Man this diet must be good . . . given how much I have short-circuited myself lately and my results have remained basically flat.
I’ve cheated extra; I’ve started early; I’ve snacked like crazy; I’ve not done all the damage control stuff . . . basically, I’ve abused this program to heck and back and maintained rather than really gained.
Now to fix this and get back on track. I wonder if I can lose 30 more pounds and then put myself into extra-cheating-maintenance-mode? Just a thought…….
Anyway, as I was saying, I need to get back on track. I have main problems, in my estimation:
- Diet soda
Having sweets cravings comes in a close third but these two take the cake, so to speak.
I drink waaaaay more diet soda than I should. In this, I am including my daily Monsters that I drink as I drive to work.
So, to fix this, I am going to go a week without them. (I know I said I couldn’t do this in my About Me page . . . let’s call it an experiment, shall we? ;-))
I will drink nothing but water, coffee (black, no sweetener), tea, kombucha, or yerba mate.
As for snacking, this becomes a real problem on Cheat Days. Yes, I know Cheat Days are supposed to be “go crazy days,” but it seems to me that all of the damage control stuff is meal-based. Take this pill 30 minutes before. Exercise just before and 90 minutes after. Drink this before and this during your meal. Etc.
Well, I often do major portions of this damage control regimen . . . but then I’ll eat half a bag of chips and two poptarts between meals. Am I supposed to just take Cissus, drink grapefruit juice, and exercise constantly during the whole darn day? I doubt that is the plan. Plus, experience is showing that it doesn’t seem to work well.
I’ll commit to the following for the next seven days:
- No diet sodas or sweeteners
- On Cheat Day next week, I’ll plan my meals, avoid snacking, and do ALL the damage control
- Start back up on PAGG after my week off and take every last pill on time.
- Workout Monday (A) and Friday (B) with at least two runs during the week and one run on the weekend. No less than 12 miles total distance.
Keep me honest folks. Hound me. Question me. Make me do what I’ll say I do. That’s why this blog exists.
Breakfast: 4 scrambled eggs, refried beans & salsa, AGG
Lunch: Sauerkraut and sausage
Dinner: I can’t remember
Other food throughout the day: lots of water