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graindart - Saturday Apr 20, 2013
(drink water, eat 3 meals a day)
Weight: 220.8

Yesterday went alright.

B - Slimfast

L - fried beef sausage mixed in with leftover homemade soup, topped with a little sour cream

D - went to restaurant - had a big loaded cheeseburger and a large side of greasy fries

S - couple olives, half a bag of microwave popcorn, small piece of zucchini bread

Water intake was good.  Last night the whole family ended up together in the living rm with the fireplace on.  Not a lot of interaction, but just everyone together reading or using the internet on tablets.  Just kind of lazily laying around and the snacks were calling my name.

On a plus note, I'm feeling better today.  Still a little unsettled, but I think everything's leaning toward the better side.  Maybe a workout is in the mix for tonight, depends on the rest of the day.

Progress as of today: 48.8 lbs lost so far, only 45.8 lbs to go!

Puddles on 04/20/2013:
Today is another day - have a good one.



graindart - Friday Apr 19, 2013
(drink water, eat 3 meals a day)
Weight: 220.8

Yesterday went alright.

B - Slimfast

L - skipped, not feeling the best

S - couple olives

D - chicken wings, mac-n-cheese

S - piec of zucchini bread

Water intake was good.  Today marks 1 week since I've been to the gym, hopefully I'll start feeling better and head to the gym again over the next few days.

Progress as of today: 48.8 lbs lost so far, only 45.8 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 04/19/2013:
Hope you are feeling better. I had a couple of days this week where my stomach was just "off". Better now. Actually acid reducer -randinadine - sp? - helped - OTC med.


Puddles on 04/19/2013:
have a good day.



graindart - Thursday Apr 18, 2013
(drink water, eat 3 meals a day)
Weight: 220.8

Yesterday was ok.

B - Slimfast

L - leftover homemade soup

S - couple olives

D - sloppy joes and tater tots

S - large apple

Water intake was good. 

Progress as of today: 48.8 lbs lost so far, only 45.8 lbs to go!

Puddles on 04/18/2013:
Have a great day.


OhioRaven on 04/18/2013:
Man, your chart looks good and steady.



graindart - Wednesday Apr 17, 2013
(drink water, eat 3 meals a day)
Weight: 220.8

Yesterday went alright.

B - Slimfast

L - leftover homemade soup

S - couple olives

D - stuffed pasta shell, fried breaded eggplant, 5oz steak, half baked potato

S - small apple

Water intake was good yesterday.  Still feeling bad, haven't been to the gym for several days.  Maybe tonight depending on how today goes.

Progress as of today: 48.8 lbs lost so far, only 45.8 lbs to go!

getmebackto150 on 04/17/2013:
Have a great day!!


Puddles on 04/17/2013:
Have a wonderful day.


OhioRaven on 04/17/2013:
Being sick Sucks. I know how you must feel. I haven't did any exercise all week.



graindart - Tuesday Apr 16, 2013
(drink water, eat 3 meals a day)
Weight: 220.8

Yesterday went alright.

B - Slimfast

L - leftover homemade soup, piece of cornbread

S - half of a large apple

D - peach chicken, pasta, green beans 

S - small apple

Water intake was good.  I've been taking a multi-vitamin and a calcium vitamin each morning for the past few months.  I've recently started taking a probiotic capsule each morning and a fiber powder mixed with water.  With the mix and vitamins I'm now starting off the morning with 24oz of water.  My big jug-o-water either holds 52oz or 64oz and I try to finish it by the end of the day also.  That guarantees 76oz-88oz of water each day.  I usually end up drinking another glass of water sometime during the day with a meal.

Last night I took the family skating again.  We end up skating for 1 to 1.5 hours until the "limbo" game.  My 2 daughters (ages 7 and 10) absolutely love the limbo game because they think it's great to be able to beat daddy at something!

Progress as of today: 48.8 lbs lost so far, only 45.8 lbs to go!

pinkpoppy on 04/16/2013:
Looks like you had a Great Healthy Day:)


OhioRaven on 04/16/2013:
Keep up the water.


Puddles on 04/16/2013:
Good job on the water and the skating that was a long time. Have a great day.


hollybelle on 04/16/2013:
Great job on the water. I think I am doing well when I manage to drink 48 ozs. It is an improvement for me! I loved to skate when elementary school had skate night. I had in-line skates for awhile,but knowing me and my coordination - I would have an accident these days and break something! Keep up the good work.



graindart - Monday Apr 15, 2013
(drink water, eat 3 meals a day)
Weight: 220.8

Yesterday was alright.

B - woke up too late so had to skip it in order to make it to church on time

L - meal replacement bar

D - 2 large bowls of homemade soup (hamburger, chicken, bacon, tomatoes, corn, navy beans, garlic, onion, parmesan cheese) (& topped with some salsa, sour cream, cheddar cheese, and crispy tator tots)

S - apple

I've been feeling bad the past few days so haven't been making it to the gym.  Tonight's family skate night so I'll do that even if I'm not feeling like it.

With today's weigh-in I'm halfway to my goal, just have to stay focused.

Progress as of today: 48.8 lbs lost so far, only 45.8 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 04/15/2013:
Congratulations, Pal ! You got this ! You Da Man !


hollybelle on 04/15/2013:
Wow, that's some soup recipe! Hope you feel better soon!


Puddles on 04/15/2013:
Yes that soup does sound very hardy. Have a great day.


legcramps on 04/15/2013:
Have a good day today!


V on 04/15/2013:
Hope ya feel better soon, congrats on your loss!



graindart - Friday Apr 12, 2013
(drink water, eat 3 meals a day)
Weight: 223.8

Yesterday went alright.

B - Slimfast

L - homemade chilli leftovers, 1 piece of bread w/butter

S - cheese stick

D - fried spam sandwich, corn w/butter, side salad

Water intake was ok.  Went to the gym: 15 minutes elliptical lvl 3, 30 minutes recumbant bike.  

Non-diet:  9 days until the 1st race of the season (if the weather cooperates).  The Miata is fighting me every step of the way.  I cut my thumb pretty good and took a couple days off working out in an attempt to keep the cut from re-opening.  The aftermarket ECU was supposed to be a plug-and-play type thing, but I've been dealing with issues from it for the past couple weeks.  Two days ago it was on the road for the first time since I redid a bunch of stuff, but the brain wouldn't allow it to rev over 3300 rpms.  After some talk with the manufacturer and some adjustments inside the unit, it allowed reving to 6200 rpms.  Hooked up the laptop to see what was causing the issues and found out the brain had a different issue with another sensor.  Talked with the manufacturer again and found another potentiometer they said I could adjust to try to get better signals from that sensor.  Hoping to get some time today and hoping that the adjustments get the car to run smoothly up to the regular 7200rpm redline.  This extra 2 weeks spent on the brain ECU unit were the time I had allotted to installing the supercharger / intercooler and tuning.  I've got the supercharger pieces all laid out on a table and might attempt to install them this weekend.

Progress as of today: 45.8 lbs lost so far, only 48.8 lbs to go!

Puddles on 04/12/2013:
Have a great weekend. A lot of work ahead.


lolla on 04/12/2013:
WOW...I am feeling so clueless but have a great weekend!


IndependentEm93 on 04/12/2013:
Have a great weekend!! =)!



graindart - Wednesday Apr 10, 2013
(drink water, eat 3 meals a day)
Weight: 223.8

Yesterday was alright.

B - Slimfast

L - 3 large tacos

D - quiche

Water intake was low. 

Progress as of today: 45.8 lbs lost so far, only 48.8 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 04/10/2013:
Have a good day!


Umpqua on 04/10/2013:
Wow, your chart is very impressive - you've been losing slowly and steadily since December. Congratulations!!


IndependentEm93 on 04/10/2013:
I agree with the chart!


Puddles on 04/10/2013:
You are doing so good. Keep up the good work and have a great day.


hollybelle on 04/12/2013:
I'd say that day was more than alright! I like reading your comments about working on the car - even though I don't understand much about it....I have never been exposed to "car talk" except on public radio (click & clack). LOL! Interesting.



graindart - Tuesday Apr 09, 2013
(drink water, eat 3 meals a day)
Weight: 223.8

Yesterday went alright.

B - Slimfast

L - homemade soup leftovers

D - buttered popcorn at the movie theater

S - cold cheese sandwich with butter

Water intake was alright.  Went to the movies (G.I.Joe) around dinner time and ate a small popcorn with extra butter.  Then met the family at the skating rink for a litte over an hour of skating.  Got home and ate a cold cheese sandwich.

Non-diet:  The Miata was kicking my butt for a couple of weeks.  It would start with the stock ECU, but I couldn't get it to start with the aftermarket one.  After numerous emails with the supplier, I was given some troubleshooting steps that included opening the unit up and adjusting stuff.  In the end it turns out that they had adjusted a couple of potentiometers incorrectly.  While I was happy to finally get the car started, I was a little unhappy about the wasted couple of weeks and wasted money from other parts purchasing trying to chase the problem.  I have to install the lightweight aluminum race seats and wheels/tires before I can start driving it around and tuning it with the laptop.  Hopefully I'll get those items completed today, although it just snowed yesterday.  The weather isn't exactly conducive to driving a small lightweight convertible (with the top removed) that's been lowered.  I just checked the weather and it's 10F right now.

Progress as of today: 45.8 lbs lost so far, only 48.8 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 04/09/2013:
I could hold my own underneath a shade tree back in the 70s before that computer crap started. chasing problems and swapping out parts was much easier then.

graindart on 04/09/2013:
I know what you mean. My dad & I have a '67 Firebird show car with a big block in it. While the engine is shoe-horned into the engine bay, there are actually very few individual components and wiring is minimal. Compare that to my Miata which has a gazillion sensors, wiring everywhere, fuses for everything, and emissions tubes / sensors filling every nook and cranny. Just one thing adjusted wrong or one bad sensor can keep it from running at all.


getmebackto150 on 04/09/2013:
Have a good one:)


grannyannie on 04/09/2013:
Have a great day!


Puddles on 04/09/2013:
Hope you have a wonderful day.


supercheese on 04/09/2013:
Glad the car is working!! hopefully the weather brightens up for you!


legcramps on 04/09/2013:
Bah, sounds like a storm of trouble with that car. Hope it goes smoothly from here on out.


IndependentEm93 on 04/09/2013:
Have a great day! =)



graindart - Monday Apr 08, 2013
(drink water, eat 3 meals a day)
Weight: 223.8

Yesterday went alright.

B - Slimfast

L - grilled cheese sandwich, cup of tomato soup

D - homemade tomato based soup w/ hamburger, ham, bacon, pasta, corn, onion, garlic, and cheese on top

Water intake was alright.  Gym last night - 15 minutes elliptical lvl 3, 15 minutes treadmill, 15 minutes recumbant bike.  The elliptical is becoming easier and the bike more tedious.

Progress as of today: 45.8 lbs lost so far, only 48.8 lbs to go!

Puddles on 04/08/2013:
Grill cheese and tomato soup is my go to food when I am feeling a little bit in the dumps. Just something about it. Hope you have a wonderful day and a great week.

graindart on 04/08/2013:
For some reason I've been craving tomato-based things lately. I despised tomato soup as a child, but now half of my pantry has tomato-based stuff.


Puddles on 04/08/2013:
Congrats on the weight loss.


grannyannie on 04/08/2013:
Congrats on the loss. :)


getmebackto150 on 04/08/2013:
congrats on the loss... Have a great day!!


OhioRaven on 04/08/2013:
Good Job, Pal.


V on 04/08/2013:
Congrats on your loss!!


legcramps on 04/08/2013:
Way to go!



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