Sunday, December 20, 2015

Week Four

I am actually okay with this weeks results for two reason:
1) Despite two parties I didn't gain weight
2) I changed behavior at the airport:
     a) I walked the terminals instead of sitting in the Admiral Club drinking beer
     b) I had one drink during a 3 hour layover and didn't eat the food they typically have out.
If I continue to make small adjustments, the aggregate will yield impressive results.
Next Steps:
 Continue with plan (food, resistance and cardio)
 Continue with strengthening the mind
 Add Meditation to my am routine
Looking forward

Monday, December 7, 2015

Love as a Motivator to Lose Weight

I've been thinking a lot about motivation - internal and external drivers. Tom Venuto does a great job covering this in his book Burn the Fat Feed the Muscle - I wanted to dig a little deeper for my personal motivation.

When I was single, a strong external motivator was looking healthy for the ladies (shy smile). Looking good at the beach etc... these were external motivators. I think they are good, by they are not intrinsic.

Challenges are external as well. They work, but unless we transition to an intrinsic, deeply routed motivator we most likely will not sustain our results - which is definitely my case.

Some foods bring us pleasure - it is that perfect chemical composition that is like a drug driving us to eat them - we get addicted and find a very difficult to break away. They are our escape.

I've been thinking that an intrinsic driver has to be love for myself. That I love myself so much, I will not allow myself be hurt by this drug - food

I am still working on this.... but I think I am on to something.

I love myself and therefor I will love eating clean and healthy, and I will enjoy exercising because it give me energy and fills me with life.

Have a great day!


Fermentable Oligo-Di-Monosacchardies and Polyols FODMAP

I have been struggling with 'something' for some time now - it always presents itself when I change my eating habits - for example eating more complex carbohydrates, fruits and vegetables.

When my diet changes, I get sever abdominal cramps - I mean really bad... and often time it happens when I crunch or contract my mid sections. I am thinking it is gas... anyway, I am going to avoid foods high in FODMAP to see if the cramping goes away - good news is that foods high in protein are food and the alternative to wheat based foods is not so bad.

Odd that my MDs never mentioned this as a possible cause to my cramping.

Okay, I know, a lot of PMI... just blogging thoughts. I see this as a good thing