Soooo Weak

So I didn’t exercise at all yesterday, I worked a super long day in order to get a presentation done for Tuesday, I didn’t realize that Monday was a holiday, oooops.

I think I need to make sure I workout either first thing when I get home or before I go home. I have zero chance of doing a workout after I have had dinner.

Part of the reason I generally bring two lunches to work is so that I can eat at noon and a little later. That holds me over so I can workout and get home without getting too hungry. If I come home super hungry it is way more likely for me to binge during the evening.

So lesson learned for the 14th time, need to keep the gym clothes in the car, and not come home until I have done my workout.

I think Saturday I am going to go skiing, and Monday I am going to go hiking with my buddy Nick, going to get a good workout in on Sunday!

Spinach and cheddar omelette with three eggs Salad with ranch dressing, it is hard to see but there is celery, grape tomatoes, carrots, bell pepper, mushroomsLow carb breading (pork rinds and Parmesan cheese) with broccoli and cheddar.

I also have to get more efficient at my trips to the grocery store, went and bought everything for Valentine’s Day dinner but I didn’t think about anything after that! Come on, I am smarter than that!

More meal planing, writing a list before going to the grocery store, utilizing some different stores (Trader Joe’s) for what they do best. I can walk to Stop and Shop, Wegmans and Trader Joe’s, there is no reason I shouldn’t be walking to them regularly. I also work near a Costco which I think is going to be my least expensive option for the basics.

Thanks for listening to the rant! Sad that time is going by and I am not making any progress but we will see what the scale brings Wednesday morning!

Keep working, the results will come!

Valentine’s Day

Salad with ranch dressing, I have found eating at noon, 2-3pm and then that will hold me until dinner at 7-8pm.

Gotta have protein, grass fed ground beef topped with a little cheddar and mushrooms.

3pm salad to hold me over until Valentine’s Day dinner.

Valentine’s Day dinner and not a carb in sight, sugar free shrimp cocktail home made, salad, green beans, broccoli with cheddar (not pictures) and filet mignon.

I didn’t do any exercise, going to make sure I get in a TRX workout today and hopefully going skiing tomorrow!

Accountability partner

Welcome, I have been struggling to keep losing weight and I want to make this blog my accountability partner, I am going to post everything I eat so lots more smaller posts.

Three egg omelette with mushrooms and spinach, cooked in half tablespoon butter.

Going to have some salad with a burger for lunch here shortly. Also going to post when I exercise too, been slacking on that and I need to get back on board. TRX workout coming this afternoon. Happy Valentine’s Day to all!!!

Weigh in Wednesday!

Last years progress. Trying to make sure we don’t give back all the progress I have made.

Refocused on my diet and and exercise luckily we have seen some trending down, I haven’t weighed myself for the last two weeks and there was a peak in there.

On Nov 28th I weighed 273.2 I did a little bit of sticking my head in the sand over my birthday (December 11th, only 356 more shopping days). I went back to eating low carb high protein decent amount of fat. Three meals, no snacks and I spoke with my job and they are going to let me go to the gym in the middle of the day which is very nice!

Now that I have the food figured out for now, the battle is never truly done. I went to the gym for the first time in a long time. It wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. This article shows talks about a study in how black and white thinking can lead to weight loss. When I was at my most successful I was not saying “Oh well I can’t be perfect I will binge for the rest of the day and start fresh tomorrow.” Just consistently doing the best you can and not getting a case of the “fuck its” and blowing all your progress over a weekend. As you can see from the above weight I had a nasty case of the fuck its for a few months. Now we are back and ready to focus and get back to just making good decisions.

I went to the planet fitness near work and was able to get through an hour on the arc trainer. I think it went well considering that I haven’t been on a cardio machine in a while. 

I am enthused by how good my legs feel today. Saturday I am hiking the entire Skyline Trail in Blue Hills in Milton, MA that should be like 12-14 miles. It is a good training hike for some of the crazier trails in the white mountains, the best part is it is 20 minutes or so from my house.

Going to head there again today! Going to do some arm workouts as well, gotta work out everything!

Keto/Paleo as a reset

So I have official been carb free for at least 24 hours :-D. I think I have realized why this is going to work. For one it really eliminated all the things I enjoy snacking on. In the 24 hours I have been tempted to eat numerous things. I <3 ramen, both the good kind at a restaurant and the not so good kind that comes from a package. I have turned down a few chances to eat ramen. My roommate has a package of individual Reese’s peanut butter cups in the fridge.  

One of my main concerns about Keto is keeping my vegetable intake high, I understand the science of ketosis but I still can’t get over that eating large amounts of meat and no vegetables can be healthy. I do know that if I keep the carbs out and veggies high good things will happen.

I have been keeping things to mostly frozen veggies, cheese, eggs, and meat. It has been pretty good at keeping the hunger pains down. In having sugar I use to have much worse hunger pains. After 36 hours, it took a while to write this, I have felt a lot better. I think that the frozen vegetables are really keeping me full. I have found that keeping my fiber intake high is what matters most to how I feel. I think this sort of diet works best for me, I have always been a savory fan. I do not think is the only diet for anyone. I think that this diet works for me and fits in my lifestyle. 

Breakfast: spinach and cheddar omlette

Lunch: Meat and 24oz of frozen veggies (broccoli and cauliflower)

Dinner: Meat and 24oz of frozen veggies with some cheddar cheese (broccoli and cauliflower)

It makes my life easy because I just have to microwave the frozen veggies and grill some meat and I have a meal. I tend to grill meat in batches and then put it in to go containers and microwave veggies. Presto dinner is served in about 10 minutes. I do hate washing all of the containers but it is still pretty simple.

The key is to find something that works for you! I hope I have found it. I realize this goes against what I have said in the past “DON’T DIET, FIND A FOOD PLAN THAT WORKS FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE”. I am doing this for a short period of time to try to break my nasty habit of eating in the evening. This is the best way I have found to do that. Go no sugar during the sugariest time of year. I know I am doing this for a limited amount of time, so I go into this eyes wide open. I am doing this until I get back to 250 lbs. Weigh in tomorrow hopefully it will not be as bad as I fear it is. I will report back.