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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Ugly Weekend

2008/08/03 at 10:12 pm | Posted in Discipline, Exercise, Food, Life, lifestyle change, weight loss, weight watchers | Comments Off on Ugly Weekend
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Originally posted on August 3, 2008 by Dave M. at 200by40, Weight Loss the Right Way: No pills, no surgeries, no excuses, no regrets.

Man, this weekend was just ugly in every way.

In food, I ate a sourdough bread barbecue chicken pizza at the Orange County Fair but fortunately, tonight is the last night of the Fair and I won’t be going back until next year. The good thing is that there was much walking to do.

Saturday saw me eating pizza (again) but this time at the in-laws’ house for dinner. While it was definitely good, I should have resisted temptation but I sucked it up and ate so as to be kind.

Then today we had Panda Express for lunch. My God, I haven’t eaten this badly in a very long time. Counting Points definitely didn’t work this weekend.

And exercise? Aside from my nightly Wii Fit ritual, nothing. But in order to get the ball rolling again, I did a full hour of Wii Fit tonight.

Let’s hope it makes a difference for Tuesday’s Weekly Weigh-In. This will be The Big #20 since starting this blog so while I hope it is indeed something to celebrate, it’s not looking to promising at the moment! But I have to keep reminding myself of how far I’ve come and how close I am to my goal, and that’s what ultimately keeps me going after such dreadful weekends.

See you Tuesday, and hopefully with some good results…


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Weekly Weigh-In #19

2008/07/29 at 7:16 am | Posted in Exercise, Food, Health, Life, lifestyle change, Milestone, Weekly Weigh-In, weight loss, weight watchers, wii fit | 2 Comments
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Originally posted on July 29, 2008 at 200by40, Weight Loss the Right Way: No pills, no surgeries, no excuses, no regrets.

Ah, Week #19. Here we go.

  • Weekly Weigh-In #19: 212.7 lbs.
  • Last week’s weight: 214.4 lbs.
  • Gain/loss of: -1.7 lbs.
  • Weekly average lost: 2.1 lbs.
  • Weight loss to date: 84.3 lbs.

First off, and I hate to add what seems like such meaningless and futile text, I came across yet another so-called weight loss blog using one of my posts. If this were my personal blog then I wouldn’t care, but since I’m losing weight the right way, I take offense to sites that use my posts to push weight loss pills. As such, from this point on I will include the text you see above in each post here on 200by40.

Now that that’s out of the way…

This week sees a loss of almost 2 lbs., which is about my doctors’ recommended average per week. Anything more than that is definitely a bonus so I’m happy with the results. But truth be told, I was 212.5 lbs. a few days ago, just before my aunt’s big 84th birthday celebration where I ate quite a bit. I’m not concerned; this was a once-in-a-lifetime thing so I took advantage of it. Not only that, she’s got a pool so I was able to work some of that food off very easily. It’s back to the program today as it always is after a heavy weekend.

If you’ve been following my Weekly Weigh-Ins since the very beginning, you’ve seen some changes. With last week’s weigh-in numbers, I started to include my total weight lost. This gives me and everybody else out there an easier way to keep track of things…just in case you can’t see that little Traineo icon on the right…

One of the stats I’ve since dropped has been the “If I Lose…” stat since, well, I began to feel it was screwing my progress up. In the beginning I was losing somewhere near 3 lbs. a week average so including that stat was fun as it gave me an idea on when I would reach my goal.

Today, July 29, is when I should have reached my goal based on my then-average weight loss in pounds per week. But here I sit with less than 13 lbs. to go instead. Oh well; the plan was to be there by my 40th birthday which I will no doubt achieve.

This week’s Milestone: size 38 pants! That’s right, guys, I’ve officially dropped 10 sizes the right way. If this isn’t proof that one doesn’t need pills or surgery in order to achieve their weight loss goal, then I don’t know what is (*thumbs nose at lap-banders everywhere*).

On the exercise front, Wii Fit continues to whip me into shape! Here are the latest results, taken after today’s Body Test:

I was about 233 lbs. when I started in May. I’m now on my 66th day and at this point the bar graph can’t be seen in its entirety, so I had to zoom out and show it this way. Even so, you can see how much progress I’ve made.

And I promise a new Progress Photo is coming. Ann took one of me at the party but I was holding my cousin’s one-month-old son (which really made me want another :)) and you can’t really get an idea of what I’ve achieved. But I did get that wonderful new baby smell all over me.

That’s it for today. More news as it happens. See ya, and stay focused!


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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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Another Holiday Gone

2008/07/06 at 8:39 pm | Posted in Discipline, Exercise, Food, Health, Life, lifestyle change, weight loss, weight watchers, wii fit | 2 Comments
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Originally posted on July 6, 2008 by Dave M. at 200by40, Weight Loss the Right Way: No pills, no surgeries, no excuses, no regrets.

But that’s not to say I didn’t enjoy some good food.

I ate a hamburger, baked beans, ice cream. And on top of all of that, we bought some of this at the store the following day:

This nice little treat is worth 2 Points and I enjoyed it throughly. Perhaps not as tasty or satisfying as the South Beach pudding I reviewed not so long ago, but the coldness felt good on my throat which has been sore since Friday night.

As a result of my “illness” I’ve been keeping a low profile around here because, quite simply, I’ve been exhausted. That means no Wii Fit, no walking, etc. That also means that I haven’t had much of an appetite, too. But that doesn’t mean I’m going to call the upcoming weigh-in a fluke because I’m not.

No, not even. I’m taking it for what it is and moving on. Note, however, that the Orange County Fair begins on Friday. And let me tell you, folks, all bets are off when the Fair is in town! It really is hard to resist all those goodies but I think I’ll be okay.

In addition to trying my best to avoid such foodie goodness, it will be the first time since my hernia repair surgery that I will have walked the fairgrounds, and I think it will be good. Before, I had to pause what seemed like every 20 minutes to sit down and, well, pop things back into place. I was also a little heavier then, too. So hopefully everything will work out fine.

I may not have anything tomorrow but I’m looking forward to Weigh-In #16. And in case you’re wondering, here’s the latest Wii Fit progress photo:

Although I’m still ranked in the Obese category, it shows a steady drop of at least 16 lbs. Looks alright if you ask me.

See you Tuesday 🙂


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