JLente's Journal, 18 May 2018

296.4... A little downward progress on the troll scale.

I ordered a couple pizza's for my son and daughter last night. Now I love pizza and there was a time not long ago that a pizza would send me into a feeding frenzy. A fat great white hitting an unsuspecting seal type frenzy. Now however I had no desire to have any though sitting with them as they munched. Sure is smelled hella good and I enjoyed that but I had no drive to even take a single nibble.

That got me musing on what an information game this all is, at lest for me. Tying together knowledge from other people, nutritional studies, daily intake, observed results, how the bod is feeling/emotions, even the damn number on the scale. If y'all were to look at my thought process inside my head you'd see the classing crazy guy conspiracy board. :P

Everyone's 'conspiracy board' will look different. This is why I firmly believe there are almost an infinite number of ways 'up the mountain'. This is why I don't see what I, and many of you out there, are doing as a diet. A diet is something one does to achieve a short term goal...'I wanna look better for summer' for example. One achieves the goal by following the diet plan strictly for a finite period of time and bam, success.

What I, and we, are trying to do is change a way of life. That is a far more complex undertaking. One, at least for me, requires that 'conspiracy board'. Diet plans are great for what they are, but they are 1. designed by someone else that doesn't know YOU and 2. based on a general approach in order to have a positive effect on a broad range of people. These things mean, IMLTHO, that they by themselves do not address the root cause, the way we live.

Where is this long rambling thought going? Well, as I see it, If one is like me and has a long way to go, all approaches are equally valid so pick your plan as a place to start. However don't lock yourself into the specific 'dogma' of the approach. Use your 'conspiracy board' (or however your mind gathers and sorts information) to mold and shape the approach to one that is unique to you. In this way I feel one can avoid or greatly mitigate the pitfalls faced in the battle. The cravings, the feelings of deprivations, the stress of eating out and other events.

Sorry for the long missive, what happens in my head on a somewhat lazy morning without the rush of getting into the work day :D

Happy Friday y'all. Keep doing all the good things I see being done for yourselves! Keep striving to get to the place in life you want to be. Keep living each moment along the way to the greatest extent possible. Ciao fam!
296.4 lb Lost so far: 53.6 lb.    Still to go: 96.4 lb.    Diet followed reasonably well.

Diet Calendar Entries for 18 May 2018:
885 kcal Fat: 63.23g | Prot: 62.03g | Carb: 12.59g.   Dinner: Omaha Steaks London Broil Sirloin Steak, Butter (Salted), Roasted Broiled or Baked Chicken Breast (Skin Eaten), Cooked Green String Beans (Fat Added in Cooking), Asparagus, Wish-Bone Creamy Italian Dressing. more...
3388 kcal Activities & Exercise: Resting - 24 hours. more...
on diet JLente's own diet   losing 4.2 lb a week

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Have to say, your missives make sense to me. Thanks for sharing. 
18 May 18 by member: BobsHope
This makes so much sense! Thank you.😊  
18 May 18 by member: Becc@
Oh and great job with the pizza! We're heading back to LA for a visit and I have to plan out some strategies. All of our favorite restaurants are such a temptation, that even with a plan, I cave.  
18 May 18 by member: Becc@
Your missive contains so much common sense! More folks need to subscribe to your thinking. Have a fantastic day off and great weekend! 
18 May 18 by member: LSG417
Thanks for sharing.. makes sense to me! Well done with the pizza and enjoy your weekend πŸ‘πŸ˜ 
18 May 18 by member: gaelicgal
Love the though process - and congrats on the continuing losses! 
18 May 18 by member: HCB
Yeah I agree with you. This last time I started the latest diet (The HCG plan) I looked at my 8 year history on this site and realized that clearly my diets were only helping me lose 5-8 pounds that I would later gain back. While I appreciated that it was better to keep doing this rater than just gaining 50 pounds, I did not have a method, *that worked for me*, to actually lose weight. So that is why I kept trying different things. So when I look at my charts on this site, look at what I logged (keeping in mind what "small" things I didn't log), I can see what works and what doesn't... for me. 
18 May 18 by member: adefwebserver
Well said. 
18 May 18 by member: RiverRes
It's sooo funny this seal frenzy and the pizza attack....... Still laughing. And yes I agree with you about this thoughts and conclusions. Is the life, and even though we are all human, we are also very unique in so many ways. Bravo for sharing wonderful thoughts as treats here in fat secret. Have a good WeekendπŸ˜˜πŸ‘½πŸ˜˜πŸ‘½ 
18 May 18 by member: Damaris Berdut
Way back in the 70s there was a book called "Notes to myself" by Hugh Pratner which was also ramblings. A famous quote of his " Unless I accept my faults, I will most certainly doubt my virtues.". We all struggle, but we are more powerful than we believe that we are. Happy Friday and weekend to all. 
18 May 18 by member: cstella1
I got to listen to my husband brag about his lunch that his work place bought! PIZZA!! lol the kids and him had it for supper last night while i had turkey bacon and eggs and it wasnt the smell cooking in the oven but the crunch of the crust while i fed my husband cause he was working on his truck and his hands was nasty that i started looking at it like if this fell on the ground right now it would make me happy lol but I cont. feeding him after 4 pieces was down him and he was done out side he came back in and ate 4 or 5 more pieces THAT RIGHT he can chow some food a whole pizza or more later... i look at him and i am just jealous cause his little a$$ weighs 160 ITS NOT FAIR!! lol  
18 May 18 by member: Knjs4
I have so much agree. I belong to a number of FB groups for keto - which I follow - but I get so frustrated at the fundamentalists! Find a starting place, be willing to tweak, find what works for you. You don't need to put butter in your coffee, you don't need to fast. And, if you think you've done everything right and are still stalled-don't just give up, mix it up! And congrats on not falling upon the pizza in a feeding frenzy. 
18 May 18 by member: Kahaz
Yeeaaaahhh, baby! Peeling it off. Let's go! #grindtime 
18 May 18 by member: jimmiepop
An excellent way of describing the process, JLente! The madness in my head would definitely scare the hell out of anyone not already on his or her own journey to optimum health. Also, pizza is my drug-of-choice, so major props to you and your steely willpower!  
18 May 18 by member: meli1028

     
 

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