Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Against the Wall

Today's Weight: 264 pounds
Yesterday's Calories: 1742
Yesterday's Net Carbs: 81/19%

Does the crap ever end? No. It's here, in my face, and making me a little angry. I can sit here and cry like a little baby or stand up and fight the good fight, battle on, and make sure I at least give it my best shot until the bitter end.

Weight loss is the same. Fitness is the same. The crap keeps flying at and you give it your best shot and then you quit. Quit, quit, quit, quit, quit. Then you restart, try again, and give up. Over and over and over until you just can't take it anymore.

Then you reach a point in which survival takes over and you either decide to do what you have to do, or give up completely. My wife and I have decided to fight on, not giving in to the demons of modern society. My wife chose weight loss surgery, I have chosen a low carb, wheat-free lifestyle.

My wife has had success, although it's only been 14 months. I have recently had limited success. We will continue to make mistakes, but we will learn from each other and from those who succeed in this obesity war.

As we fight our battles with weight, I know this will have to be at the forefront of our lives, forever. Right now we face challenges aside from food that will test our resolve. I can choose to fall off the bandwagon, stuff my face with donuts, cheese danishes, become a sloth and give in to the poison that kills me. Same with my wife.

Never, ever, ever give up. Find a way, find a plan, read, learn, inspire and VENT. Have a great and healthy day.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Day 15 - Wheat Free

Today's Weight: 266 pounds

Today is day 15 of my wheat-free lifestyle and it's getting easier and easier as time goes by. Another week of this and I'll have my 21 days in, and then I can go for the next 21 days. Here are my 14 day results from Fitday.

  • 1914 calories
  • 65 Net Carbs/14% of total
  • 7 pound drop

While I'm up a pound today, that's just the way the weight can sometimes fluctuate. It may have to do with my new weight training regime, but I can't worry about day-to-day changes.

I never did start my new four day weight training program until yesterday, so that was a bit of a disappointment but I did manage to get to the gym two days last week, doing some lifting and riding the elliptical.

I have a plan, but as always, I quit before it can be fully implemented. I spend all my time planning, then starting, and then quitting. If I would actually complete my plan, I might accomplish something.

That's all I'll say for now. Good day.

Monday, February 14, 2011

New Weight Training Starts

Today's Weight: 270 lbs

While I'm a bit disappointed in the slight weight gain from Saturday's 268, I can't get riled up over a couple days. I do envision a nice drop this week as I continue trying to lead this wheat free existence.

Keeping the carbs under control and removing wheat has really allowed me to eat less and yet remain in control without a lot of hunger issues. So far so good. Today is day seven without wheat and I feel great.

I'm also working on a revised workout for the immediate future starting today which entails weight training broken out over four days. Today will be chest and shoulders.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Wheat Free- Day 5

Today's Weight: 268 lbs

Today is day 5 of a new round of eating designed to take my body into levels not seen in several years. Several steps are being taken. They are:

  • Removing wheat from my daily fare
  • Reducing whole milk and replacing it with half & half
  • Keeping net carbs to less than 20%
  • Keeping Calories to below 2400 per day

While I've been utilizing low carb as a means to maintain weight and slowly lose, I haven't been serious in quite a long time, nor have I been consistent. It's time once again to see what I can do and where I can go with this. Right now I'm down 13 pounds for the year--that's a great start.

Monday I begin a new workout routine. I measured my waist a few days ago and it was a drastic 52 inches! While I have been working out, my waist still is immense, so this new eating regimen along with a new weight lifting/cardio routine ought to produce serious results.

Frankly I'm sick and tired of being this fat and not making real progress.