Phase 2 Weekly Weigh-In #3

2009/01/28 at 6:05 am | Posted in Discipline, Exercise, Health, Weekly Weigh-In, weight loss, weight loss blog | 2 Comments
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Bad news? Good news? A little of both?

  • Weekly Weigh-In #3, Phase 2: 200.9 lbs.
  • Last Week’s Weigh-In: 202.0 lbs. 
  • Gain/loss of: -1.1 lbs.
  • Phase 2 Loss: 2.4 lbs.
  • Pounds to Go: 10.9 lbs.
  • Weight Loss to Date: 96.1 lbs.

The bad news: it’s looking less and less likely that I will be at 190 lbs. by my birthday, so I’m officially lifting that as my goal date. It’s just not happening.

The good news: I ran 5k on the treadmill last night! 

More later…

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Weekly Weigh-In #28

2008/09/30 at 7:41 am | Posted in Discipline, Exercise, Health, Inspiration, Life, lifestyle change, Motivation, Weekly Weigh-In, weight loss, weight loss blog, weight watchers | Comments Off on Weekly Weigh-In #28
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Yep, I’m still at it!

  • Weekly Weigh-In #28: 199.9 lbs.
  • Last week’s Weigh-In: 203.5 lbs.
  • Gain/loss of: -3.6 lbs.
  • Weekly average lost: 1.9 lbs.
  • Weight loss to date: 97.2 lbs.

Don’t ask me how I got there so fast. Maybe I was just caught up in being so close that I just went nuts and really concentrated on reaching my goal.

Either way, I’m still at the 199.9 lb. mark and not terribly concerned about gaining back what I lost any time soon. If you recall way back on Weekly Weigh-In #7, I lost 3.9 lbs. for the week and only gained .5 lbs. a few weeks later. My next gain would be .9 lbs. on Week 17 and then 1 lb. on Week 27*, so there’s only been a fluctuation of a few pounds since beginning this whole thing and the dates have been pretty far apart.

Now, onto the next phase. As mentioned in the previous post, my new goal is 190 lbs. and for that I have set no time limit. I will take my time getting there even if it means losing a measly amount of weight each week. I want to get to 190 so that I have a little wiggle room between there and my original goal of 200 lbs. with the holidays coming (already if you can believe it). This will give me ample space to snack and eat some of the season’s best treats: pumpkin pie, pumpkin…anything, Christmas cookies, etc. And don’t forget those holiday parties…

So there you have it. But before I go, I’d like to extend a special thank you to Kimberly at LadyGypsy.net for congratulating me on my success. This is what blogs are all about: sharing links, getting the word out, networking. It’s bloody brilliant! Best of luck to you on reaching your weight loss goal, Kim, although I still fail to see why it’s necessary 🙂

See you all next time stick with it, ladies and gentlemen!

* I have all that info saved on my Excel chart for quick reference. Pretty good, eh?


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Weekly Weigh-In #27

2008/09/23 at 7:26 am | Posted in Discipline, Exercise, Health, Life, lifestyle change, Weekly Weigh-In, weight loss, weight watchers, wii fit | 2 Comments
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Originally posted on September 23, 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

A week fighting off an illness definitely kept me from where I’d rather be right now, which is…

  • Weekly Weigh-In #27: 203.5 lbs.
  • Last week’s Weigh-In: 202.5 lbs.
  • Gain/loss of: +1.0 lbs.
  • Weekly average lost: 1.8 lbs.
  • Weight loss to date: 93.6 lbs.

As stated yesterday, it was a bad week on just about every level: sick, not exercising, eating to gain some of my energy back. In short, it was not a lot of fun and concentrating on my weight loss was the furthest thing from my mind.

Here’s a breakdown of activities from last week:

  • Monday: Worked half-day; no walk
  • Tuesday: Called in sick, no walk
  • Wednesday: Worked but only walked 1 mile since I was still sick
  • Thursday: See Wednesday
  • Friday: Went to lunch with co-workers; no walk
  • Only did one night of Wii Fit during that week

So as you can see, gaining only one pound this week might have been a good thing as I could have probably gained more. But unlike Weekly Weigh-In #12 when I asked for a do-over because of a battle with gastroenteritis, I’m going to take this one and run with it.

Moving on. Even with those results, my current weight of 203.5 lbs. might as well be 235 lbs. I’ve been stuck in the 200s for about six weeks now and it’s getting difficult to shake them, even when not ill, so I’ve decided to make a change.

See Traineo my ticker on the right? In case you hadn’t noticed I changed my goal weight, therefore my “To Go” numbers got bumped up a little. I have altered my goal weight to be 190 lbs. instead of 200 lbs. for a reason: those last few pounds were taunting me to hell! No seriously, they were! Now that I’m so close to my goal, I find myself slipping a little bit now and then, making it seem absolutely unachievable. That says nothing of the weight I’ve lost since starting because, well, losing that much seemed easy compared to these last 2 or 3 pounds.

I decided that they were going to be the death of me so rather than carefully try to meet them, I decided to aggressively rip right through them. It’s kind of like that theory I’ve heard about breaking boards in karate: imagine yourself trying to hit through the board behind the board.

I’m no karate expert, so who knows if I’m even right on that, but it seems like a logical way to get past these few pounds: work beyond them.

Gotta go. See you later!


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Weekly Weigh-In #26

2008/09/16 at 6:38 am | Posted in Discipline, Exercise, Health, Inspiration, Life, lifestyle change, Motivation, Weekly Weigh-In, weight loss, weight watchers | 1 Comment
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Originally posted on September 16, 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’m home today with a sick child so I’ll keep it brief:

  • Weekly Weigh-In #26: 202.5 lbs.
  • Last week’s Weigh-In: 204.1 lbs.
  • Gain/loss of: -1.6 lbs.
  • Weekly average lost: 1.9lbs.
  • Weight loss to date: 94.6 lbs.

More later if I have the time but for now, that’s all I’ve got. I’m this much closer to my cheeseburger 🙂

See you later!


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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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