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!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Day #1 - A Good Start

The hardest part of any journey is having the courage to take that first step.  Today I did just that!  I made a commitment to myself that I would dedicate 2015 to making my health a priority; today I finished day one.  Like most days, today wasn’t perfect, but I can honestly say I gave it my all. 

I followed my eating plan well and drank my gallon of water.  I did end up eating a couple extra cheese cubes later in the day because I felt really hungry, but still I managed to do very well with the diet.  I also managed to get a 30 minute walk in at lunchtime.  I knew that I would be exhausted by the end of the day so I went out at lunchtime and just walked.  Nothing super fast; I’m just trying to move around a little more.  Sadly, I could feel it in my back after just 30 minutes I was already feeling a little tired out.  Man I’m really out of shape.

Normally I don’t try to fix multiple things at once, but I made a commitment to focus on my health so today I also went smoke free.  It definitely made the day very tough.  If you ever quit smoking you probably know that those first few days are just physically exhausting.  I barely got any work done in the office and I ended up leaving early and went home to rest.  I wish I could have been a little more active today, but for the next week I expect that I will be quite tired without the cigarettes as a boost.

I’m off to bed early and I am excited to have made it through the day.  On to tomorrow.

-Stay Strong!


  1. Congrats on Day1! I hope things get a little easier as you find your groove. Sending you strength and positive vibes!

  2. Wow, way to go FD! It sounds like you had an awesome start. Keep going.

  3. Awesome start to 2015. You know it's going to be tough, but just keep pushing through.

  4. awesome!!! good food, a bit of exercise and the BIGGEST!!!! you didn't smoker kudo's my friend

  5. After doing some research online, I've ordered my first e-cig kit from VaporFi.