15,000-19,999 SparkPoints
TRENTDREAMER's Recent Blog Entries

Trentís Up For the Count

Thursday, November 15, 2012

My eating overall is pretty good. 2-3 servings of low-fat dairy. Lean proteins. Getting two servings of fruits and vegetables is not a problem. I bring my lunch to work most mornings. Sure I eat out a few times a week, but my choices have been more sensible in recent years.

So why have I gained 15-20 pounds over the past 6 months? As I thought about it, it became clear. Two issues:
- I eat absolutely no vegetables to speak of.
- I snack on junk food all day at work (chips, candy, etc.)

The vegetables issue is straight forward. I need to eat more and Iím working on it. I will blog about it next week.

I had a real eye opener about 3 days ago. I decided to track my actual caloric intake of junk food. Just junk food. I assumed a large number, but had no idea.

1550 calories!! Again, just sugary and salty snacks.


So for the past couple of days, Iíve been trying to take in a few less calories each day. Today I finished at 1330. I will continue to try to go down 20-30 calories every day or so until Iím at the 500-600 calories a day. 2-4 ounces of dark chocolate is healthy and a small bag of chips every other day or so wonít kill me. High as 600 calories of junk sounds, that was what I was eating when I was below 200 pounds.

For now, we taper. So far so good. Weíll see how it goes.

- TD Out!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

JUMPINJULIE 11/16/2012 4:37PM

    Sounds like a plan. You can do it. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
KT-NICHOLS-13 11/15/2012 10:08PM

    I LOVE the word & concept of "taper" ... Such a healthy way to go instead of "cold Turkey."
Looking forward to hearing about the progress.

Report Inappropriate Comment
FITGRL124 11/15/2012 8:55PM

    Great reevaluation! I am happy that you figured it out so hopefully you'll be able to reduce your junk food easily.

Report Inappropriate Comment

Weekly Weigh-In 11.10.2012 (A Great Weigh-in If.....)

Saturday, November 10, 2012 goal was to become a NFL line-backer, a bodyguard, or possibly a Sumo wrestler.

I ate poorly enough to go back up to 213.x pounds. Yesterday, I took in a lot of sodium. I was realistic that this could and probably would be the week I might go over 215 pounds. So here are DA Numbers

Goal: 195.0@15%
Last week (11.03): 212.0@24%
This week: (11.10): 215.4@24%

I'm less than 10 pounds away from my starting weight when I started SP and 1% bodyfat from it as well.

Not acceptable.

- TD Out.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MASON478 11/11/2012 8:59PM

    I didn't have the best week either......I'll see how bad tomorrow....that's my weigh in day.....We are at another week.....we will do better this week.....we can do this!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
JUMPINJULIE 11/10/2012 7:25PM

    I'm sorry. You can do this. Just remeber it is not a race but a walk.

Comment edited on: 11/10/2012 7:25:36 PM

Report Inappropriate Comment
MEADSBAY 11/10/2012 7:23PM

    Welcome to my world.

Report Inappropriate Comment
FITGRL124 11/10/2012 9:09AM

    Acceptable - it is because this happens to all of us (me included) but you don't have to tolerate it. You know how to get that scale back down.

You can change your eating patterns (listen to me giving you advice on eating when I feel like all I have done this week is eat, yet again)

You can increase your workouts (me again, giving advice and not adhering).

How about I take this advice that I provided to you and you do the same so that the scale goes back down for us? Deal?


Report Inappropriate Comment
PICKIE98 11/10/2012 7:23AM

    Ahem,, acceptable,yes, tolerable, no.. in your opinion..
This is one of my not-so-world-famous sayings.
We have to accept another person's behavior. We do not have to tolerate unacceptable behavior.

For me, I amend this to say, I accept what my situation IS, I am not going to tolerate it. I am going to act to make it different.

If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.

For me, I need to stop scarfing down food like it is fuel for hell!!

You have done exactly that, accepted the situation, and are taking the next step to change.

We need to stop the dialogue with the food to make it powerless over us. Easier said than done, but possible!

Go Trent, Go!!! Oh, just remember, when you need smaller clothes, just wash some of your big stuff in hot water!! Baggy jeans be-gone!!!!!
Peace, baby!!! emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment

Weekly Weigh-In 11.03.2012 (Happy November)

Saturday, November 03, 2012

My long goal on SP has (and always has) been:

My short term goal (by end of November)
The bf% on my scale can be really spazzy from weigh-in to weigh-in.

So Iíve started tracking my weight as of two weeks ago. My weight/bf% was:

My previous weigh-in went the wrong way as I ate out 4 times between the two days prior to weigh-in.

This week, I ate well in the beginning, poorly around the middle, and came back strong later. I knew that I would lose from last week. The question is would I lose what I had gained last week.

* 212.0@24%

* (-1.2, 0%) from last week
* (-0.2, +1%) from two weeks ago.

2 pounds to go for short term goal
17 pounds to go for long term goal.

- TD Out!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

JUMPINJULIE 11/4/2012 5:09PM

    Losing is better than gaining always. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MARVEEME 11/4/2012 7:11AM


Report Inappropriate Comment
MASON478 11/3/2012 9:38PM

    This time next could be down 2.....Keep it up!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
FITGRL124 11/3/2012 8:43PM


Report Inappropriate Comment
KT-NICHOLS-13 11/3/2012 12:19PM

    A step in the right direction.

Report Inappropriate Comment
RIDLEYRIDER 11/3/2012 6:53AM

  emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
BIGDOG18 11/3/2012 6:35AM


Report Inappropriate Comment


Wednesday, October 31, 2012

OK, so I ate out twice today. I feel dehydrated and just generally sick.

I've got my second weigh-in since I've started tracking my weight this saturday. My midweek indicates that I'm definitely on track to lose since last week. The question is can I lose more than I gained.

I believe that if I can avoid eating out for the next two days. I can lose 2 pounds for the week, putting me 1 pound below two weeks ago.

My goal is to be below 210 by the end of November.

Wish me luck!

- TD Out!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

ROEANDGO 11/6/2012 10:33AM

    It's not about's all about planning and executing which is exactly what you're doing!!! Great job!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MEADSBAY 11/1/2012 9:33PM

    Come on, TD!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MASON478 11/1/2012 7:39PM

    Dehydrated??....get that water in......Since today is Nov 1st the end of Nov will be here before we know it......You can do it!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MARVEEME 11/1/2012 10:31AM

Much Luck!
You CAN do this.
Keep putting one foot in front of the other, you'll be running before you know it!

Report Inappropriate Comment
KT-NICHOLS-13 10/31/2012 10:00PM


Report Inappropriate Comment
STEELKICKIN 10/31/2012 8:43PM

    Good luck!! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
FITGRL124 10/31/2012 8:05PM

    I'm wishing you MUCH luck!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
JUMPINJULIE 10/31/2012 7:41PM

    I wish you luck emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment

Weekly Weigh-In 10.27.2012 (posted a day late)

Sunday, October 28, 2012

OK, so overall I did well this week. My midweek weigh-in showed a lot of promise, but I knew that Thursday and Friday would be tough. Really didn't plan them out well. Thursday, I ate out all three meals. I figured I could recover from that day on Friday and even if not, no big. It's a marathon, not a sprint.

Now to the numbers:
- Goal: 195.0@15% (BF)
- Last Week: 212.2@23%
- This Week: 213.2@24%
-(+1.0 & +1%)

I'm not worried. Next week will hopefully be *BOOM* week. that's my affectionate pet name for that first week one loses weight on their journey and it's a huge number. We'll see.

My first small goal is to get below 210 by either Thanksgiving or the end of November.

3.2 to go for November

18.2 for goal.

- TD Out!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

DEBBICZ 10/29/2012 12:36PM

    Glad to see you back and posting, Trent. You are an inspiration!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MEADSBAY 10/28/2012 10:06PM

    I "forgot" to weigh in this morning.
Maybe next Sunday.
I'm going to give Intermittent Fasting (3x a week) another go.
Plus, I ordered a Fitbit tonight.

Report Inappropriate Comment
KT-NICHOLS-13 10/28/2012 9:40PM

    Your positive attitude is shinning.

Report Inappropriate Comment
MASON478 10/28/2012 9:17PM

    My first goal is Thanksgiving also.....I figured why start at the beginning of the year?....Do it now and get it over with!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment

First Page  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 Last Page