Howdy U2sandrah. I've been pondering how to deal with it. While "will power" in general is not an issue my lunch is generally sometime between 6 and 7 pm. So that would mean going the last six hours of the day without food. To put in in normal people terms that is like eating at 4pm and then hitting the sack at 10pm without eating. I don't think I could do that. Also, I don't eat in public. So, at this juncture I am simply going to move forward and see how things work out. Should I not be able to lose weight then I will look seriously into making a change. Hope all is well with you as well!
Originally Posted by U2sandrah
Lifestyle changes I've made in last two years
Switching to vaping (AKA ecig) - I put some info in my "Visitor Messages" (assuming the moderators let it through) if anyone wants more info. I use the Joyetech Ego battery which is good quality and lasts a long time. It isn't the best thing out there to still be using nicotine but it is far better than smoking tobacco with all the tar, carcinogens, 4000 chemicals, etc. I've got a "Welcome to Not Smoking" email I have sent out to the 10-15 people I have helped quit smoking (I basically give them the starter kit for free and then if they like it they keep it and sometimes even pay me for it) that I'm happy to send out with the suppliers I use. I don't make any money on any of this and am not affiliated with anybody but these folks seem to have the best quality and/or prices. I just want to see people stop smoking and this method has probably a 60-70% effectiveness rate with the number of people I've helped to stop.
Returned to church. Always been a Christian but hadn't been going for many years. Told my wife when we had a baby I would go back to set a good example. When we started trying I figured that was as good a time as any. Also started semi regular prayer which is very peaceful for me and would probably count as "meditation" as far as attendant health/stress benefits.
Started walking, exercising again. Jump Squats are evil!
Started trying to figure out how to handle the weight issues, clearly. Have gone a number of different routes. Latest being "slow carb" with "healthy whole grains." That was a month of gaining 2 pounds while eating 1800 calorie days I will never get back. Also tried low carb but I think what killed me there was the Dreamfields Pasta and low carb tortillas. Seems like for at least some people it still spikes their insulin. I still went into major cravings. Also, still wheat based. Have obviously cut that out and going Primal.
I'm very optimistic that Primal will be my final answer. High fat is very satiating for me and Taubes work is VERY convincing. My hunger and cravings have certainly moderated. The additions I've made to my supplements (mainly the Green Vibrance with its adaptogens, high ORAC, probiotics) have been very beneficial. So, I have gone all in on this and even posted my (current) "Before" pictures (assuming the moderators let them through :-) in the profile including one of me sitting on the couch that was the most unflattering I could find. I figured if I'm looking for accountability having those floating around in cyberspace will spur me on. Good luck and God bless!
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WOE: Primal + IF
Goal: Walk daughter (due 1/21/13) down aisle
Motto: It will all be OK in the end. If it's not OK, then it is not the end.
Alternate Motto: Whatever the weather, always bring your own sunshine.