Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Back Again!

I'm working to start again.  My wife wants to do a no sugar diet and I've already been working on it.  But, over the last couple weeks I've fallen off the rocker and put on weight again.  I'm still down a couple pounds from September, but not as good as I want to be.

I have to rededicate myself to no sugar.  I'm truly addicted and just read another article about being hooked on it.  This one explained when you go off of sugar that you will get a hangover headache.  I have definitely noticed the headache, but didn't know why it was happening.  Now it appears that the sugar is the issue.  It doesn't make it hurt any less, but knowing what is going on is always a plus.

I'm ignoring the headache today and not eating any sugar.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Candy Creep

My weight is down to 312! That's 8 pounds gone in 6 weeks.  Not a lot to write home about, but going in the right direction.

My problem now is creep.  As in the crappy food is creeping in.  I ate Olive Garden today for lunch and stopped and bought a candy bar.  Sugar truly is a drug that I'm going to have to work to control again.  I thought I had it licked but here I am doing it again.

I'm re-dedicating myself tomorrow and will go to the gym first thing in the morning to get it done.  Just so life doesn't creep in and take my gym/workout time from me.  Today I did get a 1.5 mile hike with a 40 lbs pack in.  It was painful at first but I did get it done.


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Progress Report

Today I'm back on track and had a little push at the gym.  I'm down to 315 pounds.  I know that seems like a lot to everyone else, but I started this year at 330.  September 1 I was 320.  Now I'm working down the right way.
Nothing is as easy as it seems.  The diet has suffered a little, but at least I'm down weight.  I'm going to have to keep it up.  My hardest part is when I have to be away for work.  This weekend is going to be hard, but I can do it.  Tomorrow I will get a leg workout before anything else.  No excuses, do the workout first thing in the day and then nothing else gets in the way.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Cheating Sucks

Today I stopped by to see an old friend for his birthday.  I got talked into eating a cup cake.  A giant one with lots of sugar.  Since I haven't eaten sugar all week, it tasted good.  But about an hour later I was high as a kite.  Had the shakes and didn't feel good at all.  Kind of motivates me to keep eating right.

I'm looking forward to Saturday, my cheat day.  I'm going to eat cake.  Is that bad? My workouts where done so far this week.  None of them have been really good, just getting them done.  I'm going to keep pressing through the workouts until they get better.

Until next time, I'll be pushing through to get weight down.  I started the week at 319 and was down to 316 this morning.  So at least it's going the right way.  Just never seems fast enough.

What about you? Does the weight go fast or slow?

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

A New Week a New Look

Last week sucked for just about everything.  This week is better already and I found a new way to look at food.  On The Survival Podcast Gary Collins of Primal Nutrition was a guest.  He had a great discussion about nutrition and just life.  The one pearl of wisdom, that might change my life, is to look at food like an addictive drug.  So for the last two days I've been doing that.  I'm working on the Slow Carb Diet and it seems to be the one that I can actually stick to.  When I want to eat something I shouldn't I just think back to Gary talking about the sugar being a drug that we are all addicted to in todays world.  Somehow it made it easy for me to eat something healthy, like chicken at the store instead of a piece of cake.

For the last two days this has been working and I haven't cheated from the diet.  Tonight is a BBQ but there will be plenty of things to eat that fit into the diet.  I just need to stay away from the other stuff.

I've also starting going to the gym first thing to make sure it happens.  That way I don't get busy and cut it from my schedule.  It's working so far and I think I'll start seeing normal people again and that will help.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Work Outs!

I love working out.  I enjoyed it more when I was in shape and could do some amazing things, but I'm starting to enjoy the processes again.  Yesterday I took a hike at a park with a 40 pound pack.  It was amazing! Just being out and about.  Right after I finish this I'm going to the gym for leg day.  I have to go easy on legs or I won't be able to walk.

My secret right now is not to follow a plan but do a workout 4 or 5 times a week that I enjoy.  Just to get back into the workout routine.  Since I haven't been working out, it will get me back in the game!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

New Life

Well I've started getting to a new life.  This morning I weighed 316.0.  I lost 4 pounds in a couple days.  For some reason I wanted more.  I hate it when that happens.  But four pounds in a couple days isn't bad.

I had a couple good workouts.  Maybe too good.  I'm trying Engineering the Alpha workouts.  I'm in Phase I week I.  It's a hard workout.  Today went better then yesterday, but it's still hard.  Tomorrow is suppose to be my day off, but I'm thinking of doing a hike around the neighborhood.  I kind of enjoy that and I need something that will get me use to the weather again.  Too many hours on a computer in the AC.

My diet isn't going bad, it just didn't go good today.  I cheated and had a candy bar and 2 mini cupcakes.  The candy bad was really hard not to.  I was craving that crap.  The cupcakes where at a meeting/training class I went to and they where just sitting there and everyone was eating them.  So I had to try them.  I think I'm going to need to stay away from some of those things until I can get myself more in control.

On the plus side, I did notice that when I ate crap (candy and cupcakes) I was hungry then before I ate them.  Crap food really doesn't satisfy your hunger.  I hope I can convince my soul of this.  But it was an observation so I think as I go I'll be able to convince myself of this and cut all cheating out completely (except on my cheat days... This week will be Saturday and I'm planning on eating an entire cake!).