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graindart - Saturday Mar 23, 2013
(drink water, eat 3 meals a day)
Weight: 231.6

Before I forget again, I went out to Dairy Queen with the family on Thursday evening.  We haven't been in a few months and I thought I'd treat the kids.  I had a small sundae with pineapple and peanuts.  

Yesterday went alright.

B - omelet - eggs, cheese, ham, collard greens, mushrooms

L - can of soup and grilled cheese sandwich (note to self - Campbells all natural tomato basil isn't very good)

D - went out - 2 slices of pizza and 2 or 3 breadsticks

Water intake was alright.  Frustrating day of working on the Miata, part my fault, part the car's.  Took the night off from the gym. 

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

Puddles on 03/23/2013:
Relax for a day. Have a good one.

graindart - Friday Mar 22, 2013
(drink water, eat 3 meals a day)
Weight: 231.6

Yesterday went alright.

B - Slimfast

L - soup

D - fried rice w/ extra ham & egg

Water intake was ok.  Went to gym, 15 minutes on elliptical and 30 minutes on stationary bike.  I upped the level on the elliptical 2 days ago and have just barely been able to finish the 15 minutes.....hopefully it becomes easier in a week or two.

Non diet: Miata progress is slow, clutch/flywheel installed, rear coilovers installed, rear differential bushings installed.  Today hoping to get front coilovers and motor mounts changed out.

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

OhioRaven on 03/22/2013:
Your exercising is good stuff. Remember to use lots of WD-40.

legcramps on 03/22/2013:
Have a good one.

Puddles on 03/22/2013:
Have a great weekend.

graindart - Thursday Mar 21, 2013
(drink water, eat 3 meals a day)
Weight: 231.6

B - Slimfast

S - a few animal crackers

L - ham & cheese grilled sandwich

D - sloppy joes & pasta

S - banana

Water intake was ok.  Went to the gym and did 15 minutes elliptical and 30 minutes stationary bike.  The elliptical machine was kicking my butt.  When it inclines it becomes almost like a stair stepper.  About 6 minutes in I was ready to quit, but marched on. 

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

getmebackto150 on 03/21/2013:
Hope you have a good one:)

OhioRaven on 03/21/2013:
I know how you feel. Sometimes I get this "wall" I have to push through to keep going. I'll tell you though, for me, some days seem to be easier than others. See ya Pal.

graindart - Wednesday Mar 20, 2013
(drink water, eat 3 meals a day)
Weight: 231.6

Yesterday went alright.

B - Slimfast and a banana

L - soup

S - apple

D - salmon patties and pasta - 2 helpings

S - half stalk of celery and some peanut butter

Water intake was alright.  Went to the gym, 15 minutes on elliptical (upped level to 3) and 30 minutes stationary bike (upped average RPM's). 

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

Puddles on 03/20/2013:
Meals sounds good. Keep it up - have a great day.

Supercheese on 03/20/2013:
ive noticed youre increasing in strength in the exercise department. keep up the good work!!

getmebackto150 on 03/20/2013:
Have a great day:)

hollybelle on 03/20/2013:
Another good day of food and exercise for you!

OhioRaven on 03/20/2013:
You're pretty good at cutting the weight. You'll be in OnderLand soon.

Tangalyn~ on 03/20/2013:
hope u have a wonderful day!

legcramps on 03/20/2013:
Great job!

graindart - Tuesday Mar 19, 2013
(drink water, eat 3 meals a day)
Weight: 231.6

Yesterday went alright.

B - Slimfast

L - corned beef and a little cabbage

S - small yogurt covered pretzel

D - 2 helpings of homemade soup and a grilled cheese sandwich

S - cheese stick 

Water intake was alright.  Took the family to christian skate night (sorry Ohio, no disco music).  

Non-diet related:  Replaced flywheel, clutch, and throwout bearing on Miata.

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

OhioRaven on 03/19/2013:
Hey, that's okay. I'm sure they had some killer Christian Rock going on. Do you know of the "Lock Downs" they have for Christian kids ? My daughter went to several. They lock them in a roller rink or gymnasium or in door soccer facility and they spend the night there. The kids really love it and the parents get the night to themselves.

Puddles on 03/19/2013:
Nice evening out. Have a great day.

legcramps on 03/19/2013:
Good start on the miata! Have another good day today :)

lolla on 03/19/2013:
Congrats on your weight loss!

hollybelle on 03/20/2013:
I love to roller skate! Thanks for reminding me of that. I haven't roller skated since my daughter (age 22) was in elementary school. Good work!

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!!

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