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Member: thindude
Member Since: 11/27/2010
City: West Coast

My Goal:

Changes I am committed to doing:
1. Report here daily how I did the day before.
2. Recognizing that I simply cannot stick to low calories when I vigorously exercise 5 x per week, I will switch to lower intensity cardio, weights, stretching and perhaps yoga on days that I work. Weekends I will allow myself to exercise vigorously but I usually cannot make it to the gym on weekends...
3. Under 1700 cals daily
4 I will meditate daily and be mindful throughout the day: both of which help me be centered and stick to my goals.

"People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing--that's why we recommend it daily."
— Zig Ziglar

"Impulsive eating feels kind of repulsive to me"
"Instead of feeling deprived, I will feel pride"
Oct 23: back down to 211:)
Oct 7: back up to 214 :(
Sept 4: Down to 207#!
June 23: Finally down to 212#. Will keep drinking 4 L H2O and cardio daily.
June 21: Wt still plateauing though having mostly under-cal days. Have decided to go back to driniking 3-4 L H2O daily.

MAY 30: Goal is to reach 197 by July 25 and then 192 by Aug 25.
"Okay, it's now May 28 and I'm stuck. What's the definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. So what's worked for me in the past is not now working. Bars and shakes--low fat leave me low energy, with difficulty concentrating/focusing and difficulty recovering from exercise.

So will try to alternate my low fat meal replacements with 50% fat snacks."

I've got to try something different. Have experimented with 1 TBS of canola margarine (thank you, Canada and thank you rape seed/plant) on toast. Guess what? I feel calm, focused, mentally alert/sharp and fully energetic...
So my hope: I'll be able to stay under 1700 cals; AND I'll be able to do cardio without getting light-headed or craving food. Let's see how my experiment goes.
BTW, canola oil may be better for you than olive.

Okay it's March 20 and I'll have to readust goal timeframe.
Starting yesterday am committed to getting back on protein bars and (maybe) adding in vegetables. Yesterday I felt calm and even mood-wise and the protein curbed my hunger.
So: goal is to lose 2# per week. That means I would reach 192 by June 25.
Am eating too much on days I do cardio so I'll do wts most days, lower total cals and only occ low intensity cardio

To motivate me:
Think of what being fat and high fat diet will cause: blocked arteries, heart attack, stroke, me dying and leaving my family alone.

Remember family wedding I'll attend in May and formal presentations I have to do in May. free weight loss blog

Remember family portrait we'll do this year.

Remember how good I feel and how good I feel about myself when I am lean.

Remember big presentations I'll do in May

Reward self and look forward to those rewards.

Get back down to 192 at least. Will try for 188-190 as a stretch goal. Plan to meet goal by Apr 15 2011.
Lost well in Dec. Then regained in Jan. I really will start reading Beck again (need to find the book in my house).
Wt December 1: 215#
Wt December 9: 212
Wt December 16: 209
Wt January 13: 214
Wt January 27: 216
Wt. January 31: 219
Wt. Feb 1: 218
Wt. Feb 2: 217
Wt. Feb 10: 221
Wt Feb 18: 218. (3 # down; 26 to go)
Wt Mar 4: 219 (up one pound)
Wt Mar 29: 216
Wt Apr 08: 213
Wt Apr 15: 213

Message to self: eat an extra bar if tempted by food or anticipating food at gathering/meeting.

If you change the way you look at things the things you look at change.

About me:
LINK TO MY LOG: Lost 110# finishing on April 1, 2008 Married professional male with two kids. Live on West Coast. Tend to gain wt in Oct and lose in April. Trying to break that cycle. Lost 110 pounds finishing in April 2008. Lost first 30 on Atkins then 80 on Optifast.

Diets I like:
High protein/Moderate Complex carbs/Low fat/Low simple sugars. 200 cals per day of cardio.

Workout of choice:
Elliptical + weights

My plan:
Log immediately and frequently with eating Stay under 1800 cals per day. Cardio 3-4 times per week. Wts 2 times per week. Meal repacements.Following Beck Diet Solution Daily logging and commenting. PEERtrainer support Chewing gum. 14 gm of protein eaten at every sitting Aerobics at least 4 times per week during wt loss and daily during maintenance Planning meals Meal replacements

I need the most help with:
Check my log to make sure I've totalled the cals for the day. And comment if I'm over cals. And make sure I don't eat more frequently than every 2 hours.

Additional Info:
KEYS TO SUCCESS/HABITS TO REINFORCE Following Beck Diet Solution Daily logging and commenting. PEERtrainer support Chewing gum. 14 gm of protein eaten at every sitting Aerobics at least 4 times per week during wt loss and daily during maintenance Planning meals Meal substitutions.