Discipline / by Dave Herring

Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels. And I’m not even skinny.

I’ve never struggled with weight too much, but just enough to not feel good. I’ve hidden and carried it well for the most part. But it hasn’t always been great up in my head, and certainly not great around my waist. When I started college I was 6’0 and 150lbs. When I graduated college I was 6’0 and 200lbs. Sometime over the next decade, I hit 215lbs. Then in 2012, I got down to 190lbs. Over the next 6 years or so, I put 15lbs back on, and landed at 205lbs for the longest time. But in 2018, I decided to get healthy. Eating super clean and #keto, I dropped down to my goal of 185lbs pretty quickly, but then kept going to 170lbs. I didn’t like the way I felt at 170lbs, so I slowly built back up to 180lbs, and I’ve been there for over a year now. While the weight stuff is measurable and honestly feels great, can I tell you what feels better?

The discipline. The fact that I can maintain this. The fact that sugar and carbs are not going to rule my life. By the way… chocolate and breads are my weakness. The worst is a chocolate chip cookie or a chocolate croissant. Lord have mercy. But being able to overcome that desire is such a strength. A disciplined mind can do anything it sets out to do.

I don’t eat keto exclusively now, just mostly for a reset when I need one. After all the traveling lately, I needed a reset in this season. It’s been 10 days since I had sugar. And that feels good.

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