?

Log in

No account? Create an account

The Blackmail Diet - Open Knowledge — LiveJournal

Feb. 1st, 2008

09:27 pm - The Blackmail Diet

Previous Entry Share Next Entry

Comments:

[User Picture]
From:kittles
Date:February 3rd, 2008 01:33 am (UTC)
(Link)
Wow, I can't believe the blackmail diet was four years ago! I do remember when you posted it.

I think what you should do is look at this as your "before" starting point photos and go from there. You have many good features (arms, legs, and the aforementioned adorable rear end) and slimming down gradually will emphasize those parts. And you've got a handsome face (IMO). :)

I didn't see a call for advice, but I'll give you some anyhow. You're right, one year is waaaayyyy too long to attempt to make a goal. I do much better with "one week resolutions" or "one month resolutions" at most.

I think the number one biggest thing you can do for your weight is: keep a food diary. My diary is what kept me from drinking a dew last night when I REALLY REALLY wanted one. Instead I had a bag of trail mix and a bottle of water because I knew I wouldn't feel guilty writing that down. (I use SparkPeople now, and like FitDay also).

I'm happy to see you trying Crossfit!

I'd love to look in on your progress if you want to add me.

Oh yeah, and I am really impressed at your courage and follow through!
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]
From:crasch
Date:February 3rd, 2008 12:03 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Thanks for the encouragement and the tips!

I actually did Crossfit for about 6 months when I lived in Raleigh, but quit when I moved to California. It's great! As you know, it really kicks your ass.

I'll send you an invite to track me on stickk.com.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]
From:kittles
Date:February 3rd, 2008 07:59 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Awesome. You know, Jayman always says bodies are made in the kitchen, not the gym, and after looking at how piddly many calories I burn when I run for half an hour, I believe it. But I still think making your body more of a muscle machine (that thus burns more calories even when just sitting around) is a useful thing, and the heart health is what I want to make me last longer and yet still be able to get around on my own when I'm 90. :)
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]
From:crasch
Date:February 5th, 2008 07:59 am (UTC)
(Link)
I agree, to lose significant body fat, you have to control your diet. But I think exercise is important as well, as it regulates your mood, and the additional muscle makes you much more capable, and resistant to the ravages of sarcopenia.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)