Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Day something or other, and a query of sorts.

I seem to have lost track of the fact that this is "a lifestyle change" or a "diet" and it just is how I live. there is no more thinking about every bite that goes into my mouth and hoping I got the weight right or added the calorie content correctly, I know that I did. I can estimate my meals pretty much within a few calories just by looking at the food on the plate and I honestly do not crave anything thats "bad" for me. When I have a slow week where dropping the weight is concerned its no worries for me and its just another week in the string of weeks that I have chosen to live healthy and I do know that I have done something good for my body on any given day of any given week, which includes the days that I slip and have a treat or go over my limits.

Robyn who has been with me on this trip to the half from almost day one left a comment on one of my older posts today and when I got the email notice I took a look at a few of my posts from when I first started this blog and I read a post about the Ice cream that has become so significant in this thing that I am doing, when I started this back in January and decided to put that quart of Ben and Jerrys in the freezer instead of my pie hole, I honestly thought that it would just be another attempt by a fat guy to lose weight and the final result would just be another failure, well that fabled quart of Dublin mudslide still lives in the freezer just waiting for Jan 1st 2009 to be eaten up by a guy that weighs substantially less than he did when said quart of goodness was bought and on his terms this time unlike so many quarts that came before. To say that I am a different person would be too light a way of saying it, I guess though its more like I am back to the real me because at 534 pounds I just was not me and it is that simple.

Here is the menu from yesterday, it was slightly low but over all not so bad.


7:30 AM
1 banana 105
1 T peanut butter 95

10:00 AM
2 pears 170

12:30 PM
1 Progresso soup 200

3:00 PM
3 slices light Italian bread 120
1.5 T peanut butter 140
1.5 T Jam 75

6:30 PM
7oz chicken breast 385
2 cups green beans 70
3/4 cup white rice 150

8:00 PM
1 pear 85

Grand total of 1595 calories for the day so not too bad, I also have a question for anyone out there reading this, I have a stainless steel Salter scale model 1010 that goes up to 5lbs and I am getting an error on it, the error is "out2" and I cannot find any info on what it means and am out my scale until I get it worked out. I checked their site and it said it was down so if any of you kind folks out there know what the error "out2" means Please help a fella out, the photo posted is what it looks like though I suspect they all have similar if not the same error codes.

Thanks for reading.

As Ever


  1. I do believe that means you need to recalibrate your scale. I would wait for the site to come back up if you don't have your user's manual for the scale.

  2. Just a guess but could the battery be getting low???

    I love reading old posts. It reminds me of just how far we've come. You especially. :) I can look at your old posts and see that you started out determined....and you are still as determined as ever. So moral of the story: Determination is key, and your case proves it. I could tell you were always determined, but in the beginning - - I can tell you were a little less than confident that the whole thing was going to work. Now, however, you KNOW that what you're doing works. You've learned exactly how to lose weight. I just would like to go back and tell the you of January that everything's going to work out really well in the next 8 months! :D