Mar 21, 2013


As part of the introduction into the beginning of my weight loss journey / adventure / trip / hardship / crapfest / trial / time, I wanted to breakdown when I think will be my toughest points. The challenges to my weight loss. The Grenel to my Beowolf. The Elites to my Master Chief. The Darth to my Luke. The Fat Bastard to my Austin Powers.

My Challenges

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There are a couple things I think will be my (initial challenges). In no particular order (other than the order I typed them in):
  • Being Active / Routine
    • In order to lose weight, I know me. Eating right alone doesn't do it. I'll lose some weight, but it really isn't enough for me long term. I need to be active. I need to get to the gym and exercise. And to do that, I really need to get in a routine. Getting into that routine is always the hardest part. I need to get it started and keep it going. That is a key for me.
  • Candy Basket
    • At work, in the kitchen, there is a basket. And in the basket sits candy. Chocolate candy. Yummy candy. They're the mini Hershey's, Snickers and Peanut Butter Cups kind of candy. The problem isn't eating one, because that can slide every once and a while. The problem is it is entirely too easy to have one here, one when you get that cup of coffee, one after lunch, one with that soda and before you know it, you've had 7-8 pieces of candy.
  • Work Snacks
    • At work, one of the nice perks is they have a kitchen well stocked with snacks. They actually do a good job of providing healthy options. Sure, they have the candy and some cookies, but they also have granola and nutrigrain bars. They have assorted chips, which can be nice with lunch. While they do offer standard chips and Doritos, they also offer Sun Chips and Baked Lays as healthier alternatives. The largest problem is even with the healthier options, it's still easy to eat too many of them and overdo it.
  • Soda
    • I enjoy soda. I like the taste, it's refreshing and I run on caffeine. When I drink soda, I always try to have either Coke Zero or a diet version of whatever soda . So, I do avoid the sugar from soda, so point for me! As I said, I do run on caffeine, so I do tend to drink more soda than I should. With the sodium in soda (and all the other crap) it's not the best for you. While I drink the better option for soda, I do need to cut it back some. That largely will also need to be done at work, where in addition to snacks, soda is well stocked (and free).
So, there are the couple of things that I think will be my biggest initial hurdles. I'm going to do my best. Hopefully, trying to make myself regularly write here will help me to regularly evaluate how I'm doing on these things and help me stick to what I need to do.

That's all I've got for this one.

Peace out, cub scout.


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