About Fogdog's Weight Loss

Don't Focus on the Goal...

If you've followed this blog you know that I've struggled for many years with improving my health. I've finally reached a point where I've managed to maintain a small amount of success. Now it's time to take the next step, but I believe it requires a new way of thinking.

Instead of trying to get healthy, why not shift focus toward learning how to build healthy habits instead. Follow me as I try to teach myself how to Engineer healthy habits that will allow me to take my health to the next level. Let's see where this experiment goes!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Week #3 Weigh-In September 13, 2014

8/24/14 Starting Weight: 347.8 lbs
Last Weigh-in: 336 lbs
Current Weight: 333.6 lbs
Period Weight Loss: 2.4 lbs

Total Weight Loss: 14.2 lbs

After losing almost 12 pounds in the first 2 weeks, I was a little worried about what I would see this week (yes I write about the evils of the scale but I'm not immune to its charm either).  I was very happy to see that I lost 2.4 pounds.  I know that I gave it my best this week and I feel great!

  1. I did a great job with my eating plan
  2. I hit my target every day drinking at least a gallon of water
  3. I had an incredibly bad day and did not let that deter my plans.  I even got an extra exercise session in to help deal with the stress
  4. After 3 weeks of healthy living I'm feeling great; my mood is very much improved!

  1. I became obsessed with the scale.  We left it out from the previous week and I stood on it at least a half dozen times during the week.  I promptly put the scale away this morning after weighing in and made a small promise to stay off it for at least 1 week.
  2. I missed one day of exercise mid week and I'm re-evaluating my current (rigid) exercise plan
  3. I've abandoned morning meditation

Three weeks in the books and now I'm starting to see some areas where I need to adjust.  You can expect to see some posts in the coming week about these adjustments.

It's also worth noting that if you go to my weight loss tracking page, you can see that when I restarted my blog in 2012 I lost 11 pounds in 3 months.  I've actually lost more weight this time in just 3 weeks!

Stay Strong!


  1. Congratulations FD! Awesome job this week and always nice to see it reflected on the scale. I am very impressed with your water intake. Some days I really struggle drinking half a gallon. Did you miss your morning meditations? Another big kudo for having a bad day and being able to put it behind you and move forward. Way to go!

    1. I am really happy with the water ; I bought a gallon jug and I bring it with me to work. My goal is to have it gone before I go home; I don't like to drink much after 6PM out of fear of waking up multiple times in the middle of the night. I've discovered that I really have to get started drinking right when I get in, otherwise I'm chugging water by the end of the day.

      I don't really miss the morning meditation. It was something I've tried on and off over the last 8 months, but it doesn't really seem to do much for me and I have a hard time making it a habit.

      Thanks for the support!

  2. GREAT job! I like that you are calibrating yourself. It will reward you!