Viewing posts from July, 2014
At the commencement of Week 3 of the Diet Better challenge I feel that I am now fully equipped to continue forth on this epic journey of cellulite annihilation. Still being on track for the third week we face the point where we are now further down the trail than what is left. It is at these junctions where we must decide if we have what it takes to continue forth and be triumphant.
A strange breed humans are. It seems that we never fail to look for change to come. In the winter we look forward to the warmth of spring and summer, then in the heat of summer we seek the solice of cool air. For many the way to beat the summer heat is by cranking up the A/C and blowing it's arctic winds throughout our house. But for us few, the bold, the Mustachians of the world we choose to embrace the heat, and outsmart it.
Time has progressed, the honey moon is over. Having barely made it through July playing every day except two days the initial fun aspect of this hobby has worn off slightly. That's not to say that it isn't still fun, just that the brand new hobby phase has gone by.
Having been one to love numbers since the first time that I realized that the vains on my left hand form the symbol for Pi, my weight has been a frustrating affair, going up and down, and seemingly out of control. I have read many web pages on the subject, and thoroughly enjoyed a book called "The Hacker's Diet" by John Walker. Being a fellow engineer his book really struck me and has been the basis of all my weight-loss programs since. So much so we even made a website which puts his math onto a fancy graph to help you track your weight and calculate your trend. You can find that at OpenDiet.net (still in beta, but feel free to sign up).
The first week and a half was all fun in games, it felt fantastic to be behind a horn again and playing to my hearts content. Now that the honeymoon period is over I have to be deligent in keeping up with practice, something that is easy to set aside. The first week course in "Total Range" has helped a lot in endurance, and the decision to follow this plan also keeps me from hopping around all over the place. There is a clear outline, and a goal in mind.