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graindart - Tuesday Oct 12, 2004
(no pop, no snacks, nothing after 7pm, 125 oz water)
Weight: 237.6

Current

DIET 2004 take 3 Current 1st Goal Final Goal 9/25/2004
Weight (lbs.) 237.6 200 180 252
Body Fat % 41.2 <30 <20 41

59 days until cruise.

No pop, no snacks, nothing after 7pm. Approximately 125 ounces of water. Low carb Slim Fast for breakfast, low carb frozen meal for lunch, hamburger w/ ketchup for dinner.

It's almost been 3 weeks on this go around of my diet and things have been going pretty smoothly. I do miss the carbs, but it hasn't been a huge strain. It helps that I have a reason for wanting to lose the weight right now.

Looking ahead, Thanksgiving will be a cheat day. I think it'll be anything goes, pop, snacks, and plenty of the usual Thanksgiving food. Maybe I should limit it to a 2 hour window of anything goes. I wonder how many calories can be consumed in 2 hours? 5,000?


graindart - Sunday Oct 10, 2004
(no pop, no snacks, nothing after 7pm, 125 oz water)
Weight: 239.0

Current

DIET 2004 take 3 Current 1st Goal Final Goal 9/25/2004
Weight (lbs.) 239.0 200 180 252
Body Fat % 41.2 <30 <20 41

61 days until cruise.

No pop, no snacks, nothing after 7pm. Terrible water intake today. Lunch was salad and various meat at a buffet. Dinner was a salad and some shrimp / scallops.


graindart - Saturday Oct 09, 2004
(no pop, nothing after 7pm, 125 oz water)
Weight: 238.0

Current

DIET 2004 take 3 Current 1st Goal Final Goal 9/25/2004
Weight (lbs.) 238.0 200 180 252
Body Fat % 39.5 <30 <20 41

62 days until cruise.

No pop, no snacks, nothing after 7pm. Only about 60-70 ounces of water today. I actually slept in till around 9am this morning. I didn't have anything planned for the day and just kind of kept busy doing nothing worthwhile. It was sort of a relaxing day in that I didn't have to think much.

Lunch was just a couple of plates of salad, not exactly by choice. My wife, daughter, and I went to JB's for lunch and I just ordered the buffet bar. I've done it plenty of times in the past, but I'm trying to limit my carbs right now and didn't go look at the food first. Well, they had extras like soup, baked potatoes with all the fixings, lots of different types of prepared salads, and the typical lettuce based salad bar. Once I was going through the line, I suddenly realized that only about 1/4 of the items were going to be doable if I wanted to remain on track. I thought to myself that cheating for one meal wouldn't matter, but I also remembered past times when my one cheat meal turned into a few days of cheating or maybe even the end of another diet attempt. So I just ate a couple plates of salad.

Supper was a frozen low carb meal. It was pretty tasty, but kind of small. Not that I'm feeling hungry, but I just enjoy eating (overeating) a nice hot meal.


graindart - Friday Oct 08, 2004
(no pop, nothing after 7pm, 125 oz water)
Weight: 239.4

Current

DIET 2004 take 3 Current 1st Goal Final Goal 9/25/2004
Weight (lbs.) 239.4 200 180 252
Body Fat % 40.5 <30 <20 41

63 days until cruise

No pop, no snacks, nothing after 7pm. Around 100 ounces of water today.

Brunch was 3 egg omelette with ham and cheddar. Dinner was prime rib and a salad.

I got a little more sleep today, got to sleep in until 8am. Absolutely nothing planned for tomorrow, so I might try sleeping in a bit longer. Although I may just decide to get up around 8am again tomorrow. I just feel like my day's wasted if I sleep past about 8am.


graindart - Thursday Oct 07, 2004
(no pop, nothing after 7pm, 125 oz water)
Weight: 240.7

Current

DIET 2004 take 3 Current 1st Goal Final Goal 9/25/2004
Weight (lbs.) 240.7 200 180 252
Body Fat % 41 <30 <20 41

64 days until cruise - going to western carribean - 7days - with 3 ports of call - both my wife and I's first cruise

The last couple of days I haven't had time to sit down and write down my meals / water / etc. It's just been busy, I've stuck with the plan.

Today was no snacks, no pop, nothing after 7pm. Low carb lunch at Cracker Barrel - spicy catfish fillets, green beans, salad w/ peppercorn dressing. Too tired, didn't eat supper, went to bed early. I don't know why I tried the catfish again. I really don't like the taste. I did eat it all because I was hungry, but I've got to remember not to order it again.

Too many days in a row with less than 6 hours of sleep per night, tomorrow I'm planning on sleeping in.

I went to Walmart last night and went through the frozen dinner section. I was very surprised at the number of low carb frozen dinners now available. I bought some just a month ago and there was only basically 1 brand that had low carb dinners around the 10 net carb range. Now there are around 5 different brands all with low to moderatly low carb ratings. I was even more surprised to find some pretty cheap ones in the mix ($1 - $3). My biggest complaint in the past was the small selection and the high cost ($4+) of each of the frozen low carb meals.

I've kind of adopted the low carb approach for right now. I'm not sold on it being a lifestyle, but anything to get the scale to go down. It's been alright so far, I haven't been hungry although I do miss eating as much stuff. I haven't really missed pop, except for the first couple of days. It probably helps that my wife just found out she's pregnant again and has stopped drinking pop altogether also. I end up driving a lot for my job, so I'm always in and out of gas stations. This is when I usually get a giant fountain pop and maybe a candy bar each and every time. To keep from getting tempted I'm just using the pay at the pump now.

Soon2BThin on 10/08/2004:
Wow, your first cruise?! You're going to have a great time! Just watch out for all the food. It's true what they say about cruising, lots and lots of food all day and night long. What hubby and I did was to use the stairs all the time instead of the elevators. Neither of us gained any weight on that cruise. And there are always things to do so you will keep busy too. Keep up the good work! Oh, and congratulations!



graindart - Sunday Oct 03, 2004
(no pop, nothing after 7pm, 125 oz water)
Weight: 242.5

Current

DIET 2004 take 3 Current 1st Goal Final Goal 9/25/2004
Weight (lbs.) 242.5 200 180 252
Body Fat % 46.4 <30 <20 41

69 days until cruise

No pop, no snacks, nothing after 7pm. Only about 80 ounces of water today. Lunch was a large chef's salad with blue cheese dressing. I was running out of time (and actually wasn't hungry) around dinner time, so I just skipped it today.

I'm only about 10 days into my latest diet and all's gone by relatively smoothly. I only had headaches from pop withdrawal for the first 2 or 3 days. I really haven't been craving anything much. I think part of it is that I've been staying pretty busy lately, so not a lot of down time to sit around and dwell on food thoughts.

Soon2BThin on 10/04/2004:
You're doing great!! Where are you going on your cruise? You're going to thank yourself for doing this by then. Keep up the good work!



graindart - Saturday Oct 02, 2004
(no pop, nothing after 7pm, 125 oz water)
Weight: 244.5

Current

DIET 2004 take 3 Current 1st Goal Final Goal 9/25/2004
Weight (lbs.) 244.5 200 180 252
Body Fat % 42.5 <30 <20 41

70 days until cruise

No pop, no snacks, nothing after 7pm. Got my 125 ounces of wate in today. Lunch was a Quiznos low carb salad and low carb chips. Dinner was a Hardees low carb chicken sandwich.

monet0329 on 10/03/2004:
Keep up the aweosme work !!!.. hugs



graindart - Friday Oct 01, 2004
(no pop, nothing after 7pm, 125 oz water)
Weight: 245.2

Current

DIET 2004 take 3 Current 1st Goal Final Goal 9/25/2004
Weight (lbs.) 245.2 200 180 252
Body Fat % 42.5 <30 <20 41

71 days until cruise

No pop, no snacks, nothing after 7:30pm, over 125 ounces of water. On the road all day, minimal food w/ minimal carbs.


graindart - Thursday Sep 30, 2004
(no pop, nothing after 7pm, 125 oz water)
Weight: 247.8

Current

DIET 2004 take 3 Current 1st Goal Final Goal 9/25/2004
Weight (lbs.) 247.8 200 180 252
Body Fat % 42.3 <30 <20 41

72 days until cruise

No pop, no snacks, nothing after 7pm. I actually downed 125 ounces of water today, which I believe is also the number of times I had to go to the bathroom today.

I ate a couple of low-carb thickburgers from Hardees and a frozen dinner today.

My goals at the top of this page aren't my expectations for by the time of the cruise. My hope or goal by the cruise, would be to be down 20-30 lbs, which I think is possible.


graindart - Wednesday Sep 29, 2004
(no pop, nothing after 7pm, 125 oz water)
Weight: 250.4

Current

DIET 2004 take 3 Current 1st Goal Final Goal 9/25/2004
Weight (lbs.) 250.4 200 180 252
Body Fat % 42.3 <30 <20 41

73 days until cruise

No pop, no snacks, nothing after 7pm. Water intake around 80 ounces. Pizza buffet for lunch. Open face roast beef sandwich and soup / salad bar for dinner.

monet0329 on 09/30/2004:
Hiya.. what a great gift from your wife.. :O).. I see you have a problem with pop.. :O(.. it can get to us cant it.. I put an artical on my post yesterday if you care to read it.. It may halp you with your wanting pop.. its called Water vs Coke..

I wish you luck hun ... and I hope you make your goal before your cruise :O)..


legcramps on 09/30/2004:
Great job!



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