Monday, April 28, 2014

One Mile to the Milestone

Okay, so after the being a bit naughty for the Easter holiday I've been careful about food journaling and better choices for the past week, so instead of another slow-crawl week I shot down.

Quick aside: Back around the time my daughter Liz was born in 1997 I was about 260 pounds. For the next seven years I would only gain weight because of near-constant eating to stay awake while suffering from untreated sleep apnea, combined with bad habits and lazy lifestyle ... well, I got way-big, way-unhealthy. Since then, the lowest/best weight I've achieved was 265 lb. a few years ago. Well, this is what the scale said this morning:

266.0 lb.
Weekly Loss: 7.4 lb.
Total Loss Since 1/25/2014: 13.0 lb.

So if I lose even one pound over the next week, I will have tied for the best weight I've had since sometime in the late 90s! It's my first major milestone on this road to better health and self-confidence. I'm excited to blaze past it and into awesome uncharted territory.

Thanks for the love and support, everyone. It all keeps me going!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Movin' On Down!

While I'd done pretty well during the course of last week, I was concerned that I'd break even or—worse—have gained slightly because I allowed myself to indulge at the annual Easter family feast. I prepared two hams (declared by Mom to be the best hams ever) and the remaining food, wine, and dessert was also delicious. I actually didn't eat nearly as much as I once would have stuffed into my face-hole if only because my stomach can't handle the amount of food that it once could.

So this morning I weighed in, prepared for the worst ...

274.4 lb.
Weekly Loss: 1.0 lb.
Total Loss Since 1/25/2014: 16.6 lb.
Whattaya know! I managed to still lose a pound over the last week. Not bad—and thankfully no more feast temptations for a while!

Monday, April 14, 2014


The past week wasn't as easy to stay focused on monitoring what was going into me, as we had several get-togethers and celebrations in which eating and drinking (yes, that kind of drinking) was part of it. I didn't indulge to the level of the old days, but I certainly wasn't doing the weight loss plan any favors. The good news, though, is that I did manage to make a tiny bit of progress on the morning weigh-in. Realistically, I maintained. Which isn't as bad as losing ground (and gaining lard).

274.4 lb.
Weekly Loss: 0.2 lb.
Total Loss Since 1/25/2014: 15.6 lb.

Back to being a good boy this week, since Easter is coming up and the temptations of a big family dinner (I'm making TWO hams, apparently) and Cadbury Caramel-Chocolate eggs abound. Have a good week, everyone!

Monday, April 7, 2014

April Showers

Another very early morning on little sleep, and already had to do a half hour of driving in the pouring rain. But today is Monday and it was time for a weigh-in!

274.6 lb.
Weekly Loss: 4.4 lb.
Total Loss Since 1/25/2014: 15.4 lb.

Ten more pounds to go to reach my first big goal: 265 lb. That's my best weight from a few years ago. This time I'm going to hit that mark and keep going. I'm building up the physical activity level for a while before I start adding on weight training to tone myself up. I can't wait to get the pool open and swim laps every day!

Stay on target ... stay on target ...