Sunday, February 12, 2012
This is the largest single change I have made since joining Spark. My personal Soup Nazi, which you all know as the Sparky Nutrition Tracker, has imbued me with life-altering revisionist thinking.
In six weeks here on Spark, I have learned this morsel of patent obviousness: "If I merely would measure, track and count what I eat, my calorie intake will be at or below my daily physiological needs, rather than (say) double them."
The extra weight (roughly an extra half-person), that I have been transporting around with me, morning-noon-and-night, for 40 years, will gradually go away.
I'm down 22 lbs since the day after Christmas. I have not radically altered what I eat, I am not depriving myself, I have not markedly stepped up the duration of intensity of exercise, I am not hungry and I am not craving things I am not eating or drinking. I can do this the rest of my life.
Realistically I know it will not stay this easy. For now, it is, and its pretty damn cool to be riding the metaphorical wave. Just like on the opening scene of Hawaii Five-O!
Remember the original series (not the technological eye-candy of the remake now on CBS)? Yes, admit it: that wave looks like McGarrett's hair!