There are some that will tell you that ice water is the key to any diet plan. Honestly, I’d have to agree. I’ve seen it first hand myself. Those same people will give you a line of scientific mumbo jumbo on metabolism rates, body temperature, etc. etc. This, unfortunately, is where I’m forced to disagree.
Ice water makes the difference for any person, on the weight decline. I’ve seen it first hand, there’s no doubt about it. Stuck on a plateau? Drink more ice water. What I think they’re failing to tell you is, most of that weight loss isn’t an effect in the rise of your metabolic rate, but more due to the dancing. Yes, the dancing. Picture yourself, half way through your rush hour commute, stuck in traffic, waiting on that slow light at Allisonville Rd. Then think back fifteen minutes earlier, and picture yourself saying stoically, ‘Nah, I don’t need to go to the bathroom before I go, I’ll make it!’ Now, look back a little bit further to the third mondo jug of ice water you finished off not 30 min. before. Feeling the urge to dance yet?
Back and forth, the bathroom your frequent friend, requires a lot of walking, and dancing if you’re running behind. This folks is the true reason ice water is key. Forget all that metabolism crap.
Yes, I rambled on about having to go to the bathroom, but it’s all I could really focus on tonight, as Frosty and I commenced our second circuit of the evening. When you find yourself sprinting in from the car upon your arrival, thatâ€™s really all that’s on your mind anyways.
Today completes a fine 2nd day, to the Fat manâ€™s master plan. Another 1.5, another entry in the journal, and we’re all the richer for it. I find myself excited to set off on another trek with my faithful sidekick, (faithful yes, but let’s not forget stubborn) if only for a chance to ramble on once again. I may not be back in my size 36′s yet, but I’m back on track. That’s what really counts, right?
2/28/2006 – 1.5 miles, evening circuit. – A Port-a-Potty never looked so good