Monday, July 23, 2007

A retreat ...

and a weight gain

3 pounds

I was steady at 172 before I left.

and now back to 175

but, i'm back home, back to my routine, and I'll be back where i need to be soon!

Friday, July 13, 2007

Losing Week

This week was a losing week.

And that's a good thing.

Healthy weight loss is 1-2 pounds a week.

At the beginning of this week, I weighed 174. Today, I weigh 172.

Back in August of 2005, when I was consistently weighing around 175, I set a goal of 172. And then got all the way up to 185. Finally, this year in March, I acted. Lately, I've been steady at around 175 -- the same weight I was when I thought I needed to lose a few pounds.

And then this week, a breakthrough. I'm 172. You can actually begin to see some of the definition from the weight-lifting I've been doing. Yes, the muscle has been there -- but now, you can see it.

I will continue on this path -- fairly sensible eating, aerobic exercise, and weight-lifting. I exercise in some fashion every day and lift weights 3-4 times a week.

And I feel great. Better than I have in some time. Someone told me the other day that I look younger. How great is that?

So, to those of you out there who are frustrated or struggling, I say: start slow, make sensible changes, and stick to it. Don't give up if you have a bad day or a weight gain -- stick to the plan -- slowly, surely you'll see results.

I never want to weigh 185 again. Or even 180. I want to feel at least as good as I do now -- if not better. So, that's the motivation I need for sticking with my plan.

Monday, July 9, 2007


and I still maintained.

I had to be careful.

I did indulge in some fudge.

But I managed my diet and also did lots of walking.

And I came back and weigh 174. I weighed 174.5 when I left on Thursday.

So, I actually lost a half pound.

And today, I'm back on track. Hoping to see 172 in the coming days. I'm being patient -- and sticking with the system of fairly sensible eating combined with walking and weights.

Monday, July 2, 2007

Simple Sunday

So, here's what my Sunday consisted of ... and this morning, I weighed 175.5

Breakfast (8:30 AM) -- cup of coffee made with 8 oz of skim milk and a spoon of caramel sauce.

Lunch (Noon) -- two slices of Freschetta pizza and 6 oz of coke followed by a glass of water and a fish oil pill

Snack: 3:00 -- 1 bag of chocolate drizzled rice cakes (quaker, 90 calorie pack)

Dinner: 5:30 -- 1 4oz chicken breast, boneless/skinless/grilled with bbq sauce and 1 medium sweet potato, grilled with a small serving of brocolli

Night Snack: 8:15 -- 1 blue bunny ice cream cone

Evening walk: 2 miles

Weight Workout: 25 minutes