I wore one of my regular jeans today and was walking around the house when I heard my wife’s sweet giggles at my saggy pants. Apparently, and even though I haven’t lost that much weight yet, however the juice fast seems to have put me in a position of needing a belt for my current size 40. Not bad at all. Furthermore, she noted that it’s quite apparent from my face and neck that I’ve lost a considerable amount of weight. Awesome!
I hope that by the end of this marathon, I would drop to size 38 or even less. I actually forgot what less than size 38 feels like it’s been a long while.
Influencer: The Power to Change Anything
This daily monitoring of weight is an interesting exercise to try as it tells you a lot about your “behavior” in the prior day. And keeping a written record, that is visually available (say on the fridge, or on the wall above the scale) seem to help a lot with the “will power” aspect of weight management. I learned this technique from the book “Influencer” by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, David Maxfield and where they talk about what top world influencers do differently in order to be that effective in influencing difficult changes. And the book focuses a lot on tangible behaviors. When it comes to weight, they noted a study which concluded that people who have lost weight and kept it off for good have the following common behavioral patterns: They eat breakfast, they measure their weight on a daily basis, and they have an exercise machine at home.
I have daily breakfasts. And I have an exercise machine at home which is currently used as a coat hanger. So those two alone didn’t do much in the past. However once I started measuring and writing down my weight on a daily basis and keeping it visually accessible in the kitchen right above the scale, it gave me a good motivation and automatically forced me to be conscious of my food decisions. And that DID work!
This morning I weighed 229.4 lbs, one pound loss from yesterday. It looks like I may have jumped on the wagon of 1-1.5 lbs average weight loss a day. As far as juices, I had 1 cup of carrot juice, 3 cups of mean green, 2 cups of fresh ginger tea and other things… wait.. what “other” things? Ok.. I’ll confess. Today I was supposed to start a pure juicing fast, however I made myself a small excuse. I had 1.5 bowls of lentils soup left from the prior day, and my wife wasn’t in the mood for it. So in order to not waste food, I “sacrificed” and enjoyed that soup. I also “had to” eat that half Avocado left in the fridge so it doesn’t go to waste too. However I was good at resisting my wife’s calls to join her in enjoying an amazing salad from Chipotle. I did well there even though I was very hungry.
Boy this is tough! I hope I will stick more to a pure juice diet tomorrow. Now on to the report from our friend Lee who seem to have dropped a considerable amount of weight overnight. It looks like the Afghan Food effect is now gone.
Lino’s Day 6 Summary
Weight Measured in Morning: 231lbs
Foods Consumed: 5 cups of juice made with kale, chard, parsley, cucumbers, carrots, Apples, plenty of water. One tea(my morning tea).
Allergies/Medical Condition: High BP
Notes: I felt good today, looking forward to the next 10 days.