Friday, January 8, 2010


Breakfast: 2 soft boiled eggs and smoothie
Lunchbox: fruits and nuts

Tassajara warm red cabbage salad
Carrot, dill and white bean salad

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Hello from the iPhone

Let's see how easy this is.

1/5/10 - bfast and lunch

Dinner: lemon cucumber dill salad

Breakfast: oatmeal

Dinner: Julia childs boeuf bourginon

Smoothie, oatmeal and fruit and but lunch bag

Dinner: chicken kabob with salad


:: whats the plan right? ::

well firstly I must say, I've did well the last 3 days. Just by eating clean (no junk), I am now down to 155. Feeling good that i'm heading in the right direction.

I'm not a great blogger anymore... I'm just so heavily dependent on my iphone that I can it much inertia to pull up my laptop and write an entry. I've gone through weekends where my macbook just stayed in my backpack. Sad huh? I'm going to try and find a blogger app on my iphone so I can continue to be a good blogger.

And yes a plan is required for the goal -

I've heard from many professionals. Great abs are 90% weight/fat loss and 10% exercise. I.e. if you have flabby, you won't see 'em. So phase 1 is focused on losing even more weight and getting the fat down. This means keeping the diet under control, no crazy binging. I'll be doing lots of cardio to try and burn more fat in Phase 1.

When i start to lose the fatty, I'll start to incorporate more ab-focused exercises in the routine. This is phase 2. The reason why i'm waiting for Phase 2 to do this is I can't seem to do too many things at a time. Gotta keep focused in each phase.

wish me luck.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

:: 2010 ::

The jeans weren't fitting quite right.

Noticeable chubbiness under the cheeks.

Actually got a sore throat!

And wow, I just weighed in at 160 lbs.

But c'mon, honestly, I know EXACTLY what I am doing to myself so why do I need the "tell-tale" signs. I know the darn tale. Heck, I wrote the darn tale! I shouldn't need to be told.

But for those that don't know the tale, here's a quick flash back to2009. I totally accomplished my goal of completing my first marathon in October 09. It was an awesome experience and I still till this day, can't believe that I actually did it! But the completion of a marathon lent itself to considerable pride. It made me feel like I was untouchable - that I could do whatever the hell I wanted.

I am still eating clean and green (yay!) but I've let some vices back into my life - chocolate and bad carbs. Not the occasional chocolate mind you - I've somehow convinced myself that I can whatever chocolate I wanted, even if it wasn't necessarily good chocolate. I let myself eat bread and all the holiday parties, even though I didn't really care for them.

Not like I really need evidence but the fact is - I am now 160 lbs, 10 lbs heavier than I was 6 months ago and feeling crummy. I'm so not untouchable. Really the problem is not chocolate or bread, the problem is pride. I already have head knowledge of what the effects of over-indulgence can be. I already have a change in heart at my attitude towards chocolate, but I am proud, indulgent and willfully in denial. But today, I take full responsibility and blog humbly before you of my very human shortcomings.

My health goal for 2010 is not going to be weight-oriented, its going to be more tangible - I want a visible 6-pack. I've never seen it! Honest! And I'm tired of a weighing-scale goal so I'm going for something more touchy feely. Not sure how I'm going to track this goal but pictures might be the way to go. Expect this blog to get a little bit more fleshy than you're used to.

If you're still reading my blog, I'm so glad you are. Accountability is back on and you guys are a big part of it.

:) Happy New Year!!!