Update to Yesterday’s Post

2008/09/17 at 7:34 am | Posted in Exercise, Health, Life, lifestyle change, weight loss, weight watchers, wii fit | 2 Comments
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Originally posted on September 17, 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

Rather than add to what I wrote yesterday, I thought I’d go ahead and write a new post.

I went home early on Monday because there was very little to do at work. As a result, I did not go for my daily 1.5 mile walk around the area. Then yesterday I stayed home with Ann so that we can tend to our son who was running a very high fever on Monday night. By Tuesday morning he was doing better but still pretty sick. And again, I did no walking.

Now it seems his illness has rubbed off on me as I have had a runny nose, cough, and sore throat for the last few days. This also means that I am not very up-to-the-task on the exercise front by not partaking in my nightly 30 minutes of Wii Fit for the last two nights. But I was willing to eat more liberally than usual yesterday.

The results have not very pleasing to say the least, but that’s what happens when you are at home and don’t keep yourself occupied—you tend to eat. I was pretty much a snack demon all day yesterday, simply not paying attention to what I was eating, how much I was eating, or the frequency in which I was stuffing my face.

But now that I’m back at work I find myself in a more controlled environment in terms of food intake. I am only going to eat what I have brought to eat and since I have no money for the food machine, I will thumb my nose at all those goodies inside of it.

These past few days have just been a small roadblock in my quest to lose those last few pounds. We all have them, and how we face and overcome them is purely at our discretion.

Simply put: this hasn’t stopped me. I will get better and I will reach my goal in a few weeks.

And a head’s up to the folks at Yellow Basket in Carson: you’ve won. I have decided that I will have my first really good hamburger at your restaurant once I reach my goal. So please, have my double cheeseburger and onion rings ready for me.

Oh, and a diet Coke 🙂


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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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Large and In Charge

2008/09/04 at 7:32 pm | Posted in Discipline, Exercise, Health, Inspiration, Life, lifestyle change, Motivation, Victory, weight loss, weight watchers, wii fit | 2 Comments
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Originally posted on September 4, 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

It’s time to bid a fond farewell to yet another t-shirt size that has dominate my life over the years: XL.

Yes, like the 2XL size before it and my size 40-48 pants, the XL shirt has finally gone the way of the dinosaur. Ann picked up at least three L shirts for me the other day and I’m happy to report that all of them fit and fit well. I’m sure they might be a bit snug once they are washed but for now, I’m reveling in my victory!

On the progress front, I seem to have hit a dormant phase but that’s okay because I think I know the reason why: my quest to drop those last few pesky pounds by my vacation in October is starting to take its toll.

It seems to me that this same thing happened the last time I put a strict limit on things, back when I was still averaging 3 lbs. lost per week. By that account, I should have been at my goal by July 29th, but here I am and I’m still not there yet. Even before July 29th rolled around I noticed that things weren’t going as smoothly and I blamed that on my expedited deadline, not my original one of February 14, 2009. So I scratched it off my calendar and forgot about it.

Miraculously, I began to lose more weight. Go figure.

It’s taken me well over 2 years to drop the 90+ lbs. I have, so it seems silly to push deadlines in order to reach my goal earlier than anticipated. I’ve learned that the only thing it leads to is overeating, disappointment in your progress, and falling into old habits.

While I’d love to lose these last 6 lbs. before October 7th or so, I’m going to forget about that date and keep on doing what I’ve been doing for the last couple of years.

I’ll post what happened between now and the next Weekly Weigh-In. It should be interesting!

As far as exercising goes, last night I was just dead tired and failed to do my nightly Wii Fit. I went to bed at 10 p.m., the earliest I’ve gone to bed in what seems like an eternity.

Sometimes you just have to.


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Ups and Downs

2008/08/28 at 8:29 pm | Posted in Discipline, Exercise, Health, Life, lifestyle change, weight loss, weight watchers, wii fit | 2 Comments
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Originally posted on August 28, 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

The scale has two faces.

I say this for a reason. For as much happiness it has brought me since its purchase, there are times when it delivers just as much frustration, perhaps even more. This week is one of those times.

I’ve been preparing for the upcoming Labor Day Weekend by eating the right things and adhering strictly to my planned meals. I even drank what seemed like an ocean of water today in order to stay full.

So why is it that over the last few days, the scale has hated me so much? I’m exercising, eating right, sticking to the plan and *BOOM* it tells me I’ve gained 2 lbs. And I know I throw no reliance into Wii Fit’s so-called “scale,” but when I returned to my nightly exercises it showed I had dropped 5 lbs. Then over the last two days it’s jumped up 4 lbs.

What the heck is going on? My clothes all still fit and I don’t feel like I’ve gained an ounce. In fact, this is the thinnest I have felt since I started this program. (I can start to see and feel my ribcage.) I really don’t know what’s happening here but I know I don’t like it.

While what it tells me is nothing I want to hear, it gives me comfort knowing I’ve made this far. And just to ensure myself that I haven’t gained a whole lot back, I tried on a new pair of size 36 pants that Ann bought me today. I also tried on my old Fat Guy Pants.

The size 38 pants fit great. If anything, there’s a little bit of room around the waist so there’s a good chance that I might even be able to fit into size 36 before too long. That made me happy.

Then I tried on my size 48 Fat Guy Pants and just about fell backwards when I realized I could fit both of my legs into one pant leg. It’s true–I could. Sure, I had trouble getting both feet out the opening but the point is that I could literally fit two of me in a pair of pants that used to hold one of me.

And that made my night a little bit better.

Well, I’m off to exercise. Wii Fit is on the slate along with some weight training, which I haven’t done in many moons. We’ll see what the results are on Tuesday!


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Weekly Weigh-In #23

2008/08/26 at 6:44 am | Posted in Discipline, Exercise, Health, Life, lifestyle change, Weekly Weigh-In, weight loss, weight watchers | Comments Off on Weekly Weigh-In #23
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Originally posted on August 26, 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

Week #23 is here!

  • Weekly Weigh-In #23: 206.5 lbs.
  • Last week’s Weigh-In: 208.7 lbs.
  • Gain/loss of: -2.2 lbs.
  • Weekly average lost: 2.0 lbs.
  • Weight loss for August: 6.4 lbs.
  • Weight loss to date: 90.6 lbs.

Well, it looks like I held up at 206.5 which is good enough for me this week. That’s a little over 2 lbs. lost so I’m happy about that.

UPDATED 12:27 p.m.: Ah, you gotta love scales, don’t you? Okay, maybe you don’t.

At the doctor’s office yesterday I weighed in at 204 lbs. but my bathroom scale measured me at 206.5 lbs.  And don’t even get me started on the accuracy of the Wii Fit “scale,” although sometimes I wish it were correct as it has me at around 200 lbs. No biggie; I’m getting there.

Speaking of Wii Fit, I haven’t gotten near it for at least three days and it’s not because its novelty has worn off. I just haven’t had time to do it. I know, I know, I’m always preaching that there are no excuses for not exercising but I had my reasons for not working Wii Fit into a few days:

  • Saturday: Entertained a visiting friend and played Yahtzee until God-knows-when
  • Sunday: Played with the kid all night
  • Monday: Rode my bike 8+ miles before my physical

See? Legitimate reasons, one and all. But tonight I will return to it.

I’m starting to come up with a list of possible restaurants that I will want to eat at once I hit 200 lbs. Most of them are local burger joints (Yellow Basket in Carson–I’m looking at you!); some more well-known in the states. I’ve decided to weed out the more expensive/fancy places (Lucille’s BBQ, Islands, Red Robin*) because I want my first “bad” meal to have its roots in how I got to nearly 300 lbs. in the first place–by fast food. It’s my way of enjoying a rare greasy meal and giving a giant FU to it at the same time. But who really knows for sure where we’ll end up eating.

So there you have it. Plans are in the works. 6.5 lbs. to go. WOO HOO!

*My plans may change should managers at any of these restaurants find it in their hearts to spot my family and friends a celebratory meal 🙂


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