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Redefining the non negotiable

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

Working on a spreadsheet this evening listing my foods all color coded. Green - go, sometimes unlimited or limited in groups for example, list of fruits min of 2 and maximum of 5 per day. Yellow- proceed with caution mix of foods with conditional notes use in moderation, or maximum amounts per day or week. Foods that are unlikely to ever go green but could be moved into the next group red. Specific foods that I allow limited added sugar this group too. . Red- basically forbidden and non negotiable like artificial sweeteners and added sugar. Also some relatively healthy foods like popcorn and nut butters I need to avoid all together since they are huge trigger foods.

Its not that I struggle from my understanding what food combinations I need to focus on and use. I struggle from not putting the knowledge in place and firmly believe 90% of my issues regarding food are simply by choice and mentally allowing certain foods to infiltrate and disrupt the entire plan. You all know what I am talking about. Its now what we know, its what we do.

This is a true clean restart. I replaced the out the old outdated crossed out numbers chart on back of my office door from 361 down to 250. Crossed out down to 355 and look forward to crossing out lower numbers each week. Will update that on photo with my next blog, its 12 sheets, 27 pounds on each sheet starting out sheet 1 at 550. On sheet 8, 354 is next number to cross out and move to sheet 9 when I hit 334. Its going to be a much different journey, equally excited now that I am much more physically capable and physically fit. Without worn out hips lack of conditioning I have now compared to when I went downward from this weight back in 2015. Feeling much more capable and in general at this 355 than I ever did at my lowest in the 280's.

Getting back to my spreadsheet, have to treat this whole thing like a bible and treat its rules non negotiable. Not anyway limited, too strict or unsustainable. Eliminating a few foods and setting limits on yellow caution foods. Its over seven years of knowledge enacting on doing what I know works. Eating far better nutrition plan starts tomorrow..

Thanks for the comments of yesterdays blog. Blogging often is definitely key for my accountability. Keep hashing and documenting what I know works. Revisiting past blogs and defining new ones that create great paths to reaching goals. My oldest daughter is moving back home temporary, doing her job from my home this summer. Which gives me extra incentive to set the best possible example I can. Inspire her as much as I possibly can. When she went to college I was still over 500 pounds and feel responsible for bad eating habits that crept into my daughters lives as a result and this is a great opportunity to showcase the opposite side of the spectrum. Look forward to inspiring and sharing this journey with all you as well.
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