Diet & Healthy Eating

Often times the hardest part about dieting is imagining how long it will take to get where you want to be. But, the journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step. So try starting small; cook dinner 3 nights a week, or take lunch to work. But big steps or small, commit today to the most important thing you've got...your health.

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To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.
- Francoise de la Rochefoucauld

Community Journal: Diet & Healthy Eating

  • safibta Mar 24, 2019, 12:13 PM
    "This journal entry overrides the previous journal entries of this Stickk commitment ‎ ‎ ‎ SYSTEM: ‎ ‎ ‎•Youtube* rules: no YouTube. ‎ ‎ ‎•‎ ‎* these rules also apply to the following websites: ‎ ‎ ‎- all the websites listed on any of the following lists: ‎ ‎ ‎---‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎--- websites defined in the note on the web address‎ ‎ ‎- Looking up search terms, or a combination of them with any other string of text, defined ‎in ‎the ‎note ‎on the web address‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎* i.e. wherever the word YouTube (case not sensitive) is ‎used in the present Stickk commitment, ‎the ‎service YouTube refers to the video hosting service YouTube or ‎ ‎‎1. ‎any ‎of ‎the websites mentioned in the ‎lists ‎to ‎which ‎the ‎aforementioned ‎Wikipedia ‎links ‎are ‎dedicated ‎to, or ‎ ‎‎2. the following websites or regions ‎or ‎gates or activities accessed through any internet browsing ‎software or video player or any ‎apps ‎or ‎clients on my HP Probook 4540s or Infinix Hot 4 or Galaxy S9 or ‎Xperia T on my HP Probook 4540s or Infinix Hot 4 or Galaxy S9 or Xperia T, such ‎as Boost ‎for ‎Reddit: ‎ ‎ ‎- YouTube ‎ ‎- Reddit ‎ with exception to the following subreddits: korea.‎ ‎- Twitter ‎ ‎ ‎- Imgur ‎ ‎ ‎- Tumblr ‎ ‎ ‎- Instagram ‎ ‎ ‎- Facebook ‎ with exception to the following Facebook Groups: Foodist Kitchen, Top ‎Performer ‎Private ‎Group ‎- ‎ ‎ ‎- ‎ ‎ ‎- Netflix ‎ ‎ ‎- The floating icon at the bottom right of the WhatsApp Android app that takes you to the ‎ccontact list ‎ ‎ ‎- The status window in WhatsApp Android app ‎ ‎ ‎- Google Play Movies & TV app ‎ ‎- usage of Google’s AMP to access any of the aforementioned sites ‎- any website that has subscribed to Google’s AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) ‎technology ‎to ‎show ‎me webpages ‎- Searching for any of the following terms online (case not ‎sensitive): ‎khashoggi, ‎mbs, ‎Saudi, ‎latifa, ‎latifah, ‎dubai , ngt, neil degrasse Tyson, princess, news ‎- In any online image search engine, such as Google image search ‎or ‎Bing ‎image ‎search ‎including ‎the ‎categorized search such as gif-only search, accessed using a browser ‎of ‎a ‎some ‎app such as Google app on android, clicking or tapping on an ‎image ‎thumbnail ‎for ‎which ‎the ‎target ‎image is uploaded on any of the aforementioned internet ‎regions ‎which I am ‎not ‎allowed ‎to ‎visit in ‎their respective spatial or temporal domains.‎ ‎- access to the navigation bar of Gmail's Android app (I can ‎open ‎the ‎Gmail ‎Android ‎app ‎navigation ‎bar ‎up to before the appearance of the patches the purpose ‎of ‎whom is ‎to ‎notify you ‎about ‎new mail ‎in ‎the respective tag) and the Gmail service other ‎than ‎the ‎following ‎means:‎ ‎ ‎--- the device used to access Gmail is not my Samsung Galaxy S9 ‎ ‎- SoundCloud ‎- Akinator ‎- Hooked (the chat stories app)‎ ‎- Orbia ‎- all YouTube Live streams that are pre-recorded videos being replayed with delay on 10 ‎or ‎more ‎seconds from the occurrence of the event being shown in the stream ‎- Gaana music service ‎- Samsung Music music service ‎- Sound Cloud ‎- Apple Music music service ‎- Amazon Prime Music music service ‎- Amazon Music music service ‎- Lucky Louie clips or episodes ‎- ‎- MX Video Tube android application ‎- Joe Rogan podcast ‎- JRE: JoeRogan Podcast android application ‎- JVids - Top Japanese MVs android application ‎- Inflikr for Flickr android app ‎- SaMoo Video Clips android app ‎- DeviantArt Note:‎ ‎- If any of the aforementioned prohibited regions is accessed, ‎it ‎must ‎be ‎closed ‎within ‎two ‎seconds ‎of ‎me realizing that the forbidden region has been ‎accessed. ‎Example: if ‎I ‎find ‎myself ‎having ‎opened ‎a ‎twitter link, I must close the web-page within two ‎seconds ‎of ‎realizing ‎that I ‎have ‎accessed ‎it. ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎---‎-‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ How to access any of the sites/services/regions restricted by aforementioned rules: ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ Option 1 (penalty oriented method): ‎ ‎ ‎1. Start a 30 minute timer on the device from which I intend to access the website / app from ‎ ‎ ‎2. Tear a 1000 won currency note into pieces ‎ ‎ ‎3. The sites are allowed to be accessed until 1 minute later than the alarm time ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎(Note that as mentioned elsewhere in ‎this ‎document, ‎the ‎aforementioned ‎penalty ‎may ‎be ‎replaced ‎by a different penalty)‎ ‎ ‎ Option 2, the Suppression method, defined as follows: ‎ ‎ A commitment can be suppressed temporarily with 3 ‎hours ‎of ‎notice ‎in ‎advance ‎causing ‎no ‎penalties ‎by ‎specifying the following in written form (digital ‎or ‎physical): ‎ ‎ ‎- start and end times of the service suppression ‎ ‎ ‎- purpose for that suppression stated in brief ‎anywhere ‎in ‎written ‎‎(e.g. ‎to ‎watch ‎a ‎YouTube ‎tutorial ‎on ‎journal paper formatting, etc) ‎ ‎ ‎- VERY IMPORTANTLY, which services would you like ‎to ‎access. ‎Specify ‎this ‎subset ‎e.g. ‎set ‎of ‎all ‎the ‎websites in the video hosting ‎category, ‎or ‎set ‎containing ‎the ‎YouTube ‎category, ‎or ‎set ‎containing ‎everything in the info ‎diet ‎set. ‎Whichever ‎appropriate. ‎ ‎ ‎- the word “decided”. Once I write “decided”, the three points of that instance of ‎suppression ‎may ‎not ‎be edited.‎ ‎- me writing the phrase, with case not sensitive, "let all info diet suppressions planned ‎henceforth ‎be ‎revoked starting now. Decided." digitally or physically shall revoke all the suppressions ‎planned as ‎of ‎then.‎ ‎--- ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ Wake up system:‎ ‎-‎ ‎ The commitment inside the following parenthesis applies in case of (1):‎ ‎(‎ Commitment:‎ From the time I switch off the alarm of the analogue alarm clock that wakes me up ‎until ‎two ‎hours ‎after switching off this alarm, or from 06:30 a.m. in South Korean Time to 09:30 a.m. ‎in ‎South ‎Korean ‎time, excluding Saturdays, ‎I ‎am ‎not allowed to sit or lie down on any chair, bed, floor, ‎or ‎stairs ‎in the building 17-22 ‎‎(also ‎known ‎as ‎Paradia) in Daegu, South Korea, except the following ‎cases:‎ ‎- sitting on the toilet seat inside the restroom of the studio I live in ‎- sitting on the wooden chair in the studio I live in when the following criteria is met:‎ ‎--- purpose of this sitting activity is to wear socks ‎--- during this activity of sitting, I am not touching a desk with or without any clothes or bag in between ‎--- as soon as I sit, the next thing I should do is to wear socks and as soon as ‎I ‎have ‎worn ‎socks, ‎I ‎must ‎get up.‎ If I am already awake ‎ Penalty: Upon violating the commitment mentioned under ‎the ‎heading ‎‎“Commitment” ‎immediately ‎above this line, I must waste a 1000 won currency note ‎before ‎the ‎upcoming 9 p.m. in ‎South Korean ‎time. (Note that ‎this ‎penalty has been overridden by ‎‎(1) )‎ ‎ ‎)‎ ‎-‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ The commitment inside the following parenthesis applies in case of (1):‎ ‎(‎ Grand gesture:‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎- can't do the following:‎ ‎ ‎--- in BEFEL, letting any point on the either of my leg’s ¾ part that is the near to ‎my ‎body ‎rest ‎on ‎the ‎other leg (aka crossing legs and not any of: ‎ ‎ ‎----- letting either foot rest on the other leg's thigh region)‎ ‎ ‎--- in BEFEL let either or both legs rest on the seat I'm sitting on ‎ ‎--- in BEFEL let either or both feet rest on the desk ‎ ‎--- letting the nail of any of my fingers cross the flattest surface defined in ‎the ‎region ‎of ‎lesser ‎surface ‎area enclosed inside the loops, the said loops each being formed by ‎the ‎skin ‎region ‎outermost, ‎i.e. ‎towards the mouth, of either nostril. There are two of ‎these ‎loops ‎corresponding to ‎each of ‎my ‎nostrils, formed by the respective nostril. Exceptions are: ‎ ‎----- the said finger is wet and there is a water stream running within 20 centimeters of me ‎----- the said finger is separated from the aforementioned loops formed by each ‎of ‎the ‎nostrils ‎by ‎a ‎paper (such as a tissue paper) or cloth ‎ ‎ overridden penalty:‎ ‎ ‎- waste doctor you energy bar immediately ‎after ‎I ‎discover myself off guard ‎violating ‎this ‎rule. ‎If ‎there ‎is no doctor you energy bar available, ‎I must waste a 1000 South ‎Korean ‎Won ‎currency ‎note ‎or ‎equivalent value in coins immediately.‎ ‎ ‎ How to bypass the aforementioned restrictions written under the heading of 'Grand gesture':‎ ‎Start a 2 minute timer on my phone or PDA. Doing so allows ‎me ‎to ‎assume ‎the ‎body ‎postures ‎restricted above for the amount of time initially set by this timer ‎plus ‎one ‎minute.‎ ‎ ‎)‎ ‎ ‎ Mindful Studio:‎ ‎(‎ ‎- can use my Infinix Hot 4 or Galaxy S9 on the ‎second ‎floor i.e. the floor on which I ‎live, ‎of ‎the ‎building ‎‎255-4, the building that is also known as ‎‎“Paradia” in ‎Daegu, South Korea only ‎after ‎I ‎activate ‎the ‎‎“Mindful Studio” applock profile.‎ Penalty clause: Upon entering the password pattern to access any service, other ‎than ‎an ‎app ‎uninstallation wizard or the Applock app ‎control panel, I must waste a 1000 won ‎currency ‎note ‎before ‎the upcoming 9 p.m. in South Korean ‎time. (Note that ‎this ‎penalty has been ‎overridden ‎by (1) )‎ ‎)‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ Mindful eating: ‎ ‎ ‎- can use my phone only after I activate the mindful eating applock profile ‎ ‎ ‎- if the phone is not in the Mindful Eating applock profile, ‎then ‎I ‎must ‎make ‎it ‎that ‎the ‎first ‎thing ‎before ‎using the phone ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎(best thing to possibly work here is the very simple ‎steps: ‎‎1. ‎lock ‎all, ‎‎2. ‎unlock ‎only ‎the ‎app ‎needed ‎here i.e. evernote, and 3. unlock ‎the ‎private ‎notification ‎feature ‎of ‎applock ‎so ‎that ‎imp ‎notifs arent ‎lost) ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎- ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ Mindful restroom: ‎ ‎ ‎- can use my phone in restroom only after I activate the mindful restroom applock profile ‎ ‎ ‎- if the phone is not in the Mindful Restroom applock ‎profile, ‎then ‎I ‎must ‎make ‎it ‎that ‎the ‎first ‎thing ‎before using the phone ‎ ‎ ‎- unlocking chrome app is allowed after counting 1 to 100. ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎(best thing to possibly work here is the very simple ‎steps: ‎‎1. ‎lock ‎all, ‎‎2. ‎unlock ‎only ‎the ‎app ‎needed ‎here i.e. evernote, and 3. unlock ‎the ‎private ‎notification ‎feature ‎of ‎applock ‎so ‎that ‎imp ‎notifs arent ‎lost) ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎- ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ Penalty: $10 per violation ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ For (1), all associated charges or penalties on me in ‎this present Stickk ‎commitment ‎‎(including ‎the ‎Stickk ‎penalty ‎and ‎the ‎‎1000 ‎won ‎note tearing on certain websites) ‎shall ‎be overridden by ‎a penalty ‎of ‎‎100k ‎South ‎Korean ‎Wons ‎being torn for each ‎violation except ‎otherwise ‎stated under ‎the ‎heading ‎of ‎‎'overridden ‎penalty' ‎after the ‎intended ‎violation criteria is ‎explained and ‎the next ‎one ‎hasn't ‎started.‎ ‎This 100k ‎South ‎Korean Won associated with the past sentence must be torn before the next day 9 p.m. in ‎South ‎Korean ‎time.‎ ‎- ‎ References:‎ ‎(1):‎ ‎(‎ ‎until further notice ‎)‎ ‎-‎ Text repository:‎ ‎- ‎ ‎(‎ ‎- access to the navigation bar of Gmail's Android app (I can ‎open ‎the ‎Gmail ‎Android ‎app ‎navigation ‎bar ‎up to before the appearance of the patches the purpose ‎of ‎whom is ‎to ‎notify you ‎about ‎new mail ‎in ‎the respective tag) and the Gmail service other ‎than ‎the ‎following ‎means:‎ ‎ ‎--- the device used to access Gmail is not my PDA ‎ ‎--- chrome (PC or Android version) or Gmail Android ‎app: ‎navigating ‎directly ‎to ‎a ‎page ‎dedicated ‎to ‎a ‎search term ‎ ‎ ‎--- chrome (PC or Android version) or Gmail Android ‎app: ‎navigating ‎directly ‎to ‎a ‎page ‎dedicated ‎to ‎a ‎label (exceptions: the labels of Primary, Social, ‎Updates, ‎and Forums)‎ ‎)‎ ‎-‎ ‎(‎ until :‎ ‎1. I have completed the FEA 2 Fall 2018 midterm ‎exam i.e. until I ‎have ‎attempted ‎all ‎the ‎answers ‎to ‎the ‎point of obtaining the correct solution.‎ ‎2. I have completed understanding all the FEA 2 lectures taught until now.‎ ‎)‎ ‎-‎ ‎(‎ overridden penalty:‎ ‎ ‎- waste a 1000 South Korean Won currency ‎note ‎or ‎equivalent ‎value ‎in ‎coins ‎immediately ‎after ‎I ‎discover myself off guard violating this rule. If ‎there ‎is ‎no ‎isolated ‎‎1000 ‎South ‎Korean Wons ‎available, ‎i ‎must waste a doctor you energy bar ‎immediately.‎ ‎ ‎)‎ ‎- ‎ Notes applicable to this journal entry:‎ ‎1. This commitment can be modified by updating ‎this ‎journal ‎entry ‎with ‎a ‎new ‎one. ‎Changes ‎take ‎effect 1 hour after the update time of the journal. ‎ ‎This ‎applies ‎to ‎updates ‎in ‎the ‎nested ‎content i.e. the content in the links inside this journal entry. ‎ ‎2. References mentioned under the heading of “References” in ‎this ‎journal ‎entry ‎can ‎be ‎called ‎inside ‎this journal entry by writing “(i)” where “i” is the ‎number ‎identifying ‎the ‎called ‎reference.‎ ‎3. Any changes to an Applock profile on my Galaxy S9 mentioned in this journal entry take 5 ‎minutes ‎to ‎take effect after that Applock profile has been changed for the incumbent instance.‎ ‎-‎ Notes:‎ ‎- one of the next thing to be done to this commitment journal entry is to ‎organize ‎it ‎by ‎the ‎way ‎of ‎annotation "
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  • GooG Mar 24, 2019, 11:17 AM
    "Almost forgot: progress chart."
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  • GooG Mar 24, 2019, 11:10 AM
    "Second week. - I held strong against sweet stuff, which was sometimes tough. - The weight, interestingly, stopped swaying up and down - on the other hand, it's actually creeping up, which is weird to me. - I will admit that I've been "working out" almost minimally, not exactly the bare minimum but not much above that either. - Counting calories has been a bit shaky as well. At least 3 days this week I summed it up at the end of the day, and not (as the intention is) on the go. That's less accurate, and also cancels the important side benefit of constant awareness and vigilance. All That being said, on the whole I still consider this week a success. I'm moving a lot, I'm not eating sweets, and my average calorie intake (including negatives from workouts) is 1600, which is good. For next week I hope to be doing this with a bit more passion, but honestly, right now this whole thing is less about weight and more about sticking to a decision for 4 weeks straight. "
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  • chicaboom Mar 24, 2019, 9:22 AM
    "going very well with occasional tastes outside the AIP that do no harm for me, I am able to keep immune responses at bay and am able to discern my triggers, sulfates etc..."
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