Day 1 Always sucks (002)

Day 1 is done. Apologies go to my amazing partner, as I know I was a moody giant shit. You support me in more ways than I can express. The most frustrating thing about this, is kicking habits. Like making popcorn. Or… Sleeping. Surprisingly, I was able to keep myself focused last night after Joel…

The Propeller Heads Got It (001)

I write this not for other people, but rather for personal accountability. Venting, reflecting, and digesting (this is punny, you’ll see) the day-to-day has helped in this effort before. So I figure went restarting the favored American pastime of endeavoring to lose weight, why not put my best foot forward and better enable myself by…

Vacation Day 1: Finding Time

Literally and figuratively I don’t think it’s possible for me to have found a worse time to take a vacation. But perhaps that’s when you most need one. The walls are mostly faded yellow. With trim of dusty, iron-red and green kindergarten trees and golden stars painted on the random joists. The wood floor is well worn…

Day 13: Diet Detour, Of Remodel Syndrome and Family

Diet-Posting Detour: This weekend was about a lot of the smaller things in life, more so than my diet. I didn’t break it terribly. I mean, aside from having Phad Thai on Saturday night (my dad took Joel and I out for my birthday) and the sushi I ate on Sunday (stayed away from rice on most…

Day 10-12: Blind-sided

As of late (and only 10 days in, yikes) the diet has suffered. But the easiest way to communicate (in a rather funny manner) half of what I’m dealing with is through this video. It rings more sincerely than I’d really like it to. Home-life is amazing by the by! Hope I can share more…

Day 9: Birthday, The Revenge

Alright, alright. There’s no hiding this. Yesterday I enjoyed the leftovers of my birthday.  There was so much in the way of leftovers just staring at me from the fridge…  And really, who can say no to perfect Truffle Mac’n Cheese? *sigh* And here I am the following morning, about 50% full of regrets and…

Day 8: Happy Birthday to Me

So I did it. I survived my birthday. I’ll admit, that last statement would be dripping with sarcasm if you could hear me state it out loud. Haha, but it does have a hint of truth. The food we had yesterday… *phew* it was amazing.  Diet-wise I tried not just… glutton-ize. I think I was…

Days 6 & 7: Birthday Truffles

   Well, it’s here.  As of this morning I’ve now rotated the sun 31 times. Each year I feel a bit more accomplished, a bit wiser, and a little bit ridiculous about some of my behavior at x<=n-10 where n is my current age. That’s only a rough guideline mind you, I’ve been identified as…

Day 5: Beefy Surprises

While yesterday was a rough/failure of a day calorically, it was rather successful in both avoiding the bad stuff (at dinner) and helpful in relearning so old truths about protein choices. Aside from an extra latte (I was EXHAUSTED) and a glass of wine prior to dinner (my first in probably close to a year), I…

Day 4: Really, Just the Worst Week

Don’t let the title of this post fool you. From a diet-perspective I’m owning this. Not only did I come in just under 1700 calories yesterday, but I burned an additional 500-600 in workout. Score! Right? Well, that was Thursday. Today? Friday… And if Wednesday was difficult from a food consumption perspective, today’s going to…

Day 3: Kindling that Ketosis

One thing I forgot when starting this lifestyle change was just how rough the first week or two are. When you eat too many calories, your body stores the excess “energy” for later, hence fat. Ketosis is basically the state in which your body consistently uses the fat to supplement it’s energy requirements. Shifting gears as…

Day 2: A Good Start and A Plan

  Yesterday turned out really well… Compared to the last few times that I started diets, this first day was by far the easiest.  Not only did I hit my caloric intake target, but I stayed on-diet and hit the gym (even if I went kicking and screaming, Thank you Joel). My first dietary challenge…