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Losing Weight Starts in Your Mind

Weighed in this morning at 153 pounds, up one pound from yesterday.

Yesterday I broke out my diet by getting together with some friends in the evening at the local tavern. I had two large bottles of beer (22oz each), both of which were porters (dark beer). I figured about 800 calories total right there.

I also had a large grilled chicken salad with some kind of house dressing already mixed in, along with raisins and walnuts. I'm guessing it was about 1,000 calories.

Though earlier in the day I started off as usual with my serving of kefir and a whole wheat bagel, and for lunch a small carton of blackberries. That worked out to 343 calories.

So in total it was a big day, at 2,143 calories.

I did exercise however, doing the full set of jogging, sit-ups, push-ups, crunches, and weight lifting. I knew I was going out that evening, so I knew I had to do as much exercise I could to mitigate the impact.

Today won't be much different. I'm heading out in the morning to meet up with a buddy to do some motorcycle riding. I don't know where we'll end up, but I'm vowing to stay away from beer, and stick to another salad.

I know what you might be thinking, it's that how can I do these things if I'm trying to lose weight? What I'm really trying to do is manage my weight loss plan and still try to live a normal life. I want to enjoy life, go out with my wife, my friends, and train myself to eat light, eat healthy, and develop good habits.

Ultimately the real weight loss starts in your mind. You just can't lose weight cold turkey. It takes years of undoing all the bad habits, and formulating good ones. Even now, I still love going out with my wife, or hanging out with my buddies, so much so that I'll sacrifice my diet for it. So, I need to find a way to manage the diet and still do those things.

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