A weight loss blog is the last thing that I thought might help me lose weight.
But, I had tried so many diets, there is no point in listing them out.
I call this section of The Fit Apprentice, the Daily Weigh.
Because, against some weight loss advice out there, I have seen value in a daily weigh.
I have written about the daily weigh for several years now.
And, as you look at the earliest dates, I failed miserably over and over again.
That is why my good friend labeled me with Fat Bastard, before the wine company existed.
But, after Austin Powers.
What is the Point?
The point is that a weight loss blog is not a bad idea for someone struggling with weight loss.
The weight loss blog can help keep you accountable to yourself.
Especially when you have no support network to lose weight.
A lot of guys out there do not want to go to a weight watcher or overeater anonymous meeting.
And that is fine.
What a Weight Loss Blog taught me
The truth is, whatever I have learned here, I hope it will help you.
If you are struggling with fat and overweight now, that is the pain we have to focus on.
I know how bad fat feels.
I have learned many things on this journey.
But, chief among them, is awareness.
One of the biggest benefits of a weight loss blog has been awareness.
Many times I would reread what I wrote years ago.
And I say, how can that be, how can you go up and down in weight constantly?
This is not rocket science, right?
Become a Conscious Eater
Everything has consequences, including eating.
Become aware and conscious of what you are feeding yourself.
Once you become more aware, there is a very good chance that you will reach your ideal weight.
It might take six months, or it might take a year.
You did not reach your state of obesity or overweight suddenly.
Take your time, get the essential habits and tools for weight loss and fitness.
Give yourself a break.
Lose weight slowly and you will get into the best shape of your life sooner than you think.
November 22, 2014
As you can see below, for all of friday I had 1600 calories which is pretty hard to believe.
I thought that I had alot more than that!
There was plenty of good quality real food and good exercise for weight loss.
I did not snack at all yesterday and it was not because I was restricting myself, I just was not hungry.
A few days ago I started to use apple cider vinegar for a totally unrelated issue, and I noticed that my cravings for junk food were alot less.
I did some browsing around and discovered that supposedly, the apple cider vinegar will kill off yeast or candida within the body which is thought to be one of the sources of compulsive overeating.
Those little yeast want sugar and they make sure that we know it.
In any case, before I give my numbers for today, I am going to get downstairs and do an hour on the elliptical, then report the daily weigh.
Yesterday I also got in 100 pushups and 5 sets of squats using 75lbs.
Yea, I know that is not alot of weight, but it is for me, at least right now, especially considering that I have a torn medial meniscus!
So, I will get back to this post after getting in an hour on the elliptical.
I already drank my 16 ounces of water with a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar , a tablespoon of honey and a half a lemon mixed in.
I even put in some unsulfured blackstrap molasses which is supposed to help with turning this silver surfer's hair color more towards pepper than salt.