My 2023 Food Plan: Stay Food Sober

    2023 Health Evergreen Post

    I intend to update this post in 2023 - to treat it like an index or TOC - I might upgrade this to its own page.

    Today is Jan 2, 2023 is my food sober date. My Weight: 255lbs

    Food Sobriety

    I got this term from Coach Mary
    It got me thinking, and I am going to embrace it in my own rebellious way.

    I like the term food sober. I struggle hard with modertating sweets and other carbs. I have found it better to eliminate. Some will read this and consider it a weakness that I cannot moderate. That my response of elimination is extreme.

    Why make peace with a substance that is known to be addicitve? (sugar) Do you make peace with cigarettes and recommend people moderate?

    In short, I am not here to debate that mindset or you. I am here for myself.

    The Rules

    I made a food plan. A list of food I will eat. (See picture below) If I eat 1 bite off this plan - then I break my sober date and I have to reset.
    One almond will reset me, since almonds and other nuts are NOT on my food list.

    This post is to document my intentions for 2023. It is intended for my use but I am making it publich in case others find value and/or are motivated from it.

    Food List

    • Sardines
    • Salmon and other fish/seafood
    • Beef
    • Eggs
    • Suet
    • EVOO
    • Avocado
    • Pork/Chicken - Foods of last resort

    Activity List

    • Swim laps
    • Body Weight Strength (Upper and Lower Routine)
    • Walk
    • Jump Rope (weighted ropes)

    Extra Credit

    • Cold Plunge
    • Sauna
    • Hot Tub / Spa

    Sober from Alcohol - Oct 1, 2018 Sober from Food - Jan 2, 2023

    List of Rests - If they Happen

    • 2023.01.02 Start Date
    • 2023.01.03 - Reset

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    Today’s Workout Highlights

    • Negative
    • Row
    • Assisted Pull-up

    I am still on a mission to get a pull up done.

    Rows: A Foundational Movement


    This is a foundational movement that I have been working on. This month I start with a slight elevation in my feet to increase the difficulty.

    I have 90 pounds or so left to lose but I am not giving up on remaking this 53 year old body while I have time.

    Changes to Make to My Form

    • Keep Elbows closer to my side
    • Start with rings parallel to each other

    My Reboot 2021

    No Shirt Decline Pushup

    Today’s rainy day workout highlight.
    No Shirt Decline Pushup - Trying something different. I was not planning on posting since no shirt. But you know it is helpful to “see” that fat hanging from me. It motivates me. That fat is not me. It can and will be removed. 1 day at a time.

    My upper routine. Rows, Dead Hangs, and Negative pull up. Showing not telling.