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, April 18, 2015

Day #104 - Escape From the Dungeon

Last week I mentioned that I was pretty close to being able to get back to using my Wii Fit scale.  This is significant to me because I have to go down into my basement to weigh in on a scale that I specifically had to buy because I went past 330 pounds.  Today I deleted my old profile on the Wii and setup a new one.  I stepped on the scale not sure if it would tell me that I exceeded the scale's limits.  I'm happy to report that the scale read 328.5.  That would be a weekly loss of 3 more pounds!

Hold on a second, before celebrating I decided I would make one more trip to the dungeon to compare.  As I suspected, the scales are off a little, it turns out I actually didn't lose any weight this week.  However, I didn't gain any weight either and I'm happy that I don't need to go into the dungeon anymore.  For me this is what I consider to be my first weight loss milestone.

The happy morning news was enough to pull me out of my doldrums and I'm happy to report I was right back on track following my plan today.  I also got a lot of exercise in as I was laying floor tile in my bathroom.  It was important for me to get back on track today; tomorrow is my unrestricted day and if I went into it with 4 straight days of poor eating, who knows how bad Sunday would have been.  Now I'm excited about tomorrow as we have a hike planned and I can enjoy my unrestricted day without the guilt of being off track.

So now that I hit my first milestone, what's next?  That's easy, if you remember when I hit day 90 I said I'm trying to get under 300 by day 180.  Well that's my next milestone; I need to get under 300, preferably by day 180.  That gives me 75 more days to drop 28 pounds.  One milestone down, on to the next but only one day at a time.

Stay Strong!

[Photo: Flickr / Emma Jane Hogbin Westby]


  1. Ha ha!!! Well, I always have my official weigh-in on my clinic scales which consistently weigh me 3 lbs lighter than cruel home scales... It's just good for morale ;-)

  2. If I let myself I easily go weigh crazy... as in checking it like crazy and with multiple scales, then debating if my clothes were "heavy" or if I weighed at the right time of day or had water or was dehydrated... I've tried to set a monthly weigh rule to keep me on track better, but sometimes I can't help but get curious after a week or so. Then there is the factor over time if I am getting a bit of muscle that weighs something too right? or scale differences GASP! I guess for me a scale is a factor but I also want to keep in in reasonable judgement. The key is you are working. I hope that key for me is my main scale, that I am trying to work to make sane choices. yes? You could starve yourself and loose that 28 pounds but it wouldn't be real, and it might make you sick. but what if you saw 301 but could run faster and lift more than you ever remember? Dont get me wrong about a number goal I have them too, I'm just saying in the end it not about numbers its about our health.

    At foolsfitness we carry a bunch of balloons to weigh in at scale time!- ALAN

  3. And I hope the hike went well.

    All the best Jan