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 26, 2015

Day #22 - First Sign of Improvement

As some of you may know we are getting slammed here on the east coast with a big snowstorm.  Here in the DC areas we were mostly spared, but the weather has been pretty miserable all day.  I could have just stayed hidden in my office during lunch, but I knew what I really should do... head to the mall. 

I did my normal 3 laps which was about 2 miles.  Today's walk was my first that I noticed some improvement.  I could feel myself moving just a little faster and there was a little "bounce" in my step.  I finished a couple minutes early and there was really no pain or swelling.  After 3 weeks I'm starting to feel better!

The rest of my day was good; I kept to my eating plan and I got in my gallon of water.  I'm also starting to feel a little more productive at work, I think the doldrums from not smoking are fading away.  Dinner is in a few minutes and my goal is to make it through the rest of evening with no more than a cup of green tea with honey.

This morning on the ride in to work I started to think about what "future me" would be doing each day.  As I mentioned on the weekend I'm looking for a way to measure my progress each day so I thought I would start with asking WWFMD (what would future me do)?  I'm already starting to work through the kinks and trying to stay as objective as possible.

Day #22 is done; Time to focus on Day #23.

Stay Strong!


  1. As I read this post, I cracked a smile when you talked about that extra bounce in your step. I was just telling my wife the other day that it amazes me how much I avoided walking before, and that was because it was a chore to walk across the house. I began to feel like I am weightlessness I am walking a couple weeks ago! Haha. Keep at it brother! You are doing great!

  2. Glad you're sticking with it . . . getting slammed by snow up here today!