Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Couch to 5 km

Today's Weight: 271 pounds

I finally completed week one of the Couch to 5 km training program. I hope to continue a low carb lifestyle while training for a potential 10 km and possible half marathon.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Tuesday: On Track

Today's Weight: 287 pounds
Yesterday's Calories: 2585 calories
Yesterday's Net Carbs: 165 carbs
Yesterday's Steps: 10416

A good day of normal, in control eating. I feel better now that I managed to keep track what I'm doing. Now I have to get down below 100 net carbs.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Induction Soon

Today's Weight: 288 pounds

Getting back on track. Atkins induction to start this week, but not sure when.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Pledge Broken - Starting Again

Today's Weight: 292 pounds

Yesterday's Calories: 4035 calories
Yesterday's Net Carbs: 124 net carbs

I broke my promise of staying below 100 net carbs. Really, I blame it all on my wife - she shouldn't have left the brownie bites on the table for me to see. She knows better. Because I had three, it put me over the 100 mark.

While the calories were high, I'm not worried, but must stay in carb control mode. I'm surprised my weight didn't shoot up more, and that's a true blessing.

Today I pledge to stay under 100 net carbs while utilizing Fitday to keep track of my eating behavior. I pledge to also keep track of my steps so that I can get back over 10,000 steps per day.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

I Pledge Once Again

Today's weight: 291 pounds

Yesterday's Calories: 2374 Calories
Yesterday's Net Carbs: 94 Carbs

Today I pledge to keep my total net carbs to less than 100 while utilizing Fitday to monitor myself.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Tuesday's Pledge

Today's Weight: 293 pounds

Yesterday's Net Carbs: 94
Yesterday's Calories: 2431

I pledge to keep my net carbs below 100 while also utilizing Fitday to keep track of my eating behavior.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Monday's Promise

It's a new week. Nuff said about that.

Today's weight: 294 pounds

I promise today to keep track of my food intake utilizing the Fitday tool. I also promise to keep my net carbs under 100. If I do that, I have a shot at regaining control of myself.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Carbohydrate Overload

Today's Weight: 294 pounds
Yesterday's Calories: 3437
Yesterday's Net Carbs: 339

Boy, did I pound away at the carbs. Now I'm bloated and hoping to regain some control today. I misread the amount of carbs on a piece of bread, not paying attention to the fact that only half of the sourdough bread constitutes a serving, making the full piece of bread a whopping 300 calories. Since I had two pieces, that would bring the total to 6oo calories for two pieces of bread. So one piece of bread had 56 net carbs.

Christ, it was downhill from there. Load on top of that the macaroni and cheese, the burrito, the beer, and the cupcake, and it was a day of disaster. Now I've got to right myself and get back eating like a low carb king.

At least I'm keeping track again so I know when the damage occurs.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


Today's Weight: 293 pounds
Yesterday's Calories: 2159 calories
Yesterday's net carbs: 91 carbs

While in control for most of the day, I was upended by my wife and her chocolate cupcakes that she swore she would throw out. At the end of the day I had one, it was good, but not great. Fortunately I was able to stay under 100 net carbs for the day. I'll work on doing better today.

Monday, July 19, 2010

A New Start - Again.

Today's Weight: 294 pounds
Yesterday's Calories: 1960
Yesterday's Net Carbs: 93

Yesterday was the first day I decided to start keeping track of my carbs. It is what I must do to regain control. I'm almost depressed, but not quite.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Tuesday Nonsense

After reaching 300 pounds a few days ago, I dropped to 296 yesterday, and this morning I am at 294.6 pounds.

I am disheartened by this weight gain, but I am using a different scale to weigh, so I'll be feeling better next month when I am back home on my familiar scale. It appears this scale weighs high, but then again, I might have gained the weight too.

We'll see how all of this goes.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Tuesday's Disappointment

Today's weight: 297.4 pounds

Time to keep track of carbs and calories again. Going in the wrong direction, and I refuse to go over 300. Going on a walk to reflect and focus.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

What happened?

Today's Weight: 296.8 pounds

I don't know what happened, I've gained quite a bit since I stopped caring or keeping track of my intake. Time to start again.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Jumping Out of My Skin

Today's Weight: 281 pounds

Today is day four of ketosis in my induction phase of Atkins, and I'm feeling better, although I'm still not fully capable of rational thinking. I feel like putting head through a window. Keeping my head from windows will be the order of the day.

I'll work on staying busy with perhaps a nice, long walk to keep me from losing it. I'm actually okay I think, but this transition phase to fat fuel is wild.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Third Day of Induction

Today's Weight: 282 pounds

I'm now in my third day of Atkins induction and feeling a bit confused, grouchy, motivated, anxious, unfocused, yet still stable. Good news is that I'm back down to my lowest weight of the year, and hope that this phase will really set me off to some excellent weight loss.

I also got in 28 minutes of weightlifting this morning, which was a bit of an adjustment due to my body going through this change. Once I get a week behind me, I should be feeling great. I just want my ass to shrink. That's all.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Starting Atkins Induction

After getting down to 282 being a wheat free eater, I caved last Saturday and began eating wheat again, and thus today, I am at 288. I cannot have this. So instead of going back to a wheat free lifestyle, I'm going to full board and am starting Atkins induction. I have to get back to losing again, and this should jump start me to a good and steady decline.

Wish me luck.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Eight Pounds Lost in Ten Days

Today's weight: 286 pounds
Yesterday's Calories: 2750
Yesterday's Net Carbs: 132
Yesterday's Steps: 2027

Today is day four without any wheat products, and although it has been an adjustment, I've lost four pounds in four days, so I AIN'T COMPLAININ'. I'm not sure how long this will last, but I feel strong and will continue now for the month of April to see how much I can lose while staying away from wheat.

I'm also at my low for the year, down 11 pounds now from my year's high of 297. And in fact, I've dropped eight pounds in ten days since I restarted my dieting madness. Yes. I attribute this now to lowering my carbs, giving up wheat, and exercising moderately.

My goals this month are to lower my net carbs to below 100, get up my walking, work out with weights, and staying away from wheat.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Strange Call

Today's Weight: 288 pounds
Yesterday's Calories: 2471
Yesterday's Net Carbs: 76
Yesterday's steps: 3819

Today is day two of my attempt at leading a wheat free lifestyle and it is going fair. I did not eat any bread or bread like substances yesterday, but in my efforts I did receive a threatening phone call from the "Holy Wheat Institute" this morning after my walk.

As I climbed out of my giant underpants to get ready for my shower, the phone rang. I picked it up and a dark, foreboding voice on the other end strongly suggested I stop this ban on wheat, otherwise I might find myself tied up in a Kansas wheat field with a baguette stuffed down my gullet.

I quickly hung up the phone and after considering my options, I shakily have decided to defiantly continue onward with my efforts to give up wheat. I am down but not broken.

In my heart I keep telling myself it's not the fat, it's the wheat. We shall see.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Bread Free Monday!

Today I decided to give up bread. While I've lost four pounds over the last week, today I sit at 290 pounds.

Last week's stats:
2324 calories
130 net calories

I am not happy right now because in order for me to be a true low carber, I need to get below 100 net calories. That's the reason why I am giving up the bread. I think that should make a difference in my numbers.

Let's see how many days I can go without eating bread or any breadlike substances!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Slap Me Down

Today's weight: 289 lbs.
Yesterday's calories: 2055 calories
Yesterday's net carbs: 169 carbs

Damn! While I held my own on total calories, I blew it on carb totals. I need to remain under the 100 net carbs total to be able to call myself a low carb eater. Shame on me.

My goal right now is to update my blog roll to so that I can follow fellow fatsos in this struggle for sustained weight loss success. I shall continue to follow a low carb program and follow it because it suits me best and makes me feel best.

I am down one more pound today but this is just another start in this repeated madness that I must end. I am tired of starting and stopping and exploding in weight gain. Enough.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Time Flies

I've settled in on the 290 mark as my point of stability, and that ain't good. From a high of 297 this year to a low of 286, I'm somewhere in a place where I need to make a huge downward drop, and I am ready.

Today's weight: 290 pounds

I need to make a drop and get to a new low point, and I am ready to make that commitment. On March 19th, I was at 294, and I've dropped four pounds. Now I have to stay focused until month end for some good results. I have a doctor's appointment for a physical on April 8th, and we'll see what happens.

I'll concentrate on keeping my net carbs below 100, walking upwards of 10,000 steps daily, and really that's about it. If I do this, I'll drop the weight.

Just a quick note. I edited the Tickerfactory to show that I am down seven pounds for my 2010 high. I need all the motivation I can get. Please forgive me.

Thursday, February 4, 2010


Feeling better about my weight today. I'm down more than I thought, from 297 on January 30 to 286 today. I have to stay focused now and not get distracted.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Final January Weight

Yesterday's weight: 297 pounds
Today's weight: 295 pounds

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Fatness Update

Today's weight: 289 pounds

Back below 290 again, so now I have to bear down and stay in control to drop to 285 by month end. This can be done. I do have to get back to the gym because I haven't been there for almost a week. I'm just gonna focus on keeping the carbs under control while drinking several low carb protein drinks per day. Not going to worry about anything else.

Stay on track for the 10k.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Relaxing Day

Today's weight: 289 pounds

Yesterday was a good day, however I just did aerobics, riding the elliptical machine for 35 minutes. No lifting at all and I it was great to rest. I was sufficiently wasted, and today I dropped back down. I'm quite pleased, and hope that the next few weeks will show some good results.

We decided to get some Panda Express, I had the pork and chow mein, and that was enough to keep me satisfied. I think it's called the Panda Bowl. Normally I would have had the two sides and chow mein but I am glad I resisted and just had the one side.

I'll rest today and tomorrow with a possible walk tomorrow and then hit the gym hard on Monday.

Friday, January 8, 2010


Today's weight: 291 pounds

Had a very good workout yesterday, with 30 minutes on the elliptical machine followed by some leg exercises. I'm on track so that's all that matters. Gotta head to the gym today to complete my weekly work out. Next week I'll shoot for 40 minutes on the elliptical. My weight loss concerns me, but I have to focus on the end result, which is the 10km run.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Hump Day

Today's weight: 290 pounds

Up a pound but I'm fine with it. Yesterday's work out was really a good one, with 25 minutes spent on the elliptical machine. I ended the session with some weightlifting and that was enough for the day. Today is a rest day, so tomorrow I'll go back for more torture.

I feel pretty confident with the decision to focus on the 10k run in May. If all goes as planned, I hope to lose enough weight to put in a fairly good time. My goal is to run the thing in under ten minutes per mile. Right now I have to get my endurance up and my weight down.

I plan on lifting four days a week, but I don't have the exercises down yet for each day, so what I'll concentrate on is getting that tightened up. I may wind up going to the gym five days a week, but right now I'm not there yet.

Talk is cheap. I can blab all day but nothing accomplished by doing that. I need to work on tracking my steps with Walkertracker.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Tuesday, January 5th

Today's weight: 289 pounds

Fatness abounds, but I feel pretty good after yesterday's work out. I lifted weights and ate moderately, spending the evening eating some leftover Nutrisystem food that really gives me gas. I stopped that program months ago, so now I've got to eat this food that is sitting in boxes. It tastes okay, but Lord do I fart behind it.

Yesterday's workout consisted of riding the elliptical machine for 25 minutes and then lifting some weights. I was a bit sore last night but nonetheless feel pretty good for what I accomplished. I'll go back to the gym for some more torture.

I decided at the beginning of the year I will run a 10 km run in May, so that's what I'm preparing for. If I focus on that, I think my weight will drop with the training. My main purpose right now is to get the elliptical up to an hour and then continue lifting weights. That should get me in shape for the run. If I drop weight while training for this, then I will achieve my goal.

Monday, January 4, 2010

January 4th, 2010

Yesterday's weight: 290 pounds
Today's weight: 291 pounds

After downing a few beers last night, I am ready to start the week with gusto. I'll head to the gym for a nice work out, do a few chores, and stay under food control. The Schwan's man is coming so I have to be prepared for that, but I feel confident about my diet. It's time to drop back into the 270's.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

January 2nd, 2010

January 1: 292 pounds
January 2: 288 pounds

Dropped back into the 280's after starting out the new year at 292. Yesterday was a low carb day which consisted of protein drinks, some eggs and bacon, and smoked trout. I managed to hang tough and today is more of the same. So far I've had two protein drinks, some liverwurst, and some American cheese. We'll see how the rest of the day goes.