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!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Day #70 - That's Crossing the Line

Today was a beautiful day!  I woke up this morning (no alcohol = no hangover) to lots of sunshine and warm weather.  Since it was my last day of vacation and it was too nice to work inside we decided to take the kids for a hike.  There was a Virginia state park called "Leesylvania" near the Potomac River that we decided to check out.  It turned out to be an old plantation owned by Robert E Lee's grandfather. 

Crossing the Line
It was a great hike and I was able to get 3 miles in.  When we got done hiking the kids wanted to go to the shore line and skip rocks and then we saw a fishing pier.  One of my daughters and I decided to walk out to the end of the pier.  About halfway out I noticed a sign that said "Maryland".  Sure enough there was a sign facing the opposite direction that read "Virginia"; it turns out that the state line runs down the river and through the walkway to the fishing pier.  My daughter thought it was the coolest thing in the world and proceeded to cross the line multiple times.

Mrs. FogDog and I spent a good part of the day talking health strategy.  We decided to stick with carb cycling but agreed that we weren't going to count calories or measure portions.  We've done enough dieting in our lifetime that we know each day whether or not we are eating the right amount of calories and we know what a portion size is as well.  The deciding factor came from the idea that whatever we choose to do to get healthy has to be stuff that we could sustain forever. 

In order to stay on schedule with carb cycling, today was actually our unrestricted day.  I didn't eat great but I didn't eat terrible either.  I did introduce my kids to SPAM this morning and they hated it.

Lunch is already made for tomorrow, back to work I go.  Stress will be there, but this time there are no more excuses.  Day #70 is in the books and here comes day #71.

Stay Strong!


  1. 3 miles and no alcohol, great post FD! It's not only your daughter that has been crossing a line, right?

  2. Way to go on that hike and thinking and planning out your strategy FD! I can't wait until I don't need to measure out portions lol my eyes still suffer from major portion distortion so I gotta keep it in check. Wishing you a successful week! Stay strong!

    1. I probably should measure as well, but I just hate doing it and life's too short to keep doing something you hate.

  3. My daughter saw a can of spam in the supermarket yesterday and I had to explain to her what it was! Coincidence. I've never tried it, and never plan to, but I know about it because of the Monty Python song: "Spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, everybody loves spam. Spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, everybody needs spam." etc.

    1. I used to love spam and eggs when I was a kid. To be honest it wasn't all that good the other day, way too salty.