About Fogdog's Weight Loss

Don't Focus on the Goal...

If you've followed this blog you know that I've struggled for many years with improving my health. I've finally reached a point where I've managed to maintain a small amount of success. Now it's time to take the next step, but I believe it requires a new way of thinking.

Instead of trying to get healthy, why not shift focus toward learning how to build healthy habits instead. Follow me as I try to teach myself how to Engineer healthy habits that will allow me to take my health to the next level. Let's see where this experiment goes!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Day #52 - Healthy Eating Kick

It was only a few days ago that I was writing about needing to get started eating healthier.  At the time I just felt plain lousy! I was sluggish and my brain just wasn't working right.  At one point I drove right past my turn to go home.

Fast forward just a few days of eating healthier and I can literally feel the difference.  I didn't even change too much, mostly just tried to get more fruits and vegetables and drink a little more water, but the effects of healthy eating have started to kick in.

I've noticed as I've gotten older I can feel a big difference if I don't eat right or if I don't get enough sleep.  I wonder if it's because you become more in tune with how you feel as you age or is it simply that there's not much of a difference when you are younger; you can just ride through it?

Regardless I definitely feel better after just a couple days and I'm really excited to get back to carb cycling here at the end of the month.  Final preparations are being made and I'm interested to see how this first month will pan out since I won't be counting calories or focusing on portion control (or even weighing myself for that matter). My thinking is that I might not lose a ton of weight, but at the same time it would be difficult to maintain or gain weight if I'm eating too much spinach or if I choose to have an extra 1/4 cup of oatmeal in the morning with extra blueberries.  I'm pretty sure I can stuff my face with healthy food like baby carrots and not end up feeling lethargic and bloated.

Out with the old (Day #52) and in with the new (Day #53).

Stay Strong!

5 comments:

  1. I feel the difference the other way, too! Instantly. I just ate a few chocolate marshmallow biscuits (packaged ones, not even home-made) and I feel sick, sluggish, and headachy. I can literally feel the sugar and yuckness in my veins.

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    1. Same here, but I don't remember those feelings when I was younger!

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  2. Great job FD!

    "needing to get started eating healthier" 100% with you, it has to be a "need" not a "want" when you need it badly enough it will happen.

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    1. Trust me when I say that I really need it!

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  3. I laughed at overeating carrots and spinach lol I have done that before! Seems I not only have to watch how healthy I eat but also have control over portions because I tend to want to overeat even the healthy stuff.

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