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graindart - Tuesday Apr 03, 2007
(120 oz water, no snacks, no pop, 3 meals per day)
Weight: 252.0

89 days to go.....

Progress as of today: 11 lbs lost so far, only 52 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 04/04/2007:
Almost 8 lbs lost - good going!



graindart - Thursday Mar 08, 2007
(120 oz water)
Weight: 250.2

I did better with water yesterday, about 75 ounces. Didn't do any exercise and didn't watch what I ate. I don't tend to remember that I want to be more selective with the things I'm eating. I need something to remind me.......maybe I'll just walk around with a big piece of duck-tape on my mouth. At least then I'd remember.

If I can get back in the habit of posting on here daily, it'll at least keep my mind on working towards a goal.

Progress as of today: 7.8 lbs lost so far, only 50.2 lbs to go!

borntocry on 03/08/2007:
Hmmm... yes, I've often thought about walking around with a duct-taped mouth as well. How about a piece of sugar-free gum in your mouth? At least you'd have to take it out before you put anything else in, so that should buy a you a couple of seconds! GG swears by it, and she sticks to 900 calories a day - she must have SOME trick!



graindart - Wednesday Mar 07, 2007
(120 oz water)
Weight: 252.4

I just can't seem to get started with eating correctly or exercising. The only thing that I've had good success with is kicking the regular pop. I haven't had a regular pop since January 1st. I still on occasion have a diet pop. I think the best tasting diet pop for me has to be the Diet Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper. It might have something to do with me never having tasted the regular version so I really don't have anything to compare it to. It tastes really sweet and doesn't have any weird "diet" aftertaste to it.

Water intake has been pretty bad for the past month or so. I need to work on that, start watching what I eat, and start some type of exercise.

Progress as of today: 5.6 lbs lost so far, only 52.4 lbs to go!

borntocry on 03/07/2007:
You and your pop. I know what you mean - the only diet one I like is Lime Coke, and I've never had the real version of that one either so maybe that's why. Have you tried it?


greengirl on 03/07/2007:
i always find that diet drinks taste sweeter than the ones with all the sugar in!!!


WorkingIt2 on 03/08/2007:
I LOVE diet dr pepper...love it. Congrats on getting off the regular pop!! As far as motivation, sometimes we have to CREATE our own by just jumping in with both feet and doing it! Have a great day =)



graindart - Friday Feb 02, 2007
(120 oz water)
Weight: 250.0

Giving up the regular pop a month ago was a good first step and I haven't had any slipups. It's resulted in the loss of 8 lbs in the first month which is a good steady start. The next step is getting back to a water intake of around 120 oz per day again. After that I'll have to tackle the food issues, cutting down on the snacking / candy and late night 4th meals of the day. I suppose after that, working in some exercise would be beneficial also.

I wish I could just successfully change everything at once, but know that if I tried, I'd probably be "failing" at something almost every day, which would probably drive me to just giving up again. At least taking "baby steps" makes me feel like I'm actually accomplishing something successfully. The main negative about changing things gradually is that the scale also goes down gradually.

I was looking back at prior journal entries over the years and it looks like it's been about 1.5 years since I was last in the 240's. I can't believe I'm actually looking forward to weighing 249.

Oh well, baby step changes for now with the hope that one day I'll just wake up and have a desire to get more serious and bump up the pace.

Progress as of today: 8 lbs lost so far, only 50 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 02/02/2007:
Hey! I really like your approach to this. No regular pop for a month is great and you have lost 8 pounds just with that??? WOW! The next steps you havae planned sound sensible and effective, too! I can't wait to see what February holds for you! Have a Blessed Day! Holly


borntocry on 02/02/2007:
Oh wow! You are doing so well!

I know what you mean about setting too many goals and then "failing" at one of them every day. I've done that too and it's so demotivating. Now I just try to constantly remind myself that I'm doing the best I can. And as long as that's true, I'm happy!

Can't wait to see your next entry with the "249" on top!


WorkingIt2 on 02/02/2007:
That is fantastic that you've stayed away from the regular pop. A gal at my office has done the same and lost 8lbs in January and I think that is wonderful. Your kidneys, liver and gal bladder probably appreciate it as well lol. Have a great day and enjoy the journey!


greengirl on 02/02/2007:
Sounds like you have a great plan. You are probably wise not to make too many changes at once. good luck with your endeavours :)



graindart - Sunday Jan 28, 2007
(120 oz water)
Weight: 251.8

I've been pretty much eating whatever I felt like for the past month. The water intake has been pretty bad lately. The only good point that I've stuck with since the 1st of January is not having any regular pop. I've had 5 or 6 cans of diet pop over the past month, but no Mtn. Dew or other regular pop.

I'm thinking of limiting the times I eat to just 3 meals per day with no snacks and nothing after 7pm. I'll still eat pretty much anything I want, but at least I'll cut out the snacking inbetween meals.

Progress as of today: 6.2 lbs lost so far, only 51.8 lbs to go!

WorkingIt2 on 01/28/2007:
Goog job on the no regular pop! That is a huge thing to be proud of!


greengirl on 01/28/2007:
I cut out the eating between meals, and I found it made a tremendous difference. Keep up the good work!!


Moody on 01/28/2007:
I think it's great to make small changes, get a grip on them, then add another small change..They all add up! Good for you for cutting out the regular pop!! Keep it up!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/28/2007:
as long as you're not starving between meals, cutting out snacking may be a good idea for you! it's all about you and what works. Most people feel that snacking helps because it evens out blood sugar levels. however, you have to plan those snacks. also, when snacking, meals and snacks should be no more than 3 hours apart. meaning, if you eat at 8am, you definitely should have something at 10:30 or 11. something, a snack, could be like an egg or cheese stick. sorry if this didn't help.



graindart - Wednesday Jan 03, 2007
(120 oz water)
Weight: 258.0

Day 2 with no pop / cookies / candy / chocolate / chips / etc. Had just over 120 ounces of water intake for the day. There were a few headaches during the day, probably from the lack of caffeine. Off to work....

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 58 lbs to go!

Moody on 01/03/2007:
Great job AGAIN!! You're doing awesome..keep it up!! Hope the headache goes away soon..I hate those caffeine headaches! Take care..


TOADY on 01/03/2007:
You are doing so well. I remember how awful it was to give up the caffeine. It takes time but before you know it you won't even miss it. Good luck!


sasyredneckgirl on 01/03/2007:
how are you getting in all that water??? wish i could :)


WorkingIt on 01/03/2007:
Great job!



graindart - Tuesday Jan 02, 2007
(120 oz water)
Weight: 258.0

Well, I made it through the 1st with no pop....and over 120 ounces of water. I'm sitting here starting on my first bottle of water for the day. No snacks, candy, chips, or chocolate. I ate a couple of full meals and then had a piece of fried chicken before bed.

I figure I'll weigh in every few days or week, if I can wait that long.

I have to get some work done today, but am dragging my feet wishing the holidays could continue just another week...... or 5.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 58 lbs to go!

tourguidebarbie on 01/02/2007:
good job! My sister stopped drinking pop, did nothing different and ended up losing 10lbs! I wish the holiday was like 51 weeks long... haha. Wouldn't that be nice.... haha *With Holiday pay of course... haha*


moody on 01/02/2007:
Woweee...120oz of water!! Good for you!! And WTG on no candy,chips or chocolate; I know how hard that is!! Keep it up!


WorkingIt on 01/02/2007:
I wish my time off work was greater as well LOL. I got your message about declining the challenge for now..no worries!



graindart - Monday Jan 01, 2007
(120 oz water)
Weight: 258.0

Just entering my starting specs for the year.......with a bottle of water in my hand.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 58 lbs to go!

WorkingIt on 01/01/2007:
Happy New Year!!!!! So happy that you joined the challenge, look forward to doing this with you! Make sure to post your points in your daily diary entries so I can keep track! Here's to a fantastic month!


Moody on 01/01/2007:
Happy New Year and Good Luck!!!



graindart - Tuesday Nov 07, 2006
(120 oz water)
Weight: 263.0

It's been years since I've successfully lost weight, which I of course gained back. I don't like the thought of going on another diet. I'm sipping on water bottle #1 right now, just 4 more to go after this one. I usually change over to pop around mid-day, but will try to just keep on with the water.

Progress as of today: 0.8 lbs lost so far, only 63 lbs to go!

WorkingIt on 11/07/2006:
Welcome. And you are already on a 'diet'. A diet isn't something you do, it is a lifestyle. Change your lifestyle diet to something that allows you to burn more calories than you consume, and you will be fine. Water is very important so good luck!


Moody on 11/07/2006:
Water is so important for weight loss!! Keep drinking it!


mattscat3295 on 11/07/2006:
Welcome, you are going to do just fine. This place is filled with such inspiration and support. You will love it here. Hope to read more of your entries. Have a good evening and keep drinking that water.


Scruffy on 11/08/2006:
Don't diet. Just change what and how you eat. Move more.

Scruff


WorkingIt on 12/21/2006:
I wanted to welcome you to the January Challenge! So happy you joined! YAY!!!



graindart - Monday Sep 11, 2006
(120 oz water)
Weight: 262.0

111 days left in 2006.

I've been without normal pop for the past 3 days now. Water intake hasn't been good and eating habits haven't been good. I'll probably just concentrate on no regular pop for the next few days and try to up my water intake. I'll worry about eating habits after I'm able to start getting the 120 ounces of water in.

Progress as of today: 1.8 lbs lost so far, only 62 lbs to go!

kattygirl on 09/11/2006:
I am terrible at the water thing too. Today I have been mixing Crystal Light with it so that I can get it down. Due to the Crystal I have been able to drink more water today than I normally do.


WorkingIt on 09/11/2006:
Great job staying away from the pop!



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