Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Here is what I miss. Being so heavy has made it impossible for me to enjoy what used to be my favorite past time, hiking around Rainer and the Cascades.

I moved to Washington because it reminded me of Lake Tahoe and all the camping trips I'd ever been on. I used to spend my summers in the national parks of California and Arizona. I love the outdoors and I have denied myself that joy.

So being fat sucks, I mean really sucks. Try going to Disneyland and being to big for your favorite ride, but not knowing that sad fact until you try to ride it and can't.

So I'll write a few times a day to keep myself honest and well its kind of cathartic writing in such a public fashion about something so... personal.

Keep Moving Forward...

First day down! So far the process seems pretty straight forward, get tons of fiber into your meals. I spent a bit of time last night doing food prep for today making sure I had lunch and a mid morning & late afternoon snack ready.

Breakfast was easy (for the first time in a long time) 1 cup of Kashi GoLean, 3/4 cup of berries (Blue,Black and Ras) and 1/2 cup of 2% total calories = 337

Lunch is Brocolli salad (Brocolli, Chick peas, red pepper a little crumbled parm with a plain 0 fat yogurt (Greek Gods) , lemon and taragon dressing. I am also adding a 3 oz portion of steak to all those veggies. Total calories = 245 (edit: I choose not to eat the meat and it was a good choice still have tons of energy)

The snack is pretty simple I took a 1/4 cup of no fat refried beans mixed it with a 1/4 cup diced red onion, 1/8 sliced olives and a tabelspoon of salsa with 2oz of Multigrain "Food Should Taste Good" chips. I'll split this between morning and afternoon total calories = 320.

Going at this pace I should be hovering around 1500 - 1600  more like 1300-1500 calories a day.

Keep Moving Forward...