Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Another King Size

I've been trying really hard to keep my eyes on the prize this week.  If you missed Monday's post, my goal for this week is a 2.4 pound loss.  Yesterday I grabbed dinner at target and I didn't buy chips and opted for a salad instead of potato wedges.  Small steps in the right direction.

Something came in the mail for me the other day.

That's right, another King Size catalog. 

Since I lost a bunch of weight, I've moved from the big and tall section into the normal-size people section.  I still get this catalog and I don't know what I should do with it.  What would you like to see?  Do you want me to throw it out the window?  How about light it on fire with my mind?  You can probably think of better things to do with it than me.

Here's your chance.  Tell me what fate should befall this catalog.  I'll be sure to take lots of pictures.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Weigh-In Results

It's been a week since I last weighed myself.  Let's see what happened when I stepped on the scale tonight.

Well, I'm not happy about this.  I gained a pound this week.  There were a couple things I did right this week.  I commuted on my bicycle today and I went to the gym on Saturday night and ran 2 miles.  Nothing spectacular on either front, but both felt really good.

I've been hung up on my failure to meet long-term goals.  Big Clyde suggested in my last post that I come up with a specific goal for a week from now, so here it is:  I want to weigh 241 by next Monday.  There's my goal.  My something to work for.  One week to lose 2.4 pounds.  It can happen.  It will happen.

Thursday, April 21, 2011


Something's got to change. 

I don't know if it's all in my head, but a couple of my dress shirts feel snugger than they have in the past.  Time to get over this diet and exercise funk and push past this.

That is all.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Weigh-In Results

So I did it again.  I went a whole week without blogging.  Not good.  I guess I was frustrated with last week's weigh-in.  It was probably the 7.1 pound gain that put me in a funk this week.

Let's see this week's result.

It appears, however, that the 7.1 pound gain was a fluke.  Seeing as I lost 3 pounds this week.  I'm still up 4.1 pounds from where I was and I need to get back there soon.

Maybe I should start by updating my blog more than once a week.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Weigh-In Results

Holy Geez!  I haven't been here for a week.  After I posted almost every day last week.  Back into the swing of things at work I guess.

Let's get to the weigh-in.

Crap sandwich.

I gained 7.1 pounds this week.  Not good.  I keep telling myself I'm at a plateau, but in reality, I'm not trying hard enough.  I'm eating too much, I'm slacking on the exercise, and my motivation is in the crapper.  I used to live or die by the number on the scale.  This week I looked at the number and said to myself, "Yeah, I deserve that."

The other night as we were falling asleep, I asked my wife, Claire, if I was half-assing this whole weight loss thing.  She said yes before I could finish answering the question.  I think I might actually be no-assing this whole weight loss thing.

Yes, I've come a long way, but if I'm ever going to reach my goal, I have to get my ass in gear.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Weigh-In Results

Hey it's Monday!  Mondays are weigh-ins around here.  That means I step up on the scale and deliver some news.  Whether it's good news or bad news, that's for the scale to decide.  Now I can certainly try to influence the scale's decision with healthy eating, plenty of exercise, and lots of sleep, but it's really a crap shoot sometimes.

Now I realize I might sound a bit negative.  I don't mean to be.  Maybe we should just get to the number.

Yup, there it is.  My lowest weight in nine years.  238.3.  I lost 2.1 pounds this week.  I'm excited, but like I said earlier, I suspect the scale might be teasing me.  Then again, the 21-day challenge of stopping before I'm full combined with 30 Days of Biking might actually be doing something for me.

Anyway, I'm motivated again.  The weather is improving and I'd like to bust out the bikini this beach season.