Well, let's see if I can summarize all that has been happening in the last five months.
Firstly, I have gained weight. Not just one or two pounds weight but real weight. We are looking at almost 38 pounds of extra weight. Last week I was the heaviest I have ever been since the end of 2009; which is 238lbs. Ugh! I stood on the scale and was too ashamed to cry. After all, what the tears be for? For not eating right, or for not trying to find alternative ways to exercise since the worsening power crises has made it impossible for me to rely on the elliptical?
Anyhow, I got myself up and decided to do something about it. Better late than never - right? My first line of action, try to lose as many pounds as I can and get to 198lbs as soon as I can.
How am I doing this? Simple! I'm starting with the Warrior Diet. I think I need to discipline myself first and re-frame my relationship with food before getting into serious exercising.
There is so much literature on the diet but I'm doing it in the simplest way possible; I try to avoid food during the day or take green tea and water when I feel slightly hungry and, take my meal in the evening. I try to incorporate a lot of veggies and protein before adding carbs. I also try to eat my daily calorie allotment of 1200 calories. I even get to take a snack afterwards since I have saved up all my calories from the day.
Today is Day 5 since I started and I am happy to say that it seems to be working gradually.
Weighed in at 238lbs on Monday and I'm currently 234.5lbs, meaning that I have lost 3.5lbs in five days. I know it may be water weight but, it is at least giving me the motivation to keep it up.
Will try my best to keep you updated on my weekly progress. I'm hoping to do the Warrior Diet throughout the month of June and maybe, based on how I far at the end of the month, I may continue this for an additional month or two.
Any of you tried the Warrior Diet? Please share your thoughts or experiences.