Sunday, July 15, 2012

Weight Loss - Day 35

For those of you who haven't been following along at home, here is a link to the previous postings I have made on my weight loss adventures. Because of the way Blogger works this post will be the 1st post and the rest will be hidden underneath.

It's kind of weird actually typing this out because putting things into perspective sometimes hit you in a funny way.  Day 35?  Really?  A friend at work will probably tell me she is on day 1 again so just stating the fact that I've actually hit 35 days of doing this is quite amazing to me.  No, I have not been 100% faithful to dieting but I'm still sticking with it even after a bad day and that is what is important.  Last week I had put back on a couple of pounds and while discouraging I still stuck with it.
I have not bothered tracking every single point on a daily basis after the first 3 weeks or so because for the most part I eat about the same thing day in and day out.  I have a high tolerance for things like not.

Another thing that I am going to do to help with the whole losing of the flab is finding out what my point allowance is for my weight targets and one week out of the month I'll use that point goal as my guide instead of what I get at my current weight.  The whole overall goal is to shrink my stomach back to a reasonable size instead of lard-ass size so that I can eat less on a regular basis and still be full.  I know it all happens with time and I'm a patient man but it's still something that I want to do just to see how it goes.
In all reality, by playing with the point calculator the difference between my "goals" and where I'm at now isn't a whole lot in the grand scheme of things - especially if I'm willing to take advantage of some of my extra "weekly" points which I have not bothered to touch yet.

So anyway, babble babble, after stepping on the scale today I am exactly where I was two weeks ago.
Last week I gained 2.4 pounds and this week I lost that same 2.4 pounds.
Even with the little setback I'm taking off 2.2 pounds per week which is pretty much in line with where healthy weight loss should be.  I do realize now that if I'm going to even attempt to hit 260 by the end of July I'm going to need a miracle or motivation to get myself to the gym and start influencing the weight back off.

Also, I don't work today and as such I'm probably going to eat something bad for me :)


  1. Good work Son keep up the work on your plan

  2. Once you start working out it becomes much easier. The starting is the difficult part.

    I didn't follow any regular formal diet plan except that I starting cutting out all the bad stuff, cut out beef from my diet (I now have it on occasion), and had a massive infusion of vegetables at almost every meal.

    Good luck!

    1. Yeah - it's tough right now just because I don't have anyone to go to the gym with. But, that is just an excuse, I know.

      Also - I've been eating more salads and vegetables - I could never give up Cow though - Cow is sacred to me and it needs to be in my belly on a consistent basis. :)

      My biggest enemy is portion control

    2. Try hitting the gym by yourself. I jump on the cardio machine put in the headphones and get "in the zone". I actually prefer it to working out with a buddy, no one to negatively influence you while you are there.

    3. It's having someone to help motivate you to go when you really don't feel like it that I need...

      I have issues with the motivation to go... once I'm there I'm good.

  3. Oh yeah -- my "trick" for escaping the boredom is to get to my fitness center at approximately 9:50 p.m. (I am a night guy), warm up on an elliptical machine or rucumbent bike, them get on the treadmill while watching Big Bang Theory, which starts at 10:05 pm local time. By the time BBT is over my workout is about done. Well ... at least it works for me!

    1. I'm thinking about bringing my Kindle Fire loaded with an episode of something and watch a season one episode at a time....
      The Trick being that I can only watch that particular show while at the gym to help keep me motivated to go.

      Not sure how well that will work, but it's a step in the right direction.