Fasting and Furious

2 Fast 2 Furious

Greatest sequel title ever?

Well that went better than expected.

After my initial bout of FEED ME, I calmed down, ate a few puffs, chewed a piece of gum and was fine. I sit here at 10:35pm feeling pretty normal. I do have a slight headache, which I expected, but the rest of me feels fine. Energy levels aren’t out of whack and I have no grand desire to kill and eat anything. Mostly I’m thinking about The Rock and Vin Diesel. Which isn’t as unusual as you would think…

I did want to share a link before I head off to dream of hotdogs and hamburgers (tomorrow is the 4th of July after all). It’s on the Alternate Day Fasting page in the menu bar, but I wanted to link to the full study that came out of UIC. I don’t want anyone thinking that I went into this blindly without doing some research! This was the big impetus to go for it. [Read more…]

What it’s all about: The Why.

exercise-motivation-requiredEveryone wants to lose weight! Skinny people, fat people, small people, tall people, all people, mall people, Saul Peoples (my barber), but let’s not get all Seuss about it. This is really about me, not everyone else. But it’s also about you, soooo that might kind of negate that…

The thing of it is I’ve been trying for a long time. The only time where I consistently lost weight was when I wasn’t trying. I was a merchandiser (the guy who builds those big displays) for Coke and it kept me on my feet for 10 hours a day lifting and moving and sweating. As far as exercise routines go, it was great and I got paid to do it. It was so great that I got promoted into the sales team and… did you know that restaurants like to give you free things when you’re their sales person? By things I mean food. Free food. 5 days a week! And I lived by some of these places, so, on occasion, 7 days a week I ate breakfast or lunch or dinner for free. Goodbye weight loss, hello delicious Sabatino’s pizza and gnocchi (though not together, but now that I think about it…).

That broke me. Not just figuratively or spiritually, but physically. [Read more…]