TRENTDREAMER's SparkPeople Blog TRENTDREAMER's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community 2018 Weigh-in #9: Next Week... January 01: 214.6@25% <BR> January 06: 214.8@23% <BR> January 13: 215.4@23% <BR> January 20: 216.8@24% <BR> January 27: 213.4@24% <BR> February 03: 211.4@24% <BR> February 10: 210.2@25% <BR> February 17: 210.2@24% <BR> February 24: 211.2@23% <BR> March 03: 211.8@22% <BR> <BR> ##Last Week <BR> Did well. Midweeks had me easily below 210. That said...... <BR> <BR> <BR> ##Friday..... <BR> One of the struggles of being single and having a weigh-in on Saturday morning is that the social eve... Sat, 10 Mar 2018 10:12:46 EST 2018 Weigh-in #7: Good News, Plateau done..... January 01: 214.6@25% <BR> January 06: 214.8@23% <BR> January 13: 215.4@23% <BR> January 20: 216.8@24% <BR> January 27: 213.4@24% <BR> February 03: 211.4@24% <BR> February 10: 210.2@25% <BR> February 17: 210.2@24% <BR> <BR> <BR> ##Last Week <BR> Did OK until later in the week. Midweeks were actually pointing to a fairly significant loss <BR> <BR> <BR> ##Unfortunately <BR> Thursday night I ate out. I thought that a day of decent eating out would off-set but alas no. <BR> <BR> <BR> ##Sa... Mon, 26 Feb 2018 10:40:45 EST Tea Time So over the past 4 weeks, eating out has gone from being a part of my general eating pattern to a bit of an exception from the norm. <BR> <BR> It's gone from being larger meals (mostly dinners) to grabbing a quick snack (slice of pizza or small order of wings) <BR> <BR> Under the category of practicing what one preaches, that has literally been the only change I've made. It netted me a 4 pound loss until a very timely plateau. <BR> <BR> 3 weeks of establishing this as a habit, I am now mo... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:41:59 EST 2018 Weigh-in #7: More Like "Pla-TWO" January 01: 214.6@25% <BR> January 06: 214.8@23% <BR> January 13: 215.4@23% <BR> January 20: 216.8@24% <BR> January 27: 213.4@24% (3.4 pounds....bouyah!) <BR> February 03: 211.4@24% <BR> February 10: 210.2@25% (-1.2 pounds; whaaaaaatttt!?) <BR> <BR> <BR> #PREDICTION <BR> Last Saturday, having lost much weight the previous weeks and seeing a set of completely uniform Midweeks, I kind of assumed that a plateau was about a week in progress. Despite a sway of a few ounces on this past weeks m... Sat, 17 Feb 2018 10:33:40 EST 2018 Weigh-in #6: Last "Good" One for 2-3 Weeks January 01: 214.6@25% <BR> January 06: 214.8@23% <BR> January 13: 215.4@23% <BR> January 20: 216.8@24% <BR> January 27: 213.4@24% (3.4 pounds....bouyah!) <BR> February 03: 211.4@24% (2.0 pounds.....BAMMM!!) <BR> <BR> ##So Obviously...... <BR> , as one whose usual pattern for weight loss is 0.8 pounds per week, this is going to be the week of nothing big, weight-wise. <BR> <BR> <BR> ##Oh Wait!!! <BR> February 03: 210.2@25% (-1.2 pounds! (Crowd goes nuts!!!)) <BR> <BR> <BR> ##That Said <... Sat, 10 Feb 2018 10:21:18 EST If You are an Attractive Lady, I Have Question/Questions for You (Part III) Previous Entries: <BR><BR>_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5392326 <BR><BR>_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2652845 <BR> <BR> ##About Me <BR> I like pop-culture and history. When there is an old phrase from previous generations, I latch onto it. I'm quirky that way and am man enough to admit it. <BR> <BR> Along with that, I like looking up the origins of some of various references, slang and idioms from before... Tue, 6 Feb 2018 21:24:16 EST 2018 Weigh-in #5: It's Not Realistic January 01: 214.6@25% <BR> January 06: 214.8@23% <BR> January 13: 215.4@23% <BR> January 20: 216.8@24% <BR> January 27: 213.4@24% (bouyah!) <BR> <BR> %% Last Saturday %%% <BR> was a big one for the weigh-in. After 3 weeks of stagnation/gain. The numbers finally caught up with the progress. The clothes had been fitting better. The midweek weigh-ins had been reflecting maintenance and slight losses, despite what the scale was saying on Saturday morning. <BR> <BR> <BR> %% This Week %%% <... Sat, 3 Feb 2018 10:42:51 EST They Came Out of the Woodwork ==TOUGH SITUATION <BR> We live in a very polite society. Sometimes wayyyy too polite, imho. OK, usually wayyyy too polite, imho. <BR> <BR> Awhile ago I was dealing with a very tough situation (non-weight-loss related). I really didn't know what I was doing or how to navigate it. My usual street smarts/savvy wasn't paying off. The internet research was yielding extremely general (and often conflicting) advice, which wasn't helping. <BR> <BR> When friends would ask me how I was, I wouldn... Wed, 31 Jan 2018 17:37:50 EST 2018 Weigh-in #4: For My SparkFriends January 01: 214.6@25% <BR> January 06: 214.8@23% <BR> January 13: 215.4@23% <BR> January 20: 216.8@24% <BR> <BR> __LAST WEEK <BR> Having had the first and only 3 weeks of my 2018=20gr8-een be a total wash (numbers don't lie). I did what any cool calm collected sane SparkPerson would do....... <BR> <BR> I wrote: <BR> "I'm not giving up this time (This is the part where my time on SparkPeople decreases and I <BR> taper off, but no. Not this time). Next week I will lose weight and I wil... Sat, 27 Jan 2018 10:30:46 EST 2018 Weigh-in #3: And again January 01: 214.6@25% <BR> January 06: 214.8@23% <BR> January 13: 215.4@23% <BR> <BR> <BR> ==THIS WEEK=== <BR> Did not eat well and had lunch yesterday with a friend who wanted to do a Chinese food buffet..... <BR> <BR> So yeah, <BR> <BR> ==TODAY.... <BR> January 20: 216.8@24% (+1.4 pounds; +2.2 total) <BR> <BR> Not exactly going in the right direction. <BR> <BR> Oh well. <BR> <BR> ==UNLIKE USUAL <BR> I'm not giving up this time (This is the part where my time on SparkPeople decrease... Sat, 20 Jan 2018 21:53:08 EST 2018 Weigh-in #2: Did not leave wondering.... January 01: 214.6@25% <BR> January 06: 214.8@23% <BR> <BR> ==THIS WEEK=== <BR> All midweeks pointed to much of the same. Ounces either lost or gained. Nothing significant. <BR> <BR> That was kind of the plan though. Starting slowly and proceeding surely was never meant to blast 30 pounds in 12 weeks. I know that. <BR> <BR> Given that, I was at a social event last night (with an open table of appetizers). Spoiler alert, I did not leave wondering, "Hmmmmmm....Am I going to lose 1 pound... Sat, 13 Jan 2018 14:36:51 EST 2018 Weigh-in 1: I Needed This January 1: 214.6@25% <BR> <BR> OK so here we are folks. Week of relatively good eating. Decent exercise. Here's the kicker. <BR> <BR> ==This Week <BR> I practically didn't eat out. When I first start back up on SparkPeople, this is usually the lynch pin to a great first weigh-in. Midweek pointed to a good one, so I put in that extra effort later in the week. <BR> <BR> Sure it probably wasn't going to be the best weigh in ever ;) ;). But hey! <BR> <BR> So imagine my shock this morni... Sat, 6 Jan 2018 10:55:12 EST So What Would a Smart Alec Say (Part VI) == Smart Alec Blogs <BR> Back in the very early 2010's I would occasionally run into a blog that involved a Spark Person responding to one of those 20-50 question email questionnaires. I would invariably respond to the same questions (in blog form) with wise-a55 answers and ask the deepest question ever.... <BR> <BR> "What would a smart alec say to these?" (see sample blog below) <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4966116 </link> <BR> <BR> ... Thu, 4 Jan 2018 13:56:50 EST Trent's First Gr8een Weighin You know what I always say (*); Short + Sweet = Trent (**) <BR> <BR> So I'll be brief <BR> <BR> Today is January 1. <BR> <BR> 20-eighteen for most people. For me it's more like 20-GR8een (***) <BR> <BR> But hey, Like I always say (****), The beginning of 1000 steps starts with taking the "I" out of quIt (*****) <BR> <BR> So we start 2K-gr8een with a weigh-in <BR> <BR> Weight: 214.6 <BR> Body Fat: 25% <BR> <BR> 19.6 pounds to go. Every ounce of it fat (plus some, likely) <BR> <BR> ... Mon, 1 Jan 2018 11:26:56 EST Allow Me to (Re)introduce Myself My Name is Trent. <BR> <BR> Been on SparkPeople for 8 years. <BR> <BR> I want to go below 200 by the end of August (9 year Spark Anniversary) <BR> <BR> By the end of the year, I want to hit 195 pounds and be at 15% body fat (which has been my goal since my beginning on this site) <BR> <BR> It's going to happen. <BR> <BR> This time... <BR> <BR> You can be sure of it. <BR> <BR> - TD Out! <BR> <BR> Sun, 31 Dec 2017 20:19:53 EST Y2TD Weigh-in: 16-Sep-2017: Integrity ===PREMISE My general weight range (195-215) looks like the the last 20 or so years without centuries (1995-2015). For each weigh-in, I pick a song that was popular for the "year" I weighed in at. Month determined by tenths of a pound (".4" = April ".8" =August ). <BR> <BR> <BR> ===LAST WEEK'S WEIGHT <BR> 215.6 <BR> ===PREVIOUS LOW <BR> 213.4 <BR> <BR> <BR> ===THIS WEEK <BR> Didn't eat so badly, but didn't really keep the eating in check. Very late last week, I had a buffet style event t... Sat, 16 Sep 2017 20:57:26 EST Y2TD Weigh-in: 09-Sep-2017: Stick With Me Here ===PREMISE My general weight range (195-215) looks like the the last 20 or so years without centuries (1995-2015). For each weigh-in, I pick a song that was popular for the "year" I weighed in at. Month determined by tenths of a pound. <BR> <BR> <BR> ===LAST WEEK'S WEIGHT <BR> 213.4 <BR> <BR> <BR> ===THIS WEEK <BR> Most of the week was good. Usual over indulgence Sat-Mon and catch-up from there on. <BR> <BR> The midweek pointed to another modest loss. Then I realized.... <BR> <BR> <B... Sun, 10 Sep 2017 20:34:22 EST Y2TD Weigh-in: 02-Sep-2017: Well it's better than.... ###PREMISE My general weight range (195-215) looks like the the last 20 or so years without centuries (1995-2015). So for each weigh-in, I'm picking a song that was popular for the "year" I weighed in at. Month determined by tenths of a pound. <BR> <BR> <BR> ###LAST WEEK'S WEIGHT <BR> 213.6 <BR> <BR> ###THIS WEEK <BR> This was probably one of my worst weeks eating-wise ever. Ate out 3 times Saturday. Once on Sunday and several times throughout the week (including Chinese food on Frida... Sat, 2 Sep 2017 21:43:44 EST **REALLY** funny joke ==JOKE <BR> <BR> Announcer: Ladies and Germs!!!! Give it up for.....TReeeeeeeeeeeeent.....DREAMER!!!!!<BR>! <BR> <BR> (Trent comes out with a loud plaid jacked, large tie and slicked back hair. Audience goes nuts) <BR> <BR> Trent: Thanks everyone!! Thanks every one! (pauses, then grins wryly) except for you! (points at cute girl in audience. Rim-shot followed by polite laughter) <BR> <BR> Trent: So stop me if you've heard this one before.... <BR> Heckler in back: Heard it!!! <BR>... Tue, 29 Aug 2017 08:48:37 EST Y2TD Weigh-in: 26-Aug-2017: Shooting For 2013 #LAST WEEK'S WEIGHT <BR> 214.8 <BR> <BR> #THIS WEEK <BR> Stuck to the plan or lack there of. Did not eat out much. I think that that helped. <BR> <BR> A really good midweek, but I always assume that those are flukes if they are good. <BR> <BR> #THIS WEEK'S WEIGHT <BR> 213.6 (-1.2 pounds) <BR> Yayyyyy!!! <BR> <BR> #SONG <BR> So.....June of 2013. What to say? <BR> <BR> Songs today have become a bit too serious as a whole, imho. They are mostly either overly reflective, about a painful ... Sat, 26 Aug 2017 19:22:54 EST Y2TD Weigh-in: 19-Aug-2017: **VERY** CLOSE ***CLOSE WEIGH-INS <BR> When I am close to a 5 pound milestone, my scale invariably starts to drag its heels. It will keep my within ounces of said goal usually for 2-3 weeks and then finally submit. I will have a few good weeks of weigh loss......and then right at the next 5 pound mark, same again <BR> <BR> Twice, I have literally weighed exactly 200.0 pounds when trying to go below 200. <BR> <BR> <BR> ***MIDWEEKS <BR> This week's midweeks were as close as possible. Within ounces of 21... Sat, 19 Aug 2017 12:44:02 EST NSV: A Broken Cup # NEED TO GET MARRIED <BR> I've said it before, I'll say it again.....I really need to get married. Not for love, companionship, children, etc.. <BR> <BR> I just need a wife who will nag me to get rid of a lot of my old clothes from college. <BR> <BR> Sure female friends, family members and long term GFs should, in theory, be successful at getting me to do so......but I'm kind of a special case. <BR> <BR> The "discarded" clothes tend to magically re-appear post breakup with the 3rd. The ... Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:58:12 EST Y2TD Weigh-in: 21-Jan-2017 #PREMISE <BR> The 20 pound range that I've been at for the last decade (196-216) has mirrored the last 20 years (1996-2016) without centuries. <BR> <BR> Motivation: To reach the new Millennium 200.0 pounds. <BR> <BR> #LASTWEEK - Eating <BR> Just kept to what I've been doing. Once the weight loss plateaus, I will take another big step. For now though, we're good. <BR> <BR> #LASTWEEK - Exercise <BR> Worked out 5 times (20 minutes per session). Plan to do more. I know I always get the hun... Sat, 21 Jan 2017 10:05:06 EST Y2TD Weigh-in: 14-Jan-2017 #PREMISE <BR> The 20 pound range that I've been at for the last decade (196-216) has mirrored the last 20 years (1996-2016) without centuries. <BR> <BR> Motivation: To reach the new Millennium 200.0 pounds. <BR> <BR> #LASTWEEK - Eating <BR> Kept on course. Changed practically nothing from the previous week. When the weight loss slows, I will dig deeper. Until then though... <BR> <BR> #LASTWEEK - Exercise <BR> Really meant to workout more...But after Monday the hungries started coming ba... Sat, 14 Jan 2017 10:20:22 EST Y2TD Weigh-in: 07-Jan-2017 ** Y2K Weight-Loss <BR> OK, so here goes. I shot my mouth off last week and mid this one. I have come up with a rock solid master lock strategy/campaign to secure weight loss. I've noticed that if you take the centuries out of every year for the last 20 or so, they are my weights 196-216. <BR> <BR> ** Motivation <BR> I like pop music. Not so much because it's great music (*), but more because the songs remind me of times when said songs were popular. I remember "We Are Young" by Fun pla... Sat, 7 Jan 2017 12:06:55 EST Y2TD Blog One: Welcome to the Crazy-ne$$ You know the old saying: "Those who learn history are doomed to forget it right after their final exams". That makes sense to me <BR> <BR> As I've looked at my weights over the past now 8 #ugh years here on SP, I've noticed that they essentially represent the last 20 years without the centuries. <BR> <BR> As such my goal is to get to the year 2000 (200 pounds) <BR> <BR> Having an inexplicable fondness for pop music, each weigh-in I will include a link to a video that I liked from that ye... Sun, 1 Jan 2017 12:53:34 EST W3igh-1n :::: 1.0 (Got rear end handed to me) So.....yeah. When I say something, I say what I mean and mean what I say (as the kids would say *). I may not always be right. Heck if you ask my ex-GFs, parents, most bosses/professors, they will politely point out that me being right is a bit of a "Haley's Comet" concept. <BR> <BR> That being said I say what I believe and, again as the kids would say, sally forth ** <BR> Things like: <BR> - "I will go below 200 pounds this week" (which I did back in the day) <BR> - "I will graduate from... Sat, 5 Nov 2016 17:05:27 EST W3igh-1n :::: 0.0 Well you know what they say; "The definition of insanity is trying the same thing over and over again and expecting different results (*). Well, I say why not embrace a concept that probably has a .jpeg of me on its Wiki entry. <BR> <BR> A couple of months ago on a major milestone, I weighed myself. I was 208.0@22%. <BR> <BR> Since then I have been taking 2 fitness classes pretty much every week and though the calories have been a bit high eating-wise, I've laid a pretty good foundation f... Sat, 29 Oct 2016 12:26:30 EST Are You "TROUGH" Enough? #NSV <BR> I am very proud to say that I have brought lunch to work every single workday for the last two months except for 3. One of the times it because my team was planning a lunch outing. The other two, I literally prepped the lunch and left it in the fridge by accident. <BR> <BR> #DAILY LUNCH <BR> Sunday evenings I cook up a pound and a half of chicken or turkey. I always have a couple of jars of some version of pasta sauce, usually tomato based. When I'm prepping up my breakfast smo... Sun, 23 Oct 2016 11:42:18 EST NSV (a Towel and a Token) #ODD PERSPECTIVES <BR> I admit that I have some pretty out there perspectives on things. They don't always seem to make sense at first, but time usually proves them right (or at least in the ballpark). Even if they never seem legit to anyone else, I stand by them. Heck it scares many that I live by them. <BR> <BR> Perspectives like: <BR> * It's not where one's life is that's important. It's what direction one's life is heading <BR> <BR> * If it makes news, it's the exception not the nor... Tue, 16 Aug 2016 19:39:31 EST Weekly Update 08.06.2016: Brick By Brick So I returned to SP back in April. Goal the same as it ever was and seemingly ever will be: <BR> 195 pounds @ 15% Body fat. Gave it my all but it wasn't quite enough. I basically took the past few weeks off from focusing on weight. <BR> <BR> Though I still have a target weight and BF% in mind, I plan to take the rest of the year to start building a more permanent weight-loss/healthy lifestyle. Like the one SP preaches. Frankly, like the one I preach. My weekly blogs will include weight,... Sat, 6 Aug 2016 16:22:51 EST Cucumber Update ##Original blog: <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=6194579 </link> <BR> <BR> About a month ago, I realized that I was a SP motivator so I should probably do something.....well, motivator-ey. <BR> <BR> ##Premise <BR> I see a lot of people try to do these crazy changes to their diets usually involve a lot of eliminating of "Bad" foods. This lasts a few days/weeks. I've been there. <BR> <BR> SP itself is founded on setting very small goals ... Sun, 31 Jul 2016 10:32:16 EST The 5-5-5 Eating Plan @@WEIGHT LOSS <BR> So last Saturday it finally dawned on me. Weight-loss the American way totally sucks. Like, totally totally. It's a necessary evil for me when I am 205 or much above. Don't get me wrong for basic health reasons, I do need to lose a bit of weigh over the long haul (and frankly unless I muscle up, gaining weight does me no good). But this really isn't worth it <BR> <BR> <BR> @@REFLECTIONS <BR> I reflected a lot over the weekend over things I want came up with a lot of ... Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:03:17 EST Weigh-In 07/23/2016: For the Last Time..... **THE GOAL <BR> 204.x by 7/23!! #today <BR> <BR> <BR> **THIS WEEK <BR> Ate well and got in some great exercise classes. Full hour of Pilates and 45 minutes of Spinning. <BR> <BR> The hungries came back in droves. When I exercise heavily the hunger never really goes away, no matter how filling the foods are. <BR> <BR> It's not emotional eating. My body just craves energy. I fought them, though, because I wanted to hit my goal weight. <BR> <BR> <BR> **MIDWEEKS <BR> The midweek weigh-i... Sat, 23 Jul 2016 09:43:26 EST A Tale of Two 203s **CONTROVERSIAL THINGS <BR> I have said some really controversial things. Stuff very counter-culture to this site. They make one think. They frustrate, even vex sometimes. They're views that one doesn't want to hear, but can't help addressing. Things like: <BR> - "Go ahead and beat yourself up if it helps you to address the situation" <BR> - "It's only positive thinking if it leads to POSITIVE results" <BR> - "It's OK to say one has failed if one misses a goal. srsly itz ok" <BR> - Thes... Tue, 19 Jul 2016 08:55:13 EST Weigh-In 07/16/2016: Good Week This Week, But... **SHORT TERM GOAL <BR> 204.x by 7/23 (or 7/30 if I miss next week) <BR> <BR> <BR> **THIS WEEK <BR> Ate really well. Ate 2 cucumbers. Will buy 3 this week. Have been trying to eat out a lot less (especially later in the week). Have been seriously reducing smoothies and trying another set of foods that has worked well in the past. <BR> <BR> Exercise is going very well. Doing a lot of indoor cycling and reacquainting myself with kettle bells. Varying my workouts. <BR> <BR> I got blinds... Sat, 16 Jul 2016 09:07:58 EST Stagnancy: The Silent Killer One of my main mantras is this, "Life is not f(x), it's dY/dx" (*). It's not really where one is in life that matters most, rather it's in what direction one's life is going. This is especially the case with weight loss. <BR> <BR> <BR> **SUCCESS: <BR> Give me a good solid 1.0+ pound loss any day after a week of good healthy eating. If I've had to eat out a lot and managed to squeak out only a few ounces, I'll gladly take it. <BR> <BR> <BR> **FAILURE: <BR> If I've tried anything new that... Wed, 13 Jul 2016 08:15:48 EST Weigh-In 07/09/2016: I **REALLY** Needed This One $$THIS WEEK <BR> I ate really well. have started stabilizing a lot of foods and food types (salsa or tomato sauce every day, at least 2-4 servings of whole grains, etc.) <BR> <BR> Worked out 4 times this week. Did have a few days where I regretted not getting up and driving over to the gym, but last night I took a walk. <BR> <BR> <BR> $$MIDWEEKS <BR> The midweeks were brutal.I didn't eat out much after Saturday so the initial spike went down to the mid 207.x's....but then it didn't budge... Sat, 9 Jul 2016 10:17:19 EST Trent's First Motivation Blog: THAT food **THAT FOOD <BR> We all have at least one. It's not that food that we love. It's not a food that curls our lips and triggers a gag reflex. Not only isn't it a food that we dislike, it's actually a food that we kind of enjoy...when we get around to eating it. <BR> <BR> It's a food that we see in a store. We buy a decent amount...but then 2 weeks later it gets thrown away because it goes bad. <BR> <BR> It involves a few extra seconds of preparation to consume. Often it has to be cut up o... Mon, 4 Jul 2016 11:17:29 EST Weigh-In 07/02/2016: Perfectly "Meh" **THIS WEEK** <BR> Eating:: Got totally nailed with a project Monday morning that took me straight through Wednesday late afternoon. On the plus side, I didn't eat out during that time, but..... <BR> <BR> Exercise:: Did not work out or get in as many walks as usual. <BR> <BR> The midweek pointed to a gain <BR> <BR> That being said, I pulled it together Thursday and Friday. Ate a lot more religiously than I like to do this late in the game. But still. I drank a lot of water and didn't... Sat, 2 Jul 2016 09:33:42 EST Weigh-In 06/25/2016: 1 Month Until Goal **GOAL: 204.x By 7/23 <BR> Ultimately I'm looking to go below 205 by the end of July. There's an event on the 23rd that I've been planning to go to for awhile that I've been looking forward to. How much more perfect would it be to have just hit a major goal that morning? <BR> <BR> I always whoop it up big for the 205 pound milestone. 210 is usually really easy to hit with some basic effort. Going below 200...well, let's just say it kinda speaks for itself. <BR> <BR> 195 is the ultimate... Sat, 25 Jun 2016 19:46:31 EST Wait, That's Right! I'm a...... SP MOTIVATOR AWARD <BR> Recently a dear SparkFriend, all of whom I love very much was given a SP Motivator award. I'm not going to call her out by name, but if you look through my friends it will likely *dawn* on you which one based on her *success* here on SP #seewhatididthere <BR> <BR> In her, I could totally see why. High energy. Great success. Practicing what she preaches. Being and keeping it real. Being actively and effectively involved in a SP community. I am very thankful for ... Wed, 22 Jun 2016 09:47:43 EST Weigh-In 06/18/2016: 4 Pounds Next Week!! THIS WEEK (DIET) <BR> Overall did OK in the beginning. The big thing was eating out Wednesday, Thursday and Yesterday. Thursday was a much larger meal than the other two. And yesterday I ate out later than I usually do on Friday. <BR> <BR> "Threw the weigh-in" would be overstating it. "Sabotaged it" would be more accurate <BR> <BR> <BR> THIS WEEK (EXERCISE): <BR> I am extremely happy with my exercise. I'm working out 5 times a week 35-40 minutes a pop. Worked slowly up to that over t... Sat, 18 Jun 2016 08:46:04 EST Weigh-In 06/11/2016: Attack of the Hungries **THIS PAST WEEK <BR> Eating was good. I tracked for a couple of days to get a baseline. Exercised 5 times, very intensely. <BR> <BR> <BR> **THE HUNGRIES <BR> I know that the workouts are starting to pay off because of Wednesday. After 4 straight days of doing some pretty intense workouts. I started feeling extremely hungry. Like, all the time super-hungry! <BR> <BR> No matter how much I ate, the body just kept wanting more and more and more and more. <BR> <BR> Last time this happene... Sat, 11 Jun 2016 10:21:12 EST This Week, I'm Trying...... --THE HOLY GRAIL <BR> Anyone who has ever tried to lose weight has had this experience at least once (usually many times). They get a piece of advice which is considered the holy grail of weight loss. It's the Rosetta stone. The advice is given with great confidence. It is absolute; THIS is the key. <BR> <BR> Then the one desiring weight loss tries it. They are able to do it for a day (maybe 2). It's very hard. They "fall off track". They feel guilty. Try again and fail again. Rins... Tue, 7 Jun 2016 09:59:11 EST Weigh-In 06/04/2016: 8 Ounces None the Poorer **THIS WEEK........ <BR> The midweek(s) showed expected amount of resistance. Was down an ounce or two. <BR> <BR> Frankly I made the mistake of changing my workout too much too fast (will likely blog about it midweek). This lead to me only working out once or twice. The time off was kind of cool, though. <BR> <BR> The eating was meh, but not too bad. Ended up eating out last night, but only had a few small items. The foundation of my eating is tight. That being said, water intake has... Sat, 4 Jun 2016 21:26:56 EST Yeah, I rewarded myself.....With Food!! OK, so here's how I know that I am going to succeed. Not because I am making some religious effort to eat better and exercise more. It's because I am changing my life for the better. <BR> <BR> <BR> **THIS MORNING <BR> I had one of those meetings (one sees them in rom coms and dumb yuk comedies all the time). It was the one where if it went well, it could take my career easily to the next level. If not, would take some recovery. I prepped for it as best as I could and was r... Wed, 1 Jun 2016 11:56:39 EST Weigh-In 05/28/2016: And *Boom* Goes the Dynamite **6 WEEKS AGO <BR> I started back on SP in mid April. Though my official first weigh-in back was 212.8, I had been floating more around 214/215. <BR> <BR> **LAST WEEK <BR> I ate out a grand total of twice and could feel the difference. Less cheap carbs less salt. Mid-weeks were pointing to going below 210.0 as all but an inevitability. <BR> <BR> **WEEKLY WIGH-INS SINCE <BR> 212.8@23% (initial) <BR> 211.6@24% <BR> 211.4@24% <BR> 211.6@24% <BR> 210.4@23% <BR> 210.0@24% (Yeah, that happen... Sat, 28 May 2016 09:57:12 EST *THAT* Workout It was awesome. I have no idea why, but I showed up at the gym and had THAT workout. It felt really good. I felt well, but not over, exercised. My body felt like it was asking for more all throughout the workout. As such, I actually added one set of each ST exercise and 5 extra minutes on the elliptical. <BR> <BR> Even through my right forearm was sore, I did a full body workout including bicep curls. My workout included: <BR> -10 minutes on the elliptical <BR> - 5 minutes on the han... Tue, 24 May 2016 19:14:39 EST Weigh-In 05/21/2016: Yup, THAT Happenned **LAST 3-4 WEIGH-INS <BR> It's been trippy. Never in my 7 years her on SP have my mid-weeks and weekly weigh-ins been so consistently disconnected. <BR> <BR> Yeah, back in 2009/10, I would have a weird sunspot week here and there. Even so, 99 out of 100 times I could take my midweek number, look at the remaining days until official weigh-in and know at least whether I was going to lose or not. <BR> <BR> So for the last 3-4 weeks, my midweeks would point to high 209.x or very low 210.x offi... Sat, 21 May 2016 10:46:17 EST