About Fogdog's Weight Loss

STARTING OVER (AGAIN)...

Through failure we learn to succeed! This is a blog about fighting back. It's about picking yourself up off the floor, dusting yourself off, and getting right back in there. It's about holding yourself accountable, having the right mindset, and learning to live a healthy lifestyle.

I have failed more times than I can count. I've reached a point in my life where I've decided that giving up is no longer an option. I've decided to devote 360 days toward my health and well being in the hopes that I can turn my life around.

Join me as I take the journey and try to stay on the path. Learn from me through my successes and failures, and help me learn from you. As one blog I am weak, but as a community we are very strong. Let's Succeed Together!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Week #6 Weigh-In

8/24/14 Starting Weight: 347.8 lbs
 
Last Weigh-in: 327.6 lbs
Current Weight: 319.2 lbs
Period Weight Loss: 8.4 lbs

Total Weight Loss: 28.6 lbs
  
 
I have to admit I'm a bit shocked with this one!  Don't get me wrong, I'm thrilled with the result, just trying to figure out where it came from.  I suppose I might have been retaining a little water last week when I only lost 2 pounds, but this is still a little out there.

It was another good week, I did an outstanding job with my eating plan again.  I'm amazed at how much easier it is to stay strong when your mind is focused.  Even with such a lousy work week, I was able to resist the temptations.

This also takes me to the halfway point of my first 12 week stint.  When I first started I told myself that I wasn't going to set crazy or unrealistic goals like I usually do.  I told my wife that my "not-really-a-goal-but-sure-would-be-cool" target would be to get under 300 by the end of 3 months.  Halfway there, and I'm amazed that I might actually have a shot.  This is going to be the best non-goal I ever had the privilege of not shooting for!  
 
Highlights:
  1. Sticking to eating plan - Rock solid
  2. Drinking a gallon of water every day
  3. Feeling great; Resisting Temptations

Lowlights:
  1. Only exercised once during the work week
  2. Didn't keep up with blogging this week
  3. STRESS at work!
On Friday Ice Cream was being sold as part of a United Way campaign.  My boss agreed to buy ice cream for anyone in my group, as much as we wanted, on his dime.  I love ice cream but I want to lose this weight more than I ever have before, so I passed (Small Victory #20).

I am truly enjoying how my life is going right now! One of my daughters just told me that she's so glad we moved.  Clearly my whole family is settling in and I feel like I'm just starting to hit my stride.  I'm excited to be finally taking control of my life.  The journey is long, and the road is tough, but I know I'm ready for it.  6 weeks in the books, time to focus on week #7.  If I want to lose 20 pounds in the next 6 weeks and get under 300 I'm going to have to step up that exercise!
 
 
Stay Strong!
-FogDog
 
 

17 comments:

  1. Re: "only 2 pounds lost last week"<<<that is a perfectly healthy rate! You are doing great! I just found your blog tonight and look forward to following your journey.

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    1. TTL, I agree 2 pounds a week is a perfectly healthy rate, but at this point in my journey I'm capable of a little more. Thanks for following, I've added you to my blogroll. Interesting side note, my mom was a TOPS leader back in the 80's. Stay Strong!

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  2. Incredible balance and wonderful victories, FD!! Great weigh-in, enjoy that! You're handling yourself very well--and taking extraordinary care--expect more results like this! (not always 8 pounds, of course)
    Great job on the ice cream situation!

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    1. Sean, Thanks for the comment; I've been pumped up all day after this weigh-in. Worked my butt off all day in the yard. I can feel the change everyday and it's got me pumped!

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    2. Just so we are all clear, I'm absolutely pumped! It's my word of the day!

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  3. You're doing an excellent job FD! Congratulations on another successful week.

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    1. Thanks LTR; I feel like I'm in a zone! Of course I'm trying to be mindful that not all weigh-ins will be as big as this one.

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  4. Your small victory #20 is huuuge in my book! I probably would have tried to negotiate how to lose weight AND have unlimited ice cream if I could somehow get away with it, Congrats on your excellent loss this week!

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    1. The old me would've rationalized that it was a special event and I would've eaten like a pig. Some day I hope to have the strength to recognize it as a special event and then have just one to mark the occasion. Thanks for reading!

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  5. Missed your posts but glad for your victories. Hoping you have a less stressful week!

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    1. Doubtful the stress will end anytime soon, but thanks for the thought.

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  6. Great job, FogDog! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'll be back to read about your journey.

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    1. Thanks E.Jane; I'm glad I found your blog; your style resonates with me.

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  7. THANKS FOR THE ADD. You are on my blogroll now. Resisting the ice cream is major. I am not sure if I could have done the same. You are doing great.

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    1. It helped that the ice cream came on Friday...it was a little easier knowing that I had to stand on the scale Saturday morning. Thanks for adding me to your blogroll as well.

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  8. Wow, I'm so happy you commented on my blog so I could find yours. You are kicking mags butt! Great job! Keep it up. You got this.

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