I think your comments accurately define/reflect this experiment. I'm a big believer in variety while on the path to a specific goal (ie. weight loss/fitness etc).
Originally Posted by tcoop2232
I'll compare this experiment to a good coach of an athlete. Athletes are dedicated to the attainment of their goal. A good coach understands that a variety of training tools will assist in keeping the athlete emotionally and intellectually engaged, thereby increasing the odds of achieving personal success. How many young athletes do we know who quit their competitive swim programmes or piano lessons out of boredom? Numerous.
For numerous individuals on this site, weight loss and maintenance is likely going to be an 'ongoing process' for the rest of our lives. The pursuit of n=1 health, vitality and emotional well-being is a noble goal. To share in this pursuit with our friends, families and strangers on this forum is also noble. Therefore, whatever tools we can jam into our arsenal and share is of benefit to this community.
It is likely that I would have reached my weight goal in the absence of the Potato Project. However, the enjoyment is sharing the journey with other, like-minded individuals and documenting the results.
For me personally, the hyper-acceleration of weight loss is a bonus and the methodology is sound and I don't have a problem doing this. If this experiment works for a few of us, then the possibility exists that it will be successful for others who embrace 'mixing up' their approach to weight loss. It's a win/win.
Now, if someone posits the experiment of a liver and kidney experiment, I'll politely decline as I still cannot manage eating those foods, despite the fact that I understand how healthy they are.
Okay, now my stomach is calling ---- and my potato latkes need warming in the microwave --- and I'm off!
F, 48, 5'10"
Start Date: 25-06-12 @ 161lbs
Goal Reached: 30-09-12 @ 143lb. Now bouncing between 145lb - 149lb. I'd like less bounce and more consistency :-)
Started Cross Fit 20.12.12 ---- Can't wait to submit my success story on the 1st anniversary of starting primal.