Friday, July 01, 2005

123: About 1/3 Of 1 Year On SoBe

For those who keep track of such things, today I officially past the the 1/3 of a year on the SoBe program. While every milestone is exciting, it is also a reminder of how far there is to go. Obviously, a life plan is a plan for life, and it doesn't last a year, or a few months, but a lifetime. That's the road I think I'm on for now, and you, dear reader might be wondering—how can he keep up the blog writing for years? But I have always thought that the key to my success—aside from the support of my wife, friends, co-workers and family—was my commitment to keeping track of what I eat in this blog. More than will power, and more than health benefits, and more than feeling good, writing down what I eat (and sharing it with you) is the way I keep myself honest, and committed to the program.

Mastemacher Bread
1 Tsp Peanut Butter
1 oz "Lite" Jalapeno Cheddar Cheese

Dunkin Donuts Medium Coffee (half decaf)
30 Pistachios
1 Joy Stick
1 oz "Lite" Jalapeno Cheddar Cheese

Greek Salad with Chicken

1 oz "Lite" Jalapeno Cheddar Cheese

You may be detecting a pattern concerning "Lite" Jalapeno Cheddar Cheese. It's like a cheese stick, but it tastes much, much better. Emily bought these bars of cheese (8 oz) and I cut them into 8 slices so I could know what I'm eating. One of the more frustrating things is consuming stuff pell-mell. We went for a VERY brisk and sweat-inducing walk today at Domania, and we are slowly adapting to the summer conditions; one of us brought shorts; I brought a change of shirt. As a group we discussed taking a dip in the MDC pool that just opened that's on the trail's end. I'm not sure we're all ready for that level of commitment yet. I managed to keep the snacks on the lite site today; skipping my usual 1/4 cup mixed nuts. I feel that's crucial if I'm going to get through these last 4 lbs. But as I discussed with Emily, even if I'm at solid 198 I'm going to be really, really happy. But how I am going to play four hours of tennis every week????

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi, I agree that writing down what you eat is a super method of keeping honest and in control. I'm not sure why. Patients who can't do this, can't stay with an eating plan. What you are doing sounds great! Love, MOM