I’ve written several times about the use of periodic fasting days to counteract our periodic feast days as well as health benefits of fasting from the perspective of supposed cancer fighting and potentially longevity. I’ve also mentioned fasting as a means of accomplishing weight loss too. Now that I’m a couple months into that practice, I figured I’d show what that actually looks like.
Phase 1 of 2017’s Goal Accountability project was a disaster, as I chronicled here. Phase 1 ended weak, really non-existent adherence, which rolled into Phase 2 beginning equally weak; but I got my butt in gear one week in and finished it strong!
When I wrote about kicking off 2017 (link) with a new push for goal accountability I specifically stated that it wasn’t a new years resolution and that those don’t work for me anyway. If my performance in the first phase isn’t a pointed tail of that I don’t know what is. Continue reading 2017 Phase 1 Goal Accountability: A Dud
October 16, 2016, when I got back from my honeymoon, I said I was going to be emphasizing a fitness focus by looking at using a goal accountability report card. Really this is getting the tempo for doing these things more into 2017 and beyond. Work and life took my eye off the ball but it didn’t stop me from actually keeping the report card. What’s the point of an accountability exercise if you only do it when you know you are going to score well? That’s like only going to the doctor when you are healthy. The sobering reality is that right now I’m failing on my five goals, but I didn’t need a report card to actually tell me that.
I’m one month into my exercise isolation experiment to see what would happen if I really crank up my crappy exercise regiment (which means not exercising at all) while holding my pretty decent diet pretty static. Over the month I’ve seen some good changes, but some other things stayed more static than I was expecting. A full writeup of my experiment methodology is here. I’ll do a full break down later, but I wanted to do a quick summary with the last day done.
Yes! The Six Week Nutritarian challenge is now in the books! I’ve been covering it week to week, but what did it look like all put together? I obviously didn’t ace each week, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t highlights or lessons.
I wanted to ace the sixth week, but work messed up those plans. It wasn’t a bad ending to the challenge but I could have obviously done much better.
I have to be honest with myself, week 5 has been the worst one, in terms of adherence so far. Not only did I bottom out scores on two categories, but I was about fed up with the dietary restrictions of the nutritarian diet as well.
The fourth week of my diet challenge is now behind me. With the added formalism to my grading I can really keep myself more honest about how things are going. As usual, while I’m able to keep the diet dialed in, other things just don’t get the attention they need. As schedules get more compressed and busy I often just don’t have the energy to get the exercise things done, or it’s a trade-off between sleep and exercise. Hopefully next week I’ll be able to address that with some schedule changes.
The third week of my diet challenge is now behind me. I added some formalism to how I’m grading myself on each category each day, and therefore the weekly grade. I’m getting faster and stronger too, but for some reason I’m now being haunted by food dreams.