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graindart - Sunday Feb 27, 2011
(drink mainly water,no snacks,no food after 7pm)
Weight: 251.8

Yesterday started out good, but ended with chocolate and a lot of popcorn.

Today starting off with a Slimfast, water, and vitamins.

After seeing my friend's results, ordered the P90X dvds, but haven't opened the box yet.  I know there's nothing magical about the P90X program, but I like that there's 12 or 13 dvds to follow along with that end up working every part of your body.  I'm going to at least open the box later this afternoon.


Progress as of today: 13.4 lbs lost so far, only 76.8 lbs to go!

geevee on 02/28/2011:
I love popcorn too and could easily eat a family sized portion myself. Buying the pkg. w/100 calorie bags has helped limit what I eat. It makes a big difference!

liza36 on 02/28/2011:
Good luck with P90X. I recently saw Tony Horton in person at a health and fitness expo, and he's amazing. Hope it goes well!

graindart - Friday Feb 25, 2011
(drink mainly water,no snacks,no food after 7pm)
Weight: 250.6

A couple of so-so days.  Nothing really bad and nothing really good.  I'm still eating out too often.

Starting off today with a Slimfast, vitamins, and water.  

Today's supposed to be the last day of this run of bitter cold.  As I'm typing the actual temperature is a negative 24  (-24F).  That's 56 degrees below freezing and doesn't even take into account the windchill factor.  I'm really ready for Spring or would love to see some of that supposed global warming.

Planning on a frozen dinner for lunch.

Will need to figure out a plan for staying in for supper.


Progress as of today: 14.6 lbs lost so far, only 75.6 lbs to go!

legcramps on 02/25/2011:
Wow, cold out today! Over where I am it's cold too. Hate winter. Totally.

liza36 on 02/25/2011:
Have a good day, and stay warm!

chidogs on 02/25/2011:
That is really chilly! Take care.

graindart - Wednesday Feb 23, 2011
(drink mainly water,no snacks,no food after 7pm)
Weight: 250.6

Wednesday 2/23/2011

Slimfast for breakfast, water, and vitamins.

Lunch was a cup of soup and a hotdog.

Dinner was a large steak, salad, and baked potato.

Progress as of today: 14.6 lbs lost so far, only 75.6 lbs to go!

graindart - Monday Feb 21, 2011
(drink mainly water,no snacks,no food after 7pm)
Weight: 252.0

Have kind of fallen off the wagon for the past week.  Not completely off the wagon, but barely clinging to the back of it while being dragged.

This past week has been full of cravings and giving in to those cravings.  One day it was salt & vinegar chips.  Two or three days it was sour candy and chocolate.  A couple other days it was just eating whatever and whenever.  The only thing I did keep from giving in to was pop.

I'm planning on today being better, but we'll see.  Whenever I'm screwing up I avoid posting here.  I need to start posting daily even when I'm screwing up.  I know that if I posted my screwups daily, I'd be less inclined to let them stretch out for so long.

Started off today with Slimfast, water, and vitamins.  Hopefully can keep from going out for lunch and just eat a frozen dinner instead.

** Update **
Lunch - Campbells soup-at-hand

Dinner - had family over and ate quite a bit - 2 loaded chili cheese dogs, Doritos Cool Ranch chips, and a bunch of edamame

It was a better day than most over the past week.

Progress as of today: 13.2 lbs lost so far, only 77 lbs to go!

tangalyn on 02/21/2011:
i didnt have the best week either :( i know we both will do much better this week! hope u have a great day xx

chidogs on 02/21/2011:
I understand very well, I've dropped myself from the board before when I was gobbling everything in sight. Like you I am trying to post even if I am in that state. It does help! Those moods will hit, so best to take it in stride and learn to deal with it. Best of luck!

moogy on 02/21/2011:
I have had days when I have been choking on the dust at the back barely hanging on. If you commit to posting daily whatever is going on you will find that you have more success. No one judges how well you are doing. The object is that we do the best we can, we all fall down, then we get back up again and press forward.

graindart - Sunday Feb 13, 2011
(drink mainly water,no snacks,no food after 7pm)
Weight: 250.0

** Yesterday **
I wasn't feeling well, started with a Slimfast for breakfast.  Didn't end up eating much of anything for the rest of the day.  I drank plenty of water and had some soup / broth later in the evening.

** Today **
Still not feeling the best and kind of being careful what I eat today.  Skipped breakfast, went to church, drank a soup-to-go for lunch.  Will try to keep up with the water intake and will probably have some type of soup for dinner unless I feel like something more substantial.

Progress as of today: 15.2 lbs lost so far, only 75 lbs to go!

starfish on 02/14/2011:
I hope you feel better soon.

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?

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