The Current…

Right now I’m recovering from a total dietary relapse in 2021–after losing 95lbs.

I’ve attempted a dozen times to get back onto the routine and continue my progress.

At the time, I had litterally 9lbs left before I would hit my target of 175lbs….but I got complacent.

Having the ability to control my weight–with routine or willpower–led me to abuse that power and think that I could binge on junk foods like ice cream, chocolate milk, fast food, caramels, cookies and in quantities which made me sick.

I would hate to say that I have a character flaw behind my weight gain; An Endocrinologist told me that my hormones were against me (specifically lower testosterone levels) and my lower back injury (Spondylolisthesis) makes it tough for me to exercise.

I did my best over the summer to get out of the house every day; After restoring 2 of my old bicycles, I started biking every day–something I haven’t done in almost 20 years. In addition, I started fishing again–which became an extreme obsession with me out fishing 3 times a week while talking about it incessantly. In retrospect, being on a boat 3 days a week wasn’t the best use of my time and physically made me feel horrible–especially my back.

Still, I made “high hook” so often that I developed a reputation for wiping the floor with over-complacent fishermen. There’s nothing like rediscovering an old passion.

Inspite of those efforts, I have not been the most responsible–offsetting my mental pain with binges on sensory goods.

The past 2 tries to get back on the diet were legit and failed in a few days;

This time, I’m in pain from the added 29lbs gained since almost hitting my target. Yesterday, I visited the doctor who more accurately weighed me in at 211lbs (deducting my clothes)–my BMI is above 31 again.

As of today, I’m back on the diet–full force–and I finished eating all 4 meals in 2.5hrs.

Here it goes again…I can do it.


Failure, Starting, Uncategorized

What should I like about a diet? (and the Mission)

I am a work in progress and when I say that I know what to do know, it’s more that I know what I’m doing now.

I haven’t lost all my weight. In fact, i’m about 40lbs shy of my target. Inspite of learning how to hack my body for weight loss, better cognition, and energy production, I have yet to scale these processes to their fullest instead, opting for a gradual and somewhat unobtrusive plan.

Why do this?

  • Because I’ve spent 28 years doing it the wrong way and that doesn’t simply come to an end with one swift move. This was and is a Lifestyle Change.
  • Because I still want to include fun activities in my life rather than become the diet.

For a diet to be effective, you have to at least like it. My younger self (like many) didn’t believe this could be possible. The results of dieting are what we love and the process so unlikable that many of us would rather live in pain than change it.

What should I like about a diet?

  • It should be Simple enough to carry out everyday.
  • It should be Satiating or satisfy hunger.
  • It should provide superior Nutrition which strengthens you.
  • It should yield Results.

It’s hard to do anything in life which doesn’t meet this criteria, really. If taking a shower wasn’t simple, satisfying, good for oneself, or an efficient method, I don’t think anyone would do it. But more than that, showering doesn’t seem obtrusive and is in fact so innocuous that many of us don’t even have to think about it; We just do it.

Why start this blog? I want to live this with you. I want you to share your experiences. I want to prove that one of the worst health problems of our time can be fixed by a set of habits so small, they’re not even in need of much thinking…and that’s a start.

It’s not just the weight loss that’s important, it’s the mindset and the person which possesses it that must be maintained. A good dish is made from good ingredients…