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graindart - Monday Mar 18, 2013
(drink water, eat 3 meals a day)
Weight: 231.6

B - Slimfast

L - went out to restaurant - large salad with lots of stuff & lots of dressing

D - chicken pot pie

S - cheese stick

Water intake was alright

This past week I've eaten out a lot more, but have done a better job of limiting my food intake and food choices while at the restaurants.  This was my second week of exercising and it's becoming easier.  The elliptical thing that I start on for 15 minutes just about killed me the first time I tried it.  Now it's getting easier so I'm thinking of either adjusting the time or intensity setting.  The 30 minutes on the stationary bike is fairly easy to complete, so I may have to look at raising the resistance a level.

Non-diet related: My brother-in-law and I finally pulled the transmission out of the Miata last night.  Now I just need to replace clutch, flywheel, seals, bearings, motor mounts, etc before reattching it.  At my slow pace (spare time) I'm hoping by next weekend we're reattaching it.

Progress as of today: 38 lbs lost so far, only 56.6 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 03/18/2013:
Sounds to me like you're doing the right things with the excersise and diet. Good luck replacing the Tranny.


Puddles on 03/18/2013:
Sounds like a busy week. Have a good day


legcramps on 03/18/2013:
Good luck with the Miata, sounds like there's a little bit of work involved there!


V on 03/18/2013:
Congrats to another successful weigh in!!


hollybelle on 03/19/2013:
Good work on eating out and the exercise. Great news about the exercise getting easier. Way to go!



graindart - Saturday Mar 16, 2013
(drink water, eat 3 meals a day)
Weight: 236.4

Yesterday went alright.

B - Slimfast

L - can of soup

D - had friends over - corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, asparagus

Water intake was alright. 

Progress as of today: 33.2 lbs lost so far, only 61.4 lbs to go!

Puddles on 03/16/2013:
Keep up the good work. Have a great time with your friends.



graindart - Friday Mar 15, 2013
(drink water, eat 3 meals a day)
Weight: 236.4

Yesterday was ok.

B - Slimfast

L - can of soup

D - went out to a restaurant - 2 mini seared tuna tacos, half a dinner salad, blackened prime rib sandwich

Went to the gym again: 15 minute elliptical, 30 minutes recumbant bike.

Water intake was alright.

My car is kicking my butt.  I started racing a Miata in SCCA autocross events last year.  Last year I raced it pretty much stock and did pretty good for what it was.  This year I decided to do a bunch of improvements including a supercharger, coilovers, wide racing slicks, lightweight racing seats, exhaust, new spark/fuel brain, lightweight flywheel, race clutch, etc.  I've been trying to wrap up other projects before getting started on the upgrades.  I finally got started on the car 5 days ago in my spare time.  Unfortunately it's fighting me every step of the way with rusted / seized fasteners.  I've gone through 2 large cans of WD40 already and this is just at the beginning stages of the build.

Part of my weightloss motivation is that I'm taking the racing a little more serious this year.  The lighter the car the faster it will be.  The goal is to add the upgrades and still mind enough things to lighten / eliminate so that the car / driver weighs 200 lbs less than last year (with a bunch more horsepower, grip, etc).  I figure I can find 120lbs in the car to eliminate, so that leaves 80 lbs that I need to eliminate off myself.  The 80 lbs should be doable by the end of the season for the SCCA Nationals.  Hopefully the car cooperates.

Progress as of today: 33.2 lbs lost so far, only 61.4 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 03/15/2013:
Wow! Great post today. Ya know, your scale is a nice steady trend downwards. I meant to compliment you on your going to the gym yesterday but couldn't get time. Nothing frustrates me more when a bolt head snaps. Time to get the EasyOut and a torch. Good job on the excersise and diet. I believe you're gonna do fine. See ya, pal.


Puddles on 03/15/2013:
Interesting project. You must enjoy Nascar - definitely one of my favorite. Have a great day.

graindart on 03/15/2013:
Actually I despise watching Nascar and watching pretty much any other type of racing. "Watching" racing is of absolutely no interest to me and I don't think I've ever suffered through watching an entire car/motorcycle race of any kind on tv. I like "doing" the racing because of the adrenaline rush and the personal competition. I do have friends that are completely addicted to watching Nascar, but would never want to race themselves. Everyone's different.


hollybelle on 03/15/2013:
Good luck with your car. Good going with the weight loss. Its good to set goals.


lolla on 03/15/2013:
WOW! how exciting. Can you take me for a ride??!! Have fun!



graindart - Thursday Mar 14, 2013
(drink water, eat 3 meals a day)
Weight: 236.4

Yesterday I wanted to keep eating all day long.

B - Slimfast

S - cheese stick

L - double portion of cabbage rolls with tomato sauce

D - double helping of quiche, 2 slices of canteloupe, veggies with ranch/blue cheese dip

S - cheese stick

Water intake was alright.  I wasn't "hungry", but every time I walked by the kitchen I just had a huge desire to eat.  I gave in a couple times with cheese sticks and resisted the other times.  I did eat plenty for lunch and dinner.

Made it to the gym last night and did 15 minutes on the elliptical and 30 minutes on the stationary bike.  Finished with 3 sets of 10 on the bench press machine.  My legs are fine, but my chest and arms are sore today. 

Progress as of today: 33.2 lbs lost so far, only 61.4 lbs to go!

Puddles on 03/14/2013:
Thank God there is always another day to start over. I know the calling kitchen. lol Hope you have a better day today.


supercheese on 03/14/2013:
Cheese sticks are okay to eat...but yeah i get that way too. Sore = good! Enjoy the pain! lol


Tangalyn~ on 03/14/2013:
i hate days like that! (i have them often) great job going to the gym, hope today is a good one for ya!


supercheese on 03/14/2013:
hahaha if i won the lotto id get a chef, trainer, and then a whole team to tell me "oh sara, you look goooooood" while i eat a bacon cheeseburger LOL


lolla on 03/14/2013:
I totally agree with you, the carbs are really very hard to control that sometimes it is almost easier to have none. This food issue really sucks, wish I could eat anything I wanted anytime I wanted and have no consequences...bratty child in me!!!! I am glad we are together in this struggle, makes me feel less alone and crazy. thanks for your support!!!!



graindart - Wednesday Mar 13, 2013
(drink water, eat 3 meals a day)
Weight: 236.4

Yesterday went alright.

B - Slimfast

L -  went out to Cafe Rio and ate 3 tacos by themselves (no rice, no beans)

D - wife made chilli, had 2 servings and 2 slices of bread w/butter

A lot of running around with not much accomplished during the day yesterday.  Water intake was alright.  Went to the gym last night after the kids were in bed, 15 minutes elliptical, 30 minutes recumbant bike, and a few sets on some upperbody machines.

Progress as of today: 33.2 lbs lost so far, only 61.4 lbs to go!

Puddles on 03/13/2013:
We are on a similar path of about the same amount of lbs too loose. Keep strong and have a great day.


OhioRaven on 03/13/2013:
Good to see the exercising. How is the home gym coming along ?

graindart on 03/13/2013:
No home gym this time. I've tried it in the past and I just can't get motivated enough to do it there by myself. I've actually got a multi-gym machine sitting within 5' of me right now, but haven't used it much at all. Have some other equipment also, but they just gather dust. My plan is to sell the stuff when I get around to it and put it towards the gym membership.

When I'm here in the house I've got too much stuff on my mind and too many other things to do. When I go to the gym I have only 1 focus and no distractions. I've tried before at larger gyms and they take more time than I'm willing to put in. I'm trying a small newer 24 hour gym in a strip-mall about 1 mile from the house. It's smaller with no frills and I can get in and out in a short amount of time. It only adds about 10 minutes to the time that I would've spent at a home-gym, but gives me several more machine options so I don't become as bored. The only downside is it costs $30/month, but I'm already saving that just from not drinking pop.


supercheese on 03/13/2013:
Sounds good!!



graindart - Tuesday Mar 12, 2013
(drink water, eat 3 meals a day)
Weight: 236.4

Yesterday went alright.

B - Slimfast

L - soup

D - cabbage rolls

S - cheese stick

Took the girls roller skating again.  I decided to make it a weekly family thing on Monday nights.  I ordered some skates for the girls so they can get used to having the same skates every time.  The roller rink is a barebones operation and they're using the same exact skates they were using back when I was a kid (25 years ago and I thought the skates looked old then).  I wish I knew what I did with my rollerblades from back then, it'd be cheaper for me to just replace wheels.

Progress as of today: 33.2 lbs lost so far, only 61.4 lbs to go!

supercheese on 03/12/2013:
about a month ago when I was visiting home I took my little sister (shes 10) skating for the first time and she has created her sport. I absolutely love it (and on the ice) Its a great workout too but DANG your knees hurt after falling a few times lol. Have a good one graindart!



graindart - Monday Mar 11, 2013
(drink water, eat 3 meals a day)
Weight: 236.4

Yesterday went ok.

B - Slimfast

L - can of soup

D - large helping of fried rice with extra chicken, ham, egg

S - cheese stick

Water intake was a little low, which is common for the weekends.  Friday night and all day Saturday seem to be my problem eating days.  Sunday is easier to eat more on plan as I know it's the day before weighin.  Although yesterday I almost decided to go out for lunch.  I've gone out for lunch after church on Sundays for decades, so it's a hard habit to break.  

Planning on taking the family roller skating again tonight because I know the kids love it.

Progress as of today: 33.2 lbs lost so far, only 61.4 lbs to go!

Puddles on 03/11/2013:
Old habit are hard to get away from. Your doing good. Keep up the good work. Have a great day.


supercheese on 03/11/2013:
Have a good one!!!


V on 03/11/2013:
Congrats on your loss! Keep up the great job Graindart, have a good day :)


lolla on 03/11/2013:
WOW! You lost 3 pounds, that is awesome! good job and never give up!


lolla on 03/11/2013:
WOW! You lost 3 pounds, that is awesome! good job and never give up!



graindart - Saturday Mar 09, 2013
(drink water, eat 3 meals a day)
Weight: 239.4

Thursday went alright.  I don't recall what exactly I ate, just that it was mostly on plan.

Friday was off-plan but was kind of expected.  My oldest daughter's (10) school had a ski day so I went along to chaperone.  I skipped breakfast because I forgot to grab a Slimfast on the way out the door.  Lunch was at the lodge, cheeseburger and fries.  After a long tiring day on the hill, we stopped at a convenience store on the way home and I had a large can of iced tea / lemonade mix along with a small bag of Corn Nuts.  Dinner we just decided to go out and headed to Pizza Hut.  I ended up eating 2 or 3 breadsticks and 3/4 of a P'zone.  I was full and normally would've continued to finish off the P'zone, but stopped and thought about it for a second and just put it back down on the plate (little victories).

Yesterday was fun getting to spend the day with my daughter, teaching her, and watching her learn and progress all in one day. 

Today is back on track as far as food is concerned.

Progress as of today: 30.2 lbs lost so far, only 64.4 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 03/09/2013:
Good job on putting down the bomb before it goes off. I enjoyed teaching my daughter stuff before she became a teen, then suddenly she knew everything and became an expert in it. Have a good day, Pal.



graindart - Thursday Mar 07, 2013
(drink water, eat 3 meals a day)
Weight: 239.4

Yesterday went ok.

B - Slimfast

L - grilled cheese sandwich and half can of tomato w/pasta soup

S - large stalk of celery with minor amount of peanut butter on it

D - medium-rare roast beef and mac-n-cheese

Went to the gym - rode stationary bike for 30 minutes, did eliptical for 15 minutes.

Taking my 10 year old daughter skiing for her first time tomorrow.   It's with her school so she'll have plenty of her friends there also.

Don't feel motivated, but need to start mudding the basement sheetrock today.

Progress as of today: 30.2 lbs lost so far, only 64.4 lbs to go!

getmebackto150 on 03/07/2013:
Have a great day:)


Puddles on 03/07/2013:
Have a great day.


OhioRaven on 03/07/2013:
Get the Mud out.

graindart on 03/07/2013:
Got about 1 room done with the 1st rough coat......back to work on it now.....



graindart - Wednesday Mar 06, 2013
(drink water, eat 3 meals a day)
Weight: 239.4

Yesterday went alright.

B - omelet: eggs, milk, cheddar cheese, bacon, sausage, ham, tomato, avacado

L - buffalo chicken wings with blue cheese dressing

D - 2 large homemade tacos, piece of celery with peanut butter on it

Water intake was ok for the day.

I went to the gym last night and rode a stationary bike for 30 minutes and did an elliptical machine for 10.   

Progress as of today: 30.2 lbs lost so far, only 64.4 lbs to go!

Tangalyn~ on 03/06/2013:
good job at gym.. have a great day!


OhioRaven on 03/06/2013:
Way to hang, in the gym. I want to see more posts on your exercise both at home and gym.


Puddles on 03/06/2013:
Good job. Keep it up. Have a great day.


Supercheese on 03/06/2013:
whoo hoo nice job on the exercise!


lolla on 03/06/2013:
That omelette looks divine. Great job exercising.


lolla on 03/06/2013:
That omelette looks divine. Great job exercising.



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