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graindart - Friday Feb 11, 2011
(drink mainly water,no snacks,no food after 7pm)
Weight: 253.4

** Yesterday **
Lunch - frozen dinner
Dinner - went to Pizza Hut, had some pizza, salad, wings
Had a slice of cheese later at night.
Only water for liquid intake all day.

** Today **
Started with a Slimfast, vitamins, and water.

Had a slice of cheese and frozen dinner for lunch.

Don't know what I'll have for dinner.  My wife and girls have a sleepover at church tonight, so I'm on my own for dinner.

Got our reservations for the Alaskan cruise in September, so have 7 months to go, around 210 days.

Progress as of today: 11.8 lbs lost so far, only 78.4 lbs to go!

shadetree on 02/12/2011:
I'm jealous of the cruise - I've always wanted to go on an Alaskan cruise! Can't seem to get my husband into it, though. You're doing well - you've let go of the pop, which can have huge benefits, and roughly 4 pounds in less than two weeks! Good job!

geevee on 02/12/2011:
You gotta lay off the fast food, pizza and wings. Not good for weight.

graindart - Thursday Feb 10, 2011
(drink mainly water,no snacks,no food after 7pm)
Weight: 253.0

** Yesterday **
Lunch was a couple tacos (1 fish, 1 pork) and some nachos.
Dinner, the girls and I went out to Burger King so that they could play afterwards.  I had a whopper with cheese, fries, and some water.

** Today **
Starting off with water, vitamins, and a Slimfast.

My weight and recent start to losing weight is a bit depressing to me.  I know it's phsycological, but it's still depressing.  Even though I know factually that I weighed 265 when I started last month, in my mind I thought I've been hovering around 250 for the past few years.  So at first glance when I looked down at the scales and saw 253 this morning, my mind went directly to thinking that no progress is being made and I'm depriving myself of all the Mtn Dew, candy, chips, etc for no reason.  Of course sitting here and being rational, I understand that 12 lbs down is a good start and I just need to keep working on getting better and the weight will continue to come off over time.

Physcologically, getting into the 240's will at least cause me to feel like I'm making progress (beside factually knowing it).

There are 4 months until school's out for the kids and I'd like to be able to go swimming with my girls without feeling overly self-conscious about my weight.  There's also 7 months until our Alaskan cruise.  Although I doubt I'll be doing a lot of swimming on the cruise ship as September in Alaska won't be the warmest.

Progress as of today: 12.2 lbs lost so far, only 78 lbs to go!

waydesmommy on 02/10/2011:
You are doing really well. And the only way to get to the 240's is to keep doing well. You CAN and WILL do it!

geevee on 02/10/2011:
It helps if you think that the weight you put on didn't happen overnight. It took time for your body to process all that food and make it a permanent part of your body.

Now, the process is reversed. It will slowly come off if you do your part. It's never fast enough!

graindart - Wednesday Feb 09, 2011
(drink mainly water,no snacks,no food after 7pm)
Weight: 254.4

** Yesterday **
Lunch was an 8" sub sandwich.
Dinner we were invited over to some friends.  We ate rost beef, potatoes, carrots, salad, bread, and banana pudding for dessert.  
Drank only water.

** Today **
Starting off this morning with water, vitamins, and a Slimfast.

Progress as of today: 10.8 lbs lost so far, only 79.4 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 02/09/2011:
Your dinner sounds yummy, have a good one!

graindart - Tuesday Feb 08, 2011
(drink mainly water,no snacks,no food after 7pm)
Weight: 254.8

Starting off the day with water, vitamins, and a SlimFast.


Progress as of today: 10.4 lbs lost so far, only 79.8 lbs to go!

graindart - Monday Feb 07, 2011
(drink mainly water,no snacks,no food after 7pm)
Weight: 255.4

Well, the Super Bowl was an eating frenzy.  I unfortunately gave in and ate quite a bit of candy, besides all of the other food.  One bright spot is that I didn't give in on the liquids, no pop, only water.

New day.  Starting off with water, vitamins, and a Slimfast.

Made a roast beef and cheese sandwich with a little mustard for lunch.

Dinner we went out for chinese food and I ate quite a bit.

Progress as of today: 9.8 lbs lost so far, only 80.4 lbs to go!

lifestylechange on 02/07/2011:

geevee on 02/07/2011:
Good for you for passing up the pop and sticking to water. One step at a time, right?

graindart - Sunday Feb 06, 2011
(drink mainly water,no snacks,no food after 7pm)
Weight: 257.0

Starting the morning off with a Slimfast, vitamins, and water.

Super Bowl will be an overeating event, but will still refrain from eating candy and pop.


Progress as of today: 8.2 lbs lost so far, only 82 lbs to go!

graindart - Saturday Feb 05, 2011
(drink mainly water,no snacks,no food after 7pm)
Weight: 254.2

** Yesterday **
Lunch was a couple tacos (1 fish, 1 pork) and some nachos.
Dinner was scrambled eggs, hashbrowns, sausage, piece of a pancake, and slice of toast.

** Today **

Starting off with Slimfast, vitamins, and water.

Today is my oldest daughters birthday party and we're having it at the local roller skating rink.

Letting myself get to 265 before starting a diet was a big mistake.  It's depressing how long it'll take to get back to a more manageable size.  The last time I was below 200 was about 7 or 8 years ago when  I got down to low 190's which was a decent feeling weight for me.  

I've been wearing waist size 44 jeans (mens size) and a couple pair are getting holes and needing to be replaced.  I've got some size 42 that my wife stored away for me somewhere from when I was a little lighter.  My plan is to make due for another week or two with my 44's and then hopefully I'll be able to fit into my 42's (if I can find them).

Tomorrow we're having some friends over for a Super Bowl party.  I'll be eating more food than usual, but will try to not eat any candy or drink any pop.  I know that one large meal itself wouldn't hurt in the grand scheme of things, as long as it is a one time thing and I don't stretch it out into a few day binge-fest.  In prior attempts starting in January, the Super Bowl has derailed me.  My general pattern has been to feel like I already screwed up and then continue it for another week or so.  This year had better be different.  I know I'll overeat at the party, but will limit it to only while the game is on.  No screwing up before or after the game.

** Update **

Lunch - had a french-dip sandwich and a couple fried mozzarella sticks

Dinner - pulled pork nachos and 3 pieces of pizza (double pepperoni & pineapple)

Progress as of today: 11 lbs lost so far, only 79.2 lbs to go!

Supercheese on 02/05/2011:
good luck and great job on losing 11 pounds so far! Remember, its all about will and soon enough youll see the pounds shed! Have a great saturday!

geevee on 02/05/2011:
Be sure to keep a conversation going w/your inner self durng the Super Bowl. You CAN control what and how much you eat. Keep reminding yourself that you're not denying yourself anything but that there is a limit just like when you drive. Having a platter of lo cal healthy crunchies will help. Keeping your mouth and hands busy w/ raw carrots, celery, broccoli and so on will do wonders. Hey! The good stuff might even have a filling effect.

Good luck tomorrow.I'll be thinking about you and looking forward to a "Success" report.

Runforfun on 02/05/2011:
Good luck tomorrow! Choose your food wisely and just try and not get seconds! ... (That's my plan anyway and also to fill up on fruit!) .. I'm going to make a fruit tray so I don't have to eat other unhealthy snacks!

graindart - Thursday Feb 03, 2011
(drink mainly water,no snacks,no food after 7pm)
Weight: 255.4

Last night we went out to celebrate my oldest daughters 8th birthday and she got to choose the restaurant.  I had some Sturgeon baked fish, stuffed pasta, bread, and a salad.

Starting off the morning with a Slimfast shake, couple vitamins, and some water. 

Progress as of today: 9.8 lbs lost so far, only 80.4 lbs to go!

liza36 on 02/03/2011:
I see you are down a pound - congrats on your loss! Keep up it up!

chidogs on 02/03/2011:
Well a happy birthday to the proud 8 year old! You are doing well, keep it up.

Beth201P on 02/03/2011:
Hey a pound is a pound. Great job. Tell your 8 year old Happy Birthday. :) Keep up the great work.

graindart - Wednesday Feb 02, 2011
(drink mainly water,no snacks,no food after 7pm)
Weight: 256.4

Starting with a Slimfast shake, couple vitamins, and some water.

Lunch I'm planning on a frozen dinner.

Don't know what for supper.

Progress as of today: 8.8 lbs lost so far, only 81.4 lbs to go!

liza36 on 02/02/2011:
The microwave popcorn you mentioned yesterday is not a terrible thing, even shared with your wife. Sounds like you are doing well with your plan. Have a great day.

chidogs on 02/02/2011:
Sounds like a good day so far! Have a great day.

graindart - Tuesday Feb 01, 2011
(drink mainly water,no snacks,no food after 7pm)
Weight: 257.0

Slimfast for breakfast.

Frozen dinner for lunch.

Dinner was some fried chicken, potato salad, baked beans, fried mushrooms, and fried zucchini.

Kind of low on the water intake, but didn't drink anything else beside water.

I was stuck inside working on the computer pretty much all day.  Bought a new faster computer, so now I'm also having to reinstall everything and transfer boatloads of data.

Made a bit of a screwup later after dinner.  Sat down to watch some TV with my wife and together we finished off a bag of microwave popcorn.

Progress as of today: 8.2 lbs lost so far, only 82 lbs to go!

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