Thursday, December 1, 2011

Go after it like the plague (lost 15 lbs)

So it has been a while since my last blog post- but that doesn't mean that I've been sitting around scratching my butt.  By keeping up with my healthy eating plan and changing up my workout, believe it or not, I've lost about 15 pounds.

I know what some are thinking- i wasn't fat to begin with..blah, blah, blah.  Until 5 minutes ago, I would have agreed with you- which was before i looked back at my "before" photos.  :-)  Yes, I took before photos, and no, I dare not post them for eternity on the world of ones and zeros.  I actually did keep up with my 120 day plan and due to travel, work and the holidays, have only missed out on about 3 solid weeks of not working out.  Oh, and then after 90 days, my diet started going bananas.  Back to eating junk food every other day along with my 6 meals a day worth of healthy stuff- but HEALTHY JUNK FOOD.

What exactly is "Healthy Junk Food?"  Well, I did eat candy bars, pizza and chips, I do drink soda...  and on occasion, I might admit to partaking in drinking something other than water.  But I think that I've found the key.  The two white devils- Sugar and Salt.  I stay away from them along with their good for nothing cousin, High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS).  So on everything that I buy now, I constantly check food labels for these three things.  For me, there's almost no way around the sugar or salt, but if it has HFCS, I don't buy it.  I run like the plague.  Granted, my grocery bill has gone up, but let me also mention that my waist size has gone down from almost a size 36 to a 32.  I'm now lighter than I've been in a decade.  I might not have reached my goal of slashing my body mass index in half, but I've got more energy, am less stressed, have more muscle, and am in better shape that I've been in for at least 7 years- and I did reach my new year's resolution of giving the Wife the best body that she has ever seen on me (with one month to spare).

As I ended my last post- EAT BETTER, I'll say this.  SET A GOAL.  Whatever it is, write it down.  Read it every other day to remind you what you want.  And then go after it like the plague.

ps- this is crazy, but one of my favorite things to do now is to look at the nutrition label on everything that I buy and eat.  I even read them on things that I don't buy.  And somehow I find entertainment in putting the crap back on the shelves.