Wednesday, February 1, 2012

3 1/2 weeks in

And so far I am on track. I have honestly done light amount of exercising,I keep telling myself that it's more about getting into the habit of getting into the habit of going to the gym. I started this journey at 301 pounds, and as of Monday, I was at 293.5. It's kind of amazing how  helps you realize what you are eating, and has actually made me think "is it worth it". I have however been banned from the scale. I guess I was getting obsessed with it, so my wife is hiding it until Monday mornings, when I can weigh in. I am excited to see what changes will happen once I start going to the gym regularly.  I guess until Monday thank you for your continued support.

Thursday, January 19, 2012


So here we are 5 days in. According to I am allowed 2700 calories a day, but  I am finding it tough to eat that many calories. My weight dropped to 297 and today it's back up to 298.5. My days usually consist of a hard boiled egg and a cup of coffee for breakfast, a fiber one type bar for a 10 o'clock snack, a modest 300 - 400 calorie lunch, snack again at 3, dinner (again in moderation) and a low cal snack before bed. OHHH IT ALSO CONSISTS OF WATER, THEN SOME WATER, TOPPED OFF WITH MORE WATER. It's weird, I am eating more (almost forcing myself to eat) but I am sure I am taking in fewer calories than I used to. Started back at the gym last night an hour on the tread mill burned off a little over 600 calories, it was also the first time in my life that I walked into the gym with a plan, and executed the plan start to finish with no short cuts, and with out me saying 55 minutes on the tread mill is close enough to an hour. I am however feeling a little discouraged at the weight loss, I always heard and believed that the first week or so the weight loss would come off faster. But I have to keep remembering that 300 didn't happen over night or even in a week, so it won't go away that fast. In an effort to raise my caloric intake I stopped this morning and got a subway breakfast. Honestly, I could see it taking the place of McDonald's breakfast, not that I went to McDonald's a lot, but now I will go to subway instead. Thank you for the encouragment so far, please remember that all advice, encouragment, and critisim is welcome.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Begining!

Let me start this blog by appologizing in advance. I am a horrible speller, and well my grammer is equally as bad. Hopefully however, whoever reads this will get the point and is already aware of my many flaws. I have started this blog to help keep a record of the trials that it takes to loose weight. Over the course of 34 years, a bizzilion beers, many late night runs to Jack in the Box, Waffle House, Eat Right (mmmm slingers), I stepped on the scale and saw the number 3. Honestly, it could have read 399, I couldn't really tell you. After I saw the three, everything else was a blur. I did some math, if I kept down this path, by the time my daughter graduated high-school they would have to cut a hole in my house so I could leave to see her walk across the stage, and well walking her down the aisle wouldn't even be an option as I would probably be dead. It was a pretty eye opening experience. I spoke with a few friends who are or should I say were struggling with the same issues and have been able to beat the weight issue, or at least start to fight it. I did some internet research, and checked my bank account to make sure that the gym membership I have been paying for and not using is still active. I found a pretty cool website called It appears to help you keep track of calories in, vs calories burned throughout the day, and what one person needs to intake to maintain a healthy weight loss of 2 lbs a week. I signed up for it, and well this blog will hopefully log my journey. I don't really know how detailed each entry will be, but it's a start. If this blog does nothing else, I hope it will help me stop eating my emotions, as stress and depression seem to be a few triggers for me. I call it the road to 180 because well 180 is my goal weight by 2013. Please feel free to comment, encourage, and give advice. Hopefully in 12 months the last line will read..."I did to keep it off...The END."