I know many are making New Years Resolutions. I gave up on them, in general.
but I am back. I know MANY programmers sit too much, and pack on the weight as they get older.
I sure did, and hit 307. I struggled with EVERY program I tried.
Then I watched a Joe Rogan Podcast with Jordan Peterson, who is carnivore, and whose daughter went carnivore to clear up LIFELONG Auto-immune and depression/mental issues...
At this point I was around 300lbs (avoiding the scale), and on 3 allergy pills/day (could not breathe through my nose still, though). And a water pill for pitting edema. Had Eczema, Psoriasis, and GI issues as always. And always sweating, even in the A/C.
After 2 weeks of MEAT ONLY (Bacon, ribeyes, etc). I was quickly losing weight, and feeling great. More mentally focused. Slowly I came off ALL of my meds. No need. My sinuses are clear now (unless I eat allergens). In the end, I was allergic to MOST Plants/Fibers (due to leaky gut), and Dairy, Egg whites, etc. (I had 3 sets of Blood tests, and Skin Tests)...
But the weightloss. OMG... I was losing over 1 pound a day! It was falling off. And most days I was eating a POUND of bacon, plus a big Ribeye for dinner. But I was ONLY EATING OMAD. (One meal a day). I was doing intermittent fasting (I felt best fasting).
So, I hit my target weight (190 in April, and accidentally made it to 185. First time EVER I exceeded my goal without trying... I was too busy to eat for a couple of days, so I just fasted. LOL)... And I fasted a lot. I ate TYPICALLY OMAD on MWF (Monday, Wednesday, Friday). Monday was sometimes 2 meals if I was needing something. But only eating 3 out of 7 days felt great. I had plenty of fat, and my ketones were clearly fueling me, while burning my fat.
I lost that weight, without excess skin, due (I believe) to the extra fasting. My body simply consumed the extra skin and used the collagen elsewhere.
Now, I am all the way up to 210 lbs (+20 lbs since Thanksgiving - Today/HOlidays). During this time, I've allowed myself to eat KETO and have Heavy Cream/Dairy. (Which are not good for me). I have paid the price with Migraines every day. I am back to taking migraine medicine twice a day.
I say that, because I KNOW a few programmers out there that suffer migraines. I never realized they were triggered by inflammation of the brain, from FOODS. Now I know.
So, THIS YEAR, 2020, I am committing to the following:
1) January will Be Carnivore / (Paleo Ketogenic Style, Higher Fat).. Through my birthday!
2) I already WALKED a Marathon in 2019, this year, I will walk 2 Marathons (at least 50 miles, while fasting, and on the SAME DAY). Then I am done with Long walks... LOL (I cannot run, it hurts my joints).
3) I will use Slow-Slow and BFR (Blood Flow Restriction) to build more muscles, while keeping my workouts to < 1hr /week! (Optimization Baby. 2 Small Workouts).
4) I will STRIVE to hit 80% of weeks getting in at least ONE HIIT Cardio routine.
5) I will stick with the Carnivore diet (that's easy), and general fasting. But I will allow myself a MONTHLY Keto Ice Cream or Keto Dessert (As long as it does NOT trigger bad behavior afterwards). Food is an ADDICTION to some of us!
And I have made this public. I hope SOME of you read this, and find something interesting to try.
Check out http://www.meatrx.com and sign up to do Jan as a Carnivore. (Meat, Water, Black Coffee, be sure to salt your food. I allow for supplements like Magnesium, Potassium, etc.. Especially with fasting multiple days/week).
211 lbs today, getting back to 190... Stretch goal is to see if I can get down to 167 (I wrestled at that weight in 10th grade. The last time I've seen that weight, LOL)... (From 307 at the highs, LOL)
Unless I buy a bigger desk and swap one of the 1200x1600 panels flanking my 4k with my old 2560x1600 anyway.
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, weighing all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt
I am (deliberately and knowingly) reading 1512 x 2880 (possibly) incorrectly as a cryptic decimal rendering of #CC0000 which I am imagining as being a moderately bright red.
That's such an unusual resolution that I have gone for it. Next year I will try Green and the year after Blue. I may mix it up in following years. Maybe introduce an alpha channel for a bit of transparency.