Healthy Living Update: Today was a scheduled weigh-in for me. I only do this periodically so I don’t lose my long-term focus. I believe society is so deeply rooted in the diet craze and so scale focused that it interferes with the true goal: to live a healthy LIFESTYLE!! I focus on eating the proper food 80% of the time and not completely negating my hard work the other 20%. I have never read this anywhere I just use a common sense approach and it seems to be working so far.
Anywho, I weighed in at 176.6lbs!! down from 177.8 last Monday; just above my expectation of losing 1 lb per week! So to celebrate I allowed myself a lunch at Mc Calister’s Deli: turkey/ham club with half a baked potato WITH cheese and sour cream (I have eliminated Culver’s from my Monday funday plans, sad, I know). And I know what you are thinking…and yes, I am a wild and crazy guy!
I started my living healthy plan December 1st, 2014. Remember that post? Time For Me to Change Seems like a lifetime ago! My starting weight was 192lbs and I wore a 36″ pant size. After 5 months of common sense eating I have lost 15.5 pounds and wear a 33″ pant. My only exercise has been to walk the dog 2-3 times per day and I do the warmup to Insanity when my body allows.
I have enjoyed my 80/20 common sense approach. I really focus on behaving and controlling my urges during the 20% portion. For instance, I can eat cookies, but not all of the cookies. Some candy, but not all the candy all the time. Honestly after 5 months I find my cravings easier to fend off. The thing that I have enjoyed about my approach is it’s pressure free! I simply log my calories, eat lots of fresh fruit and veggies and lean meats and only 80% of the time. No rigid eating schedules or wierd food lists and no complicated recipes. Just common sense. And it has been fun and enjoyable!
If you are struggling with weight issues, please change. Tomorrow might be too late and I want you to be around for many, many years! If you commit to a healthy lifestyle versus “dieting” you will succeed!! I am not the exception, you too can do this, but it takes you wanting to change. My knees, hips and back feel so much better now that I’m not carrying around an extra 15lbs of fat.