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!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Day #96 - Blogging Between Coats

This isn't going to be a very long post.  I'm in the process of putting primer on my bathroom walls; I just finished one coat and now I need to wait 20 minutes before putting another coat on.  It's amazing what you can accomplish on a Friday night when alcohol isn't involved. 

Anyway I'm feeling a little better and I finally got a pretty decent night's sleep.  I only woke up one time with knee pain so I'll take that as a positive sign.  Thanks to all the well wishers who sent me positive vibes!

Tomorrow I get on the scale again.  If you remember last week I gained a pound but said that I thought that wasn't real and that maybe I was retaining water because of being sick.  I remind everyone of that because tomorrow I need to see my theory validated.  Oh how many times I've made an excuse for not losing during a certain week only to forget about it the following week.  How easy it becomes...

"I lost 5 pounds this week (forgetting that I gained 6 the week before).  Since I did so well I'm going to celebrate by going to an all-you-can-eat buffet.  After all I deserve it!"   

That was old thinking.  Today I'm thinking that I've been losing about 1.5-2 pounds each week.  Since I gained a pound last week (that I suspect was just water retention) I should see a 4-5 pound loss this week.  That would put my average for the 2 weeks right on track and validate my theory.

Of course if it doesn't happen then it doesn't happen.  The world won't come to an end but I'll probably be a little disappointed.  Remember last week was about proving I could push through even while ill.  I really want that confirmation. 

Stay Strong!


  1. I'm glad the knee is better and crossing fingers for you for the weight loss. You have earned it.

  2. Yes without alcohol Friday night, Saturday morning, Saturday night, Sunday morning... can be so much more productive. Keep it off my friend you are doing it!

    You seem to have done great this week, I can't wait to read your result tomorrow.

  3. just giving up the booze is a HUGE victory... one day at a time
    lose or gain
    keep fighting the fight

  4. Regardless of the scale, sounds like its been a good week! Keep it up FD you are doing great!