Hi, welcome to my blog. I'm in search of guidance.

Hi, welcome to my blog. I'm in search of guidance.
Former fatty in my younger years, I got ripped at 20 yo with very high protein/low calories diet. Since then, my weight has fluctuated but I never got fat again.
I am 39 yo now, and for months I have struggled with keeping disciplined. I find myself over eating daily, not by much but still. I gained weight, every other day I tell myself that I am going to start calorie counting again but I keep going back to shitty habits (eating between meals, eating too much food which is not what's best for my goals, eating to numb my stress or because I am bored etc.).
I don't know what is wrong with me, I got off the wagon before but I always got back on my feet. I don't find it in me anymore, it seems. It's like I don't want it bad enough anymore.
I think this situation is a symptom of something more profound. I can't complain about my job given that I WFH 100% and make good money but some days I have nothing to do, I feel totally lacking motivation and even though I could use this time to do something useful, I don't do shit.
I feel I don't have purpose and it's the reason why I lack discipline and don't do what I know I should be doing.
Anyone went through this kind of passage? any tips for me so that I stop bitching and get back to work?

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Youre an addict and you need to treat your addiction like any other addict would treat theirs.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Addict to food? hmm I find it hard to believe but ok, what would you suggest?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The twelve steps.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Not the guy you're replying to but food addiction is real and incredibly prevalent throughout the United States. Think of all the massive landwhales you've ever seen irl or online. You can't get that fat without developing a literal addiction to the instant gratification of sugary garbage. Anyway, my advice to you is to improve your environment as much as you can. You are a product of your environment, so a bad one will fuck you up no matter what discipline you have. Don't keep junk food in your house, have a designated place for eating and only eating. I'm pulling most of this shit from the book atomic habits if you're interested in that-pretty good read.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          will do, thanks fren

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I would suggest using a calorie tracking app to hold yourself more accountable. It's harder to over eat when you're logging everything

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I have been using this tool for more than a decade now, I do start the day by counting but I keep heading to the fridge to get some food at some point even though I know I shouldn't. I am not talking about junk food by the way, I eat rather clean I believe but I do eat to often, too much.
      And I could punch my fucking face in the morning when naked in front of the mirror, I see I need to diet and get down 4 kilos weight wise.
      I fucking now what I should do but I keep failing like a fucking child.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Taking a page from the AA strat on marijuana maintainence, replace it with something (not weed). For me coffee and mentally imtense tasks keep me from eating until the afternoon

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That's a good point, I know I eat when I am bored or don't want to do shitty tasks.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Bro your 39 your life is over

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the more boomer you become the less you actually give a shit about things, like being a lazy youth except the boomer mentality

    but as you do realize working out has benefits, and if you wanna do them gotta get a routine and make doing them as seamless as possible, even though sometimes you dont feel like it, just gotta do something out of habit

    making things as seamless as possible might include, get a home gym (rack), do as minimal of a routine/exercises as you want, do more enjoyable exercises just to keep going, instead of progressing lifts every time, make it every week, if not every week, every month

    make it as easy as possible, in stead of doing full body 3x a week, just do one compound a day some days of the week to start
    do the the literal bare minimum, just to build up a pattern, not burn out
    I swear for the several autistical mind you have to do like psychology exposure therapy but for lifting, bare minimum dose and not a huge enough hurdle to make it seem too hard to accomplish, because then you will just build up a mental blockade

    idk man, enjoy this rant non the less

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Good advice fren, I understand it as "start little and build up a strong routine". Food wise, it would mean something like start by not eating between meals. Then when it's locked in, start hitting protons, then when it's locked in, start counting calories etc. Thanks

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I didn't even consider the diet part, just don't buy shit foods, if you don't buy it you can't eat it, simple as
        buy and cook whole foods
        counting kcals is good for cutting sure but totally fucking boring long term

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I pretty much eat nothing but clean foods. That's the shitty part, it's not like I can through the snicker bars out and get better. There is nothing but good protein, carbs and fats in my house. I simply overeat. Compensating for something but can't put my finger on it.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You aren’t hungry, you’re bored. Drink water after each meal and have some discipline about when you eat. If you still have no control over snacking then get off your ass and do cardio in the mornings/evenings.

    Is your priority to enjoy your little pussy snacks when you’re bored or is it to lose weight and do something with yourself?

    It’s okay to be fucking hungry.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    nutefag

    buy a gymnastics matt

    Set up a screen so you can watch anime while doing calisthenics including push ups

    get 5 and 10 pound dumbells

    do 120

    push ups
    squats
    over head press with ten pound dumb bells
    lunges

    a day

    consume between 600mg to 3gm of elemental magnesium a day

    take a .5-1. teaspoon of potassium bicarbonate and sodium bicarbonate a day

    buy celery and carrots

    every time you have a craving for a snack, first eat an entire piece of celery or carrot first, which will fill your stomach up with volume, and then you won't have much of an apetite for snacks.

    generally fill up with high fibre foods, which will fill up your stomach with volume, and you will feel fuller.

    consume alot of cholesterol.

    ask me anything.

    • 2 weeks ago
      nutefag

      also buy three pound dumb bells for shadowboxing

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Sports wise, I have a rather adequate routine I believe: I go to the gym at least twice a week and I do a quick HIIT routine thrice a week.
      It is really on the food level that I fuck up immensely. I weigh 156 lbs when I should be weighing 146. I will apply your pieces of advice.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I have a rather strong sports routine and yet, I look like shit because I am at around 20% bf because my diet is shit.
        Fuck, every morning I want to spit on the mirror and yet, two hours later I go grab something in the fridge that I shouldn't. What the fuck is wrong with me

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