Thursday, February 19, 2009

This is why I'm fat

Because we're all tight like that, I'm going to share my personal struggles with sweets and cheese and carbs in general with you.

As such, I'm starting anew with my eating regiment (men don't diet) and workout plan. Like, today. Or this past Tuesday.

So as not to bore you too much, I'm just going to add a small list of the food I consumed throughout the day and my workout to the bottom of my final post of the day. This would normally be problematic because I tend to write all my posts the night before and then schedule them for posting the next day.

But this is a time to be serious and to soldier up. The actual food list and the final blog post of the day, most likely in the evening, will merely be something else to add to my to-do list.

I'm simply trying to hold myself accountable, readers. Things have gotten out of hand and, in a way, out of my pants. I need to be in beach shape for the summer. I need to look right for those engagement pictures that we need to take later this year. And I need to get rid of this steadily creeping back pain that I've been having - I'm too young for that.

This is 100-percent pure thug motivation.

So ... Wednesday:

Food - a couple handfuls of almonds, a handful of dried cherries, chef salad with ranch dressing on side, cup of white bean chicken chili, Target brand pomegranate fruit bar, Target brand tropical fruit strip, another handful of almonds, two Lean Pockets. (I'm mostly going with a low-carb sorta thing).

Workout - two and a half miles on the treadmill at 5.5-6.0 speed on a 5.0-5.5 incline for 22 minutes and three sets of incline crunches with a 25-pound plate (I got to the gym waaay late tonight).

Ok. No more big announcements. This will be just a very, very, very small addition to the blog. Promise. I've got some larger housecleaning issues on this site that I'm going to address in the near future.

For pictures of the sort of food that I need to avoid, check out this site.

P.S. Not to state the obvious but, yo, I still look damn good.


Anonymous said...

lol! work it out. and if you need any tips hit me up. i lost 60 lbs a few years back, so i can help.

maria said...

good luck!

i did 4 miles on an elliptical trainer yesterday. took me an hour, i burned 520 calories. level 7...

how much are you trying to lose?

you need to cut back on nuts...they are like thousands of calories!

are you doing atkins?

blackink said...

@Cami: I think I remember you saying something about that before. My general question is: how? How did you eat?

@Maria: Without getting too specific, I want to lose about 20-30 pounds. If possible, I want to get back to my college playing weight. I haven't weighed less than 200 pounds since around then - hard to believe I was actually trying to pack on the pounds back then.

As for the nuts, I've heard they're not all that bad for you. Like, they're high in fat but the good sorta fat, right? Even Obama gets down with almonds from time to time. But you're right - it has to be in moderation.

And I'm not necessarily doing the Atkins thing. But I'm trying to definitely cut down on carbs and not overdo it on the fat.

maria said...

so what did you eat and how did you exercise on thursday? you're not already off the wagon, are you?

blackink said...

Dammit, Maria. You're right. I just updated for Thursday. I had a loooong day of work that day.

But I'm still on the wagon. I'm wobbling, but I'm still on it.