My fight with potato chips.

Recently I have put on more and more weight. I have been avoiding updating the blog for that very reason. It’s been frustrating and embarrassing. Especially since I don’t eat much junk food at all. Except for potato chips. They are just so damn delicious. My mouth waters just thinking about them.

I talked to my fitness trainer about it and asked for his advice. He told me to treat it as an addiction because chips aren’t like other types of food. You can’t have just one like the commercial says. When I got home from the gym, I wish I could say I threw out the remaining chips I had in the cupboard but I can’t imagine wasting food like that. The bag was almost finished so I finished it, crumpled up the bag and had my last chips.

That was yesterday. Today I went to the grocery store and walked right by the chips without a second thought. I am now on day one of no chips and so far it’s going great. I am going to try and make it until the end of the year. One of the things I’ll do to deal with the cravings is to drink water or tea. It’ll be tough but it’ll go a long way to helping me lose weight.

 

Use Your Imagination

Today I decided to go back to the gym. I was a little nervous because I took some time off for the holidays. I wasn’t going to go but I decided not to let fear get the best of me. I could’ve just stayed home and plopped down on the couch, but that’s not going to get me back into shape. Continue reading “Use Your Imagination”

New Years Resolution: Do They Work?

I’ve never been one to make NY resolutions as I found it kind of pointless. I was already doing what I wanted to be doing and didn’t need the New Year to remind myself to set goals and achieve them. Having worked at a gym it was a wonder to see hordes of people flood the gym only to vacate the gym by June.

The problem I see with people(including myself) setting goals is that they say they are going do something and then they don’t preserve. I’m horrible at that. It makes people think that you are all talk and no action. “But we can try!” I hear you saying to you device. And to that I’m going to tell you what someone told me.

My doc put a piece of paper in front of me and asked me to try and pick it up. So I picked it up. He then asked me “Did you try to pick it up or did you just pick it up?” I said I picked it up. My point is that Yoda was right when gave Luke that sage advice.

What I am doing this year is that I’m writing down my goals for the year and I’m not going to tell anyone about them until I’m done them. That way you avoid doubters and won’t and will feel more satisfied when you get it done.

Have a Happy New Year!

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Priorities

Setting your priorities is one of the most important skills you can learn. Without it, you run a huge risk of wasting your most important resources(time and effort). No matter what it is you want to accomplish, your efforts will be better served by managing your priorities better. If you want to move forward in life and achieve your goals you need to set your priorities straight. Continue reading “Priorities”

I’m Putting Together A Team

I recently discovered that the biggest obstacle I have to overcome in order to achieve my goals is myself. I am my own worst enemy. So far I’ve been trying to take myself one on one. But that was not working out so well. For a long time I thought that I could lose the weight on my own and I have to admit that for me it’s just not a tenable solution.
Continue reading “I’m Putting Together A Team”

The Most Important Tool of Weight Loss.

In my humble opinion, the most important thing you can do to lose weight is to consistently measure your results. I like to jump on the scale every morning, to start my day. Some other people prefer to step on it once a week. 
But wait, there’s more!

Keep your goals in mind


Every day when I start my exercise session, I picture what I’m going to look like when I reach my goal weight of 185lbs. I visualize not just what I’m going to look like but also how awesome I’m going to feel. I close my eyes and I can practically taste it.  Continue reading “Keep your goals in mind”