I have passed 50 pounds lost since January of this year. I now weigh less than I did at the end of 12th grade.
- This has been incredibly hard and at the same time incredibly easy.
- By training myself to look forward to the leftovers I create by not eating traditional portions, I have drastically reduced the amount I eat, and the amount we spend on food.
- In general, I feel better than I have in a long time. This is psychological as much as it is physical- I love watching the fat melt off.
- Discipline is everything. This is the first time in my life, outside of when I was playing sports and competing for a spot on a team, that I have been able to routinize my working out and eating so effectively. I feel that if I stop I will quickly drop into bad habits, and this has become somewhat stressful
- I allow myself nights where my eating goes way over the top- candy, ice cream etc.
- Related to that, I do not deny myself any food; I simply minimize the amount of it I eat. A pint of Ben And Jerry’s consumed over two weeks is a treat every night and surprisingly easy to do with my weight loss goals in mind.
- While these changes have been easy/hard, thinking about eating takes up a considerable amount of my daily thought. I have not been as productive this season and I’m not sure how I feel about it.Â Perhaps weight loss should be my only goal right now anyway.
I’m going to post some before/after images soon. I have about 20 more pounds to go. Things have slowed considerably since the beginning of March. A chronicle of every single thing I have eaten since January can be found at my PBT Spreadsheet.