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graindart - Wednesday May 08, 2013
(drink water, eat 3 meals a day)
Weight: 214.0

Yesterday went alright.

B - Slimfast

L - leftover chilli w/ cheese & onion

S - buttered popcorn (went to movie)

D - chicken alfredo spinach pasta dish w/ cheesy garlic bread

S - 2 apples

Water intake was ok.  Didn't feel like it, but went to the gym anyway.  Was fine once I got there.  15 minutes elliptical, 15 minutes bike, 15 minutes treadmill

Progress as of today: 55.6 lbs lost so far, only 39 lbs to go!

Puddles on 05/08/2013:
Have a great day



graindart - Monday May 06, 2013
(drink water, eat 3 meals a day)
Weight: 214.0

Warning, a lot of non-diet talk listed below.

I've been busy the past few days so haven't had time to check-in here to log my days.  They haven't been all that bad, except for yesterday.  Friday I was finishing up some stuff on the Miata and getting the truck / trailer ready to haul it to my first autocross race of the season.  Saturday was a large local car show (600 or so entrants).  My dad and I own a '67 Firebird together and we took it down and showed it with my local SCCA race club.  My good friend actually won Best Import for his 70's 280z with a custom paint job and a Chevy 383 stuffed in it (all work completed by him).  The car show was an all day event and I was drained by the end and had a nice sunburn.  I never sleep good before a race and Saturday night was no exception.  I was in bed for approximately 6-7 hours, but woke up approximately 5 times so don't have a clue how much actual sleep I ended up with.

Yesterday morning I woke up at 4:20am and hit the road with my brother-in-law as it was a 3 hour drive to the event.  There were 30-40 entrants at this small event.  It's a wide range of cars: 5 or 6 Miatas, a Lotus, original Mini Cooper, Alpha Romeo, Porsche, MR2, two nice newer Corvettes, several Subaru AWD / turbos, Camaro, and various others.  This was my first event with all of the changes to the Miata this year (supercharger, coilovers, racing tires, etc).  It was a bit more of a learning curve than I was expecting and the car definitely behaves a lot different than last year.  In the end I had the 3rd fastest time of the day.  The Lotus beat me by 0.2 seconds (2 tenths of a second) and a 2013 Subaru STI AWD / turbo beat me by 0.8 seconds (8 tenths of a second).  I was both happy with the performance and a little disappointed.  I was impressed with how the car performed and it was a fun day.  Although 0.9 seconds faster would've transformed it from a fun day to an excellent day.  Packed up and started the 3 hour drive home.  

I didn't have time during the day to eat lunch (grabbed a granola bar during a work/drive switch).  Once on the road I ate the large sandwich I had packed.  Tried a couple smoked pieces of meat my brother-in-law brought.  Stopped 1/2 hour into the drive to get gas and bought a bag of popcorn and a can of iced tea / lemonade.  By this time I was really dragging.  Stopped an hour later and bought a Red Bull energy drink and a bag of chocolate covered pretzels.  Ate most of the bag and drank the Red Bull.  It didn't make me feel "better", but I was feeling much more awake, so "job accomplished".  The last 1.5 hours my brother-in-law was talking about various restaurants quite a bit, so my mind kept going to what I wanted to pickup and eat.  I made it home without giving in this time and ate an apple when I got home.  It wasn't satisfying, but was definitely less guilt inducing.  

Water intake was low the past couple of days and may account for the lower weight today.  This week should be more normal, so next week's weigh-in should tell the story better.

Progress as of today: 55.6 lbs lost so far, only 39 lbs to go!

Puddles on 05/06/2013:
Congrats. You have been busy last weekend. Have a great day.


OhioRaven on 05/06/2013:
You had a Great weekend. Good job on the diet I'm 5'8" wide body frame. People, pastor, daughter, wife, co-worker, think I look like I'm sick now. I'm Not starving and not working out either. I'm really trying to find a happy medium. I usually loose a lot of weight and then jump back to the buffet. Not this time, at least, not yet anyway. I'm gonna stay with this same diet of food I've been eating and see where it takes me. Good Luck, Buddy.


hollybelle on 05/08/2013:
Sounds like you had wonderful weekend and I am vry impressed you came in 3rd fastest time for the day! Extra bonus - no guilt for eating when or stuff you didn't want to!



graindart - Wednesday May 01, 2013
(drink water, eat 3 meals a day)
Weight: 217.6

Yesterday went alright.

B - Slimfast

L - homemade hardy soup with cheese, salso, & fried sausage pieces added

S - small apple

D - (car club meeting) 2 large slices of pizza

S - small apple

Water intake was good.  Gym - 15 minutes elliptical, 15 minutes bike, 15 minutes treadmill.

 

Progress as of today: 52 lbs lost so far, only 42.6 lbs to go!

Puddles on 05/01/2013:
Alright is good. Have a great day.



graindart - Tuesday Apr 30, 2013
(drink water, eat 3 meals a day)
Weight: 217.6

Back on the wagon, yesterday went better.

B - Slimfast

L - homemade hardy soup with cheese, sour cream, and salsa added

S - small apple, 2 olives

D - battered fried fish, tater tots, green beans

S - small apple

Water intake was good.

Progress as of today: 52 lbs lost so far, only 42.6 lbs to go!

Puddles on 04/30/2013:
Good for you - wishing you another good day.


IndependentEm93 on 04/30/2013:
Have a great day!


grannyannie on 04/30/2013:
Have a lovely day.



graindart - Monday Apr 29, 2013
(drink water, eat 3 meals a day)
Weight: 217.6

The past few days have been less than stellar.  I didn't fall completely off the wagon, but I was only holding on with one hand while being dragged behind the wagon.  Ice cream, some small chocolate bars, chips, and lots of overeating.  The reason I wasn't completely off the wagon was because the ice cream was only 1 scoop in a cone, the chocolate bar pieces added up to a total of just over 1 regular sized bar, the chips were a baked "healthier" type, and the majority of the overeating was on foods that weren't the worst for me.  

I definitely didn't deserve a weight loss this week, but I'm very thankful for it.  I made a large batch of a thick hardy soup with hamburger, tomato sauce, pasta, beans, corn, fried cabbage, onion, garlic, and bacon.  I then usually top it off with some cheese, salsa, sour cream.  After seeing a few of you others making larger batches of soup, I've tried it a few times now.  I don't usually like eating the same stuff on back to back days, but it sure does help to keep me on track when I know exactly what I'm eating for lunches during the weekdays.  I think the lack of planning for meals is what ends up hurting me the most.

It's a new week and I'm climbing back up inside the wagon again.

Progress as of today: 52 lbs lost so far, only 42.6 lbs to go!

Puddles on 04/29/2013:
congrats on weight loss. Yes the routine is good. Large batch of a meal means you do not have to think about what you have to make for the next meal or the next day.


OhioRaven on 04/29/2013:
Congratulations ! Good work with the soup. I just gotta have it. I know the real reason you didn't fall with a thud is because you didn't want to let us down when we're all cheering for you. (just kidding) I'm sure the girls (Daughters, Wife ) are happy for you. I know EXACTLY what you mean about the maintaining. It could be a killer. I'm just keeping on. Congratulations again.


IndependentEm93 on 04/29/2013:
Congrats on the weight loss this week!



graindart - Friday Apr 26, 2013
(drink water, eat 3 meals a day)
Weight: 219.8

Yesterday did not go as planned.

B - Slimfast

L - food from a gas station while driving by - corndog, spicey jojos with ranch (fried breaded potatoes) 

S - couple olives, cracker

D - restaurant - large pork chop sandwich with large side of french fries

S - cold cheese sandwich, couple olives, mini chocolate bar

Water intake was a little low.  No exercise.

 

Progress as of today: 49.8 lbs lost so far, only 44.8 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 04/26/2013:
Have a good weekend so you can crack the 50Lb. mark on Monday.


Puddles on 04/26/2013:
Have a great weekend.



graindart - Wednesday Apr 24, 2013
(drink water, eat 3 meals a day)
Weight: 219.8

Yesterday went alright.

B - Slimfast

L - 2 beef tacos at Cafe Rio 

S - couple olives

D - cabbage rolls and baked potato

S - apple

Water intake was good.  Went to the gym - 15 minutes elliptical, 21 minutes treadmill, 9 minutes bike.

Progress as of today: 49.8 lbs lost so far, only 44.8 lbs to go!

IndependentEm93 on 04/24/2013:
Have a great day!


Puddles on 04/24/2013:
have a wonderful day


OhioRaven on 04/24/2013:
Good Workout !



graindart - Tuesday Apr 23, 2013
(drink water, eat 3 meals a day)
Weight: 219.8

Yesterday was ok.

B - Slimfast

L - can of soup, 1/2 cold cheese sandwich 

D - salmon patty with pasta, green beans

S - apple, 2 olives

Water intake was a little low.  Took the family skating.

Progress as of today: 49.8 lbs lost so far, only 44.8 lbs to go!

IndependentEm93 on 04/23/2013:
Ice Skating or roller skating? Either or is so much fun! Have a great day!

graindart on 04/23/2013:
It's christian skate night every Monday at the local roller skating rink. My daughters (7&10) enjoy it and it's exercise for the whole family. It starts at 6pm and they have the "limbo" game around 7:30pm, then we head off to get ready for bed. Limbo is both my daughter's favorite part of the night because they love having something that they can beat daddy at.


supercheese on 04/23/2013:
I taught my little sister (10) how to skate recently and all i told her was "keep your head up!!" she eventually got it and didnt even need my hand :)


supercheese on 04/23/2013:
also, 2 olives? lol

graindart on 04/23/2013:
They're large green olives with strong flavor. I try to keep a jar of different flavored olives in the fridge for when I want a snack. They're about 10 calories each and the flavor is strong and salty, so 2 is about all I really want anyways. I don't always remember to write them down on my entry, but have a couple probably 4 or 5 days a week. They serve no other purpose than to divert me from snacking on something with higher calories.


getmebackto150 on 04/23/2013:
Have a great day!!!



graindart - Monday Apr 22, 2013
(drink water, eat 3 meals a day)
Weight: 219.8

Yesterday I ate quite a bit.

B - Slimfast

S - cookie

L - banana, finished off the homemade soup with hotdog added

D - pizza - about 5 slices and a couple breadsticks, chocolate frosted cupcake

S - apple

Water intake was alright and I made it to the gym (15 minutes elliptical, 23 minutes bike, 7 minutes treadmill).  Dinner was a birthday party and I ate and ate.

Progress as of today: 49.8 lbs lost so far, only 44.8 lbs to go!

Puddles on 04/22/2013:
Hoping you have a better day today.


Supercheese on 04/22/2013:
hahaha welll...birthdays tend to do that huh? Have a good one!


OhioRaven on 04/22/2013:
Keep at it !



graindart - Sunday Apr 21, 2013
(drink water, eat 3 meals a day)
Weight: 220.8

Yesterday went ok.

B - Slimfast

L - went out for chinese food - ate quite a bit - heavy on the meat, lighter on the noodles

D - homemade tacos and I ate several

S - apple - "Pink Lady" - my wife introduced me to this type - mildly tart, not as tart as a granny smith

Water intake was good.  Went to the gym for the first time in a week.  15 minutes elliptical, 22 minutes treadmill, 8 minutes recumbant bike

Progress as of today: 48.8 lbs lost so far, only 45.8 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 04/21/2013:
Pink Ladys are Great. Good and Crisp !


grannyannie on 04/21/2013:
I like Pink Lady as well.


Puddles on 04/21/2013:
Have a great day.


hollybelle on 04/22/2013:
Love a good apple. I like cameos, too, but I haven't had good one in awhile. I am excited summer fruit and vegetable season is coming.



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