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The True Key To Weight Loss–No Kidding!

A new episode of A Mind For Fitness Podcast is now up. In this episode Eian talks about the true key you must have in order to lose weight. But once you do, weight loss is effortless! Enjoy

More Weight Loss Update 8/19/2016

There is not a lot to report today. I was not able to get an accurate weigh in because my time at the gym was short lived. After my incredibly difficult and exhaustive workout yesterday, I did not have much in my tank today. I got to the gym at about 6:30 AM with every intention of running at least 4 miles. But I was so sore all I could get out of myself was a quarter mile.

I went to work where I am on my feet all day with every intent to go back to the gym after. But again, I was way too tired. I came home and crashed out.

After I woke up, I managed to get some push ups in before dinner. About 100 altogether.

Had a great dinner but I did not make it a full 24 hours. I made it 21 1/2 hours. Pretty good but now what I wanted to accomplish. I finished eating early because I fully intend to go 24 hours without eating. Here are the pictures of what I ate.

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Tomorrow is my final weigh in for the week. I will also be posing in my goal shirt whether I have made progress or not. Wish me well.

48 Hours Of A Weight Loss Tale 8-16-16

Sorry everyone for not posting the last couple of days. Sunday was a cheat and rest day so there was not much to tell. I did not workout and in the afternoon I ate whatever I wanted. Except I did not have any gluten. I’m really trying to stay away from the stuff and I cannot express how much better I feel off of gluten.

In fact, carb cycling has been a big part of my weight-loss journey. And when I have a carb night with gluten I feel like crap the next day. But Sunday I had a lot of carbs but no gluten, but I did not get that sick feeling. So its been more than a week without gluten and I think I’m going to be able to go the whole 30 days.

So on Monday I expected to be a bit heavier. It always happens after a big carb and rest day. You just hold onto water. But I did not do too bad. I started the week at 207.5 and today I weighed in at 206! So down a pound already.

My exercise for Monday went really well. I was able to run 3 miles without stopping. Only walked about a quarter of a mile then ran the rest. Also did an hour of Yoga, and hit 15 miles on a bike. And I’m not done. I completed a chest and bicep workout. Finally, later in the day, I taught my Martial Arts class.

I ate a taco salad (no shell) for lunch. And a lot of chicken for dinner. I’m not going to post any pictures this time.

Today I was able to run 3 and a quarter mile before I had to walk a little. Still did 4 miles on under 38 min! That was in the morning.

I had about a 17 hour fast and broke it with a salad and some corn chips. After work, I went to the gym and did a light shoulder and back workout. Also, I walked a bit.

I did not make all great decisions for dinner. Chicken, rice, a few pieces of dark chocolate, two rice crispy treats. I punished myself by going to kickboxing and working as hard as I could. Anyway, I never know if it is going to effect my weight the next day. I really don’t eat much for the amount I workout.

I’ll try my best to take pictures tomorrow. Thanks everyone.


24 Hours of Weight Loss 8/13/16

So there is more good news to share today. I weighed in at 205! This is the lowest I have ever been and way excited to report it. Is there a reason for why I lost another 2 pounds. Well I think there is and it has to do with what I thought was a mistake.

It started last night after my blog. In yesterdays blog, I stated that I was still hungry and might eat again. Well that was an understatement. I ate another plate of salad, three more somewhat small slices of pizza (gluten free), and some dark chocolate. It was a lot of food. They were good choices for the most part but it was a lot of food. I was seriously hungry. And that was the main thing. I was hungry. I did not stuff myself but I did get full–finally.

So the next day I fasted up until my workout. I did my usual 4 mile run. My run was not a great success. I did make the whole 4 miles in under 40 minutes, I had to take a break at the 2 mile mark. I waked and ran another quarter mile. Then being very upset with myself, I ran the remainder. This is what I looked like afterword. 13901602_860506454050670_4567598874321644993_n

I was really sweaty.

After this I did a HIIT workout. Some stuff on the latter, some jump-rope, and stepper exercises. My legs were killing me.

Now it was time to face the music. I had done everything I could do. I had to get on the scale. I was not expecting it to be too bad but I did expect to gain weight. But I did not. In fact, I was down a pound and a half to two pounds. The number actually hit 204.5 and flickered up to 205. I was elated.

Before I broke my fast I took another picture in my goal shirt. So I’m down six pounds and here are the two pictures side by side. The one on the left is from today.


I finally broke my fast after 22 hours. Had a bunch of chicken and salad. I had a BUNCH of chicken and salad. Also, a little chips and salsa. Low-carb-organic and no GMO.


After dinner I did another workout because I am planning on having a high-carb day tomorrow in the afternoon. So I walked for 15 minutes and did a bit of a shoulder workout. Tomorrow is also a rest day. I really do not like rest days.

Moving Forward With Weight Loss 8/12/16

More good news today. I have lost another pound to pound and a half. The scale was flickering between 207 and 206.5. I am making progress in the right direction. So here is my last 24 hours of eating and exercising.

I had to go to work early this morning so I did not get to the gym until after 3:00 PM. I was going on more than a 24 hour fast. But decided I would workout before I ate.

I ran four miles. I had to take a rest at 3.82 miles. Almost made it to my goal. So disappointing. I walked/ran the remainder of the four miles. I made the whole run in under 40 min. I was pouring sweat. My shirt was completely drenched.

After that I did a chest and bicep workout. My total workout time lasted about an hour and a half.

When I got home I was starving and about fifteen minutes shy of a 26 hour fast. The first things I ate was some carrots and mixed nuts. 13729116_859932307441418_6338017486076516692_n 13900257_859932294108086_1726412420367305426_n

Then I was off to the store to buy a salad and a gluten-free pizza. While at the store, I had a cheese sample.


Hardly worth noting but I’m recording everything.

Dinner consisted of a plate of salad, then two pieces of pizza. I was till way hungry. I had one more slice and one more salad.


It’s very interesting that when I take a picture of my food I am almost ashamed of how much I eat. However, I am still hungry. I am not starving so I stopped, but I could still eat more. I do not want to stuff myself, however, I do not want to be hungry either. In light of that, I cannot make any guarantees that I will not eat again tonight. However, if I do, I will take a picture and blog about it tomorrow.

Thanks everyone.

24 Hours Of A Weight Loss Tale 8/11/16

Had another successful day. It was my third day I weighed in at 208. This tells me that this is not just water weight but an actual change in my body. I really hope that I will see the same results tomorrow. However, I do want to see the scale move down some. But I am three pounds from when I started this experiment so I cannot be upset about that. I have to remember thee pounds is a lot when your total goal is no more than fifteen.

So here is what has happened over the last 24 hours. It all started last night at about 1:30 in the morning. I could not sleep so I got up and made somewhat of a bad decision. I had another one of these:


I have mixed feelings about this. On the one hand I feel as though I should not have eaten it. However, like I said in my last post, I have been really hungry the last few nights. And I did only have one and not ten. Which is what I would have done in the past. Anyway, let’s move on.

I got up at about seven in the morning and ran my four miles. I ran 2.6 miles before I needed to take a break. I walked and ran the remainder and finished the entire 4 miles in 40 min. Then I did about an hour of Yoga. The difficult Yoga not just the stretching.


Today was not a fast day because of how much work I do on Thursdays and I am planning a full 24 hour fast. So I will not eat again until tomorrow at 3.

With that in mind, at about 11:00 AM I had a Keto-coffee and two plates of nachos.


A litter later on I did a leg workout. Not very strenuous, just some leg lifts and some calf raises. Then I ate again. It was just before I started my 24 hour fast. Here is what I had:

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I had a taco salad. Except I did not eat the shell. My dressing was a bit of the salsa and all the sour-cream. My wife could not finish her omelet so I ate that too. I finished up around three and have not eaten since and do not plan to until tomorrow after 3.

Finally I taught my Martial Arts class. It was about an hour and a half. I was fairly active but not strenuous. Then it was onto my Kick Boxing class. That was strenuous and I left sweating from head to toe.

Thank you everyone for reading. Hope to see you all tomorrow


Totally Honest With My Weight Loss Goals (Audio)

Hey everyone. A new episode of A Mind For Fitness Podcast is now up. If you have been following my recent posts where I talk about my recent weight-loss journey, you will be familiar with what I share on today’s program. It’s just about what I have been posting and my resolve to lose 10-15 pounds over the next 30 days. Thanks for your support everyone. Enjoy!!!!

Daily Weight Loss Update: More Success 8/10/16!!!

Awesome day. It was my second day in a row that I weighed in at 208. So excited. Let’s hope I will see the same or a better number tomorrow.

So instead of listing out the food and then the workout, I thought what I would do is walk you though the last 24 hours and cover both.

Last 24 Hours

It started last night. I was still very hungry so I ate one more half bowl of chili and one more brownie. However, I did not stuff myself. I was just barely satisfied.

I got up this morning at 6 AM and ran my 4 miles. It was not my best time. It took me 41:20 min. There was some walking. Currently I am doing my best to run 3 miles before taking a short break and running the rest of my last mile. I have done this two days in a row. But today; however, I did not make it. I ran about 2 and quarter mile before I needed a break. Then I walked and ran the last mile and three quarters.

After a 17 hour fast, I went to an all-you-can-eat restaurant. The pictures below are self explanatory.  13894993_858652864236029_8118175170029576314_n  13920942_858652840902698_8830812832899460667_n 13920953_858652834236032_3503618795379522144_n13939570_858652877569361_6884908293654261642_n

All pretty much low carb. Lots of meat and veggies. However, even though I ate what looks like a significant amount of food, I was still hungry.

Later I went back to the gym and worked on shoulders and back. It was about a half hour workout. Then it was off to Jujitsu for an hour and a half. Awesome class, built up a great sweat. Very exhausting!

Got home and had about a half bowl of turkey stew. It was thickened with cream and rice something or other. No gluten; very low carb.


Dessert was one organic peanut butter-dark-chocolate cup.


A few things in closing. I’m not sure if I’m getting enough food. I know it looks like a lot but I am also working out like crazy and fasting. The reason I say this is that I am still very hungry. Tomorrow is a big workout day. Running, weights, Yoga, Martial Arts. If I meet all my workout goals, and my weight is still in check, I plan on eating a bit more.

We will see you all tomorrow!

How I Lost 90 LBS (Audio)

A new episode of A Mind For Fitness Podcast is now up. In this episode, Eian talks about how he lost 90 pounds. He discusses what diets he used as well as where he stalled out and how he got past it. In addition, he talks about what workouts he did and what he is doing with diet and exercise now. Enjoy!

This is Why You Are Overeating Pt. 2 (Written)

In the last blog, we began to talk about why we overeat. In that article, we addressed one major reason why, namely we do not let our stomach regulate our intake of food. In this article, we will address three more reason why we overeat.

Toxins That Interfere With Our Appetite

One reason we overeat has to do with the fact that we consume “foods” that interfere with the hormones that regulate our appetite. These are toxins like MSG and Aspartame. Most processed snack food has MSG. And most diet drinks have Aspartame. This is why its easy to eat a whole bag of Doritos and a diet Coke and still be hungry for a meal.

Contrast this with the the effects of real food. I may be able to eat a whole can of Pringles and still want to eat more. However, if I ate the same amount of potatoes that it takes to  make a whole can of Pringles, I would probably not want much else.

Drinking Sugar 

Still another problem in over consumption is what we drink. This is particularly true regarding soda and fruit juice. This stuff is bad for your health for many reason. Also, it is just not filling. Someone can easily drink a days worth of calories in soda or fruit juice and still eat a days worth of calories in solid food.

The other problem is smoothies. It is important to keep in mind that not all smoothies are created equal. Some are almost identical to soda or fruit juice in their content. But even the best of smoothies can pose a problem if you are trying to lose weight. A smoothie can be a great way to get your vitamins and minerals. In many diets, it is used as a meal replacement. But because a smoothie can be healthy people  see it as a “free” food. Meaning that you can have them whenever you want. I cannot tell you how many times I have seen people eat their meal and have a smoothie to drink. People think they are doing something healthy, but In reality they are just having two meals.

Should be Sleeping 

The last problem, at least for this blog, is that people eat when they should be sleeping. When you do not get sleep, your body craves energy. And even though you may not actually need food, your body will trick you into thinking that you are hungry.

The sad news is not only will you be falsely hungry, you will be hungry for all the wrong food. You body is saying, “We need energy quick. Grab the closest high-carb item.” The good news is there is a simple answer to this problem–sleep!


We overeat as a culture. But you do not have to be part of that. Let your stomach regulate your intake of food. Avoid foods that suppress the hormones that tell you you are full. Don’t drink your meals. And don’t eat when you should be sleeping. Follow these guidelines and it is nearly impossible to overeat.