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Plan In Place… Time For Results

Posted in diet, weigh in, weight loss by Chewie on March 1, 2010

I’ve been struggling with my weight for quite some time now.  As of last night, I’ve got a plan in place to fix it.  Now that I’ve got a definitive plan I’m very optimistic about the potential for success.  I weighed 227.0 this morning and I’m hoping that if I stick to what I’ve laid out below I’ll be well on my way to sub 200!

The Plan

  1. Limit carbs to less than 30 grams per day
  2. Workout at least 3 days per week
  3. No snacking after 9:00 PM
  4. At least 5 glasses of water per day
  5. Eat breakfast every day

Time will tell if this will be a successful plan, but I think it addresses quite a few things that have kept me from being successful in the past.

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231.0 – Down 6.5

Posted in diet, movies & movie reviews, my life, weigh in, weight loss by Chewie on February 12, 2009

I have yet to miss a day at the gym since I made this change (weekday that is).  This is part of my day.

I’ve been doing 30 minutes on the bike/elliptical and then 20-30 on the other.  I did have one day where I did a straight hour on the elliptical and while it wasn’t impossible I like the change.

I’ve been watching movies on my iPod when I’m doing this so it’s actually pretty enjoyable.  Of course since I’m a web geek I’m writing reviews of everything I’m watching.

I’m currently re-watching V The Original Miniseries so there will be a review of that in the future.

I’m feeling good about my weight loss but I can’t seem to shake the thought that if I was doing Atkins on top of this I’d be further along right now.  Time will tell.

233 – Down 4.5

Posted in weigh in, weight loss by Chewie on February 5, 2009

Went to the gym for the 4th time this week this AM.  This is now my routine.  It’s a part of my day.  For years I’ve been struggling with my weight and it’s FINALLY time to do something about it.

I’m feeling good but I’m worried that the weight loss that I’m seeing isn’t going to stick.  For quite a while now I’ve been up and down.  I would normally go on Atkins for a couple of days/weeks, lose weight and then it would come right back.  This time I’m not.

  • I stopped going to McDonalds for breakfast.  Can’t wolf down 4 sausage McMuffins on the way to the gym.
  • I no longer stop on the way home from work for a “snack”.  That’s just stupid.
  • I’m trying to eat better at lunch.  Actually, lunch has never really been a problem for me but I’m trying to do well anyhow.
  • I’m trying not to snack at night.  I go home, eat dinner and then I’m done.
  • Beer – haven’t stopped for that “after work beer” all week.

I get to the gym every morning (barring snow/traffic) by 7:00 AM.  I ride the bike or run on the elliptical for an hour, take a shower and I’m at work by 8:30 AM.  Question now is what kind of “program” should I be on…

Another “First Day” – 237.5

Posted in diet, weigh in, weight loss by Chewie on February 2, 2009

I’m fat… and I hate it.  I woke up this morning after my Steeler’s won their 6th world championship and decided to make a change.  I headed to the gym and rode the bike for a half hour and then did another 15 minutes on the eliptical machine.  I’m going to try and make this a part of my regular routine – otherwise I just won’t do it.

I’ve been saying for years that I’m goign to lose weight and I’m convinced that unless I make it part of my day it will never get done.

Here’s to a new day… one day at a time.

Friday 8/22/08 – 225.0 – 16.0 lbs To Goal

Posted in 209 By 2009, diet, weigh in, weight loss by Chewie on August 22, 2008
Stomach is still really bothering me this morning. Not sure why. However, I have GREAT news… down 6 lbs from last week! I can’t even tell you how nervous I was to get on the scale this morning. Was a complete relief to see that 2-2-5. It’s GREAT to see some positive progress.

BREAKFAST:
  • none

LUNCH:
  • seafood salad from Subway (lettuce, spinach, black olives, yellow peppers, “seafood”, pickles, mayo)
  • fountain Diet Pepsi

Stomach is still REALLY upset. I’m hoping that this is just the normal “Atkins Tummy Ache” that I’ve experienced in the past but I don’t remember it lasting nearly this long. Not only that but I’ve been eating relatively carb-free for a while now… normally it starts at the beginning.


DINNER:
  • thin white pizza (tomato, cheese & basil) – one of Amanda’s best dishes!
  • Miller Lite x2
  • chips and home made salsa

SNACKS:
  • coffee x2
  • handful of peanuts
  • M&M’s
  • double cheeseburgers (no bun) x 2
  • 5 piece nugget x2

Probably shouldn’t have had the M&Ms but I decided to celebrate.


WORKOUT:
  • took the boys for a walk on the golf course.