One of the biggest challenges I faced with weight loss was consistency. If you are impulsive it is very difficult to be consistent. I’d start the day out strong and at the end of the day I’d throw in the towel because I was hungry or wanted something sweet or salty. That could easily turn into days, weeks, and months of eating whatever I wanted to beat myself at the END of every day! If you can relate to this, I want to share with you what I did that changed my life. It is 9:24pm as I write this and I have been dieting, so its the end of the day and I am hungry. Because you will be hungry when you are trying to lose weight. It’s only natural. While you gained you were always full and sometimes overly full. The only way to lose is to cut back. Anyway the point of me sharing this is because I am not going to get a snack because I don’t care. If I did it would be something very small because I don’t want to ruin my hard work. And I don’t feel deprived, because I am not. I ate well and was healthy all day, just because I am hungry right now means nothing. I am not dying and I do not need stuff in my mouth because I am done for the day. I am fasting until at least 7 am.
So what changed that has made me less impulsive and erratic? I stopped drinking 2-4 cups of coffee a day. I used to think in order to exercise, and or even lose weight I needed that coffee. Instead it gave me anxiety, fatigue, and increased heart rate. It also depleted my self control by making me tired as the day went on. You might think it sounds silly, or that you cannot do this but I assure you that you can. Go to youtube and look up people who have quite a lot of coffee and when they talk about why you should. It is a mood altering drug that is sold at a mass scale. And socially normal. It does horrible things to your body and skin. The effect it had on my impulsiveness was an unexpected result. 4 days after stopping I decided to try to be healthier overall and it just got better. The mental clarity is amazing. I am not perfect by any stretch but I do have a clear organized thought process and can stay focused on my end goals. What does success look like ?
Losing 22 pounds, but more importantly being more fit. In particular my cardio and muscles. I’d like to be stronger.