The Weightier Matters – June

A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. There will be sleeping enough in the grave.

Benjamin Franklin

I mentioned in the first “Weightier Matters” post that I would give an update on my progress at the end of the month.

In that post, I described how I took on the slow carb diet, made famous by Tim Ferris in his 4-Hour Body book. I lost about 15 lbs. before June, but was so sick of eating meat that I needed to change. I ended the month at 218 lbs. and the month of June I was going to try intermittent fasting and add running on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

I ended up doing this for about 3 weeks. I did not notice any weight-loss, but my pants were starting to need a belt. I figured that was a good thing, so I was not worried about it. Also, as the month went along, I was walking 1/2 a mile and running 1/2 a mile every on the two running days. It started to feel really good.

Allergies are the worst, and it is now allergy season. This last week of June I have been so tired because of the allergies that I have not had the energy to exercise, and I stopped the fasting because I was being lazy. All this meant that I put on a few pounds in the last week and I do not feel great. This is where I need some mental toughness, which has never been my strength. I feel like just losing this small momentum will spiral me back towards 240 lbs. and being sick all the time.

It really doesn’t take much, it is like my soda addiction. I have not had soda since my New Year’s resolution and the minute I even take one sip, which in and of itself would not be a big deal, I will end up drinking 2 liters of it and then drink it every day until I am sick. This is the cycle I am in and the one I am trying to break.

For July, the goal will be to get back to intermittent fasting and running again. I need to get back to the basics and break the cycle of regression. I would also like to do this until Sept. when I plan on slow carbing it again for that month. Will keep updating at the end of each month to keep me accountable.

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