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graindart - Monday Apr 30, 2007
(120oz water,no snacks,no reg.pop, 3 meals per day)
Weight: 245.6

62 days til July......

I'm going to try to hop back on the wagon today. (120oz of water, no snacks, 3 meals per day)

I'm sitting at my computer about to start work. I have a bottle of water and a Slimfast (breakfast). Will update again later.

Progress as of today: 17.4 lbs lost so far, only 45.6 lbs to go!

greengirl on 04/30/2007:
Good luck with the fresh start !!

graindart - Saturday Apr 28, 2007
(120oz water,no snacks,no reg.pop, 3 meals per day)
Weight: 246.6

64 days to go until July.....

Well things have been kind of at a standstill. I haven't been getting my water intake and I haven't really been sticking to my 3 meals per day. I'm still sticking in there with not having any regular pop.

Tomorrow is a bbq party, so I'll probably eat a little more than usual. Sunday is also the day that I have the most trouble getting water in, so I think I'll just wait until Monday to take another stab at getting onboard with my 3 meals per day and water intake.

Did quite a bit of yard work today and I'm feeling sore.

Progress as of today: 16.4 lbs lost so far, only 46.6 lbs to go!

graindart - Saturday Apr 14, 2007
(120oz water,no snacks,no reg.pop, 3 meals per day)
Weight: 246.6

78 days to go.....

Progress as of today: 16.4 lbs lost so far, only 46.6 lbs to go!

jon'smom on 04/14/2007:
Great job losing the 16.4lbs. Keep up the great work!!

graindart - Thursday Apr 12, 2007
(120oz water,no snacks,no reg.pop, 3 meals per day)
Weight: 246.0

80 days to go.....

B - piece of quiche

I'm starting on my 2nd bottle of water, but I'm not really feeling motivated today. Planning on meeting the wife and kids somewhere for lunch, probably chinese food.

Progress as of today: 17 lbs lost so far, only 46 lbs to go!

greengirl on 04/12/2007:
Come on!! Chugg that water down :0)

WorkingIt2 on 04/12/2007:
I've had a couple of unmotivated days lately..they are hard to get over sometimes...good luck!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/14/2007:
is quiche a normal breakfast for you? i say that becuse it generally doesn't have any fiber and its high in fat. you might want to experiment with other breakfasts that are more filling. scrambled eggs and wheat bread, for instance.

graindart on 04/14/2007:
No, quiche isn't a normal breakfast for me. I don't usually like to eat breakfast at all. I've just been trying to start to eat something at breakfast time now, usually a Slimfast shake just because it's convenient. My wife just happened to have made quiche for some reason the day before and I was probably out of town so hadn't had any of it yet.

graindart - Wednesday Apr 11, 2007
(120oz water,no snacks,no reg.pop, 3 meals per day)
Weight: 245.8

81 days to go....

B - Slimfast

L - large can of navy bean soup, ham salad sandwich

I've got about 50 ounces of water in so far, so a decent start for the day.

*** pm update ***

D - gyro, cheese fries, mozzarella stick

I didn't get much more water in after starting off the day pretty well.

Progress as of today: 17.2 lbs lost so far, only 45.8 lbs to go!

Donkey on 04/11/2007:
Oh navy bean soup sounds so yummy! Can you remind me again what you are counting down to? I'm a forgetful little Donkey sometimes...

graindart on 04/11/2007:
I'm just counting down until July 1st. We've got a couple of small things planned for July, so it just gives me something to keep track of and look forward to.

graindart - Tuesday Apr 10, 2007
(120oz water,no snacks,no reg.pop, 3 meals per day)
Weight: 245.8

82 days to go....

B - slimfast

L - Wendys crispy chicken club sandwich and medium fries

D - 3 or 4 slices of pizza and a salad with blue cheese dressing

I was on the road all day so the eating wasn't even close to healthy, but it was about 10 times better than a usual day on the road. A usual day on the road sees me eating almost the whole 8-10 hours just to stay awake and stave off some of the boredom.

No pop, no snacks, only ate at meals, even got my 120 ounces of water in.

Progress as of today: 17.2 lbs lost so far, only 45.8 lbs to go!

graindart - Monday Apr 09, 2007
(120oz water,no snacks,no reg.pop, 3 meals per day)
Weight: 247.0

83 days to go.....

I had a Slimfast for breakfast and am now slowly working on a water bottle.

*** pm update ***

L - large enchilada plate with all the fixings and a bunch of loaded nachos

No pop, no snacks, only about 100 ounces of water so far. I'll finish off another bottle before falling asleep tonight, even though it'll mean waking up in the middle of the night for a bathroom break.

No exercise yet, although I did think about taking a walk tonight. In the end, I chose to work on a motorcycle project I picked up.

Progress as of today: 16 lbs lost so far, only 47 lbs to go!

graindart - Sunday Apr 08, 2007
(120oz water,no snacks,no reg.pop, 3 meals per day)
Weight: 247.0

84 days to go......

It's the start of what's traditionally my worst water day. I'm going to see if I can finish off a bottle before leaving for church.

B - nothing

*** pm update ***

Today hasn't been the best dietwise. No regular pop was about the only thing on track. I'm working on another bottle of water right now, but that'll only make 100 ounces of water, which will have to suffice.

I didn't feel like eating at breakfast time so I didn't. Lunch was a whole different matter. Lunch consisted of ham, potatoes, asparagus, corn, rolls, strawberry shortcake, and some cookies. I felt so guilty for overeating so much that I was about to just throw the day away and keep eating junk the rest of the day. I changed my mind and just decided that I had done enough damage and decided to skip dinner. Not the healthiest of days, but at least I didn't fall completely off the wagon and go on a huge binge-fest.

Tomorrow should be more controlled / structured and hopefully I'll be able to get the water in also.

Progress as of today: 16 lbs lost so far, only 47 lbs to go!

greengirl on 04/08/2007:
Weekend is always my worse water time too!! Do your best :)

hollybelle on 04/09/2007:
Sounds like a great Easter Dinner. You did wonderfully stopping yourself from just "chucking" the day. Sometimes the best plans just go awry. You did a great job of saving the day, though.

graindart - Saturday Apr 07, 2007
(120oz water,no snacks,no reg.pop, 3 meals per day)
Weight: 247.2

85 days to go....

Just finished off my first bottle of water.

B - scrambled eggs and a couple biscuits

L - fried sausage, potatoes, sauerkraut

*** pm update ***

D - very very large salad with all of the fixings (eggs,fried chicken,bread,tomatoes,cheese,black olives,and plenty of blue cheese dressing) and a Diet Pepsi

No regular pop, no snacks, 3 meals, and I'm still working on the water. I just finished my 3rd 24oz bottle, only 2 more to go.

Day 4 has gone pretty well. As long as I make it to the 2 week point without any screw-ups, everything should be fine. That's what it seems to take for me to get used to a new change. I think it was about that long for me to get used to having water and / or ice tea with meals. For the first couple weeks it was a conscious decision each time, but then it just became normal and I don't even think about it now. Hopefully the not snacking will just become "normal" too in a couple of weeks.

I don't know if drinking 120oz of water in a day could ever become "normal", but you do kind of get used to it after awhile. Sunday's my hardest day to get a decent amount of water intake. I usually sleep until about 8 or 9am, go to church, then go out to eat for lunch. That usually means that I get home around 1-2pm and probably haven't had more than 12 ounces of water. Trying to cram another 100+ ounces in before bedtime is usually pretty tough.

My wife knows that I've been off regular pop since the 1st of January, but I haven't mentioned my change to not snacking to her yet. I usually like to give it a whirl first to see if it's going to "stick" before mentioning it to her (or others).

Progress as of today: 15.8 lbs lost so far, only 47.2 lbs to go!

Chubby1 on 04/07/2007:
Keep up the good work!!!! Cutting out sodas it huge. My husband did the same thing. He feels better and got his cholesterol down a lot.

hollybelle on 04/07/2007:
Happy Easter

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/07/2007:
i see you are doing 3 meals, no snacks. i wouldn't be able to take that diet...why have you chosen no snacks? then again, some people can do it.. in particular, my mom is always telling me I don't need to snack so often. however, it usually curbs your appetite, if you snack correctly. your body might benifit from snacking on healthy carrots/celery/tomatoes inbetween meals since it looks like you don't eat them during meals!

graindart on 04/07/2007:
Horn of Plenty, It just comes down to simplicity for me. I'm not suggesting it for others, but it works for me. I can remember to just grab something first thing in the morning, then all I have to remember is to only eat at 2 designated times, lunch and dinner. I've tried changing everything at once before and I end up failing and just giving up. Since I'm only making small changes, it's really easy to follow......drink water and only eat 3 meals. I have total respect for those who can successfully change all of their bad habits at once, but it just doesn't seem to work for me. So I'll just change 1 thing at a time. It'll be a longer process, but hopefully I'll just get used to each step and not feel like I'm constantly failing at something.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/08/2007:
wow, i really like your explanation of why you are taking the diet approach you have chosen. i like how you are taking one step at a time...very logical and i know you can do it!

graindart - Friday Apr 06, 2007
(120 oz water, no snacks, no pop, 3 meals per day)
Weight: 248.4

86 days to go....

Just finished a Slimfast for breakfast and have about 20 ounces of water completed for the morning.

** pm update **

B - Slimfast

L - hamburger in a bun with slice of ham and pineapple ring

D - spaghetti with sauce / sausage, couple slices of bread

Finished about 90-100 oz of water, will try to get 1 more bottle in before I head off to bed. No pop, no snacks, only ate 3 meals at mealtimes. Not a bad 3rd day.

Progress as of today: 14.6 lbs lost so far, only 48.4 lbs to go!

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