Social courage is many time far more difficult than physical courage.
For anyone struggling with weight, I recommend eating 1 big meal a day and nothing more. It sucks for the first couple weeks, but then you get used to it and never get super hungry again. I’ve lost about 15 pounds and my weight has stabilized using this method, so I highly recommend it.
It’s been a great tool when going by 20 lb increments. The numbers would probably be a little higher for you because of the amount of cardio you’re doing. The downside to lots of cardio is it triggers a vicious appetite because of all the energy you’ve been expending. Let me know if that is any help in your journey. If the deficit number is too aggressive, switch the drop-down menu to the Warrior Shredding Program. It’s a slower cut but with two refeeds a week it’s more satisfying and easier to stick to without feeling like crap as you pointed out.
From time to time I do intermittent fasting where I don’t eat for several hours either because I’m focused on work or commuting into the office or back home.
About four months ago, I moved from Houston to Austin during a time where I was primarily working from home all of the time until I slowly acclimated to going back into the office post hurricane Harvey.
I’m fortunate in that I currently work for an organization that supports remote working and found that I enjoy a mix of working from home and being in the office as opposed to being 100% either or as I like to have variety.
As far as driving goes, I love it. We tend to enjoy being on the road out here in the Wild West.