Day 176 Record Keeping SRHI = 84
Day 144 Fixed Meditation SRHI = 82
Day 90 Bodyweight Exercise SRHI= 80 (3x5 knee diamond pushups)
Day 17 Writing = 45
Day 190 Eating SRHI = 69
Day 7 No Bread = 40
Great sleep, great wakeup. Felt depleted yesterday. Drank a little too much yesterday.
One Drink Too Many
Felt pretty carb depleted, ended up eating a plate of patatas bravas. Some of the best I’ve had and it was well worth it. Met a colleague at a place that specialized in gin. Had an amazing gin drink, then made the mistake of ordering another.
Good and bad points with this. The good was that there was some of the best looking bread on the table - and the most tempted I’ve been so far to eat it. I was buzzing, and I automatically let it sit there.Secondly, one drink had me buzzing, which demonstrates the progress I’ve made this year cutting back on booze.
The bad was the completely unnecessary decision of getting another drink. I think as I get better at curtailing drinking, I’m going to viscerally understand that it’s a prop that I’ve associated with being out and social, and I’m realizing it’s something I need less and less. I’m getting more used to just ordering water as a go-to, and this is fantastic evolution.
When I got home, I had the munchies, and was incredibly proud that I just automatically made a snack of chorizo, tomatoes, and mushrooms instead of grabbing some chips at the store. And it was so utterly automatic.
The Flash Diet
During this no bread challenge I’ve decided to not only do a modified SRHI, but also count the number of times I’ve had to say no to bread.
A while back I read about dieters experiencing significant success in diet control by taking pics of any food they ate (the “flash” diet). That level of distancing oneself seemed to help them make better decisions, and I felt it helped last night when I decided to be that annoying guy at the table and take a pic of my bread basket. I decided I’ll do this for at least a month and see how it goes, and if it helps long term. And last night I felt that it did indeed bolster my control. So here’s my pic!