Yes it has been a long time. I was staying away for a reason. I really wanted to get my shit together. For decades I have relied almost exclusively on exercise for weight management. For many years this worked well but for the last 10 it has not. The best I could hope for with exercise only is to maintain a weight that was too high for me.
Time and time again I have proven that exercise alone is not very effective at weight loss. As much as I resisted, I found that 90% of weight loss comes through diet. Exercise it almost irrelevant for weight loss unless you are professional athlete or someone who at least trains like one. Exercise is great for a lot of things but weight loss is not one of them, at least not for people that train like we do.
I have been eating a starch based diet for the better part of two months. I have gone from a 38 waist down to a 34 waist and I think I can get down to 32s. I eat no meat but occasionally will eat some dairy, too much if you ask me. If I can get rid of dairy altogether, I’ll be gold. I like eating this way. It feels good. When I eat like this it doesn’t matter if I have a few beers. It doesn’t matter whether or not I work out. My diet takes care of everything.
Exercise still figures in but not nearly as much. Right now I am just doing S&S with the 40kg bell. This program addresses joint mobility, strength, cardio and flexibility. For kicks I also toss in a set of dips and pullups at the end. I don’t over exercise on this program. It doesn’t make me want to eat too much and it doesn’t beat me up. I stay fresh. Once I get down to a 32 waist I will post YouTubes or maybe pictures of my results. I feel pretty damn good these days