2012 : 60 Day Resolution

Using this page to document the journey (and trepidations) of my very public 60 day eat well/exercise often resolution :). I sure hope I last 60 days :).

DAY 01 (6/7/2012 – The End):

  • Food : Watermelon, Subway, Left over subway
  • Dessert : none..
  • Exercise :  3.5 mile run

DAY 02 :

  • Food : Watermelon, bread sticks, Noodle soup
  • Dessert : none..
  • Exercise :  1 mile run

DAY 03 :

  • Food : Egg with Chorizo, skipped lunch, pizza
  • Dessert : none..
  • Exercise :  2 mile run

DAY 04 :

  • Food : Cereal, BBQ Sandwich, Korean BBQ
  • Dessert : none..
  • Exercise :  3 mile run

DAY 05 (6/3/2012) :

  • Food : Brunch (omelette, susage, bacon), skipped lunch, early dinner with left over pizza
  • Dessert : none..
  • Exercise :  2.1 mile run

DAY 06 :

  • Food : skipped breakfast, pizza for lunch, tacos for dinner
  • Dessert : none..
  • Exercise :  1 mile run

DAY 07 :

  • Food : Eggs for breakfast, rice/squash for lunch, rice/yogurt for dinner
  • Dessert : none
  • Exercise :  2 mile run

DAY 08 :

  • Food : Eggs for breakfast, chapathi for lunch and dinner
  • Dessert : none
  • Exercise :  3 mile run

DAY 09 :

  • Food : Eggs for breakfast, chaathi for lunch and dinner
  • Dessert : none
  • Exercise :  2.5 mile run

DAY 10 :

  • Food : Eggs for breakfast, biryani for lunch, pizza for dinner
  • Dessert : Jilebi
  • Exercise : none..an all red day. It looks like I am on the downhill as I get closed to the 60 day deadline :).

DAY 11 :

  • Food : Upma for breakfast, chinese for lunch, biryani for dinner
  • Dessert : Jilebi
  • Exercise :  2.2 mile run

DAY 12 (5/27/2012) :

  • Food : cereal for breakfast, skipped lunch, Chinese for dinner
  • Dessert : sweet break 🙂
  • Exercise :  3 mile run

DAY 13 :

  • Food : dosa for breakfast, skipped lunch, Ethiopian for dinner
  • Dessert : holding steady..
  • Exercise :  2 miler

DAY 14 :

  • Food : eggs for breakfast, skipped lunch, mac and cheese at panera bread for dinner
  • Dessert : none..
  • Exercise :  break after the gruesome run at the Chase Corporate Challenge.

DAY 15 :

  • Food : eggs for breakfast, potatoe/cauliflower/rice for lunch and goat/chapathi for dinner
  • Dessert : what is that?
  • Exercise :  3.5 mile run in hot and humid conditions..

DAY 16 :

  • Food : eggs for breakfast, chinese buffet for lunch and potatoe/chapathi for dinner
  • Dessert : Resistance..
  • Exercise :  2 mile run

DAY 17 :

  • Food : eggs for breakfast, don’t remember what I ate for lunch and dinner :(, but I know I didn’t pig out 🙂
  • Dessert : nope..
  • Exercise :  none..

DAY 18 :

  • Food : eggs for breakfast, potatoe/cauliflower/rice for lunch and goat/chapathi for dinner
  • Dessert : Caramel Kit Kat… I ran a mile so I thought I deserved a treat 🙂
  • Exercise :  1 mile run

DAY 19 (5/20/2012) :

  • Food : cereal for breakfast, pizza for lunch and apple for dinner
  • Dessert tres leches!!
  • Exercise :  Finally bought new shoes today. And time to start running 🙂

DAY 20 :

  • Food : dosa for breakfast, apple for lunch and chicken/mutton/yogurt/rice for dinner
  • Dessert :  11 days..
  • Exercise :  none.

DAY 21 :

  • Food : eggs for breakfast, no lunch and subway Italian sandwich for dinner
  • Dessert :  12 days..
  • Exercise :  Stressed out at work counts right 🙂

DAY 22 :

  • Food : eggs for breakfast, shrimp/rice for lunch and chapathi/yogurt for dinner
  • Dessert :  11 days..
  • Exercise :  none..

DAY 23 :

  • Food : eggs for breakfast, shrimp/rice for lunch and fish/chapathi/yogurt for dinner
  • Dessert :  10 days..
  • Exercise :  Does walking up 5 stairs count? 🙂

DAY 23 :

  • Food : eggs for breakfast, Indian buffet for lunch and chapathi/yogurt for dinner
  • Dessert :  9 days..
  • Exercise :  Mowed the lawn.. . And running out of excuses for not running.

DAY 24 :

  • Food : eggs for breakfast, Mexican for lunch and chapathi/yogurt for dinner
  • Dessert :  8 days without any sugar rush
  • Exercise :  1 mile run and my leg started flaming again.. Haven’t had a chance to get the new shoes yet.

DAY 25 (5/13/2012) :

  • Food : cereal for breakfast, fish/rice for lunch and chapathi for dinner
  • Dessert :  7 day milestone.. decided to skip dessert this entire week. Given that I haven’t been exercising as required.
  • Exercise :  No workout.

DAY 26 :

  • Food : dosa for breakfast, shrimp/rice for lunch and chapathi for dinner
  • Dessert :  6 days and starting to forget dessert
  • Exercise :  No workout.. leg is continuing to bother

DAY 27 :

  • Food : eggs for breakfast, polish sausage lunch and fish/rice/yogurt for dinner
  • Dessert :  5 days and resisting
  • Exercise :  No workout. Saw a PT and he recommended changing shoes.

DAY 28 :

  • Food : eggs for breakfast, rice for lunch and chapathi/yogurt for dinner
  • Dessert :  4 days and counting
  • Exercise :  Tried to run.. but had to stop after 1 mile. Time to see a doctor 🙁

DAY 29 :

  • Food : eggs for breakfast, rice for lunch and chapathi/yogurt for dinner
  • Dessert :  3 days and counting
  • Exercise :  Another day without any workout…starting to worry that I will get used to this..

DAY 30 (half mile mark):

  • Food : eggs for breakfast, rice for lunch and chapathi/yogurt for dinner
  • Dessert :  2 days and counting
  • Exercise : none… nada.. nothing.. and feeling the effects of not having the endorphin rush. Way to celebrate 30 days into the resolution!! 🙁

DAY 31 :

  • Food : eggs for breakfast, rice for lunch and chapathi/yogurt for dinner
  • Dessert :  free after two days of sugar rush
  • Exercise : upper body.. my leg hasn’t healed

DAY 32 (5/6/2012):

  • Food : cereal for breakfast, baked chicken for lunch and strawberry milkshake for dinner 🙂
  • Dessert :  Strawberry milkshake
  • Exercise : 6.1 mile run.. but I think I should have waited for the leg to heal before running. I think I made it worse 🙁

DAY 33:

  • Food : cereal for breakfast, skipped lunch, rice and chicken for dinner
  • Dessert :  the clock starts all over again.
  • Exercise : Another day without exercise..

DAY 34:

  • Food : eggs for breakfast, rice for lunch and chapathi/yogurt for dinner
  • Dessert :  a spoonful of flan. broke the 7 day rule 🙁
  • Exercise : no exercise.. the leg still hurts..

DAY 35:

  • Food : eggs for breakfast, rice for lunch and chapathi/yogurt for dinner
  • Dessert :  meh.. 4 days..
  • Exercise : 4 mile outside run and surprised that I didn’t collapse :). Looks like I sprained a muscle though. hope it heals quickly enough for the Saturday long run

DAY 36:

  • Food : eggs for breakfast, rice for lunch and chapathi/yogurt for dinner
  • Dessert :  3 days and not even sweating it..
  • Exercise : 2.1 mile run

DAY 37:

  • Food : eggs for breakfast, rice for lunch and chapathi/yogurt for dinner
  • Dessert :  2 days..
  • Exercise : 4.1 mile run and feeling very good 🙂

DAY 38:

  • Food : eggs for breakfast, rice for lunch and chapathi/yogurt for dinner
  • Dessert :  the cycle starts all over again.. 1 day without dessert
  • Exercise : 2.1 mile run

DAY 39 (4/29/2012):

  • Food : Dosa for breakfast, rice for lunch and yogurt for dinner
  • Dessert :  wasted my precious dessert day on a bad set of jilebis :(… I was so looking forward to this..
  • Exercise : 1.2 mile run and core workout

DAY 40 (at 30% mark):

  • Food : rice for brunch, samosa for snacks and yogurt for dinner.
  • Dessert :  6 days and dreaming about jilebi :)..
  • Exercise : 5.2 mile run.

DAY 41 :

  • Food : eggs for breakfast, italian sandwich for lunch and rice for dinner.
  • Dessert :  5 days and waiting for the next change..
  • Exercise : 1.5 mile run.

DAY 42 :

  • Food : eggs for breakfast, tacos for lunch and yogurt for dinner.
  • Dessert :  4 days.. what dessert? 🙂
  • Exercise : 2.5 mile run.

DAY 43 :

  • Food : eggs for breakfast, rice for lunch and chapathi for dinner.
  • Dessert :  3 days without a sugar rush
  • Exercise : 2.6 mile run.

DAY 44 :

  • Food : eggs and cheese pie for breakfast, rice for lunch and chapathi for dinner.
  • Dessert : 2 days and I have forgotten the gulab jamun already..
  • Exercise : 3.5 mile run.

DAY 45 :

  • Food : eggs for breakfast, rice for lunch, lamb shawarma and rice  for dinner.
  • Dessert : The clock starts ticking again..
  • Exercise : 2 mile run.

DAY 46 (4/22/2012) :

  • Food : egg Benedict for brunch, rice for dinner.
  • Dessert : 10 Gulab Jamuns.. yummy
  • Exercise : 5 mile run!

DAY 47 :

  • Food : cereal for breakfast, rice for lunch and dinner.
  • Dessert : 14 days and waiting to pig out tomorrow!!!
  • Exercise : 2 mile run

DAY 48 :

  • Food : bagel for breakfast, soup for lunch, rice for dinner..
  • Dessert : 13 days!!!
  • Exercise : 1.5 mile run

DAY 49 (4/19/2012) :

  • Food : egg and bagel for breakfast, sandwich for lunch, salad for dinner.. Way too healthy 🙂
  • Dessert : 12 days!!!
  • Exercise : 3.5 mile run

DAY 49 :

  • Food : eggs for breakfast, rice for lunch and dinner
  • Dessert : 11 days and saying.. “What is dessert”? 🙂
  • Exercise : 2 mile run and feeling great..

DAY 50 :

  • Food : jalapeno/cheese bread for breakfast, rice for lunch and dinner
  • Dessert : 10 days and getting cocky
  • Exercise : 3.5 mile run and feeling great.. And yes, I have been leaving work at ~5:00 PM for the last few days. Punishment for missing my daily exercise last week.

DAY 51 :

  • Food : Eggs for breakfast, rice for lunch and dinner
  • Dessert : 9 days and gaining more confidence
  • Exercise : 2 mile run

DAY 52 :

  • Food : Rice for breakfast and lunch. No dinner.
  • Dessert : 8 days and praying
  • Exercise : 30 min walk…

DAY 53 :

  • Food : Rice for breakfast and lunch. No dinner.
  • Dessert : 7 days and gasping
  • Exercise : 4 mile run.

DAY 54 :

  • Food : Eggs for breakfast, salad for lunch and beer for dinner!!
  • Dessert : 6 days and counting
  • Exercise : non!!  Today was not a good day.. no exercise and add beer to that. So 1 week of coming home early

DAY 55 :

  • Food : Eggs for breakfast, polish sausage for lunch (yum) and rice for dinner. Pretty proud that I started at a load of fries during lunch and didn’t even blink for a second 🙂
  • Dessert : 5 days and counting
  • Exercise : 3 mile run.

DAY 56 :

  • Food : Eggs for breakfast, rice for lunch and dinner..
  • Dessert : 4 days without any sugar highs..
  • Exercise : 2 mile run.

DAY 57 :

  • Food : Eggs/bacon for breakfast, rice for lunch and dinner.. gets boring right 🙂
  • Dessert : I am pretty proud that I was able to walk away from an open box of Baklava today!!.
  • Exercise : 3 mile run.

DAY 58 :

  • Food : Eggs/bacon for breakfast, rice for lunch and dinner
  • Dessert : second day without a sugar rush.
  • Exercise : 2 mile run.

DAY 59 :

  • Food : cereal for breakfast, rice/sambar for lunch
  • Dessert : Nothing sweet today :). 6 more days to go before I can eat dessert.
  • Exercise : 3 mile run

DAY 60 (59 more to go):

  • Food : nothing greasy..just plain old Indian food.
  • Dessert : Eat some sweet bread to commemorate Virat rolling over for the first time.
  • Exercise : 4 mile run. As I was running the course with Jhavi.. I had to take a stop at the 2 mile marker and started walking. I stopped at a stop light. Right across the road, an old man stopped at the same light. When I say, old, this gentleman had braces to keep his knees together. And he was running. And like my fat arse, he didn’t stop running, when the light turned red. He kept spinning at the same place.. you know, when you don’t want to keep running. I took a look at him and started running!! Thank you sir, for the inspiration.

Dessert

7 Replies to “2012 : 60 Day Resolution”

    1. Very true.. but I only skip a meal, if I pigged out at the earlier meal or if I am just not hungry. Not skipping them to lose weight 🙂

  1. Enjoyed reading this. Esp, the highlight the dessert sections in RED is awesome 🙂

    Like the topic segregation (food, dessert, exercise). Would have been great if this had the weight also tracked.

    But, tracking it for 60 days and sticking to strict diet is good.

    I was on strict diet (no sugar, no oil, no dessert, lotta fruits, no non-veg) this for 60 days and lost 8 Kgs. This was before marriage. After marriage – all rules vanished automatically and the weight numbers are steep.

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