Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Time to make a change.

About 3 and a half years ago, the ex, the boys and I decided to switch to a Vegan diet. I only went Vegetarian and even then, I still ate fish, so I didn't adhere the way they did. I stuck to this diet 100% for about 2 years. No chicken, pork or red meat. During that time I took tremendous pride in my self control to not slip up. While not on that diet anymore, I've decided it's time to get back into that mindset of self-discipline. Starting next week, I will start the first ever diet (for weight loss) in my entire life. Growing up I was a skinny little twig, but eventually, the lack of physical activity, poor eating habits and beer drinking caught up with me.

So the plan is, only Cheerios with 1% milk for breakfast, salads with balsamic dressing for lunch and a normal dinner, plus riding my bike 5 miles at least 4 times a week. I don't expect miracles, but I currently eat crappy for breakfast most days and really bad for lunch almost every day. I'm also cutting out sodas, so that will reduce my calorie intake by about 900 a day. It's all water and unsweetened tea from here on out. I'll keep you all posted as I'm sure you will be following with unimaginable excitement.

Here are a couple new sketches, I'm currently working on The Hurricane Kids special for January 2009 and looking for new freelance opportunities.


5 comments:

RAWLS said...

You can do it!!!

DJ Render said...

Glad to hear it bro. I committed to a similar discipline about four months ago. Its made a huge difference in my motivation, energy and overall happiness. Artistically, I can stay up later working, and ideas seem to flow more clearly. It gets easier when you see the results. Kudos.

rory said...

Good luck, I started working out about two weeks ago and really glad I did, already feel better. Have to say the soda is hard to quit....I'm down to 1 or 2 a day, but I hear it's siren song always....

ryan cody said...

Thanks guys, I'm hoping it'll make me feel better all around. I agree with you Rory, I have been addicted to Coke (a-Cola) for about 25 years, that will be the hardest part.

Jason C-M said...

Hey Ryan,

I thought I had posted a comment here the day this post went up, but I don't see it so I guess something went wrong.

Anyway, I really dig how you handled the colors in those pieces, esp the subtle warmth in the girl's nose and cheeks.