Sticking to a plan

Ken Gipe
Mar 23, 2010

Headline: Sticking to a plan

I had a very good week on the new nutrition plan. I made all my food on the night of Aug. 9 and had everything packed and ready to take in Aug. 10.

I was able to follow the plan easily all week and, even on the weekend, I was able to resist most of the temptations, except for the homemade chocolate chip cookies that my wife and 4-year-old granddaughter made on Aug. 8.

We had our fantasy football draft on the evening of Aug. 8, and I had some chips and diet soda and a couple of pieces of pizza, but overall, I thought I did OK.

Aug. 9, we had a family reunion to attend - my wife's family - and it was one of those situations where most of the food that was brought in was stuff I didn't like anyway. I did have a couple of Cokes and a bratwurst after we got home, but that was it.

I made the food for this week and did quite well Monday, so I think I am on the right track as long as I can stay strong. I am staying away from the scale until the end of the month, but the people at work said they could see a difference after one week, so that was certainly positive reinforcement.

Workouts were fine - two with personal trainer Trevor Tieche and three without, as I have been doing. He seems to think we have hit a plateau, so he is planning on changing things up beginning this week.

I also received my "body bug" in the mail, so I will be able to report on that next week. This weekend - on Saturday - I will be participating in the pugil sticks contest at the gym, beginning at 11 a.m. There are not a lot of entries yet, but I am looking forward to competing against some of the other trainers at the gym and anyone else who enters.

The proceeds of the contest will benefit the "Wounded Warrior Project." It is sponsored by the merchants of Harbor Light Landing and Bodi N Balance. Until next week, "no excuses."