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Where do I go wrong?

Saturday, April 13, 2013


Been looking back over three years of weight loss/gain/loss/gain….

Trying to work out what what I'm doing when things are going well, and what the catalyst is for going off the rails.

1. Eating

I've found that it doesn't matter HOW I eat healthy - Low Carb/Atkins, Low Fat, Intermittent Fasting, Paleo, Primal. As long as I TRACK IT, and do it the majority of the time. If I stop tracking, I gain weight due to overeating and the wrong foods.

2. Walking

I've also found out that it doesn't matter what my exercise is, as long as I do a couple of hours of it each day - realistically that means my walks to and from work mostly. Doesn't matter if I run, cycle or weight train, as long as I keep up the walking. If I stop exercising, I gain weight due to calorie imbalance.

3. DAILY Weight Logging

Some prefer monthly or weekly, but I believe I need the instant feedback from checking weight and body fat each morning. sure, if I have an off day, or a carb up day, i'll go UP, but need to recognise if it's one day only, it's mostly water/glycogen. If I stop logging weight, I lose focus.

4. Monthly Body Measurements

Checking waist/chest etc, and recording heart rate and blood pressure let's me know I'm doing it right, even if the scale itself is so-so. When I stop doing this, it's a sign that I'm well and truly off the rails.

5. Regular Blogging

This is the first time I've blogged in ages. Blogging itself is a great indicator or my mental state. When I'm doing it, i'm feeling good. Looking back to certain events in the past,mental state is usually what pushed me off the rails. So let's do this weekly at least, hmm? :)

6. Nutritarian

Been listening to and reading a couple of books by Dr. Fuhrman - fascinating stuff on choosing the right foods for weight loss and fighting disease. Think I'll do a few blogs on some of the anti-cancer/immune disease/heart disease writings. Really eye-opening.

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    "Eat to Live" is a great book! I've learned so much from Dr. Fuhrman.

    Good luck!
    1891 days ago
    Great analysis! Great plan... you can SO do this!
    1893 days ago
    Glad to see you are back. I agree. The blogging, tracking, etc really helps a lot! Keep up the great work.
    1893 days ago
    I've been wondering how you are doing. Glad to see you back blogging and taking care of yourself!

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