30 Day Diet Reboot Day 15

30 Day Diet Reboot Day 15

January 15, 2018, 178.8 Pounds, 11.7% Body Fat

Now the hard work begins.


  • The hard work
  • Head cold
  • Under budget
  • Forgetting to eat
  • Almonds

I am at that ½ way point in my plan where I have successfully modified my nutrition and created new habits to support my goals.  I’ve dropped the first 10 or so pounds – “the easy ten” – and now I’ve plateaued.

Change won’t be daily or rapid from here on out.  Change will only be consistent if I am consistent.  At this point I’ve cleaned out my system and gotten the low hanging fruit – so to speak.  Now I’ve hit the hard digging.  But the progress now is real progress not cosmetic progress.

Now I burn fat.  Now I see the weight loss in my belly and other hard to reach spots.  At first you only see it in general, but now you see real change.  You see it in your face.  You see it in the way your clothes fit.  You feel it when you climb the stairs.

I slept in a bit because I’m still fighting a cold.  I was woken up coughing last night a few times.  Had to take some cough medicine and sleep propped up on a stack of pillows.  I don’t know how a head cold (now apparently a chest cold) effects your nutrition.

I thought I’d see a bigger drop this morning.  According to MyFitnessPal I was more than 1,000 calories under budget with that big run yesterday morning.  But, that’s not how it works.  I think I may skip a late dinner or two this week to see if I can make really big progress on fat burning.  My experience is if you skip the late-night calories then workout in the morning you get a good fat burn.

Yesterday I overslept and could only get a Cliff Bar before my run.  Then I didn’t get back to the house until 1:00 in the afternoon.  I had a nice salad for late lunch.  Then I got caught up working and doing chores and didn’t manage to eat a lot.

My stomach has shrunk and the cravings have gone away so I’m not hungry during the day.  When I checked the calorie count in the evening, with the long run I was 2,000+ calories under budget.  It’s not an exact science but this worried me.

I ended up having a decent dinner and some extra portions of almonds.  I found a 100 calorie, individually packaged, snack size box of almonds that I can use and not have to worry about counting them out.

No issues.  Just the normal stuff.



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