's to my mouth without even noticing it. I don't seem to have the same problem with carrots BTW!
Fortunately it's Monday. Monday is my best diet and exercise day of the week (unless it's a national holiday - then it's Tuesday). Went to a spinning class today. It's effective - mostly because it's too embarrassing to unstrap yourself from the bike and stumble out of class before it's over. You are stuck on the bike for a whole hour ... way longer than my 20 minute mental maximum. Plus, once you muster up the strength and coordination to start peddling, momentum takes over and it's nearly impossible to stop. 60 minutes, 550 kcals. Terrific endorphin jolt!
I also got to shovel the driveway for the first time this winter. I'm not really sure how I got to be the Master Shoveler for the Mackay's but I'm going to say this just to make it official: I don't like it! I appease myself by thinking about the kcals I'm burning, how many Fitbit steps I'm getting and how much stronger I'll be at the end of the winter after lifting all that (expletive) snow. Then, of course, when I come in the house, I think I should treat myself to a nice big cup of hot chocolate! But today it was tea! I'm cutting out sugar remember!