A little background for those who are interested - currently 27 orbits around the sun 6'4" and 289lbs last I checked. I have been getting healthier since the spring(was over 300lbs) and have lost over 6% bodyfat just weight-training 3 days a week and eating 6 times a day. I have been overweight for most of my life, which was rough at times but I was always able to truly appreciate the power of a good pizza - and in that sense I lived like a king
My ideal scale weight was always 225 and after a couple years in AZ at college I found myself there, eating mostly vending-machine food and walking 3+ miles a day with about 100lbs of gear on my back. Unfortunately at 225 I still looked the same to myself in the mirror(learning what body dysmorphic disorder was after) and as I happily gained all the weight back I found myself sick all. the. time.
I got a good job with my newfangled degree, married the girl I loved and being lucky enough to truly appreciate how good the life in North America can be I was quickly lost in the world of paychecks and ice-cream. One can only go so far getting sick every few months before it starts getting old. All my blood tests, allergy tests, cardiogram stuff were ok, I was "overweight" but that didn't make me sick before, so why now? The doctors, although some were very nice people, were of no help to me because I didn't fit into the diagnosis diagram. Bummer.
So I had to become my own Obi-Wan Kenobi and get my lazy butt some answers. Luckily I had been long developing a relationship with the internet and it wasn't long before I realized how many things I had been doing WRONG! Everything from stretching to walking - yes I had been walking incorrectly for almost all of my time upright. I quickly fell in love with research and ended up restructuring my entire thought process and ultimately my view of the world. I haven't been sick yet this year.
Long story longer, but luckily up to date soon I found this guy talking about how a LOT of people are doing things wrong(just like me) and he has changed his life for the better by doing this differently. Not a new different - an old different, a different before the paychecks and ice-cream. A bunch of other people say it works, but just about everything "works" it's whether or not it works for me(you) that matters! The only way for me to tell for sure is....
08/03/09 Day One
B: protein shake
S: beef jerky, almonds, dried cranberries
L: oven roasted chicken breast salad no dressing
S: protein shake
D: turkey jerky, organic sunflower seeds(no salt)
WOD: 30 minutes Circuit training