283 pounds – 100 pounds to go

Heavier than ever

I never really thought I’d weigh this much, but here I am at a weight of 283 pounds.  Today is a new all time high for my weight.  I’ve got to admit that I just came off of a week of eating pretty much what I wanted.  I could give all of the “special occasion” eating excuses, but that’s really pointless.  It gets put right over there in the column with it might be the meds, I’m getting older,  and I’m tired all of the time.  On the bright side, I think this might be a good starting point for losing 100 pounds.  I’m really not even thinking about the whole lose 40 pounds in 40 days thing right now.  If that timeline happens, great, but I am more concerned with getting healthy as a goal and this is the weightloss website that I have up, so….  I’ll put it to use for holding myself accountable.

lose 40 pounds in 40 days

Eating healthy

I do know that feeling sorry for myself and moping around in a depression don’t do anything good, so I’m just going to say that right now is another new start on getting healthy.  What other real choice is there unless I want to end up even heavier?  No matter where you are weight wise today, just use that as your new starting weight.  Hey, if it’s really high, it will just sound more impressive when you reach you fitness goals.  (But don’t use that as an excuse to increase your weight even more.)

The plan right now is to seriously cut carbs.  The trick for me with that is getting the ball rolling and avoiding them.  In the past, once I’ve gotten a good start on the carb cutting, I usually do OK.  Of course the idea here is to not do another yoyo trick, but for now, I just want to start  losing weight and to get the scale going in the downward direction.

Daily progress update and food log

Today I ate an orange for breakfast.  I had taken a bunch of medication and needed to eat something so I wouldn’t feel sick.  With my work schedule, my window for eating something in the morning is between 9 and 9:45 am.  I’m actually up before 5 every day, but I’m not usually hungry at all during the very early morning.  For lunch I had a taco salad that was lettuce, tomatoes, meat, cheese, and an egg.  For dinner, I had one hamburger patty (no cheese), green beans and asparagus.  It’s amazing how much better veggies taste when you are actually hungry.

Somebody put out a cake and some chocolate candies on a common table at work today.  I passed on those too.  I’m glad I did because when I went to pick up my son from an after school activity later in the day, I caught a glimpse of my reflection in one of the doors.  Good grief.  Why do those unexpected views of ourselves always look so much worse than the way we think we look in our minds?

I also had an orange about an hour after dinner.  Also some coffee both in the am and pm.  I have increased my water intake.  I drink a big glass every morning when I wake up and I usually have several more large glasses throughout the day.

I’ve gone through giving up both smoking and drinking in my life.  The smoking was tough to give up.  Food is really tough to deal with though because there is no option to go cold turkey or just “quit”.  So far, so good for this day.

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