Update on Things

2008/10/06 at 8:53 pm | Posted in Discipline, Exercise, Health, Life, lifestyle change, Motivation, Progress Photos, weight loss, weight loss blog, weight watchers, wii fit, wii fit progress | 5 Comments
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Hey gang, just thought I’d update you on my progress so far.

Food. Since reaching my goal last Saturday, things have been going fantastic. In fact, today is the first day I didn’t use my Weight Watchers Points Excel chart since I created the thing. I’ve decided to stop using it since after over two years, I pretty much know how many Points are in everything I eat, or I just simply avoid the things I know I shouldn’t be eating. I’m keeping my snacking to a minimum and whenever I feel the urge to munch on something, I grab a bottle of water instead or have one cookie rather than a handful.

Weight. My weight has been right around 199.8 lbs. and 201 lbs. and that’s just fine with me. I may have gone as high as 202 lbs. but as long as I don’t drift any higher than that I think I’ll be fine. As previously stated, I plan on getting down to 190 lbs. or so that I have some wiggle room between that and my original goal of 200 lbs. but for now, I’m happy being able to maintain my goal weight.

Exercise. Aside from some walking and running around I did with the kid at Disneyland, my exercise routine has been put aside since reaching my goal. My Wii Fit may start missing me 🙂 No, I’m not getting lazy; I’m simply enjoying my achievement and being able to finally take it easy at night after putting Anthony to bed. And because I took Friday and Monday off from work, I haven’t walked my daily 1.5 miles during lunch. That will change tomorrow when I return.

It seems as though my years of food discipline have truly paid off as I find myself not wanting a lot of the foods I used to eat or eating much less of them. For example, we had Little Caesar’s today for lunch and I had only two slices. That’s it–two slices versus the usual 3 or 4 I would have eating when I was nearly 300 lbs.

And for what it’s worth, here’s a progress picture of me taken at Disneyland the day I reached my goal:

199.9 lbs.

Finally: 199.9 lbs. Click to enlarge.

It may not show the best example of my weight loss but hey, at least it was taken on the day of victory.

In addition to all of this, I’ve decided to abandon the Weekly Weigh-Ins simply because there wouldn’t be much to report if I keep maintaining my weight. I’ll definitely keep watching my weight and will report as needed but for now, they are history.

Once again, thanks to all who have been checking in on things. I am still in the process of getting my products Thank You List together so watch for that soon.

See ya, and hang in there!

Weekly Weigh-In #25

2008/09/09 at 6:48 am | Posted in Discipline, Exercise, Health, Life, lifestyle change, Milestone, Motivation, Weekly Weigh-In, weight loss, weight watchers, wii fit, wii fit progress | 2 Comments
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Originally posted on September 9, 2008 at 200by40, Weight Loss the Right Way: No pills, no surgeries, no excuses, no regrets. Unauthorized use (blog scraping) constitutes copyright infringement and plagiarism. © 2008 David Moreno

I’ve got a little time before I have to get to work so here are the numbers. More stats and stuff later!

  • Weekly Weigh-In #25: 204.1 lbs.
  • Last week’s Weigh-In: 205.6 lbs.
  • Gain/loss of: -1.5 lbs.
  • Weekly average lost: 2.0 lbs.
  • Weight loss to date: 93.0 lbs.

UPDATED 12:20 p.m. or so

So alright, it looks like this week’s loss makes up for last week’s rather lame 0.9 lbs. lost. This puts me back into my doctor-recommended goal of 1.5 lbs. to 2 lbs. per week, so despite the lame sentiments of a particular commentator, I’d say I’m doing just fine.

By the way, what was the point of that comment? Was it supposed to bring me down or something? FAIL!

And I reached yet another milestone: 93 lbs. lost! WOO HOO! Yeah, it’s not exactly 95 lbs. but at this point, any round number is worthy of celebration.

Oh, and I posted a little sticky at the top of the page for Yahoo! Shine readers that visit my blog. I have noticed a steady increase in traffic from my single post there and thought I’d let them know that there probably won’t be any more posts over there as it’s just too much work. I used to do it with my personal blog and MySpace before realizing that it usually requires more than a simple cut-and-paste command. I prefer to post everything here and know it will work rather than post it elsewhere and have to tweak it umpteen times before it’s the way I want it.

So if you’re here from Yahoo! Shine, welcome and thanks for visiting. I’m glad to have you here. I’d recommend, however, that you bookmark this blog or subscribe to my RSS feed via Google Reader or reader of choice.

Finally, here are some Wii Fit progress photos. As usual, keep in mind that Wii Fit–30 minutes a night of various workouts–is only part of my plan that also includes walking nearly 2 miles a day (about 30 minutes) and proper diet. Also take note that as I’ve said in the past, Wii Fit’s scale isn’t all that accurate.

And I can’t stress this enough: visit your doctor before starting any weight loss plan. I did; you should, too.

Click on images to embiggen:

  • BMI at start: 33.11
  • Current BMI: 29.19

Still high, I know. But I’m getting there. Now here’s the weight chart:

Wii Fit weight:

  • Start (May 25, 2008): 230.3 lbs.
  • Current: 203.9 lbs.

My real weight:

  • Start (May 25, 2008): 231.0 lbs.
  • Current: 204.1 lbs.

So as you can see, there are slight discrepancies between the two but sometimes they are even larger than that. Please don’t put 100% reliance into the Wii Fit “scale” as it’s nothing more than a tool. Buy a nice glass bottom scale for more accurate readings.

I think that’s all for now. Thank you to all who continue to visit and leave kind words. Those keep me going when things get tough, and I hope that my progress motivates you into losing weight the right way.

The journey is almost over–thanks for being a part of it!


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Weekly Weigh-In #21

2008/08/12 at 7:20 am | Posted in Discipline, Exercise, Food, Health, Inspiration, Life, lifestyle change, Weekly Weigh-In, weight loss, weight watchers, wii fit progress | 4 Comments
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Originally posted on August 12, 2008 at 200by40, Weight Loss the Right Way: No pills, no surgeries, no excuses, no regrets. Unauthorized use (blog scraping) constitutes copyright infringement and plagiarism. © 2008 David Moreno

I think I did good!

  • Weekly Weigh-In #21: 209.8 lbs.
  • Last week’s Weigh-In: 212.1 lbs.
  • Gain/loss of: -2.3 lbs.
  • Weekly average lost: 2.0 lbs.
  • Weight loss for August: 3.1 lbs.
  • Weight loss to date: 87.2 lbs.

Last week was a bit strange. The weight pretty much dropped the first few days and then it sort of stayed that way. I suppose I could have dropped a bit more if I tried a little harder but I was satisfied with the loss within those two days and decided to maintain it rather than push it further. But hey, 2.3 lbs. is not bad indeed.

It was a good week for eating, too. As you’ll see in the previous posts, I went out of my way to eat healthy stuff and even splurge a bit with my hot dog. There were no trips to any fast food joints save for my usual Thursday visit to Subway.

Even though I’m inching ever closer to my goal, I’ve made a few changes to my stats (again). The second bullet has been changed to “Last Week’s Weigh-In” instead of “Last Week’s Weight”. Just something that started to bug me. And because I am using my Weight Tracker iPod Touch app, I’ve also added “Weight Loss for [month]”. Those should be the last changes I make to the stats area–should be 🙂

Admittedly, I took a night off from Wii Fit last night as I was just dead tired. I needed a break to watch some of the Olympics, which is probably the most TV I’ve watched in a long time. (GO USA!) Despite last night’s laziness, Wii Fit continues to be a mainstay of my routine.

Finally, at long last, I have decided to bring back the Weight Watchers Points Excel Chart. The term is still popular: well over 600 search queues and nearly 1,000 page hits on this post. With such popularity, I would imagine people are a bit disappointed when they realize it’s not there.

So who am I to disappoint?

At any rate, you can now get it by going to my Google Docs page. This is a direct link to the file and it will download it immediately. You will be downloading the file only. Nothing else. Seriously.

The details (from last update):

  • You can now use one chart for the entire week! Each chart contains sheets from Monday-Friday so that you don’t have all that clutter of creating one each day.
  • You now have a Points Bank that automatically generates the total of reserve Points! Try and keep a few Points in the Bank each day so that you can treat yourself on a job well done by the time the weekend comes around!
  • As usual, the chart is completely customizable so you can do whatever you wish to it. It would be a good idea to keep a copy of the original handy in case you mess things up.
  • Google Docs isn’t the most robust gadget in the world and you’ll notice that some things didn’t quite work the way they should have, such as having your reserve numbers in red. I tried many times to correct this and only became frustrated so you’ll have to fix it yourself or live with it 😛

But please, guys, by downloading it you understand and agree to the following:

  • This Excel chart comes without warranty or guarantee.
  • I will not be held responsible for any damage it may cause to your computer. Chances are it won’t but I want to have all the bases covered here.
  • I am not Tech Support; please don’t e-mail me with questions as they will be deleted. You’re pretty much on your own with it.
  • Don’t ask me where you downloaded it. I simply won’t know.

Got all of that? Good. Go and enjoy it!

Note: The information on the Excel chart was gathered online from various sources. It may have been updated since the author complied the information and is not guaranteed to be 100% accurate. This chart has not been endorsed or approved by Weight Watchers.


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Updated Wii Fit Progress

2008/07/19 at 9:14 am | Posted in Discipline, Exercise, Food, Health, lifestyle change, Photos, Video Games, weight loss, weight watchers, wii fit, wii fit progress | 2 Comments
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Looks good, but I think at times that I either need to replace the batteries in the Wiimote or Balance Board.

As you can see, one day I was below the “Obese” line and the next day I jumped well above it. My diet was steady and I did no extra eating on those days. In fact, I was about as good as ever on those days.

Yet the numbers dipped and then went up. Go figure.

I am now at 214.3 lbs and feeling great. We’re headed to the L.A. Zoo today so there’s a lot of walking ahead of us. Exercise!

See you later 🙂


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