- Salmon and other fish/seafood
- Pork/Chicken - Foods of last resort
- Swim laps
- Body Weight Strength (Upper and Lower Routine)
- Jump Rope (weighted ropes)
- Cold Plunge
- Hot Tub / Spa
- 2023.01.02 Start Date
- 2023.01.03 - Reset
- Assisted Pull-up
- Keep Elbows closer to my side
- Start with rings parallel to each other
- Seafood - Oysters, Shrimp, Sardines etc
- Bacon (limited)
- Coffee (black) + Tea (hot and iced)
- Avocado - with my sardines
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
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.
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.
Sober from Alcohol - Oct 1, 2018 Sober from Food - Jan 2, 2023
List of Rests - If they Happen
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All of these posts and my activity will be posted under the category of weight loss journal
Today’s Workout Highlights
I am still on a mission to get a pull up done.
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
I am obesse with 90 pounds to lose.
I have repeated the same pattern the last 4 years of my life. It happens in 3 acts.
January I get pissed at myself that I have gained weight through the holidays. I learn to forgive myself and I recommit myself.
Feburary thought August
2 steps forward 1 step back. But weight comes off slowly. I do well for a week or two and then when I see success I “treat” myself to ice cream or some shit by telling myself I earned it. I earned it when I still look like this?
Septmeber through December
I say fuck it. I accept bad self talk and give up. I tried hard and I am the same I have been for years, I tell myself. Enjoy the holidays and we can look at getting this going again.
I lose 20 pounds. I gain 20 pounds.
2020 - 2021
This year I did a little something different. With COVID and my Gold Gym being closed, I took to Youtube looking for workouts I could do at home and I found JT Texieria of Body Weight Strength
I also joined his community on discord via patreon.
I also decided to experiment with carnivore diet.
I was successful.
So what happened?
I slowly started to go back to old eating habits. The difference this time was I never said “fuck it” I would reset.
On an asside resetting and starting again can be seen as a postive - the “Never Give up!” Good for you!. But reseting and then feeling that you know in 3 days there is an event you have to go to and that you might break etc. It wears you down.
Lesson #1 is that you must be honest with yourself. That is why I take pictures like these with my shirt off. I need to face myself. I assure you in my minds eye - I do not look that fat. In fact in todays FAT america - I look around and I am pretty normal.
Long and Short
Jan 1, 2021 my weight was 256 pounds.
Jul 1, 2021 my weight was 258 pounds.
I broke the cycle.
So now what?
To be honest, I had a small melt down yesterday. I had pitty party for myself “I will never be appropriate weight and strong. Just say fuck it.”
But the next day, I faced facts, and set my resolve. Again.
Lesson #2 No one is coming to save me. It is me vs myself each day. Each Hour. Each Minute.
Opportunity is here.
I am going to get this journey done and if you care to follow along - I am going to document my progress here.
My moto is showing not telling.
If you have questions, email me and ask. But recommendations? I do not have much to offer. Follow along and see what I do and if it might work for you.
It is my hope that my jounrey might inspire someone to start theirs.
Thank you for reading. Terry
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.