Eat Real Food, Not Too Much, Mostly Plants

Strong People are harder to kill than weak people and more useful in general. - Mark Rippetoe

Monday, January 25, 2021


My nutrition went to hell in a handbasket.  From my low and healthy weight of 178.4 on 9/19/2020, I have ballooned up to 191.7 on 1/24/2021.  This is a 13.3# uptick over about 4 months.

It started off innocently enough and I typically put on about 5-7# over the winter due to the absence of long bike rides and runs.

9/19/2020 - 178.4
10/19/2020 - 184.3
11/19/2020 - 185.3
12/19/2020 - 188.3 (this is when I knew I was in trouble)
1/19/2021 - 187.2

I have renewed my motto to maintain a healthy relationship with food.  Avoiding snacks between meals and increasing my consumption of vegetables.  I had been eating salads pretty frequently before dinner, but unfortunately I found myself snacking after dinner until I went to bed which has been later and later.

The open starts on 3/11/2021 which gives me about 7 weeks to lower my body mass.  When I first did this exercise for my A1C, I was able to drop 12# in 7 weeks which seems incredibly optimistic.  

Rather than setting an arbitrary goal, my mantra will be incremental healthy eating.

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