Weigh in/Accountability post

“The acknowledgment of our weakness is the first step in repairing our loss.” – Thomas Kempis

 

One thing I’ve never been shy about is admitting the places where I am weak and fallible. In my struggle with weight, one of the things that I’ve noticed is that there are a lot of times when I eat out of boredom. If I’m not keeping busy, I end up snacking, or making something to eat to kill time. This presents a problem on weekends, particularly extended weekends like the one we just experienced. I didn’t log my calories, and I didn’t really pay much attention to what I was eating.

The work week is pretty easy, because if I have meals at work, and just stay at my desk, I’m not really tempted. I have some low calorie snacks (mostly granola) in my desk at work, along with a set of measuring cups that allows me to snack between meals, but I typically scoop out one serving and then eat it fairly slowly.

Weekend eating is something that I really need to work on and try to do better about structuring. But this whole process is about bettering myself, and that’s just one more area I need to work on.

Weigh In (5/27/17) – 236 lbs

That’s down three pounds from the last time I had logged my weight at MyFitnessPal, so that’s a pretty good start.

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Accountability post – 5/25/17

Day three went pretty well. I didn’t have any caffeine withdrawal headaches, and I didn’t really ever get hungry. So far I’m doing a pretty good job of light snacking between meals (cranberry granola helps).

I didn’t exercise at all yesterday, so I probably need to work on making that an everyday thing.

I don’t really have much else for today, so I will leave you with this:

Happy 40th Anniversary, Star Wars!
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Calorie Diary – 5/24/17
Budget: 1500

Total Consumed: 1110

Accountability post – 5/24/17

If this version of me losing weight is successful, I’ll look back at yesterday as the beginning, even though I technically started Monday. 5/22/17 will be the day I gave up soda (again), but 5/23/17 will be the day that the weight loss started in earnest.

I was able to get through the day without being terribly hungry at any point, and the one time that I was hungry, I grabbed a handful of granola and refilled my water glass, and that took care of that. I also went for a good long walk last night to finish out the day.

Hopefully today will go similarly to yesterday.

Calorie Diary – 5/23/17
Budget: 21251

Total Consumed: 1548

Footnotes

1.This is adjusted by MyFitnessPal for the exercise that was entered.

Accountability Post – 5/23/17

“I tried snorting coke once, but the ice cubes got stuck in my nose.”

Well…my first day back on the horse didn’t go great. I didn’t eat very well, but I did do the most important part: I didn’t have any soda. Now…I did end up with a headache that has persisted (I’m writing this at 6:30 AM, and still have it). I’ve never been addicted to anything other than soda, so I can’t personally speak to the withdrawal symptoms for drugs or alcohol, but I can testify to the fact that this sucks.

Hopefully Day Two will be better.

Guess Who’s Back…Back Again

“I didn’t know you were planning a comeback.”
“I hate that word. It’s a return.” – Joe Gillis and Norma Desmond; Sunset Boulevard

2017 has begun. Yeah…almost 6 months ago.

Here I am, though, and I’m back at trying this weight loss gimmick. Unfortunately, I’ve ballooned way up, and I’ve set a new personal record for my weight. That’s not a good thing, obviously. So…we’re going to try this again.

It’s been about two years since I started my most successful weight loss journey, and I’m going to try and replicate that success. Starting today, I’m going off soda cold turkey, I’m going to try and cut way back on the fast food, and just try to fix the way I eat.

So, look back here on weekdays for my daily accountability and calorie diaries. I’m also considering starting a YouTube vlog to help myself…so look for that in the coming weeks.