More on Intermittent Fasting - An Update
Wednesday, June 13, 2012      1 comments

I've had folks turn up in my previous blog posts on the subject of LeanGains/IF when already heavy, asking for an update on my progress. I think I've made the transition from "experiment" to "incorporated routine." I've been through the early mo... Read more
IF Experiment Update: One Month In.
Sunday, April 08, 2012      3 comments

After a month of messing with Intermittent Fasting, I've learned a lot. At first, when I started it, I was not impressed. I liked the big post-workout meal, but my strength gains weren't picking up as fast as I'd hoped, and my weight loss all bu... Read more
The Intermittent Fasting Experiment.
Saturday, March 03, 2012      3 comments

I've read a lot about fitness and nutrition, sorted out what I choose to believe from the conflicting information, and I've got my plan to about where I want it. I'm doing things the hard way, I know. Building a lot of muscle while losing fat i... Read more
Struggles and Setbacks... The Sleep Problem.
Sunday, February 05, 2012      1 comments

Thinking about motivation, I don't have a whole lot that I'm struggling with at the moment. My plan, involving counting calories and maintaining a deficit while watching sodium, fiber and making sure my macronutrients are good with a focus on ex... Read more
End of the Stress Busting Challenge...
Friday, December 02, 2011      1 comments

Week Four is coming to a close, and I can honestly say this challenge has assisted me in managing my emotional state and as a result has helped me cope with the difficult work I do. A stressed educator in a Special Ed Environment, especially wit... Read more
Back and Forth...
Thursday, December 01, 2011      1 comments

Yesterday felt like a huge setback, with low energy, high stress, about the only thing I had going for me was sticking to decent nutrition, and I was beginning to feel like I'd failed the "litmus test" I'd mentioned in my last entry. Today was a... Read more
Back to the grind.
Monday, November 28, 2011      1 comments

My energy and stress levels have been lower lately, but I feared that some of that came from the shortened week, the holiday, and in general work-related stress being a non-issue. This week being my final week of the challenge is somewhat appro... Read more
Stress on Black Wednesday
Wednesday, November 23, 2011      0 comments

Where I work, the day before a holiday is sometimes rough. Some of the kids are anxious because they just want to go home, some are worried because they have to spend time with abusive family members, and others are feeling off because they have... Read more
Stress and Goal-Setting
Monday, November 21, 2011      1 comments

It seems that one method of positive imagery involves what I'll accomplish in the future, and I've given that some thought. Big picture is easy, get to under 200 pounds, be able to squat and later maybe even bench 2 plates (225#) and surpass ev... Read more
Reflecting on the end of Week Two.
Saturday, November 19, 2011      1 comments

In the course of my journey back towards fitness, I've taken a series of steps, and each has contributed to my goals. I hadn't really considered that even things I'd chosen strictly for weight loss or physical health might have an impact on my m... Read more
Into battle like a champ
Friday, November 18, 2011      2 comments

Much better week at work, used stress management techniques and especially having more energy from working out helped improve my mood quite a bit. I didn't feel defeated or put upon at work so much, and the behavior of the kids I teach didn't r... Read more
Week Two - Into the Holidays
Tuesday, November 15, 2011      0 comments

Due to the fitness and related increase in energy, stress has been easier to cope with, and I've had a mercifully easy few days at work. Now a source of stress that many can relate to is imminent. The holidays. Lots of unhealthy food, uncomfort... Read more
Stress Journal - Week One and Goals
Friday, November 11, 2011      1 comments

The strength to change what I can, the patience to endure what I cannot, and the wisdom to know the difference, to paraphrase. I can't (for the moment) do much about my commute, my struggle to change the behavior of the kids I work with is a lo... Read more
Keeping Up With Stress - The Job
Wednesday, November 09, 2011      1 comments

I've been measuring my energy level as much higher than usual, but my stress level is way up there, too. In my line of work, you really do get rewarded in seeing the difference you can make in the lives of troubled kids, but every day feeling vi... Read more
Stress. It'll kill me before poor choices get to take a shot.
Monday, November 07, 2011      3 comments

I am a regular blogger on my own website, so I'll keep entries here fairly short and succinct. I've let myself get obese and into poor health, I don't sleep nearly enough, I'm over caffeinated and I work in a behavior disorder special education ... Read more