I plan to be more ascetic.

After a month of so of no charting, i found myself way over weight (see chart).  Now it's not that i didn't know what was happening ... afterall i do watch my own behavior and don't need the chart to tell me i'm blowing it. 

I've been semi-fasting for the last two days and now intend to continue that semi-fast (with some exceptions) untill i'm about 169 lbs.  This  semi-fast is defined as prunes in the morning, and one modest dish at mid day with no side dishes, and nothing else for the rest of the day. 

I discovered last summer that my behavior improves and i'm more effective in my daily life when i am not indulgent with my eating.  In a way that conflicts with my passion for cooking.  So i have chosen to restrain my cooking passion to the one dish each day.  I may pick a small number of dishes and work on just perfecting them until i hit my target.  I'm sure the Mango Quinoa will be one of them ... as you can see from the chart i lost almost as much eating it as i did not eating anything the prior day. 

So, in summary, i am going to curb my excesses and become more ascetic, more lean. 

Tags

  1. semi fasting
  2. self dicipline
  3. diet
  4. asceticism
  5. lean
  6. behavior
  7. my intentions
  8. ascetic

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Seth says
Some discussion of this almost a year later on FB here.   I actually do think that when i radically reduce my caloric intake, my behavior improves.   Now i intend to revisit that reduced caloric intake space again AND still not compromise my passion for cooking.

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