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graindart - Thursday Feb 20, 2003
(no pop, no snacks, nothing after 7pm)
Weight: 227.6

227.6 / 250.8 / 199

Yesterday - Slimfast for breakfast, sloppy joes for lunch, Healthy Choice frozen Blackened Chicken for dinner. Not enough water. Went to the movies after 7pm, ate a small bag of buttered popcorn with a diet pop.

Today - No pop, no snacks, nothing after 7pm. "Health" bar for breakfast. Buffet for late lunch. Nothing for dinner. 2nd day in a row with not enough water.

graindart - Wednesday Feb 19, 2003
(no pop, no snacks, nothing after 7pm)
Weight: 229.8

229.8 / 250.8 / 199

No pop, no snacks, nothing after 7pm. Slimfast for breakfast. Pizza buffet for lunch. BBQ and fixings for dinner.

graindart - Monday Feb 17, 2003
(no pop, no snacks, nothing after 7pm)
Weight: 228.2

228.2 / 250.8 / 199

No pop, no snacks, nothing after 7pm. Good water intake today. Slimfast for breakfast, tuna fish & crackers "kit" lunch, turkey enchiladas for dinner.

Well, I guess it's official, I've now lost over 20 lbs. That's a good start, with another 30 to go just to get to my 1st goal. Once hitting 200 lbs, it's only another 20 or so to go. Weighing 200 again will be unbelievable!

20 lbs sounds like quite a bit, but I'm not feeling or noticing much difference. My jeans are fitting a little more comfortable and I've started fastening my belt 1 hole smaller, but other than that I haven't noticed much difference without stepping on the scales.

Now for my dream time......I'm expecting that when I get down to 200 again, I should be able to notice quite a difference, at least I hope so. A total of 50 lbs lost or 20% of my pre-diet weight should be quite noticeable.

My wife's flying down with the baby to spend a month with her parents in April. I'm flying down for a few days at the end of April. That's just over 2 months away. I'd love to hit 200 by then, but know that it's not likely to happen. I'll be satisfied with hitting 215, but would love to hit 210. I guess we'll see as the time draws closer.

kyrin on 02/18/2003:
Congrats on the 20+ pounds you've lost so far! That's terrific!

I'll be cheering for you as you close in on that first goal!


graindart - Sunday Feb 16, 2003
(no pop, no snacks, nothing after 7pm)
Weight: 228.8

228.8 / 250.8 / 199

No pop, no snacks, nothing after 7pm. No breakfast, breakfast buffet for lunch, pasta concoction for dinner.

graindart - Thursday Feb 13, 2003
(no pop, no snacks, nothing after 7pm)
Weight: 230.8

230.8 / 250.8 / 199

No pop, no snacks, ate dinner at around 7:30pm. Was up all night with the baby, slept from 6am-noon, so didn't eat breakfast. Lunch was a couple of homemade hamburgers. Dinner was a Valentine's Day date. I ate a lot.....filet mignon, large salad, bread, potato.....I was totally stuffed. Didn't do the best on getting enough water, probably 50-60 oz today.

graindart - Wednesday Feb 12, 2003
(no pop, no snacks, nothing after 7pm)
Weight: 229.2

229.2 / 250.8 / 199

No pop, no snacks, nothing after 7pm. Sleep was sporadic on account of our new baby girl and I didn't want to eat breakfast and then try to catch a few hours of sleep, so I ended up missing breakfast. Lunch was a little late and we went to Golden Corral buffet, I ate quite a bit. Lunch was late, we had plans for 7pm, and I wasn't hungry, so I just grabbed a "health bar" so that I actually ate something. Did better on the water today.....I try for 100 oz each day, and have been slacking over the past week since Daphne was born. Today I got 75 oz in and a couple glasses of ice tea with lunch.

Decided to try to start exercising some. I bought some DDR - Dance Dance Revolution video games and shelled out for a couple of high quality metal dance pads back a few months ago on a whim. I played the game, which involves stepping on certain directional arrows at the correct times, for a few weeks just for fun. Then it sat there collecting dust. Now I dug it back out and there is a new PS2 DDR game out, so I bought it and used it tonight. It's actually pretty decent. It has a workout mode, where it keeps track of your calories burnt along with other statistics. Also when you go in it keeps track of the date, how much work done or calories burned on that day, your weight on that day, etc. It's kind of cool. It automatically keeps track of those things and graphs it for you. I figure I'll try to do 30-45 minutes worth of work a few days each week. I did around 45 minutes today, which really wasn't that difficult. I don't think that my heart rate is getting up high enough for a sustained period of time to do much good. But the way I look at it, it can't be any worse for me than just sitting on my butt typing on this computer.

graindart - Tuesday Feb 11, 2003
(no pop, no snacks, nothing after 7pm)
Weight: 230.0

230.0 / 250.8 / 199

No snacks, no pop, no sweets, nothing after 7pm. Had a "health bar" for breakfast.....I'm getting kind of tired of Slimfast every morning. Was busy and didn't get to have lunch until 3pm, ate lots of Chinese food with Chinese tea. Ate lunch late and ran around afterwards. I wasn't hungry for dinner, so I just skipped it today. Baby continuing to not sleep at night, last night I was up with the baby from 3am-6am, she slept 1 hour, and my wife took over then. I didn't get enough water which again is probably the reason for the weight difference again today. The weight will probably just jump back up to about 233 or so if I drink a decent amount of water tomorrow. Although it is heartening to see the weight moving down again. My digital scale was actually fluctuating between 229.8 and 230.0, which is the first time I've probably seen the 220's in at least 2 or more years. I hate to fantasize, but if the weight doesn't jump back up when I start drinking a good amount of water, it'll be 20 pounds lost, which would be a good start.

Tigger on 02/12/2003:
Wow, way to go. A new baby and still losing weight. I myself have no children and that 3am-6am thing makes me realize how silly <b>I</b> am to complain about being too tired to excercise. The next time I want to use that excuse I will just use you as my inspiration. Keep up the great work!


emilyjohnson on 02/12/2003:
Sounds as if you are buisy!!! Keep up the hard work and you will do fine! Emily

graindart - Monday Feb 10, 2003
(no pop, no snacks, nothing after 7pm)
Weight: 231.2

231.2 / 250.8 / 199

No pop, no sweets, no snacks, nothing after 7pm. Drank a Slimfast for breakfast. Lunch was lasagna and bread with butter. Supper was over at my parents house: roast beef, mashed potatoes, bread/butter, carrots, mixed vegetables. Didn't get near enough water in today, which is most likely the reason for the weight difference between today and yesterday. Night 2 at home with our new baby.....no one got much sleep last night. The baby was awake quite a bit today, so maybe she'll sleep longer tonight?

graindart - Sunday Feb 09, 2003
(no pop, no snacks, nothing after 7pm)
Weight: 232.8

232.8 / 250.8 / 199

No pop, no snacks, no sweets, nothing after 7pm. Lunch was a wierd personal leftover concoction, mainly taco ingredients with bread. Supper was Domino's hot wings and breadsticks, I've been craving them for awhile now. Last night was the first night with my wife and baby home from the hospital. The baby wouldn't sleep for more than about 30-45 minutes at a time. We were all prepared for the baby to wake up every 3 hours for feeding, but this came as an unpleasant surprise. As long as you were holding baby Daphne, she slept alright and she was able to calm down whenever she woke up. However, if you tried laying her down to sleep in her cradle, she'd stay asleep until about 1 minute after you got yourself in bed and under your own covers. About 3:30am I decided to take her and rock her in the living room while flipping through tv channels, so that my wife could get a little sleep. I only made it until 6:30am, and I was about to passout, so my wife and I traded and I got about 3 hours of sleep. Today has been smoother. Daphne has been sleeping a lot and waking up every 2-3 hours for nursing. She was actually awake for about 1 hour this afternoon when I was just holding her; she was just looking around with her eyes open, surveying her surroundings. I really hope tonight goes a little easier, maybe her being awake for awhile this afternoon will help her sleep sounder tonight. Oh well, with the baby home, there's not as much extra time to screw up and start snacking because of boredom.

graindart - Friday Feb 07, 2003
(no pop, no snacks, nothing after 7pm)
Weight: 233.4

233.4 / 250.8 / 199

My wife gave birth to our first child, a beautiful baby girl. Daphne Madison was born on 2/6/03 at 11:15pm. She weighed 6lbs 14oz and was 19-3/4" long. The past couple of days have been kind of hectic. I really haven't cheated up until tonight. No pop, no snacks, but I didn't get any time to eat dinner until around 9pm. I was totally worn out and just decided to treat my wife and myself to a pizza. It was after 7pm, but I guess as long as I only do it whenever I have a new child born, it won't be too bad ;-)

MichelleP on 02/08/2003:

Congrats on your new baby!! I got a laugh when you said you would only eat pizza when you have a new baby, lol, that means at least 9 more months till you get another one. Now that is willpower!

Good luck with your program, and new baby. I remember when mine were babies (they are both teens now) the lack of sleep was tuff!

Mazie Dazie on 02/08/2003:
CONGRATULATIONS!!! on your beautiful new daughter. Don't worry the pizza, (I would have had champagne with it and chocolate truffles), no rule is completely iron clad, we must make room to celebrate those miracles! You will need to keep on track with your health and fitness plan anyway, that little one will be testing you soon enough. :) Peace and love, Mazie*

Kerry79 on 02/09/2003:
Congratulations on your little girl - that's wonderful news. And I think you're entitled to pizza as a treat. Take care! Kerry x

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