The journey ends. Let’s call this one a failure. But a failure we can build on. There was a lot of momentum in this last week leading into the 2-week east coast trip.
- What went well: pre packaged salads and cubed chicken — often the effective thing will be the boring thing because the effective thing is something you can repeat. We got a bunch more of the pre packaged salads from Costco. It makes all stages of eating easier. Prep and planning is gone, just open the things. It doesn’t take too long to eat but also isn’t just something to wharf down mindlessly so it makes for a good lunch break option. No clean up afterward other than tossing the packaging. And then tracking is super easy since it has a barcode. Again: boring, but effective.
- What could be improved: the social eating begins — I can already feel the pull of social eating and “what the hell, I’m traveling!” Had House of Prime Rib for the first time for my birthday so that was totally worth it. Now I just need to minimize the damage.
- What to try out: “I already know what that tastes like.” — I heard about this mantra on Reddit somewhere. (I think it was leangains but I’m not certain.) it’s something that Action Bronson would tell himself on his own weight loss journey. I’ll see if it works, alongside “I eat like an adult.”
The trip begins. This particular road to 159 was an absolute failure, going by the numbers. And also going by a lot of other things.
Recording it week by week was good. And it could be a great thing if I’m able to learn from it and execute the next attempt better.
If I can capture the week 7 & 8 momentum after the trip to get back on the wagon, that’ll be good.