Today I started the 28-Day Challenge with Fitwit. It’s a month of teams of three trying to cut body fat and create some good eating habits. I’m following the paleo-style menu recommended, and hope it’ll help me not be so terrible at the “diet” part of “diet and exercise”.
After reaching 225 pounds, I went back to Fitwit in 2012 after a four year … rest period. Now I’m back down to 202, but my body fat percentage sticks around 25%. I keep saying it won’t go down “no matter what”, but then maybe it has something to do with endless cokes, fast food, and dessert every night. Every night. Usually involving peanut butter.
For the next month, it’s all vegetables, meat, and water for me. No bread, pasta, rice, dairy, cheese, cokes, bagels, cupcakes, cookies, candy, fast food, vending machine lunches, or most any other thing I usually eat. If nothing else comes out of this, I hope to at least change some of my gross lunch habits.
Dinner won’t be a problem. A supportive personal cook is a major benefit.
A goal motivates me, and it’s only 28 days, so easy, right? We’ll see. A team will help. I don’t think I’m really “dieting”, but more trying to improve my diet. Ugh, self improvement. It’s so hard just to keep everything even. Standing still takes a lot of effort. Why can’t I just do whatever I want whenever I want to?
I got dunked today and learned I am in the ‘Fair to Poor’ range of body composition and need to lose 5% of body fat, or ‘adipose tissue’ (science!). Conveniently that has been my exact goal.
Today so far I’ve had a banana, and a (grass-fed!) hamburger patty, and an apple, and a salad with steak. Now I’m about to have roasted chicken. Oh, and coffee. Coffee’s OK. This is going to take some getting used to. Now I’m (almost) one day closer to the goal.
And my mother-in-law left about 20 homemade ice cream cookie sandwiches in the freezer. I wonder how long they’ll keep.
[I guess this gives me something to write about too, so yay blog resurrection! “28 days of navel gazing”. Should be riveting. Stay tuned.]