Again.

Today I start Fitwit’s “Body and Mind Challenge,” another round of nutrition challenge with an added element of improving mindset. I have had good successes with these, first losing 17 pounds and seven points of body fat in 2014, then another seven and four points in spring last year. I have maintained pretty well in…

Results May Vary

Goal: achieved. The duck shirt is back. Dunk tank results: 17.7% body fat, down from 18.5. 186.4 pounds, down from 190.6. That’s “optimum health”. The only benefit to be gained from losing more weight is “cosmetic”. Perfect. The last time I weighed this much I was training 15+ hours a week. Now it’s about three. I just eat less doughnuts,…

Me vs. the World

Don’t be tired in the morning. Don’t get angry around lunchtime. Hungry plus either makes it so easy to grab a doughnut (or two) and fast food. Sometimes it’s difficult to keep the diet consciousness in mind, especially in the middle of a rat race. Still winning, though. Keeping up the daily exercise regimen and seeing results. I even ran…

It Just Looks That Way

Nearly two weeks into Fitwit’s Fall Into Shape Challenge and things are just rolling along. Results of the dunk test convinced me that I am on a pretty good diet path, so instead of even more restrictions, my goal is to be a little more conscious and thoughtful than usual. Small changes add up over time.…

Nowhere to Go But Down

Last week I volunteered to fill a space on the (now) greatest of all Fitwit’s Fall into Shape Challenge teams. I had become quite used to eating cookies while watching TV since the Spring challenge ended, and was reluctant to deprive myself again. Then Gray’s team came up short, she said please, and I can’t resist a…

Moment of Truth

Just before noon today, we drove over to a parking lot in Decatur where I met a man and got in a pool in the back of his box truck to take a test. It was a very pleasant experience. Since April 27, I have lost 20% of my fat weight and kept all my lean. I was carrying around 50 pounds…

Week Three, meh.

Alright, week three of better eating is done. And I can’t even think of anything particularly outstanding about it. Maybe boredom is a bad thing and I’m about to break, or maybe it’s a good thing and I’m getting used to eating better? My chef is thrilled at not having to cook rice or bread…