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, February 23, 2015

Day #50 - I'm Tired of...

I'm tired of being out of breath every time I go up and down the stairs

I'm tired of feeling exhausted at the end of every day

I'm tired of feeling worn out

I'm tired of having no energy to play with the kids

I'm tired of laying on the couch at the end of every day

I'm tired of working on my house for 6 hours only to be sore and lame for the next 6 days

I'm tired of...

I'm tired of being tired all the time!

I've reached day #50 in my journey and simply put, I'm tired.  My energy levels have been low for a long time now.  I chose to put some focus on quitting smoking and drinking before losing weight.  Those were important wins that I needed to do first, but neither one of them has helped me with being so tired all the time.

I know what I need to do... I know how to get energy.  I need to eat healthy food and exercise.  I'll feel better just from doing those two things.  Additionally, eating healthy food and exercising will help me to lose weight which will also give me more energy.  I need to start now because I can't take being tired all the time.

The time has come to add some serious focus on losing weight... and not feeling so tired all the time.  At the beginning of March I'm going to begin carb cycling again.  At first I'm not even going to worry about portions; I'm just going to focus on eating healthy food.  I'm going to do my best to avoid these things as much as possible:

  • Pre-processed/Packaged Foods
  • Processed Grains
  • Refined Sugars
  • Salt

I'm going to focus on trying to do these things as much as possible:

  • Drink Lots of Water
  • Eat Whole Foods
  • Eat Lots of Vegetables
  • Eat Plenty of Fruits (On High Carb Days)
  • Eat Lots of Small Meals Throughout the Day
Pretty simple right?  Who needs a complicated plan?  I need to exercise as well, but we're going to take this one stage at a time. 

Hard to believe that it's taken me 50 days to get serious about the weight loss piece, but truthfully, it's exactly what I needed to do.  This journey is all about building the foundation that will help me to be successful long term; not just another flash-in-the-pan diet.

50 days down and plenty more to go.  On to day 51 and the preparation for my weight loss focus.

Stay Strong!


  1. I think spending 50 days on giving up smoking and drinking was well worth your time and effort. As you say, you are building a foundation for health.

    I'm rethinking carb cycling again (from today), except I'm not giving up fruit on low carb days. That was a big problem for me last time, as they are such a great healthy snack. But I am cutting right down on starches.

    1. Carb cycling just feels right for me and it worked so well the last time. Like you, I missed the fruits on low carb days so I might adjust as well.

  2. I guarantee the less sugar and grains you consume, the more energy you will have. Don't be afraid of healthy fats (marbling on meats, dairy products, some nuts, using olive oil or coconut oil.) You'll get there! :)