Okies, so yesterday I spilled about how bad things had gotten. And that felt pretty good. And when you lay it all out and look over the damages, the perspective sort of helps guide things a bit. It’s not going to be easy, but staying the same isn’t easy either.
I can not control what Arwyn does, but I can control what I do and how I look.
Back on 2007, I did the weightloss thing and posted here and got a lot of good support and a fair amount of advice as well as the advice that I was giving out. It was a a very steady program, and this blog helped with that. But I think I was helped more by being in the “Biggest Loser” contest at work. It was the competitiveness as well as the fact I found an exercise that I liked.
Today, I am sharing a couple of links I found to places that have some aspects of what worked for me: Competion and social networking.
First off is Fitocracy, which is all about exercising. It has points and quests and challenges and then you get to share these with your network. And there are all sorts of groups and networks including zombie apocolypse enthusiasts. Yes…they are getting in shape to outrun zombies. And you can like and comment on each other’s progress, just like Facebook. You can do all sorts of exercises too, from just the running to kayaking to different exercise machines. I wonder….
Shoot! Maybe this is an old cartoon…sex should be worth something! Hehe…that 3rd panel is a good illustration of my life: Sex…activity not found. That is one
side treatment effect of being a big lazy slug. I don’t care as much.
The other site I looked at actually balances the Fitocracy exercise network by doing almost the same thing only it focuses on eating and calorie intake. It is cleverly called Calorie Counter. It’s not as big or popular as its exercise-based sibling, but I’m thinking there is a sort of synergy between these two sites that seems natural. People SHOULD do both. Exercise alone, without paying attention to calories and types of foods and portions just isn’t going to do it.
SO, I thought someone else out there might be interested. Maybe some of you have done one of these and might want to share a review. Fitocracy is pretty big so I wouldn’t be surprised if a few of my reader folks might have heard of that one. The Calorie Count is one I fished from a link of a link from the Fitocracy blog. Yeah, I’m beating the lurker bush to see what tumbles out! Course I need readers to have lurkers don’t I? Darn logic and rationality ambush me every time!