Making Sustainable Changes You Can Maintain
I've been asked by some listeners to start some sort of crowdfunding through sites like Patreon.com. I wanted your opinion. If you have 30 seconds, I have a four question survey (4 question survey) that will help me decide.
At my worst at the beginning of Audio I was 229 lbs. I joined program called "Slimgenics" on 8/10.
77 Days on October 26th I got measured again.
You can see my calories before and after joining the program in the chart below
This goes back to the words of my friend David Greenwalt of Leanness Lifestyle Univeristy, "If you're wondering why you're not losing any weight - IT'S THE FOOD."
So I quit drinking mountain dew. I quit getting food through the drive through. I've had ONE piece of Halloween candy. I drink 80 oz of water a day. So in looking at how to make sustainable life changes, there are some things we need to keep in mind.
1. Plan and prepare.
2. Start really, really small.
3. Stick to 5 minutes.
4. Find a trigger.
5. Set up accountability.
6. Acknowledge success.
7. Create a support system.
8. Plan for disruptions.
9. Increase your time slowly.
10. One change at a time.
I bought the fitbit Aria but it was not consistent (I once stepped on it and over three readings they scale fluctuated four lbs). I bought the Taylor Smart Scale (that uses Bluetooth) that said it would connect to MyFitness Pal (but it didn't). I finally just bought an Omron Body Composition Monitor with Scale that I can step on multiple times and get the same reading. It measures everything there is to measure including: body fat percentage, BMI, skeletal muscle, resting metabolism, visceral fat, body age, and weight. I don't expect the body fat and other items to be super accurate (but I do want the weight to be spot on, and so far it is).
I also love that I can actually read what the measurements are as I pull the meter out of the base and hold it up to my face. Awesome. I do miss the automatic syncing feature, but it takes all of five seconds to open my phone and enter it manually in my fitbit app.
So I've been drinking 80 oz of water a day (and losing lots of weight running to the bathroom), but Water is not my favorite. It's not hard, and at time I do just force my self to chug and swallow, but it would be so much easier if I actually liked the flavor. If only there WAS some flavor. So many of us turn to think like MIO flavoring. Well this is a pretty bad choice. When I scanned it in the Shop Well app, it gave it a grade of 51 (out of 100) and flavored water isn't much better (56).
I first learned about Fruit Fusers on Shark tank, and the sharks said everyone could steal this idea and they did. I see them all over the place. Here is one that comes with a book of recipes.