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.