Saturday, February 20, 2010

February 19, 2010 Weigh In: 412 lbs, Lost 5 lbs

Wow! Big loss this week. Didn't expect to lose 5 lbs this week but I am pretty pumped. This week I tried to keep my sodium intake down and exercised 3 times. I also did not go over 1800 calories on any day this week.

This coming week I'm going to keep with the exercise.. at least 3 times and stay with the low sodium deal. I don't expect to lose 5 lbs per week and don't want to but if I can lose 2 or 3 that would be great.

Thanks to every one for your great comments this week. Lots of different opinions on whether or not having food in your stomach is good or bad. I'm going to stay with the plan of not eating after 9:30pm.. this seems pretty sensible to me.

Also, pineapple is an awesome food! Fresh pineapple only has like 70 calories per cup and it is loaded with fiber. I like to dice up a cup and add some low fat vanilla yogurt to it. Really good and about 220 calories.

Lastly, I'm starting to see a few results of my weight loss...

  • I wore a suit and overcoat today that felt much looser

  • People who I haven't seen since I started this journey have noticed I've lost weight.

  • My wedding ring is very loose.

  • I'm getting up out of chairs much easier.

  • It's becoming easier to put on my socks.

  • I'm sleeping better.

  • My overall mood is better.

  • I feel like I have more energy.

I only have 13 pounds to go to reach my first goal of 399... deadline is April 1. I should be able to cruise into that goal ahead of schedule if I stay with the plan. My next goal will be the 350 mark.

That's all for now.. Stay classy San Diego.. I'm Ron Burgundy? Sorry... thanks for reading and following my blog. Knowing you guys are reading helps keep me on the train. I thank you all for that.


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  1. congratulations on the loss! and exercising!

  2. Awesome! Certainly makes up for last week; my guess is that part of this is from last week, but for some reason it didn't show on the scale. Keep it up man!

    BTW did you get the award I gave you? I posted it in your comments from the last post.
    -FogDog Weight Loss

  3. Isn't it amazing how much comments from readers help us keep going? I don't think I'd still be trying to lose weight if not for my blog.

    Congrats on the 5 pound loss. I'm quite jealous. I never thought to try to cut down on my sodium intake. My blood pressure has never been an issue and I've never really thought about how it could negatively affect my weight. I've been trying to cut down my sugar intake and boost my fiber intake.

    Anyway, congrats again.

  4. All of that is great, but I have to congratulate you most on the sock thing because I know that one too well. You deserved a good loss after last week!

  5. LOL on the I'm Ron Burgundy? My son and I say that all the time. And good job on the 5lb. I've been blogging about salt this week as well. It's the one thing I haven't worried about thus far, but I think it's startiing to hold me back and I'm cutting way back on it this coming week.

  6. thanks for the comments... thanks for the award Fogdog.. I will post on it over the weekend.


  7. I gave you an award too before I read that FogDog had already done it. Oh well... you rock, dude!

  8. Excellent loss ETL! So glad you're starting to feel it too and that others are starting to see it. Don't know about you but that really keeps me motivated. I'm right there with you!

    Let's keep it going...

  9. Kudos to you for a fantastic loss! Keep up the good work, you're doing great! :)