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I have gained weight.

I once weighed 165 pounds. But, that was 20 years ago when I was a lanky, active athlete playing soccer and basketball in high school. Since then I have become less active all while keeping my bad eating habits: lots of Fast Food and not a lot of fruits and vegetables.

I reached my heaviest weight of 275 pounds in April of 2014. I reached my lowest weight of 215 pounds in February of 2017.

I am now sitting pretty at 260 pounds.

This is not good. According to the CDC BMI Calculator I should be between 136 to 184 pounds.

Now, I highly doubt that I will ever truly be able to get back to my high school weight; even if I drastically changed my diet and exercise. But, I can work to loss weight and get in better change by changing my diet and the amount of exercise I get. One of the ways I can do that is to follow the new Canada guidelines that are detailed in the photo below. Drastically increase the amount of fruits and vegetables I eat, while drastically decreasing the amount of fast food I eat. I also need to get waaaaaaaay more exercise than I do now. Even though my Fitbit tells me that I get 20k steps in during work, I need to do actual exercise and not just rely on walking around a warehouse for "exercise".

The question is: How do I get these changes to stick?

I have tried to do this before, see that weight drop from 2014-2017? That was a lot of work and I have let it go out of laziness. I need to do better. I want to do better. I would love to be able to run around a soccer field again without falling down after 5 minutes.

But, I am lazy. Just look at the publish date below - Jan 2019 - and I'm just now getting around to saying, "Yeah, I should probably to something different".

Here's to starting to make some changes.

So, let's go do this.

Jan 22, 2019

Canada’s new Food Guide is out! Looks to be much better and more in line with current nutritional science. I am sure the meat, dairy and egg industries are upset #goplantbased

Canada’s Food Guide

Here is my first draft of how I am going to capture, store, review, and track ALL THE THINGS!

This is how it is supposed to work:

  • Stuff -> Inbox [Capture]
  • Figure out what to do with Stuff [Store & Review]
  • Do Stuff
  • Review Stored Stuff to See if it can be Done

It's all pretty simple. The hardest part seems to be setting up a routine that works.

I have tried to use Evernote by itself, Evernote with a task manager, Evernote with a task manager & physical notebook, and a ton of other different things.

The tripping up point that I have is the REVIEWING part. I put stuff in a note or notebook and the forget about it.

To start doing this I need to build a daily and weekly routine.
I have a cleaning/chore schedule and I have maingly been ignoring the cleaning so I need to get on top of that.

I am starting to thing that a task manager is the best way to go. I like my Bullet Journal notebook and will continue to use that as well.
I just worry about having to track the same things in different places. But, I believe that since the digital task manager is simple I can handle that in addition to the physical notebook.

So, after all this here is how I think I will do these things.

  1. Capture
    I will use Evernote as my main digital inbox. Everything that I think of while I'm out or sitting at a computer or my phone is right next to me will be entered as a new note in Evernote.

  2. I want to start playing around with the Google Assisstant so that I can dictate new things to it as well as the Echo devices we have everywhere. I might need to create some new IFTTT recipes to get it all going.

  3. Possible notebook idea for Evernote - Stuff instead on Inbox to throw all the digital notes into so it's an easy place to review at the end of the day.

  4. Figure it Out
    I will do the GTD thing of if it can be done quickly then just do it.

Then it's a matter of moving that digital note to where it needs to go.
Big Step Here - setup Evernote in the form of GTD with the major categories getting there own notebook stacks. Using tags to help with search is a good idea as well. This is a big project and should be planned out as well.

  1. Review


After work I want to come home, take a shower and then plan out the next day in the Bullet Journal.

If I can create a habit to review and plan I
that I will be able to stay on top of everything that I want to do. And everything that I want to help Rachael with.

The reason behind this big as note is to get a sense of momentum in bettering myself.

I am tired of feeling like I am standing still and treading water in my life and my hope is that this will help.