Tuesday, November 20, 2012
When you break down my diet, there are two basic problems
* I don't eat any vegetables
* I eat massive amounts of chocolate and junk snacks
Since last week, I've been tapering the junk food (had a couple of off days, but will start tracking again today)
As far as vegetables go, when I say I don't eat any vegetables I am not exaggerating. I've gone years without eating any. Fruits? Lean proteins? Dairy and skim milk? Sure. Vegetables not so much. I will literally buy only 3 servings of vegetables that would last a week and will end up throwing all 3 out (usually a bag of spinach)
So I've been toying with an idea for a quarter by quarter new years resolution regarding this.
Then I thought, "Why wait?"
So last week ,with 50 days left this year, I decided to set a goal to eat 50 vegetables by 2013. I am rewarding myself with $1.00 for each vegetable (along with 25c per fruit). I limit those rewards to 3 veggies per day and 4 fruits. I'm not looking for big numbers, I'm looking for consistency.
So far it's going well. I've been frying onions and peppers, mixing with brown rice or red meat and been bringing a serving of celery to work with me each day. I'm down to 37 servings. We'll see how it goes.
If it works, I will set increasing quarterly goals over the next few years, until I'm up to 3-5 per day.
- TD Out!
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Last Week: (11.10): 215.4@24%
This Week: (11.17): 212.0@25%
+1% BF (Scale always adds 1% when I lose. No clue why)
Don't get me wrong, I'm happy that I lost the weight and I know that the body fat percentage will correct itself.
At the same time, my weight 4 weeks ago was almost exactly the same (Yes, I do have the right to be frustrated by this. Being frustrated by this type of thing fuels me to do better. It allows me to figure out why).
I am optimistic that I am whittling down my junk food calories by 20-30 per day. Yesterday I ate 1280 (down from 1550). By the end of this week, I hope to be down to about 1150.
Veggies are going well too. I'll blog about my plan (*) to eat more
My short term goal is to be below 210 by the end of the month (December 1st weigh-in). Two pounds in two weeks is doable I think. I hope.
- TD Out!
(*) Yes he has one and it's actually working. First one in a while
Thursday, November 15, 2012
My eating overall is pretty good. 2-3 servings of low-fat dairy. Lean proteins. Getting two servings of fruits and vegetables is not a problem. I bring my lunch to work most mornings. Sure I eat out a few times a week, but my choices have been more sensible in recent years.
So why have I gained 15-20 pounds over the past 6 months? As I thought about it, it became clear. Two issues:
- I eat absolutely no vegetables to speak of.
- I snack on junk food all day at work (chips, candy, etc.)
The vegetables issue is straight forward. I need to eat more and Iím working on it. I will blog about it next week.
I had a real eye opener about 3 days ago. I decided to track my actual caloric intake of junk food. Just junk food. I assumed a large number, but had no idea.
1550 calories!! Again, just sugary and salty snacks.
So for the past couple of days, Iíve been trying to take in a few less calories each day. Today I finished at 1330. I will continue to try to go down 20-30 calories every day or so until Iím at the 500-600 calories a day. 2-4 ounces of dark chocolate is healthy and a small bag of chips every other day or so wonít kill me. High as 600 calories of junk sounds, that was what I was eating when I was below 200 pounds.
For now, we taper. So far so good. Weíll see how it goes.
- TD Out!
Saturday, November 10, 2012
....my goal was to become a NFL line-backer, a bodyguard, or possibly a Sumo wrestler.
I ate poorly enough to go back up to 213.x pounds. Yesterday, I took in a lot of sodium. I was realistic that this could and probably would be the week I might go over 215 pounds. So here are DA Numbers
Last week (11.03): 212.0@24%
This week: (11.10): 215.4@24%
I'm less than 10 pounds away from my starting weight when I started SP and 1% bodyfat from it as well.
- TD Out.
Saturday, November 03, 2012
My long goal on SP has (and always has) been:
My short term goal (by end of November)
The bf% on my scale can be really spazzy from weigh-in to weigh-in.
So Iíve started tracking my weight as of two weeks ago. My weight/bf% was:
My previous weigh-in went the wrong way as I ate out 4 times between the two days prior to weigh-in.
This week, I ate well in the beginning, poorly around the middle, and came back strong later. I knew that I would lose from last week. The question is would I lose what I had gained last week.
* (-1.2, 0%) from last week
* (-0.2, +1%) from two weeks ago.
2 pounds to go for short term goal
17 pounds to go for long term goal.
- TD Out!
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