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!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Day #10 - Right back at it

If Day #9 was less than perfect then Day #10 made up for it!  For starters I woke up in a great mood despite staying up later than I wanted last night.  My eating was right on and I got all my water in.  I even managed to get 2 miles in at the mall; something I haven't done since last Thursday.  All of this and still no smoking.

It's amazing what a difference one day can make.  I'm definitely starting to feel much better from the healthy eating and the withdrawal effects from quitting smoking are almost gone.  It's interesting, most people haven't realized that I've quit yet.  In past attempts everyone knew it because I was pretty much a jerk, but this time I've gone out of my way to not let no smoking be an excuse to act like an ass.  So far no problem though I've had to bite my tongue a couple times.

To be honest, If I didn't lose a single pound in the first month but managed to stay quit on the smoking, then I would be happy.  The fact that I've already lost weight (though not a guarantee that it won't come back) while I'm quitting is just a bonus.  I keep telling myself to remember that it's the long haul that I care about, not just a few pounds this week or that.

Day #10 come and gone, bring on Day #11.

-Stay Strong!


  1. Love your daily posts. It is very inspirational. Keep up the good work!!!!

  2. Very clear thinking, and I'm glad it's going well.