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12/27/17 12:34 P

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Unfortunately, I've basically stalled out since I last posted in this thread. I feel like I should keep going, but I'm finding it hard to find a really meaningful destination/goal.

"I will not feel deprived when I bypass junk food. I will feel empowered because I made the right choice."

Remember, we do this to wake up excited, and fall asleep satisfied.

Sleep Long, Get Strong, and Keep On Keepin' On!

The reason I do all this is because I want to make the world a brighter and more enjoyable place. I deserve that and the world deserves that.

Feel free to message me for any fitness, nutrition, etc. advice.


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9/14/17 4:35 P

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I won the work challenge, but not the Dietbet. :'(
That said, I'm on a steady decline. I've done the math, and it seems that I'm about 75% on track and 25% off track. I wonder how much farther I can go if I could get just a few percent better.

"I will not feel deprived when I bypass junk food. I will feel empowered because I made the right choice."

Remember, we do this to wake up excited, and fall asleep satisfied.

Sleep Long, Get Strong, and Keep On Keepin' On!

The reason I do all this is because I want to make the world a brighter and more enjoyable place. I deserve that and the world deserves that.

Feel free to message me for any fitness, nutrition, etc. advice.


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8/22/17 12:26 P

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I feel like I hit a wall, fell down, and rolled down the hill backwards.
I've lost a considerable amount of weight, and had to take a month off to take care of my final semester of school. While I took that time off, I still mostly watched what I ate and added activity where I could.
Now that I'm free again, I was ready to come back full force, but it seems like I'm doing worse now than ever! I know part of it is my system is failing on me (or, to be more precise, I was relying too much on others to keep me on track). My workout partner is consistently busy, my trainer is doing his finals and his full-time job has kept him occupied, and I've been distracted with my new girlfriend. But, I've got a competition (Spartan Sprint DC) and two bets (one $100 DietBet and one $25 work bet) that all conclude in about two weeks.
I have to admit that some of this was accidental self-sabotage. I ordered some Japanese snacks that aren't particularly healthy. I just like trying new things. I got carried away with the quantity I ordered. I'm also falling for my chocolate cravings which seem to get worse as time goes by. And I keep thinking I can eat off my meal plan and still remain fine, but it's not true. Finally, my twin brother is home and I feel guilty leaving him home alone while I go to the gym, because I know he likes hanging out with me (and he won't go to the gym with me).
I know what I need to do, and it's to go into Berserk/Beast Mode and just rebuild the entire system to work around the new environment. I can meal prep a week in advance in the fridge and up to two months via the freezer (though that's currently full). I can limit the cost involved by using what vegetables I have in the garden. To reincorporate workouts, I can either start working out before work (which requires getting up about 3am, but I can do it), immediately after work, or after dinner (which makes going to bed late). I've done each of these at various times and they each have their own benefits and insults. Before work works well, but it requires more prep and some sleep irregularities. After work is the easiest, but the gym is packed, I get self-conscious, and sometimes I'll get hungry and my workout suffers. I can arrange my meals to avoid that, but sometimes I'll just have a hungry day. After dinner is hardest because I'm already home and relaxed, though, when I was on my own (i.e. no trainer), that was what worked best.
My biggest hurtle is avoiding bad food. It seems to sneak it's way into the house and I have very, very bad self control. If I see it, I eat it. If I eat it, I want more of it. A full house purge is probably my best bet, but I don't live alone. I can't just trash other people's food (I live with my parents and brother, so we all share groceries). I tried buying the groceries for everyone, but it completely wiped my budget.
There is an alternate solution to all this. Work on each piece alone, slowly altering behavior to create new default behaviors. I'm not sure how to fix the chocolate issue. I can give away my junk food to coworkers, and slowly clean up the kitchen again (physically and food-wise). Basically, chisel away at the wall until it's gone. I think it'll work better long-term, but it's going to slow my progress and I won't win my bets.
The competition, though... it's a hard one. I think I genuinely need to just bulldoze through my training for the next few weeks.
Long story short, I'm hitting that wall and I've gotta decide to use a sledgehammer or a chisel.

"I will not feel deprived when I bypass junk food. I will feel empowered because I made the right choice."

Remember, we do this to wake up excited, and fall asleep satisfied.

Sleep Long, Get Strong, and Keep On Keepin' On!

The reason I do all this is because I want to make the world a brighter and more enjoyable place. I deserve that and the world deserves that.

Feel free to message me for any fitness, nutrition, etc. advice.


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