Last year, while unemployed, I decided it would be a good idea to get healthy… since I had all the time in the world.
Being only slightly overweight I’ve never really felt the need to restrict myself to an actual diet… I usually just ate food that seemed healthy and tried to limit my cookie intake to a reasonable level. Considering I’ve never been obese, I feel like my methods were a relative success. Although, eating this way was never going to push me down into the weight range that I wanted to be in.
Cue Tim Ferris and the Slow-Carb diet. By following his (easy) principles, I managed to go from 195 lbs to 170 lbs in about two months.
So why am I talking about this now? Like many others I’ve gained back all the weight that I’ve lost.
After my weight loss, I joined a gym with the intent on gaining some muscle mass… which meant eating more. This worked for me, up until I stopped going to the gym (the fees more than doubled, so I quit). I didn’t change my eating habits, so I gradually gained weight until I am back up to 192 lbs.
Planet Fitness opened their doors this week in my area, and for $10 a month I have no reasonable excuses left in me NOT to get back on track. I will be joining the gym, I will be starting this diet, and I am going to try and mimic the success I had last year. With one slight modification: I am going to document my progress.
I have created a separate section of this site to house a *hopefully* daily update on whatever I’m trying to keep track of (meals, exercise, goals, etc.).
Feel free to follow along if you so desire… and if not, continue to peruse the site as usual. I will make sure that these updates are purely optional and do not take away from the main goal of this blog… cheap cooking.