Monday, August 2, 2010

Week 15 Weigh-in

Week 15: 256 lbs. down 2.5 lbs for the week, down 46 lbs overall.

Been super busy chasing two little girls around the house, so I haven't had much time to pontificate here. Getting ready for a weeks vacation at Hilton Head. This will be the real test of my weight loss adventure.

In the meantime, here's a story about weight loss and hypnotism.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Week 12 Weigh-in

Week 12: 263 lbs. down 1 lb for the week, down 39 lbs overall.

Monday, July 5, 2010

On Turning 35

I turned 35 on July 3rd. I'm now closer to 50 than I am to 20. When I was in my 20s, I used to joke that I'd be dead by 50. Based on my lifestyle then, it probably wasn't too far from the truth. I even joked about it with my wife and she was less than pleased when I did so. Now that I've got two little ones I'm responsible for I think I'd like to stick around past 50. If I keep the weight loss going, and maintain it once I hit bottom, I think I've got a better than average shot in doing so.

Week 11 Weigh-in

Week 11: 264 lbs. down 3 lb for the week, down 38 lbs overall.

Monday, June 14, 2010

First Hiccup - Week 8: 275 lbs. up 1.5 lb for the week, down 27 lbs overall

So I had my first setback as it were. The Mrs. & I joined some friends of ours for a brewfest at Stoudt's brewery in Adamstown, PA this past weekend. Drank my face off. Strike one. Overall lots of good beer, but too many pale ales and IPAs for my taste. If I wanted to drink perfume, my wife's got plenty. As part of the brewfest they had an all you can eat "Best of the Wurst" buffet that had various sausages, red cabbage, sauerkraut, etc. Strike Two. Finally, Sunday morning, we had breakfast at the Park Place Diner. Strike Three. And that is how I put 1.5 lbs back on. I'm not beating myself up about it...I knew going in that I was going to gain for the week. Only 1.5lbs? I'll take it.

(fixed: Week 8 not Week 7 -ed.)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Been a long time since I rock 'n rolled

So I've slacked on the blog here recently. My two excuses were a) my daughter's first birthday / Memorial Day and b) a week of travel for work immediately following. So here's the tally for the last two weeks: Week 6: 277.5 down 2.5 for the week, 24.5 lbs overall. Week 7: 273.5 down 4 for the week, 28.5 lbs overall. As penance for my slacking off, here's my first attempt at videoblogging: me getting to run the M240 Bravo
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Monday, May 24, 2010

Week 5 Weigh-in

Official weigh-in for Week 2: 280 lbs. Down 3 lbs for the week. 22 lbs. overall. BP was 112/84 (medicated) when I gave blood last Friday. Gotta get that bottom number down. That might take an additional lifestyle change (read: cut back on coffee). I'm within spitting distance of the 270's....a sight I haven't seen in about a decade. And a shout out to my fellow big'un Jay Looney for joining the struggle, too.