Wednesday, November 16, 2005

A First For Me

There is bag of french fries sitting in the freezer that have been there more than a week. Before starting this journey it is unnlikely they would have seen their first sundown with me in charge of their care. And what is better is that I have no interest in them :)

6 Comments:

At 11:40 PM, Blogger Lief said...

Keep on keepin on Will.
I hear ya.

 
At 11:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cool, no pun intended. One thing that helps me is to think of what people ate before grocery stores, or what is actually in the natural world and edible. Nothing was processed, all natural. Nuts, fruits, veges (they are wonderful steamed with some sesame seeds on top and they take long to digest so you feel fuller, soy sauce gives them good flavour too), in a nutshell (ha) only things available to early man. That is what we should be eating. We should eat to live, not live to eat. If that is always in your mind, it helps. I still like sweets, but just donĀ“t feel that great if I eat those sugars now. Also, if you make the preparation a real process, and set up a real eating experience (a la francais), the whole thing will take longer and will give you a feeling of satisfaction in place of those hunger pangs of old. Good luck, keep posting! Moi (fighting the fight, every day) P.S. I also gave away all my fat clothes so I have nothing to fall back into!

 
At 10:08 AM, Blogger James Zimmerman said...

Will,
Way to go! What you are doing is inspiring. Please keep telling the story.

 
At 12:23 PM, Blogger William A. Smith said...

Thanks guys. I'm feeling great and glad to be back working out. I hurt my shoulder pretty severely this summer so I am concentrating on movements that limits its involvement. As for my eating...reading the "South Beach Diet" book really opened my eyes, I like it because it is not about eating on some radical/strict regiment, thats not for me, but rather eat smart and know what it is you are putting in your body.

Looking back, even when I dropped all that weight in Oregon I didn't know it at the time but most of the foods I was fueling myself with were eventually going to invite the weight back on if I didn't keep my level of activity up at a high level.

I had to laugh at myself the other day because I realized that I come off of "phase one", where no fruit and most carbs are forbidden, the day before Thanksgiving :) That alright because I've had so much lean Turkey meat I'm itching to eat something else. I'm in this for the long haul so I'm not stressin' the holiday season...my goal for next year is to do a sprint triathlon and to ski again!!!!

one last thing I modified my pledge...Drinking a gallon of water a day is hell on trying to sleep thru the night :)

 
At 12:28 PM, Blogger William A. Smith said...

where no fruit and most carbs are forbidden.....should read: where fruit and most carbs are forbidden.

 
At 2:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Forbidden fruit heh? Hmmmmm.....

 

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