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graindart - Tuesday Jan 28, 2014
(fasting food, water intake only)
Weight: 258.8

Yesterday was day 2 of the fast.  It started alright, but ended quite tough.  

The morning and early afternoon were met with some dull headaches, a minor feeling of dissiness, and a general lack of energy.  I expected it and kept up on my water intake, so things were progressing as planned.  Since I work alone, it's pretty easy to keep away from temptations during the day.

I kind of sat around all day getting work done and watching some Youtube.  I stayed away from the kitchen when my kids / wife got home, but when I smelled the food cooking for dinner I started having major cravings / tummy rumblings.  I drank more water, but food was stuck in my thoughts.  Mainly the thought of a giant juicy hamburger with melty cheese sliding down the sides.  Made it through dinner time and just before bedtime, my oldest daughter comes walking over to see what I'm doing and she's holding a peeled mini-orange (can't remember their name right now).  Just the smell of that was enough to make me want to quit right then and there.  I "shooed" here away and told here to come back when she was done eating.

My demeanor has been a little more grumpy and I've generally had a shorter temper.  Now onto day 3, which is where I've broken before because it's usually the worst.  I've made it 3 full days before (72 hours), but never over.  Supposedly things start to become a little easier after day 3 or 4, but don't know if I'll see that or not.

Off to work and water.....

Progress as of today: 7.7 lbs lost so far, only 83.8 lbs to go!

graindart - Monday Jan 27, 2014
(fasting food, water intake only)
Weight: 261.8

Yesterday was day 1 of the fast.  Only food intake was small amount of grape juice and a small piece of a cracker (communion at church).

The day went pretty smooth.  I was just sitting around with the family most of the day relaxing.  I drank plenty of water and didn't feel too hungry.  I wasn't really tempted to eat anything and ended the day feeling more "in control".

Woke up this morning feeling alright.  I have a small headache right now and will see how today goes.

Progress as of today: 7.8 lbs lost so far, only 86.8 lbs to go!

Innerpeace on 01/27/2014:
Good luck with your fast. I always seem to get nausea if I don't eat for long periods of time.

graindart - Sunday Jan 26, 2014
(fasting food, water intake only)
Weight: 266.6

Regarding food, I've been out of control for the past few months.  I can control my food intake during the day, but then usually lose it at night.  

For various reasons I've decided I need to get in control of my eating today.  I didn't really plan it out, but have decided to give up food for a little bit.  It may be a day, a couple days, or more.  I just need to stop shoveling junk into my mouth.

Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only 91.6 lbs to go!

graindart - Friday Dec 13, 2013
(drink water, no Mtn Dew)
Weight: 264.6

Yesterday no pop again, but plenty of junk eaten.  Headaches have deminished the past couple days.  Starting to think about regulating what I eat, but know that Christmas vacation is going to be filled with eating.  

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 89.6 lbs to go!

graindart - Wednesday Dec 11, 2013
(drink water, no Mtn Dew)
Weight: 264.6

Made it through 2 days without any pop.  Today has been another day without pop, but with a large amount of food.  Larger amounts of food have been how I've been trying to cope with the pop withdrawl.  I've had a few strong headaches over the past couple days. 

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 89.6 lbs to go!

graindart - Tuesday Dec 10, 2013
(drink water, no Mtn Dew)
Weight: 264.6

Yesterday I ate a lot, but made it through the day without a pop.  Part way through today, I've eaten a lot, but will try to make it through the day without a pop.....


Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 89.6 lbs to go!

graindart - Monday Dec 09, 2013
(drink water, no Mtn Dew)
Weight: 264.6

Starting today by just trying to eliminate the Mtn Dew.  Replacing it with water.

Ate 4 or 5 peppermint bark chocolates.

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 89.6 lbs to go!

graindart - Monday Nov 04, 2013
(drink water, no Mtn Dew)
Weight: 264.6

Starting off with a large jug of water by my side.

Low-carb Slimfast for breakfast.  Vitamins.


TOOK BLOG PRIVATE STARTING TODAY.  Still wanted a place to write down my thoughts, but didn't want to read comments at this time.  Plan to change entire blog back to public again at a later date.

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 89.6 lbs to go!

graindart - Tuesday Jul 02, 2013
(drink water, eat 3 meals a day)
Weight: 220.0

Yesterday went much better than the past month.  I took in a decent amount of water and stayed away from the pop / candy.  My wife and I sat down to watch a movie and I really wanted some popcorn, but resisted.  Starting off today with a jug-o-water and some Fiber One w/milk.

Took the family roller skating last night 

8am - Fiber One w/ milk, multi-vitamins 

11am - homemade fruit smoothie with my girls - banana, peach, apple

noon - full can of soup (2 servings)

Progress as of today: 49.6 lbs lost so far, only 45 lbs to go!

legcramps on 07/02/2013:
Good job! Have an awesome day today :)

hollybelle on 07/02/2013:
Welcome back.

supercheese on 07/02/2013:
congrats on the no popcorn. its a weakness for me. Have a good one!

OhioRaven on 07/02/2013:
How much water ? Since I started drinking the crap out of water, I haven't had the urge for a Mt. Dew at all.

graindart on 07/02/2013:
Somewhere around 100oz daily. I'll up the intake if I'm outside, hot, or exercising.

Transformation on 07/03/2013:
Great job on resisting the popcorn! Good for you!

graindart - Monday Jul 01, 2013
(drink water, eat 3 meals a day)
Weight: 224.4

We'll have to call June "the lost month".  I started having health / body issues at the end of May, nothing serious, just exceptionally irritating.  I haven't exercised in a long while now and my food intake has returned to my normal 2012 levels  (tons of Mtn Dew, candy, chips, pizza, snacks).  June saw me gain 10-15lbs.  I've tried getting back on diet several times during June without much to show for it, other than several "last day before the new diet starts, binges".

Today the scale starts going back the correct way.  I still have the minor health / body issues that may keep me from exercising for awhile, but at least I can clean up my eating habits again.  It's easy for me slide down the slippery eating path when I don't write down my daily success / failure, so I'll be back here again tomorrow whether today is a success or not.

Started this morning with a small bowl of Fiber One cereal in some milk.  Took a couple vitamin tablets.  I've got my jug-o-water sitting by me.  

8am - Fiber One cereal w/ milk

10am - Slimfast shake

lunch - family get-together at Pizza Hut - ordered salad bar and ate 2 large plates of salad

2pm - banana

3pm - 2 raspberries

5pm - full can of soup (2 servings)

8pm+ - 10 raspberries and about 10 olives

Progress as of today: 45.2 lbs lost so far, only 49.4 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 07/01/2013:
Yeah ! GrainDart's Back ! How you doin' Pal, I missed ya ! I'm glad your back. Yes, write down your successes as well as your failures. I'm here to whoop your ass. I'm taking the gloves off. We're gonna get you back to 175 and in a medium shirt. No, seriously. This place has helped me so much and I want it to help you too. I know how the medical things can go. It hinders your mobility. It did mine early on. But to counter the lack of exercise I started eating really, really well. And to put it bluntly, I think some of the stuff you used to put on your plate really sucked. (that's me taking the gloves off) I think I'm heading for 175Lbs but I don't want to be the only guy there. YOU HAVE to come with me. I'm really glad you're back. Love You, Man !

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