Tuesday, May 27, 2008

A more typical day

Caught some flack for yesterdays food selections. Again, I wanted to clarify that it was not a typical day. Today was more typical. I still have 8 points left but am not really hungry. I may eat a plum.

Today's menu:


1/2 cup egg beaters with 1/2 cup of peppers, fat free cheese omelet Granola 5 points


southwest chicken and rice with fat free sour cream, mixed veggies and 1/2 cup of yogurt

11 points


2 soft tacos on fat free shells with fat free beans and lettuce 9 points

1 cup fat free yogurt with fresh berries 3 points


Melba toast with laughing cow cheese 3 points

pickle 0 points

1 ounce fat free pretzel 2 points

rice cake with 1 tbsp of peanut butter 3 points

Total points : 36 points

Total Water: 7 - 8 ounce servings

Activity points : 1 point for 15 minutes of low intensity yoga and walking

Monday, May 26, 2008

Here we go

Okay, this is the perfect day to start this experiment because as of this time (9:00 pm) I am within my points and I know I made terrible selections. The holiday had a bit to do with that but I could have made better choices. Lets see if a trend continues:

Today's Menu


1 slice of cold LaRosa's Pizza* 7.5 points


1/2 of Sierra Turkey Sandwich* 11 points
cup of cream of broccoli * 5 points
1 baguette 3 points


1 baked chicken breast 3 points
1 cup potato's 2 points
1 cup fruit salad 2 points


100 calorie hostess pack 1 point
Melba toast and laughing cow 3 points
reduced fat cheese crackers 4 points

Total points 41.5 ( I get 44)

Water: 7 - 8 ounce servings

There you have it I will check in tomorrow with better selections........All comments welcome

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Time to Punt

I have been busting my butt trying to get the yard in shape for my daughters High School Grad party so I have not posted in a few days. I have also not written a thing down that I have eaten. Although , it has not been much. No TIME!!!

I lost .4 pounds this week and have decided that I need some direction so for the next seven days, starting tomorrow, I am going to post my dietary intake on the blog each day and in the Guys on a diet section of the WW message boards so I can see if any one has any insight as to what is going on. No lies, No omissions. I need answers. I just want to make sure that I am not looking at something wrong. See you tomorrow and thanks for the support

Thursday, May 22, 2008

weigh in eve of week 12

twelve weeks and only 18.4 pounds. I expect big success this week..... I need to get back on a roll

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


can't type much. Been painting woodwork (white) all night. My arm hurts and my hand is cramping up from holding a paint brush. The good news is I can not lift food to my mouth........

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

That is all I have to say about that

It has been a good week so far. I feel like I am getting more activity in and learning a bit more about my body. I sat in a conference room tonight with a client and did not notice till I glanced over that they were going to install a new mirror in the room. It was leaning against the wall and gave me a perfect full length side view of my body sitting down..... OH MY GOSH..... that is about a years worth of motivation...........

One of my good friends and co workers is trying to follow along with WW with me. He joined on line and follows the plan (most of the time) I witnessed an emotional eating today that really put a vivid picture in my mind. I know I am an emotional eater but saw it in someone else and think that I might be able to recognize that in myself a bit more. He was having a conversation that had some controversy. He walked away with his cell phone in hand, came back 3 minutes later with food in hand. All this less than an hour after lunch. It was nothing more than an emotional outlet because he was pissed off and he dealt with it by eating...... I point this out and he agreed........ I hope I can learn......

Sunday, May 18, 2008

another productive day

Did a ton of work around the house today. Thought I went overboard because we had Arbys for lunch. Did not know it was coming but ate what was brought. ALL 21 points for a roast beef and a few curly fries. Not at all worth it..... but because I was so busy I did not have time eat all day and go over on points. That is the good news......... Super big on plan this week with lots of activity. That is my goal and I am sticking to it........

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Support CF

I really did not know much about cystic Fibrosis until my wife became the team leader for a walk to raise money for treatment. There is no cure. So today my family and I walked a 5k. The longest walk I have taken in about a year.... great day, great weather, great cause. I found out that the average life expectancy of someone with CF is 37 1/2 years old........ WOW, I have nothing to bitch about.... Connect with CF at www.cff.org and make a donation!!!!!!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Go Figure?????

So anyway. I spent most of the week pissed off that I gained a pound when I was really on plan. I was really discouraged, did not write much down went over on points a few days. Just could not find a good persepective. I came home from work last night and my wife was cleaning out our closet..... Not something that sounded like fun to me after a long day.

The day started good with an NSV. My favoriate company logo golf shirt has had a stain on it since like Christmas time and we tried one more time to get it out. Well I checked and it came out so I put the shirt on for the first time in months. Oh my, what a difference. I did not even have to do the Hercules shirt stretch ( if you are overweight you know what that it is, if you are not you would laugh you butt off if you saw it). I had some hope.

Back to getting home.

So she is cleaning out the closet and out comes pants I have not seen since I do not know when. Including my favorite blue jeans... Guess what ...... They fit.... and fit pretty well.. I really could not believe it. I know it is only 18 pounds ( I should not say only) but obviously my body is changing in some other ways for these clothes to fit like the did..... talk about a big NSV when you need it!!!!!

Go figure......

PS.. You know how I said I was not so good this week? Well, I lost that pound that I gained last week.............

Go figure..............

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Have I got a story

but you will have to wait until tomorrow cuz I am tired.......... No matter what happens on the scale tomorrow I will be ok because I have a great story.....

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Turning a corner

First of all I have to say thanks to all who have been sending words of encouragement. It is amazing to me how one little pound can have such a dramatic effect. In the beginning a put that pound into perspective ( when I lost it ) as 4 sticks of butter. Now I can not seem to put it in perspective going the other way. I really have not done that great this week and am afraid that last weeks 1 pound may be another one this week for a total of two and going in the wrong direction. I have not gone completely off kilter. I have missed writing some stuff down. I have used some flex points but I have not gone on a complete binge or anything. Still drinking plenty of water, etc. My biggest issue is my mind set. I am 70 some odd days into this and searching a bit. I know I have victories that do not involve the scale I just need to find a way to move beyond this. Now is the time to do so.........I have to keep my favorite quote in mind"

"A setback is a set up of a come back."

Here I come..............

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Catchen up

no post last night because I fell asleep at 8:30...... short post tonight because I have other things to catch up on. Not doing too good since the weigh in. I will give more details tomorrow.......... very frustrated

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mothers Day

not a bad day. I am going to go spend some quality time with the wife instead of staring at the computer..... see you tomorrow.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

What do you do?

I really did well on plan this week. At least I thought I did. I gained a pound and I dumb founded as to why. I was more active. I only used 4 flex points all week.(although they were the night before weigh in.) I increase water to about 72 ounces a day. Pretty much cut out pop and kept carbs low ( ate more fruits and veggies) I just really do not know why I seem to be losing weight slower than I did in the past. Maybe it is the over 40 thing. I do not know. I have to admit I am a little more down about it this time than I was when I gained my measly .4 pounds two weeks ago. I am going to work hard this week and see what happens. I need some NSV's right now that is for sure...........

Thursday, May 8, 2008

one of those days

I am grumpy, tired, busy, tired of sneezing and could eat the ass end of a rhino right now. Weigh in is tomorrow and I am tired of having to type the letters in the captcha for google and blogspot 2 and 3 times........ Pretty much sums up my day

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Like a good neighbor

I love our neighborhood... I turned the corner tonight on my home from work and my yard was cut...... not all of it just most of it ( left enough for some good exercise tomorrow). The neighbor just got riding her mower and decided it would look nice if her yard and mine had the same pattern. She was right. We invited her over for a beer and some dinner. We had salads with baked chicken on top.......The point is (besides I have the greatest neighbors in the world) is that again a social situation that did involve food but it did not have to be fat food. Healthy sit and BS time..... I really enjoyed it..........

I keep promising to post some pics and I will. I do most of my posting from my work laptop ( since all i seem to do is work) and I try to keep as much non-work stuff off of it. I saw a pic of myself from the weekend and I can tell I have lost weight. Not a big difference but I do not look so bloated..... I will get to those pics this weekend I promise.........

Monday, May 5, 2008

I don't like Mondays

I remember that Elvis Costello song( Actually, it may have been the Boomtown Rats, or both)....... and I do not like Mondays. They seem to be toughest day......I seem to more hungry, less motivated to exercise and a little grumpy. I am not sure why. It is not like Mondays are anything real bad for work, etc. I guess my big issue is why I am more hungry? I used 3 flex points today. I usually do not use 3 flex points in a week. I had plenty of water, plenty of veggies but lots of points and no exercise what so ever.......
Oh, tell me why,

I don't like Mondays.................

Sunday, May 4, 2008

What a weekend!!!!!!

Ran our butts off..... Had Birthday palooza for our daughter. The only birthday that I know that lasted a full week????? The kid party was Saturday and we thought the rain was going to wash us out but we were able to fish after all and we had a great time. Today was a "day at the farm day". We were able to hold baby goats see some cows, pigs and have just a good ole time thanks to my friend and co-worker Sherry..... what a great place. After we went to the farm we had to do some fishing ( did not catch a fish yesterday and needed to catch one today) so we went to the office and fished in the retention pond in the back. Caught a blue gill in about 5 minutes and everyone was happy..

As you may have noticed I have said nothing about food to this point and the reason is that I have finally realized that when we stay active do not have to really worry about the food issue, you have to plan, but you do not have to worry. I guess I never realized how much I eat out of boredom. Seriously, I have always been pretty happy guy and felt like I was participating in life pretty well but really realize how much of that time was being a couch potato..... just amazes me....

I promised some numbers:

Chest size down 2.5 inches
Waist size down 3.75 inches
neck size down .75 inches

Smile size up 2 inches ( should have seen my little girl when we caught a fish)

120 lbs away from jumping out of a plane....................

Oops!! I did it again.

I was so busy yesterday with family activity that I did not have time to post. That is twice in two weeks. On one hand I feel a little guilty because I missed a day. On the other, I never dreamed that as I started to change my life style that I would become active enough on some days not to have time to post..... yeah, I was that big of a couch potato. On the down side. I ate way too much for dinner last night having about 25 points worth of chips and salsa and chicken fajitas....... I paid for it too. My system has not had that much for about 2 months and it reminded me it did not like it........ I will post again today... with more details

Friday, May 2, 2008

I might be all wet but I am down 3.6 more lbs.!!!!!

Ok so the swimming thing did not go too well. Need some better planning and a healthier daughter, not to mention an updated pool schedule :-) ( the good news is that Friday morning will still work for swimming before weigh in just a little earlier. The better news is that I am down 3.6 lbs this week!!!!!! That is a lot for me and maybe a record weekly loss. Although, I was suspect of the .4 gain last week it may be a cumulative weigh in..... who cares. I have lost 18.4 pounds in 9 weeks. I feel good about were I am heading and to date have lost 5% of my body weight........I am in mental celebration mode.... I need to capture that feeling and recall it when I am feeling like going off track. Like I said yesterday this is a journey on the path to a better life style and longer life...... I'll post some measurements and pics tomorrow....

Thursday, May 1, 2008

I still have that pre weigh in jittery feeling

going into week nine i guess I thought I would be less anxious than I am. Anxious may be the wrong word but I really feel different on weigh in eve. I think I am starting to get past the how much did I lose.(although that is like, really important). I feel better than I have in a long time. No heart burn. Not completely out of breath ( the fact that I quit smoking 6 months ago...will be seven in 8 days !!!!) with everything I do. My clothes fit better. I wear clothes that I have not worn in months really is motivating but I want to see these pounds come off. I know they did come on overnight so they will not be lost that way either. I need to remember that I am not dieting I am changing my "eating Lifestyle" as well as my activity level. If I keep those in mind the scale will follow........ Be swimming in the am and hopefully soon I will be swimming in my clothes.....