What Is Measured Is Known And Changed

The start to my journey was buying a scale and measuring my weight everyday.  Weight is not necessarily the best metric, but it’s quick and repeatable.  Every morning in boxers and a t-shirt, I get on the scale.  Eventually, I think I will move on to also measuring circumference at key points around the body, but for now weight is a good metric and I recommend that you measure it (or something similar like waist size) too. I started out at 240 lbs. at the start of 2014.  I went down to 225 lbs by the start of 2016 by cutting down on carbohydrate and how often I went out on the weekends.  Eating pizza late at night after a night out is one of the worst things you can do.  I had plateaued for months and was slipping back to eating bread and some chips at Mexican restaurants even though I knew they were counter to my weight loss goals.

The big change came at the start of 2016 when I started to actually log my weight and everything I ate.  I recommend the free MyFitnessPal app.wp-1460397626910.jpg

After a month of tracking and modest weight loss, I went to my doctor who offered me a custom liquid shake diet that he had come up with.  I had shown him by my logging that I can stick to a plan if I decide to do it.  He put me on a 600 calorie a day diet that included 60 grams of protein.  I probably was a little heavy on the shake scoops so let’s call it 700 calories a day.  I went on the diet at the beginning of February and right away I saw results.  I lost 9 pounds in the first week and didn’t look back.  I would actually eat a dinner meal 3 days a week for the first month.  This is what gave rise to the oscillating shape with a week period in the graph above.  I know feel and look much better and am looking to measure even more and kick this up into overdrive where I am not just going for weight loss, but for an ideal body.

2 thoughts on “What Is Measured Is Known And Changed”

    1. I was consuming 700 cals/day for a couple of months, but I would eat a meal at the end of the day 2-3 days a week upping the cals for that day to 1000-1200. Eating such a low total amount of calories put me into ketosis pretty quickly.


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