About Fogdog's Weight Loss


Through failure we learn to succeed! This is a blog about fighting back. It's about picking yourself up off the floor, dusting yourself off, and getting right back in there. It's about holding yourself accountable, having the right mindset, and learning to live a healthy lifestyle.

I have failed more times than I can count. I've reached a point in my life where I've decided that giving up is no longer an option. I've decided to devote 360 days toward my health and well being in the hopes that I can turn my life around.

Join me as I take the journey and try to stay on the path. Learn from me through my successes and failures, and help me learn from you. As one blog I am weak, but as a community we are very strong. Let's Succeed Together!

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!