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graindart - Thursday Mar 20, 2003
(no regular pop, no snacks, nothing after 7pm)
Weight: 216.6

216.6 / 250.8 / 199

No pop, no snacks, nothing after 7pm. Finally got enough water in today.

graindart - Sunday Mar 16, 2003
(no regular pop, no snacks, nothing after 7pm)
Weight: 217.8

217.8 / 250.8 / 199

No pop, no snacks, nothing after 7pm. Cold cheese sandwich for breakfast, I was really craving cheese last night and didn't give in, so I had to have it for breakfast. Lunch was a lot of stuff, buffet at Golden Corral. Nothing for dinner. Almost no water intake for the day.

graindart - Saturday Mar 15, 2003
(no regular pop, no snacks, nothing after 7pm)
Weight: 218.0

218.0 / 250.8 / 199

No pop, no snacks, nothing after 7pm. Breakfast was 2 hardboiled eggs and 2 pieces of toast with butter. Lunch was a large fried chicken salad with ceasar dressing and 3 or 4 buffalo chicken tenders (Applebee's). Nothing for dinner. I didn't do too well on water today.

No exercise, but I worked on the car today and did some cleaning, so at least it was better than sitting on my butt all day long. The last 3 days have been great out, 50's and 60's. To some of you it might seem cool, but after a couple weeks of not getting above freezing, it feels incredibly warm. I think spring is finally starting here, so I'll be working in the yard and garage a lot more now. Maybe I'll even get one of my automotive projects finished this year, but then again maybe not :-)

I'll feel plenty accomplished this year if I can just make it down to my goal of 175-180. My first goal of hitting 199 is seeming closer and closer. As of today only 19 lbs to go. Nineteen pounds doesn't sound like that much since I've already lost 32. I'm already thinking ahead to when I hit 199, then it'll only be about 20 more pounds to go for my final weight goal. I know I'm aways off from the final goal right now, but I'm definitely looking forward to it. It'll be so much more fun just having to maintain my weight instead of trying to lose it.

I don't know how accurate my digital scale / bodyfat monitor is, but I was looking back at when I started this diet on 1/1/03. My body fat was running around 42-43% at the start, and now it's running around 34%. That's encouraging, but still unbelievably high compared to the ideal bodyfat percentages for men of my age. I think ideal for my age is somewhere around 15-20%.

Chrysalis on 03/16/2003:
Cleaning and yard work count as exercise by default. Well, at least to me they do! Automotive work can also be exercise, especially if you do it like my ex-husband used to...get angry because he couldn't do something and beat the car up with a crowbar. Obviously, that's not highly recommended, as the car comes out of it slightly worse for wear. Maybe it would be easier to just take a walk!

graindart - Thursday Mar 13, 2003
(no regular pop, no snacks, nothing after 7pm)
Weight: 218.8

218.8 / 250.8 / 199

No pop, no snacks, nothing after 7pm. Slimfast for breakfast. Big greasy burger and salad w/ all the fixings, including blue cheese dressing for lunch. Had a Starkist Tuna "lunch to go" for dinner. Didn't hit the 100 oz mark for water, about 70 oz today.

Woke up this morning and did some ab exercises to a video. The video is only 11 minutes long, but I was about to die after 4 or 5 minutes. I just did the best I could manage for the last 6 or 7 minutes. I was thinking about doing some aerobic exercise at night, but it was so nice out today that I got out and tackled some yard work, which basically vetoed my plan for any other exercise today.

I was encouraged when I jumped on the scales tonight, actually overjoyed. I keep telling myself not to get my hopes up, that it'll probably all be back again tomorrow night, but it's still encouraging to see it drop again.

graindart - Wednesday Mar 12, 2003
(no regular pop, no snacks, nothing after 7pm)
Weight: 221.0

221.0 / 250.8 /199

No pop, no snacks, nothing after 7pm. Didn't do too well on water intake today, probably about 40 oz. Slimfast for breakfast. Pizza buffet and salad bar for lunch. Nothing for dinner.

I'm not hungry at all, but still want to just pigout at times. I don't give in and snack, but I do eat (or overeat) plenty at mealtime. I don't think about food all of the time, which is nice, but it seems like everything I like to do in my spare time tends to revolve around food. Take for instance my 4 or 5 day little vacation this past weekend. All I could think about was the restaurants that I'd get to go to that we don't have around here. I think that was my main focus for the whole vacation, just getting to eat all of the food at restaurants that I don't have access to in the city I currently live. I didn't snack, but I overate at each and every meal.

When I'm working at the computer, I like to have the TV tuned to the Food Channel. I love seeing different ways of preparing both domestic and exotic foods.

It seems like I've hit a plateau. I've been hovering around the same weight for the past couple of weeks, and would like to see the scale going down again. I think now's a good time to start adding exercise to my little weight loss plan. However, even though I really would like to see the weight going down again, I really don't want to exercise either. The past couple of months have been kind of nice. I just changed my eating habits and the weight has just dropped pretty easy. I was hoping that I would be able to lose this weight without having to start exercising, but it doesn't look like I'm going to be that lucky.

graindart - Tuesday Mar 11, 2003
(no regular pop, no snacks, nothing after 7pm)
Weight: 221.6

221.6 / 250.8 / 199

No pop, no snacks, nothing after 7pm. Slimfast for breakfast. Nothing for lunch. Small pizza and large salad with all the fixings for dinner.

Chrysalis on 03/12/2003:
That "nothing after 7pm" is a good plan. We didn't have snacks around the tv when I was growing up but everyone in my ex-husband's family did, so I got used to having something in the evening. That, to me, was one of the hardest things to give up. Now whenever I want something after 7pm I go brush my teeth really well so I'm not so tempted.

graindart - Monday Mar 10, 2003
(no regular pop, no snacks, nothing after 7pm)
Weight: 222.4

222.4 / 250.8 / 199

Well, I went on vacation for 4-5 days. I didn't snack, drank a fair amount of water, and gained a couple of pounds. The gain was most likely due to overeating at every one of my meals. I had a meal or two after 7pm also. Besides general meal overeating, the only screwup I had was I ate 2 or 3 pieces of chocolate, probably equal to about 1/3 of a regular chocolate bar. All in all, I thought I did decent, or at least a lot better than in past times. I was really hoping that I wouldn't gain an ounce, but no such luck. I'm back home now, so can concentrate on eating better and dropping those pounds.

graindart - Tuesday Mar 04, 2003
(no regular pop, no snacks, nothing after 7pm)
Weight: 220.2

220.2 / 250.8 / 199

No regular pop, no snacks, nothing after 7pm. Granola bar for breakfast. Chinese food for lunch. Corned beef, cabbage, and potatoes for dinner. Not enough water intake today.

graindart - Monday Mar 03, 2003
(no regular pop, no snacks, nothing after 7pm)
Weight: 219.8

219.8 / 250.8 / 199

No regular pop, no snacks, nothing after 7pm. Breakfast was my favorite cereal with milk, Lucky Charms. Out of town for lunch and it needed to be real quick, so I ended up with a bacon double cheeseburger value meal, (burger, fries, Diet Coke). I wasn't real hungry for dinner, so I didn't eat it. Didn't get to weigh myself at the normal time of night, about 3 hours late, which probably accounts for weighing about a pound less than I should tonight. Water consumption was alright, about 75 oz, still short of my 100 oz goal per day.

Golightly on 03/04/2003:
Hi graindart, this is my first time reading your diary. My goodness, you've made fabulous progress! You must be so proud!

It was the Lucky Charms that caught my attention. I love Lucky Charms, they are my favourite, but I haven't had them since Christmas. I keep telling myself I'll eat a bowl as "desert" one night, but then I'm never hungry enough for them. Maybe tonight...

Have a great day!


graindart - Sunday Mar 02, 2003
(no pop, no snacks, nothing after 7pm)
Weight: 221.8

221.8 / 250.8 / 199

No pop, no snacks, nothing after 7pm. Breakfast was a "health bar". Lunch was stew with bread. A granola bar for dinner. Got about 70 oz of water, so a little short.

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