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Frustration Setting In

Posted in diet, my life, weight loss by Chewie on March 2, 2009

A month ago I made a huge change in my life… I decided that it was time to lose some weight and get much healthier.  At the time I was eating a bunch of garbage, drinking too much beer and doing essentially nothing physically (other than chasing my kids around).  Since then I’ve been to the gym every week day morning.  I’ve stopped eating the garbage and I’ve cut WAY back on my beer intake.

Right off the bat I dropped 10 lbs.  GREAT!!!  This program is working.  Then I had a bad weekend where I gained a couple of pounds back… oh no, here we go again.  I REFUSE to go back to my old ways.  Stopping at McDonald’s on the way to work to get 4 sausage McMuffins simply isn’t the way to live.

I’m going to keep plugging along cause I figure that being at the gym every morning is a hell of a lot better than being at the drive through.  Just wish I would continue to get the results that I got in the first month.  Not sure what else I should be doing here.  As I said before, this is now just part of my day so there isn’t an option of not getting up to go to the gym.  Sorry for the rambling… just wanted to vent.

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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…