Sunday, August 30, 2009

GutCheckCast 2.0 Ep 32 - School's in, and You've Got Homework.

Hey everyone.

Here's the homework. We're working on motivation, and this is loosely adapted from Holly Lisle's "The Writing Craft". Sure, sure, what does writing have to do with losing weight / getting healthy? Well, they both require lots and lots of motivation.

This is NOT exactly her technique, she goes much more in depth in goal setting and motivation, and anyone interested in the full material should sign up for her classes (I'm taking the "How to Think Sideways Course" now).

If your goal is to lose weight, and you're having problems motivating yourself, staying on track, etc., it's pretty obvious that there's a part of you that really doesn't want to do it. You're getting some kind of benefit out of NOT doing it. You need to figure out what that is.

Take two pieces of paper, and a pen or a pencil, and a clock or watch you can time yourself with.

Take five minutes, and on the first piece of paper, list all the benefits you would get out of achieving your goal. This is a stream of consciousness exercise. Get started, and anything that pops into your head for this goes on the piece of paper.

Then, take five minutes, and write out all the benefits you are getting out of NOT working for your goal. Maybe it's things like "I don't have to waste time working out." Or, "I don't like the feeling of sore muscles." Maybe it's "breakfast tacos!" Whatever pops into your head.

Once you've got them both down, take a hard look at both of them, and ask yourself which list is more fulfilling.

You don't have to share this with anyone, but it's a very interesting exercise, and can help you figure out why you're sabotaging yourself.


Download GutCheck2-033.mp3

Sunday, August 23, 2009

GutCheck 2.0 Ep 31 - Traffic and Weather

With news on the nines.

Zach is up (a LOT), Doug is down.

We talk back to school, knuckle pushups, and podcasting equipment.


Download GutCheck2-031.mp3

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Step AWAY from the blueberries

My colleagues and I had our traditional "end of the week lunch" today because several of them aren't going to be around on Friday. So we decide to go to Bob Evans and I do some online research before we go. The Wildfire grilled chicken salad is a reasonable 440 calories, even with the added dressing(225). I figure some water to wash it all down and I'll be ok.

So after the fact, I start to tally lunch for later Lose It input and realize I need to know about the side order of blueberry bread that came with the salad. FOUR HUNDRED AND SEVENTY EIGHT calories. Yikes. Lesson learned... if you're not sure if you can "afford it", don't eat it. I'm thinking smaller portions for whatever is on the supper menu tonight.

Monday, August 17, 2009

GutCheckCast 2.0 Ep 30 - My butt! My butt!

GutCheck hits the local amusement park.

Zach is down (but will he stay down?)
Doug is up (a little)

And wackiness ensues. We discuss injuries! Appropriate steps for protecting your iPhone from sneaky log flumes! And rides that double as medical procedures!


Sunday, August 9, 2009

GutCheckCast 2.0 Ep 29 - We're not more than meets the eye

Well, I suppose if we sucked in our guts a lot, we MIGHT be more than meets the eye.

We discuss some movies, and our midsections.

Doug is up a bit. Zach is down a bit.


Monday, August 3, 2009

GutCheckCast 2.0 Ep 28 - Solo GutCheck is the Loneliest GutCheck

Solo Zach on this cast, because I missed the rendezvous.

Doug is holding steady.
Zach is once again below the Wall (230).

Zach moralizes for a moment on the topic of snacks vs. treats.

And begs for feedback.