I shared with you a couple months back that I was beginning a new diet known as Bulletproof Intermittent Fasting. You can read my post here.
60 days in, and I’ve lost somewhere in the ballpark of half a pound each day. Weight really wasn’t my greatest concern, except for how it demonstrated that I crossed a line somewhere back in 2006. Truly, quitting smoking was the most difficult change I’ve ever made, and I ballooned while eating everything in sight.
My wife insists that our scale is garbage. So I stopped using it. But I can still tell as major things change. Even without numbers, running my hands over my sides tells me a lot. When the bumps disappear, that’s generally a good sign.
So as strange as it sounds, I’m tracking progress by the noticeable feel of my belly’s shape changing from day to day, but more pronounced from week to week.
Shedding excess fat wasn’t my only goal. It was a primary goal, but there were a couple supplementary goals attached.
- Reduce joint and foot pain
- Increase flexibility
- Accomplish more productive work
- Give a better first impression
- Reset my system so it works better
Number five there is a big one. I’m not sure how to know if I’ve accomplished that goal without someday quitting the process and eating more carelessly.
Regardless, one of the goals is to reset my system, so that I’m burning fat as a primary energy source rather than sugar (carbs).
The goal in everything is to live in abundance. To maximize quality of life. To excel at stewardship. To not miss out because I can’t move.
Life is about baby steps of progress toward abundance. Abundance in everything God created and called good.