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, March 7, 2015

Day #62 - The Small Changes CAN Make a Difference

I couldn't help it, I had to get on the scale.  I had to get on to see what the little changes would do.  If you've been following, this week I chose to do nothing more than focus on eating only healthy food.  Nothing processed, minimal carbs on 2 out of 3 days, and plenty of water.  No calorie counting, no extra exercise, limited sugar (morning coffee only).  It's all part of the entire process I've been going through over the last 60+ days; try to make small changes and move the needle slowly.

So how do you think I did?  Well for starters I'll say that I followed my plan quite well.  It wasn't perfect and I did end up drinking one night and eating some processed chips, but for the most part I stuck to it.  The result...

Starting weight on March 1 - 347.8
Current weight on March 7 - 344.6

First Week Weight Loss - 3.2 pounds

I'm happy that my plan is working.  This last week I did not go hungry.  When I felt hungry I ate, it just had to be healthy food.  Did I eat more than 4 ounces of chicken at dinner?  Yes I did if I was hungry.  Did I go out to eat all week?  Nope, I went out for lunch one time and ordered a salad and water.  I have no plans to go out to eat this weekend either.  I stayed away from processed junk and drank plenty of water.

So what's next?  Well I'm on vacation this week and I'll be remodeling my bathroom.  I expect that I will be burning more calories than usual so I'm going to stick to the plan as it is.  My in-laws are here this weekend and tomorrow I'll get plenty of exercise as we are taking them into DC to visit the Washington Monument and I'm sure we'll get plenty of walking.  With the added exercise I expect I'll be able to lose some more weight this next week; maybe another 3 pounds.

Stay Strong!


  1. Your "Starting weight on March 1 - 347.8"
    Your "Current weight on March 7 - 344.6"

    Well Done great to read about ..... and here's to more success next week

    All the best Jan

  2. It sounds like you did very well this week. Small changes can make big results. Way to go!