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 #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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