Saturday, January 3, 2009

Distracting myself with health.

Ahhh back to normal, Tracking intake daily and weighing in every morning, feels good to be back into the routine again. I wanted to go for a walk but I found out that my Saucony's are not meant for winter walking, they are sort of mesh sided and the wind whips right through them and well cold feets is the result so no walkie for this guy today. I did not get to ride my bike yesterday as I had planned either because life took over and before I knew what hit me it was late so I did not ride. I did in fact stay within my calorie limits for the day though and came in at 1585 total calories for the day and drank nearly 2 gallons of green tea throughout the whole day to boot. Have a look at my menu from yesterday.


9:30 AM
2 multi-grain english muffins 200
1 oz Turkey pepperoni 70
2 wedges laughing cow cheese 70
sliced tomato 10

12:15 PM
2 80 cal rolls 160
1 T peanut butter 95
1 T Jam 50

3:00 PM
2 small pears 160

6:45 PM
3 all beef hotdogs 270
3 80 cal hotdog buns 240
1/2 cup mac n cheese 190

8:00 PM
1oz Turkey pepperoni 70

Which as I said totals up to 1585 calories, this is not my healthiest menu by any means but it is under my limit so no worries. We went out shopping this morning so we have some more nutritious options in the refrigerator right now but I think we are going to have to adjust to living 20 minutes away from a supermarket instead of a 3 minute ride up the block, it is definitely easier to "just run out to grab what ya need" when you live 5 blocks from a store than it is when there is 40 minutes of driving involved in a round trip. Tonights menu includes a whole chicken with a veggie and some rice so much better than hotdogs and honestly that was the first hotdogs that I have had in at least a few months if I was guessing.

I feel good about getting back into my groove and look forward to this weeks weigh in, I have a feeling it will be a good one this week. My body has had a break and has been fed more than usual for a couple weeks and I think the shock of being back on a low cal program will kick start me into some good losses for a couple of weeks (at least thats what I am hoping for) any way its cut I am excited to be back into this with less distractions than the past couple of weeks have offered me. The house is just about unpacked (I know we're slow) and things are normalizing after the holidaze, the issues that come with buying a new home are smoothing out and I can refocus on what I need to do to hit that 275 pound goal this year. I have never really been one to layout my plan but I wanted to just get a few goals into the blog so that I can look back in a couple of months and see how I am doing so here are a couple of things that I want to accomplish so that I can keep the weight dropping off in the coming months.

* Get 30 minutes of cardio in 5 times per week

* Eat no more than 1700 calories per day

* Drink at least 1.5 gallons of Green tea/water per day

* Drop at least 1.8 pounds per week

* Get under 300 pounds by June 30th 2009

* Participate in a 5k race in 2009

Not too bad and pretty easy I think to do all of those things, well the get under 300 pounds by June thing might get tough but hey what fun is it if its a sure thing right? What if I don't hit all of those goals you say? what if I cannot make my cardio goals? well then I will get stronger trying to reach them, and thats all that can be expected of a person but I have a feeling that I will hit them all. Once I hit that 300 pound goal I want to start strength training more seriously but that one will be played by ear so I will set no goal for that at this time but can't weight to get back into a lifting routine.

That concludes this episode of as the fat guy turns, you know the drill, get on up and grab that glass of H2O and if you are reading this while craving something that will probably not look good on your ass, remember a pint of Ben and Jerry's Dublin mudslide sat in my freezer for a year so that I could prove the point that willpower does work, Thanks for reading.

As Ever


    which leads me to my 2 questions:
    were you not **hungry** yesterday? was that enough food for you?


    would your wife ever consider doing a guest post here?


  2. Miz, Thank you ;) and no I was not hungry, I find that range to be a balance between enough to lose weight and enough to not feel hungry.

    the guest post thing, Wify has posted a couple of times on here in the past I am unsure how they are labeled so I will search for them and link you when I find em ;)

    As Ever

  3. I really enjoyed reading that as well.

    My wife has been promising me a guest post for the last 8 months! :)

  4. Hi, just wanted to say how awesome I think this is. I find it truly inspirational. I recently started my own weight loss project and decided to Blog about it. I added you to my blog role and hope to check your site daily. Keep up the great work and I hope you make all your goals.