Day 3 - June 9, 2016
So without doing any of the traditional "diet" thing, I have managed to have three very good days in a row making decent food choices and staying away from poor ones. This, in my opinion, is the optimal way to get this weight loss thing done. ... Read more
Day 1: 6/7/16
Day 1 of what? Don't know. I've been on a bit of a journey lately, lost about 20 lbs doing weight watchers and very much liking the program, trying my best to get to the gym as often as possible. I feel like I'm making progress, and truth be ... Read more
It's Been Such a Long Time......
Anyone as old as I am might recognize those words from the song by the rock band Boston from back in the 80's. Great song, and not really on point with what's on my mind, but it HAS been a long time since I've bared my soul here on SP. Doesn't... Read more
Observations - Day 2
So on the second day that I managed to get on my exercise bike for at least 10 minutes, I observed something quite interesting... I have been less and less nimble in my movement, even doing such things as walking down stairs or standing up afte... Read more
TFTB - Dear Lord, please never let that be me...
I was listening to a popular radio show this morning, Matty in the Morning on Kiss 108 for any of my New England brethren, and they were talking about how doctors sometimes have codes for communicating that are not very complementary towards the... Read more
I'm going to do it my way...
I was in my thinking place this morning (call that the shower, where so much of my best thinking happens that I sometimes wonder why I don't live in that little stall) and came upon this issue, and have been arguing with me ever since:
The ... Read more
A Three Week Check In
So three weeks ago today, I went to the doctor for my annual physical, and I was, quite frankly, a mess. We spent a lot of time talking about the past, dark, 18 months of my life, and I left with the marching orders of doing some thinking about... Read more
What, exactly, is "me" time???
I have been pondering this for the last several days, after my committment to myself to give some to me every day. And honestly, I cannot decide. Being a person who can make an argument for or against practically anything (sometimes it is exha... Read more
The Re-Ordering Has Begun
So I have been working on my journey pretty hard lately. And I can finally say that I feel confident in the part of my plan that relates to food. For the past three weeks, I have worked on setting myself into a routine that includes eating wit... Read more
It's a Choice - Part 2
A while back I talked about trying to find the balance between giving in to cravings to avoid binging later on and ignoring a whim, thereby not giving in every time we think we are craving, lest we give in so often our journey is at least delaye... Read more
It's a Choice...
I read a really interesting article yesterday, talking about all the "self-talking" we do that ends up undermining our sincere efforts to lose weight/get in shape. It basically said that when we react to a "craving" with a rationalization, as t... Read more
The Learning Just Never Ends
A few weeks ago, I blogged about my new plan to change my eating habits a bit and see where that took me. My plan was to go grainless for breakfast and lunch, and to eat a normal amount of grain (or perhaps "starch" is an even more accurate des... Read more
Friday March 7...
Today I should receive in the mail a new book that I've been looking forward to reading. It's called "The Diet Fix: Why Diets Fail and How to Make Yours Work" by Dr. Yoni Freedhoff. Dr. Freedhoff is a Canadian doctor who specializes in weight ... Read more
It's been a long time....
...since I've been able to talk about a successful weekend!
We went away to a hockey tournament this past weekend, and I think I can declare it, for the most part, a success. I ate pretty well all weekend, managed to maintain my "no grain ... Read more
Making My Way Back
I bought the spark activity tracker the other day and have started using it. It has been quite a long time since I have done any kind of exercise at all, so I decided that for the first few days, I would just wear it to get the baseline of my a... Read more