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graindart - Sunday Aug 03, 2003
(no regular pop, no snacks, nothing after 7pm)
Weight: 206.0

206.0 / 250.8 / 189

After deciding to get back on my diet last month, I made it a day or two, then returned to eating anything I wanted. I just restarted my diet again a few days ago. I don't really seem to have any drive to get my weight down where it needs to be (high 170's or low 180's). My big goal was to get below 200 again, and once I did that I just really didn't have any desire to continue. My low this year was 195 back a couple of months ago, at which time I decided that I'd "treat" myself with eating and drinking anything and everything I wanted. My thought was that I'd do that until I hit 200 again (5 lb gain), and then get serious again and dip into the 180's. Well, I liked going back to my old eating styles so much, that I ended up weighing almost 215. I guess 215 was the magic number that made me stop and realize that if I didn't exercise some self control, I'd be back to my beginning weight of 250 by the end of the year. That would be a little depressing, start the year at 250, drop 55 lbs, then end the year at 250 again.

Oh well, I'm back on the diet now with a reason. I did some price quotes on some life insurance as I've decided to switch companies and up my coverage. When messing around with the internet site quotes, it seems like 195 is the magic number for my height. I have to get a physical checkup for this policy. If I weigh 195 or less when I get the checkup, my rates are decent. If I weigh 196 - 205 my rates increase about $8 per month. If I weigh over 205 it's even more. On the one hand I'm thinking that $8 per month isn't much, but added up over the 10 year term, that's $960. So, I'm going to drop to at least 195 before going in for the checkup.

The past couple of months have been mixed. I've enjoyed eating tons of candy, cookies, popcorn, etc, along with the huge consumption of Pepsi and Mtn Dew. However, it's also cost me stomach aches, heartburn, a general "icky" feeling, and gained weight. So I'll try to not repeat in such super overindulgence for any long period again.

My first little goal is to hit 195 for my physical. Then my next little goal is to break into the 180's. It's probably been about 10-13 years since I've weighed in the 180's, and I was still overweight at the time. It might be different this time though, because I was in the 180's with no muscle at all. Now I have quite a bit more strength, so hopefully the 180's will be quite nice.

graindart - Sunday Jul 06, 2003
(no regular pop, no snacks, nothing after 7pm)
Weight: 212.8

212.8 / 250.8 / 189

Well I'm back and so is some of my lost weight. The past month or two I've been sucking back pop, pizza, candy, cookies, etc like you wouldn't believe. I've put back on about 15 lbs, and have finally decided to restart my diet. Of course, with this being my last day off the diet, I went crazy with plenty of things.....couple of candy bars, salt & vinegar chips, 64 oz fountain pop, chocolate sundae, couple of hamburgers, and more stuff that I don't readily remember.

Well tomorrow starts back on drinking plenty of water, eating something for breakfast, lunch, and a light dinner. No snacks, no pop, nothing after 7pm. I might even start exercising......maybe.

breakaway on 07/10/2003:
Don't you just hate that when that happens. It's happened to me to and you just have to wonder how could this weight loss be possible. It's good to see your not giving up. I have enjoyed your entries and look forward to seeing you make it all the way.

graindart - Wednesday Jun 04, 2003
(no regular pop, no snacks, nothing after 7pm)
Weight: 205.0


graindart - Thursday May 15, 2003
(no regular pop, no snacks, nothing after 7pm)
Weight: 195.6

195.6 / 250.8 / 189

No pop, no snacks, nothing after 7pm. Granola bar for breakfast. AYCE soup and salad bar for lunch. Nothing for dinner.

I got my exercise in for the day, helping some friends move for about 6 or 7 hours. I'm tired, sore, worn out, etc. I could've stopped for dinner, but I wasn't hungry so I just worked through it. It's now almost bedtime and I'm starting to feel a little hungry, but not to the point of wanting to cave and eat something. The hunger will still be there in the morning and with how worn out I feel I don't think that hunger or almost anything will disrupt my sleep tonight.

My body fat percentage hit a new low today. As of today my scale is registering 25.6%. When I started the diet on January 1st at 250.8 lbs, my bodyfat was registering at around 42-43%. I don't know how accurate the thing is, but it's nice to see that number declining also.

dolyda on 05/16/2003:
wow...25.6%???....you are doing a fantastic job!!...keep up the great work! :D

graindart - Wednesday May 14, 2003
(no regular pop, no snacks, nothing after 7pm)
Weight: 198.2

198.2 / 250.8 / 189

I screwed up today on almost all accounts.

I started my slide with 1 can of Pepsi, which didn't taste very good. I had to try the new white chocolate and dark chocolate Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, they were ok. Then I had to try the new Oreo's, not very good. Walking through Walmart I noticed garlic stuffed giant green olives and had to try them, they were ok. Slimfast for breakfast. Turkey enchiladas for lunch. Hamburgers (2) and corn on the cob for dinner.

The only thing good about all of my snacking is that it was done in moderation. 1 Oreo cookie, 1/2 of each type of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, 1 can of Pepsi. So even though I screwed up, it wasn't like the screwups of old.....1 package of Oreos, a couple packages of Reese's and a 2 liter of pop would've been the course a few months ago.

graindart - Tuesday May 13, 2003
(no regular pop, no snacks, nothing after 7pm)
Weight: 197.8

197.8 / 250.8 / 189

No pop, no snacks, nothing after 7pm.

Granola bar for breakfast. Quiznos for lunch: small sub, cup of clam chowder, iced tea, small bag of Sunchips. Granola bar for dinner.

Golightly on 05/14/2003:
Hi Graindart! I wanted to congratulate you on your weight loss. I remember when I passed the 200 mark -- it was such a great feeling! Also, I wanted to give you kudos for not giving up on the diet when your weight crept up a little ... I know it can be discouraging, but you kept at the diet like a trouper!

Good for you!!

graindart - Monday May 12, 2003
(no regular pop, no snacks, nothing after 7pm)
Weight: 199.0

199.0 / 250.8 / 189

No pop, no snacks. Slimfast for breakfast. Beef Stroghanoff for lunch, 3 servings with 3 pieces of bread w/butter. Granola bar for dinner. I had a thing of sugar free chocolate pudding after 7pm.

graindart - Sunday May 11, 2003
(no regular pop, no snacks, nothing after 7pm)
Weight: 198.8

198.8 / 250.8 / 189

No pop, no snacks, nothing after 7pm. Granola bar for breakfast. Fish & chips for lunch with coleslaw and a large side salad smothered in blue cheese dressing. Nothing for dinner.

I reached my first goal of 199 today, so I've switched my numbers to my 2nd goal of 189. My 3rd and final goal will be 179, unless upon reaching it I still think I should lose some more, but I doubt it.

graindart - Saturday May 10, 2003
(no regular pop, no snacks, nothing after 7pm)
Weight: 199.4

199.4 / 250.8 / 199

No pop, no snacks, nothing after 7pm. Granola bar for breakfast. Casserole (ground beef, cabbage, rice, tomato) for lunch, about 3 helpings with 3 pieces of bread w/ butter. Granola bar for supper. Didn't get enough water in today.

Today is one of the few days in the past 2-3 weeks that I've actually got through the day without screwing up (except for low water intake, but we won't count it today). I was really happy to be down 50 pounds by my vacation, but have been feeling a little depressed since then about gaining a few pounds and having to lose the same weight again.

Today is a big shot in the arm, a new low.

This is the 1st time I've weighed under 200 lbs at my official weigh-in time. This is probably the first time that my weight has started with a "1" in almost 7 or 8 years. I'm kind of excited about the new low, hopefully in a few days I'll be able to change my goal from 199 to 189. My final goal will be 175-180, I'll settle for 179. I'm looking forward to that time, because then I can stop trying to lose weight, and just worry about maintaining it. Maintaining the weight loss should be easier, in theory.

graindart - Thursday May 08, 2003
(no regular pop, no snacks, nothing after 7pm)
Weight: 201.4

201.4 / 250.8 / 199

No pop, no snacks. Didn't get enough water intake. Slimfast for breakfast. Mexican restaurant for lunch. Granola bar for dinner. Ordered a Pizza Hut medium pizza late at night, ate just over 1/2 of it.

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