I made a mistake last night. After eating all my calories for the day, I had a beer. Which lowered my inhibitions. Which made me have another beer. Which lowered my inhibitions, which... you get the idea. I ended up drinking eight or nine beers ... Read more
Goal reached... again!
Okay, so it's been less than a week since I posted my revised goal for October. I've reached it already, weighing in at 166.2 this morning. The pounds are just dropping off recently, and it makes me happy. I'm awfully close to a normal BMI (2.2 ... Read more
It's October 18th and I've already reached my goal for the month! I'm waiting for Monday's weekly weigh-in to make it official, but it's now been three days in a row that I've weighed in somewhere in the 160-range (169.8 on Thursday, 169.0 on Fr... Read more
Four weeks in
Well, today marks the four-week point since I started trying to lose weight (three weeks since I started in earnest, since that first week was basically just one long series of cheat meals and sitting on my butt in front of the computer). I'm do... Read more
Haven't blogged in a while
Well, I haven't blogged in ages, but I've been keeping up with my nutrition tracker and all. I'm weighing in around 174 these days, although that's a post-pig-out figure (I went sorta crazy last night and engulfed far more food than I should hav... Read more
I had a great day yesterday. I went to the gym even though both of my workout buddies bailed on me, and finally, pretty much by accident, managed to eat within my ranges for not only calories but also carbs, fat, and protein. I was so satisfied ... Read more
Yesterday was a pretty good day. Nutrition-wise, I was at the low end of my calorie range for the first time in a while, but went overboard on fat and was way under on protein... still, it was nice to see "12xx" for once instead of "14xx" or "15... Read more
Can I get a WHOOHOO!?
Before I get to the good part, let me just say that yesterday finished on the same mediocre note as Friday and Saturday did. I tried to go to the gym around 8 pm and was halfway there before realizing that a) it closes early on Sundays so I wasn... Read more
Not a terrific weekend Spark-wise. I went to Queenstown for Friday and Saturday and found it way, way, way harder to stick to my routines when not at home. I went to the gym Friday morning but didn't exercise Saturday; also, I ate pretty unhealt... Read more
All right, let's hear it for day four of going to the gym and day five of healthy eating! This is *definitely* the longest streak I've had with either of those things, either ever or at least in so long I can't remember.
Not having weighed... Read more
They weren't lying after all...
...exercise really *does* start to feel awesome after a bit. I'm only on day three of going to the gym and I'm already psyched to go again tomorrow. It seems like it should be too early still to be noticing actual differences in my endurance, bu... Read more
Start of week two...
My weight-loss motivation is at probably an all-time high. I'm on day three of completely within-limits, healthy, cheat-free eating and feeling no urge whatsoever to break out a chocolate bar, as well as on day two of going to the gym, which I'v... Read more
I weighed myself this morning and... somehow, despite the almost complete lack of exercise I got last week and my still-pretty-bad diet, I managed to lose a few pounds. I'm now at 179.4. Not a huge amount, but it's nice to break the 180 barrier.... Read more
All right, time to look at the week in review.
-I'm getting a LOT better about drinking tons of water. I was never big into soda or juice, but I used to drink milk all but constantly. I haven't had milk in a week, but I carry my water bott... Read more
Day four updates
The first four days of this have been an uphill battle for me. I've been bad about exercise (really only got in any exercise to speak of on two of the days) and I've gone way over my goal caloric intake probably at least three of them. I am seei... Read more