It's rainy, cold and gray - I see an opportunity for health today

By Scratch

PITTSBURGH (FFD) - This week blew by and despite my best intentions, I have three losing days in a row. You know what? I am okay with that. It was Thanksgiving after all, but more so than that glorious day itself, it was the other days around Thanksgiving that really piled the calories on.

  This is a selfie taken after I actually ran a small section of my street on Thanksgiving Day. Hey it’s proof that I can actually run like those damn winter runners.

This is a selfie taken after I actually ran a small section of my street on Thanksgiving Day. Hey it’s proof that I can actually run like those damn winter runners.

The day before and the day after Thanksgiving, I drank beer and cavorted with dubious folks.

We still have family coming over today, being a cold rainy Saturday in November, and I know I will tempted to reach for another Sam Adams Season Winter Lager, but I am longing for a respite.

My stomach still cramps and hurts from that sandwich I ate Monday night. Jeez. I might actually have to go to the real doc on that one, but today, I will do my best to ease up and do a much needed fast.

It’s Thanksgiving week, but today I see an opportunity for health.

I seen an opportunity for Intermittent fasting. I want to have that energized clean feeling on this cold gray rainy Pittsburgh day as I sit in Star Bucks early in the am. I am here, because my daughter has basketball practice at the insane hour of 7 am. What else am I going to do.

  The dreaded “Red 10”. This means I got punched in the mouth by The Fat Man.

The dreaded “Red 10”. This means I got punched in the mouth by The Fat Man.

Ultimately, that fast won’t really undo what has been the done the past few days. All the beers and food are part of my composition now. Nonetheless, it feels great to fast. And, I long for a day of juices and water and coffee and relaxation. Could today, this rainy, cold-ass day in Saturday, be such a day?

My brother is stopping over Saturday.

That is always cause for a drink or two, but I think I am going to skip it today. Instead I am going to strive for that great workout at Club Julian today, where I have not been since Monday.

Counting calories and keeping a journal about what I am doing is helping, in an odd way. You see, I used to think when the health plans went to hell, what the heck, I may as well keep on with the all the junk and unhealthy eating habits. After all, who cares? The plans went to hell anyway.

However, paying attention to how this week unfolded makes me see that even if you don’t hit your health goals and calories and get all the gym time in, you can keep it reasonable if you keep your eye on the ball. On the Football Fan’s Diet, this is called keeping containment.

When I reviewed how the week unfolded from Monday until Saturday, I can see I was never as bad as I thought I was.

I am averaging 2,400 calories a day. That’s actually—dare I say—not that bad for Thanksgiving week.

Still, I don’t want to be satisfied with maintaining a 300 pound blundering fat body. I aim to get to 224. For that to happen, I need more opportunities for health—jut like this crappy cold day in November.

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