Another .6 Down this morning.

Only 5.2 more to go.  Let’s see if I keep this rate up.  0.6 * 13 = 7.8 pounds.  I doubt I will keep this rate up. At least I am ahead of the curve now.

ImageI am enjoying working out and running every other day.  I seem to be in a better mood, and have more energy.  Common sense really.  Eat less, Move more.  Ah durrrrrr!  Oh and the following song makes run at a good pace REALLY easy.  Thanks Scooter.

Challenge Accepted!!

The gauntlet has been throw.  I am pretty close to my half way point through my 100 pound weight loss.  I told my friends I wanted to celebrate when I hit 50 pounds down (getting to 220).  My friend Nick mentioned that there is a Man Meal on August 29th (last thursday of the month, heh).  He was wondering if I could hit my halfway point in 15 days.  

I said yes.  The weight has been coming off a little slower (as it will) so I am taking the “opportunity” to help bring the loss rate back up.  So I have 6.4 pounds to go in 15 days.  I can do it and I will do daily morning posts to keep all my readers up to date on my progress.

100 Degrees, 6 Miles and a Bicycle.

In regards to my last post…  I was down just under 2 pounds for my weigh in this week.  Hurray for me.

Okay, I am not a bright man.  I could have gotten up early and did my bike ride in the morning when it was in the 80’s.  But no.  Let’s start at 2:30 when it’s 100 degrees out.  Yeesh.  6 miles, sun, heat, beard, ouch.

I am not  a triathlete by any stretch of the imagination, and any hill still kicks my ass, but I am getting fitter.  That feels great.  It also helps that I am not exercising with an extra 39 pounds of water and fat on my body.

The thought about how easy exercising will be when I lose another 61 pounds is mind blowing.  I want be that middle aged guy with the rocking body that looks in his thirties.  Or at least not be the unhealthy slob I was a few months ago.

I am heading in the right direction… and that direction is in desperate need of a shower.

Pre Weigh-In Jitters

With the exception of the booze, and the booze induced slice of greasy pizza this week, I feel like I have done a good job.  I have not been logging my food.  I need to fix that.  I have been pretty active, even started to work out a bit.

But… my bathroom scale is not showing lots of movement.  I may break even this week.  Maybe the doughnut and eating out in the previous weeks with my friend from out of town is finally catching up with me.

We’ll see.  I definitely did not go significantly up, I but have not seen the loss I have seen in prior weeks.  I am still on goal for losing 40 pounds in 3 months.

I am going to work on a reward/risk with a friend to help motivate me to lose 30 pounds in the 2nd 3 months.

Don’t Worry, I am Still Alive and a Big Ole Loser

You know you missed a few blog posts when your dad calls you and asks if everything is okay.  Well… everything is okay.

I had a few hectic weeks at work, then a friend came in from out of town and stayed with me for about a week.  Work has leveled off… but when my friend was in town I went “own-my-own” and “off Jenny” for a handful of days (5 over the course of about 10 days).

I was good for the most part.  I did have a Gordough’s donut (OMFG). When we ate out, I stuck to the healthier options.  The interesting thing is that even the healthier options tasted horribly unhealthy.  A grilled eggplant sandwich I had tasted like they dipped the eggplant in a tub of EVOO before grilling it.

I even had a few cocktails.  Here is my thing on liquor (and beer and wine) when dieting.  It is a two pronged evil.  Booze is basically empty calories (read no protein of vitamins).  That is evil prong #1.  Prong #2?  You get drunk, you want to drink more, you get more drunk, you want to drink more, your inhibitions go to the wind and you find yourself walking to Death Metal Pizza on 6th street at 1:30am for a bog ole greasy plain slice.  Then in the morning, you have a guilt work out for an hour and um… blog about it… anyway you get the idea.

My advice?  If you are trying to lose weight, stay away from the hooch.

Despite my slip ups, and probably because I upped my activity, I have managed to still lose at least a pound and change at each weigh in at Jenny Craig for the past two weeks.  I am planning to dig back into the plan this week after my relaxed attitude from the past few weeks.

I am going to log what I eat into Body Media and workout, and write blog posts dammit.  That is all I have to do. It’s simple and easy. I just have to do it, and not avoid it and make excuses.

I am off to buy some clothes. I need a moral boost and my current shirts are starting to look ridiculous.

Finally! Below 240 Pounds

So the last official weigh-in…  well, that week was a break-even week.  I did may weigh-in in the morning so I did register a little loss.  This just means I have to lose more this week.  I plan on doing it.  Some highlights from the past week and a half:

  • Bought a bike went for a ride (need to do this more, maybe during the week).
  • Went to the dentist and my blood pressure is done from 180/90 to 136/72.
  • Still, my only cheat is an occasional spoonful of natural peanut butter.
  • I perfected my oven roasted brussel sprouts.
  • After a week of hovering around 240 pounds, I have finally broken through to 237.



Woot! I am a Big Loser!

So, anyway, I cheated a bit.  I normally go in the get weighed in my street clothes (jeans, dicky’s work shirt, under shirt, etc.) but…  …yesterday I weighed in wearing shorts and a t-shirt.  With the help of fewer and lighter clothes it was a 6.2 pound loss this week. (I give two pounds to the whole clothes situation).  That makes my Jenny Craig official weight loss total 26.6 pound in 7 weeks.

I know I won’t be able to keep this rate up.  When you are bigger, it’s easier to drop weight. But it is nice to get these good weeks every once in awhile.

My goals this week are to a) be better at blogging updates, b) be better at recording what I eat in BodyMedia, and c) get a bike.

Also, I need be better about cooking food and sticking to the menu.  I have not cheated (food-wise), but I have missed some veggies at dinner here and there and missed some dairy and fruit items every once in a while.

Any bike suggestions?