chesgreen's Journal, 10 October 2017

Happy Tuesday.

Day 70th of logging.
Q. What does this mean?
A. I have a new habit.

Q. Is is a good habit
A. I think so.

Q. What makes is a good habit?
A. My prior habit of not logging foods gave me a way out via an excuse when I wasn't getting the results I wanted. Intentionally logging over these last 70 days, suggested by other warriors and my open mindedness to taking action, lead to the creation of a food logging habit.

The Habit Loop is a neurological loop that governs any habit. The habit loop consists of three elements: a cue, a routine, and a reward. Understanding these elements can help in understanding how to change bad habits or form good ones.

Q. What is my next habit I would like to create and why?
A. I want to create the habit of moving my body more. I am inconsistent exerciser. For example, my last run was 17 days back. I would like to run 2 times and lift 2 times each week and need to make this a habit. To help with the creation of adding more routine exercises to my physical activities, I joined the 10 week, MOVE IT TO MOVE ON, challenge created by amandakane1. This is Week 1 of 10 and I should be able to incorporate moving my body more as a habit just as I was able to create of habit of logging.(coincidentally, this is week 10 of the food logging habit)

Q. Are there other habits I want to create?
A. Yes. Finishing what I started. 199 here I come!!!!!!!!!!

Onwards!!

Diet Calendar Entries for 10 October 2017:
1106 kcal Fat: 79.38g | Prot: 64.53g | Carb: 42.81g.   Breakfast: Water, Coffee, Butter, Green Tea, Black Tea. Lunch: Garden of Life Perfect Food Raw Organic Green Super Food, Water, Pampered Chef Coarse Sea & Himalayan Salt, Butter, International Delight Coffee House Inspirations - Half & Half. Dinner: Roasted Broiled or Baked Chicken Breast, Green String Beans, Avocados, Butter. Snacks/Other: International Delight Coffee House Inspirations - Half & Half, Coffee, Pistachio Nuts, Lindt Excellence Extra Fine Dark Chocolate 85% Cocoa, Halo Top Creamery Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream. more...
2435 kcal Activities & Exercise: Fitbit - 24 hours. more...

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Hey Ches good for you moving is always good and I need to work harder on this one as well here's to creating and maintaining better habits:) 
10 Oct 17 by member: Tbaygirl
This is another example of staying true to yourself! Keep it up! 
10 Oct 17 by member: crankybuzzard
Brother... I was contemplating interrupting you, as you were (obviously) "talking to yourself" (LOL) - you WILL set those goals, and you WILL succeed! 
10 Oct 17 by member: From371to184
I think its great. Here's to creating healthy habits 
10 Oct 17 by member: ninastewart1
Any tips on following through with the habit - specifically the food logging one? I"m inconsistent in the sense that I log for the early part of the day, but then taper off in the late afternoon and evening. Thoughts? Suggestions? I know that the only way to move forward is with proper information, but I just can't seem to keep up with my intention in the evening hours. Thanks for any input. 
10 Oct 17 by member: rmabarrera
You will succeed. Hugs! 
10 Oct 17 by member: Mom2Boxers
I pair my entries. Come home from gym, grab breakfast, login while I eat. Its only bad if I don't go to the gym. 
10 Oct 17 by member: ninastewart1
Sounds good! Go on 👍👍👍 
10 Oct 17 by member: Viviace
You are awesome! Way to go with "cementing" such a great habit in to your foundation! I know you can do the same with your consistent movement goal! 
10 Oct 17 by member: OrbityGoZoom
starting my long commute home process now, more detailed thanks you(s) and tips after 8 pm. Hugs, high 5's and fist bumps for now 
10 Oct 17 by member: chesgreen
Great introspection, Ches! And great plan. You know the old saying, "Those who fail to plan, plan to fail." 
10 Oct 17 by member: mskestrela
@rmabarrera, I want solid, quantifiable results. I don't want to get there by accident. I want to live my life by design, not by default. Three people stopped me today to compliment me on how I look. It is an amazing and powerful feeling. I no longer see the reflection of the big fat guy against buildings as I walk in the city. I am starting to see the young vibrant guy smiling, starring back at me. To all, come on, let's get it done! 
10 Oct 17 by member: chesgreen
I like your last answer Ches. You were captured by this fat guy. I posted a plan too (for beginners though) on the challenge, to make sure that every one can add workout and walking to enjoy the benefits living healthy and strong :-) 
10 Oct 17 by member: amandakane1
That new habit Ches and the second goal habit you're working on are proven keystones (good habits) to long term maintenance. My two cents worth...almost anyone can lose weight by calorie restriction, but I think how you lose weight and why you lose make a huge difference in how successful it is for the long term. 
10 Oct 17 by member: Steven Lloyd

     
 

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