Fantastic Finish May Recap
Monday, June 01, 2020
May started out well tracking 2900 average intake 1st 11 days. Struggled a little middle of May tracking average 5600 intake the one week, weight back up to 343. These last two weeks I have done extremely well averaging around 3100 intake. Weight back under 335. My 51 days in row tracking all food streak ended Friday but I did not loose focus on my nutrition the previous two days as I started doing more intermittent fasting eating window between 6 and midnight. With a good estimate of 4250 intake the two days I did not track. The beauty of tracking 51 days in a row is I have developed much better eating habits and awareness to foods I am eating. For example, no chips for two weeks! Fantastic finish because today is my first fast day in several months and it was unplanned. My declarations earlier today were to intermittent fasting until 2 pm and under 3000 by end of the day. Which is very good news since unplanned water only fasting days are very rare, can only happen when i'm in the nutritional zone and plan of action is in place. My last unplanned fast day occurred before July of 2018 when I left my last nutritional zone.
Two big changes.
1- started my declarations instead of intentions with my daily support text each day. Which has been having more of an impact this time, but I think its very much tied into my tracking all food intake accurately every day having a supportive plan of action in place to go with the accountability.
2- New pellet grill. What??? you may be asking. While back I tried to pinpoint what made 2017 such a great weight loss year? What changed July of 2018? I had relapsed from 290 end of October 2016 to 350 end of February 2017. Then proceeded to rock 2017 loosing 60 pounds and getting down to 290 range by November of 2017. Then maintaining that weight through a Dec hip replacement and the following six months after. Thinking I am just a few months from end goal. Instead 30 pound gain July/August 2018, as I became more active and fitter from improved lower body strength. This weight range I do enjoy but also grown very tired of it and positive its a much to heavy of a weight for extended quality of life. Frustrating not to be able to budge from this weight range past two years as my nutrition and plan of action has been off just enough not being able to get back into the nutritional grove I use to peak and maintain.
I bought this new pellet grill almost 2 weeks ago, smoking and grilling a bunch of steaks and hamburgers and noticed a difference how I was feeling better, more energy and it was affecting my eating habits as being in more in control of my nutritional choices. Specifically I was not wanting or any craving for carbs unless it was from fruits and vegetables. That has been the part missing since June of 2018. That moment it occurred to me I had bought my first pellet grill from Costco Feb of 2017 which quit working end of June of 2018 when I went on a cauliflower pizza addiction, gained the 30 pounds. Using the pellet grill frequently during the exact time frame I had lost and maintained the 60 pounds over 16 months. My most consistent time frame this entire transformation. I had two long tracking streaks back in 2017 easy for me to compare protein intake back then which was significantly more than any period this transformation. The past two weeks my protein matches 2017 levels doing nothing else other than back to pellet grilling.
Moving forward here in June, its looking strong, have to keep plan of action in place. Blog here more often. My declaration accountability has simplified the process doing recap and plan of days action with one message. The daily declarations are really good for water and intake goals. Most important will be starting a new tracking all food everyday streak that last longer than 51 days. Fitness is never an issue. Thankfully my non negotiable no added sweetness is cement or this blog would not exist.
Hay season started Friday, 3 weeks earlier than last year. So its busy busy and while its never easy. I believe plan of action is much stronger and have chance for a fantastic June. Hope your June goes well!