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, January 10, 2015

Day #6 – First Weekly Weigh-in

1/5/15 Starting Weight: 346.4 lbs
Last Weigh-in: 346.5 lbs
Current Weight: 334.5 lbs
Period Weight Loss: 12 lbs

Total Weight Loss: 12 lbs

A great start with 12 pounds in the first week.  I could feel that I lost weight, but even I was surprised at how much.  I wish I could say that I did lot today or that I’m feeling better, but I’m not.  I did manage 1 mile on the treadmill this morning and I ate well and got my gallon of water in.  However I’m still in this funk that even this big loss hasn't pulled me out of.  Mrs. FogDog and I decided we could have some chips and dip tonight with our movie.  I think we’ll probably have a few drinks as well.  I know I shouldn’t but yet I still would like just a couple hours to kick back and relax.

Day #6 in the books, tomorrow is an unrestricted day for eating and I’ve waited all week long just to have my morning bagel with peanut butter.  On to day #7 and the completion of my first full week.  12 pounds lost and a week without smoking is definitely a great start.

Stay Strong!


  1. Hey brother, just stay strong, keep slugging away. and holy crap on the 12 pounds! that is awesome! I totally get what you are saying about having just 2-3 hours of complete and total relaxation. I have 3 kids and 3 dogs. I love them all and they love me, but some days, having two toddlers and 2-3 dogs follow me everywhere I go gets a little aggravating. Add working in and it really seems like I never get to be "off". I seriously have day dreams constantly about sitting somewhere all alone, nothing that needs to be done or anybody talking to me, for just 2 hours!

  2. That's awesome! Haven't done my Mon AM weigh-in (few moments pause while getting DS off to school), but if I didn't have the occasional cheat - able to meet up for happy hour occasionally, or enjoy Date Night w/hubby - I'd never be able to stick to MY plan either...

  3. Something to try to improve your moods . . . this worked well for me. A handful of cashews or almonds. They're supposed to have mood altering properties and they're good for you . . . mind you, just a handful as they have calories also. Good luck . . . you're on the right track.