Posted by Scratch | October 1, 2019
PITTSBURGH (FFD) - Yesterday I had one of the most highly productive Mondays as I can remember in sometime. I simply willed myself to get everything done on my to-do lists for the day. I credit that to making “excellence a habit” and devoting myself each day to finishing that damned To-Do list with laser like focus on goals that will make a difference in my life.
For those that are interested, I use Trello for my To-Do list. It looks little bit like this:
One of those long term goals is to recapture my health. What is working for me is the intermittent fasting protocol, which is my Daily Gameday Objective on The Football Fan’s Diet. Considering it was Monday Night Football at the Highland Bar yesterday, I never enjoyed an eating lifestyle better than Intermittent Fasting 20-4.
Once again for the newbies, Intermittent Fasting 20-4 is where you fast for 20 hours and allow yourself a window of 4 hours to eat. These four hours should be as healthy as possible. However, I have learned if you have a lot of weight to lose, you don’t need to worry at all about those 4 hours. Eat until your full, but stick to the protocol of 4 hours at all costs. That is success enough in the earliest stages.
After all, all the weight gain you put on over the years, was not because you said you were going to eat a thousand more calories a day than you burn, but simply because you developed bad eating habits. Think about it. The easiest way to reverse that weight gain, is to reverse those bad habits.
Develop good habits. Start with the 4-hour window. Just commit to eating within that window and do it for like 21 days at least. Over time, eat healthier during that window but make the 4 hour window your goal.
Sometimes I have had 4 hours of eating that I certainly don’t think where that healthy, such as Monday night, when I had a dozen wings and fresh cut fries to go with them. And, I pounded Yuengling beers too. All that went down as the Bengals went down and got pounded by the Steelers on Monday Night Football.
Not sure what the Steelers can do to climb back into the AFC North by the end of the regular season, but I know they will try. Things are looking good with Mason Rudolf as QB. Now as for my season on the Football Fan’s Diet, I got three months until 2020. Each month I am shooting for 10 pounds.
Yes, I will attempt to make that 4 hour eating window as healthy as possible, but I am more interested at this point in making it a habit.
21-days is certainly habit forming. I did 36-days before I then got all into counting calories, and averaging calories, and all that. Next thing you know, I got sick and I fucked the whole thing up.
It took a good bit to get back on track and I did that by going to the basics and keeping it simple. Come to think of it, that is exactly what the Steelers did yesterday too.
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