So I said I was going to journal my food, but I am getting kind of lazy. Look at Monday’s journal, and just post it on Tuesday and Wednesday. I kept up with my points, and I am right in line. I do like Flex because it shows you how you are doing on portion sizes. i am doing just fine. I also have some activity points i will sell on Ebay. 27 so far this week. Fun, Fun! So this Flex is working well, and my Fiber level is great. By the way, spend a few bucks and get “The F-Factor Diet” book. I get nothing out of it, but it did change the way i think about food.
I would also like to thank everyone for the awesome emails I have been getting. When I started this blog, I did not realize the amount of people who would see it, and who would write to me telling me what a inspiration I am. I guess I do not think of myself as a inspiration. Wouldn’t people like Oprah and Madonna be inspirations. No, I am a guy who was very heavy, and came to the conclusion that I could not be that way for my family. I realized that I would have to make a few sacrifices, like writing down what I eat, eating a fruit or two, and go the gym once in a while. Once I started doing that, i saw results and said “Hmmmmm, maybe I can live like this.” Eight months later, it is a way of life. Okay, maybe I have some inspiring qualities.
Side note here, but I was a guy who was over 200 pounds overweight. I was classified as “Morbidly Obese”. I had to change my life completely, there was no option. I hated when people told me “It is easy to lose weight, just watch what you eat”, or “Why can’t you just cut out sweets!” I mean, can a alcoholic who drinks all day long wake up one day and say “You know, i should just drink in moderation!” Would a obsessive gambler say “If I only bet a hundred dollars a week instead of everything in the bank, I will be okay.” So why would it be okay for a “Morbidly Obese” person to wake up and say “maybe I should just cut out sweets!”
I met a guy who lost 310 pounds the other day. 310 POUNDS! He had the surgery, and he went from 520 pounds to 210 pounds. I talked to him for a while, and we reminisced about our “Obese” days. As I have said in the past, you do not know or never want to know what it is like to be over 400 pounds! He does not work out though, and he eats a lot of processed foods, and he said he has at least 5 “Rock Star’s” a day. Wow, that is a lot of caffeine. but still, you can’t knock losing 310 pounds.
Deep down, I am so glad I did it the way I have. I would rather worry about the name of my diet than going “Red Bull” crazy!