Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Last Two Weeks

The last 2 weeks have seen a net gain of 0. Also a net loss of zero.

The weekends have been murder lately. Sat Sun Mon for the 3am shift. Hungry, cranky, running on the fumes of fumes, donuts and cookies disappear down my gullet. I come back from work exhausted, still hungry, and usually with a short fuse. Admittedly, I leave with a short fuse.

Tuesday through Friday I'm fine, despite substituting diet soda for water. I should get back on the Water and off the soda. Easier than it sounds, right?

There was a brief period last week where I was 183 instead of 185. Not sure what happened there, maybe I had better donut control on that particular weekend. For now though, I'm sittin' pretty at 185. Still 25 pounds heavier than my slimmest, still 15 off the size 32's. 34's aren't an issue though at least: no need to suck in at all to get those on.

I'll do my best starting today to get back on water and low-calorie meals. Combined with my achievement of simply eating less, it should help reduce my weight a little bit more. Getting to water and low-calorie is going to be issue though, isn't it?

Let's see how this pans out.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Week 5.5

Last time I weighed myself was Monday. Despite the hardcore resurgence of Diet Pepsi, I'm at 185 lbs. Combine this with my 34 jeans, which were previously tight, now fitting pretty much perfectly, I'm calling this a success in the face failure.

The failure is Diet Pepsi. Still, success was had, and I'm happy about that.

Assuming that if I were to drop Diet Pepsi again, I'd lose another few pounds, my guess is that my actual weight is 182. That lines up with what I know about my body and pant sizes. At about 170 pounds I can realistically start looking at size 32's. They'll be tight, but they'll be feasible. I don't know that I want to bother with them until 165 pounds though.

I'm surprised at how much weight I've lost this last month or two. Simply eating less does wonders. The trick is, however, eating less, isn't it? Seemed like an unbearable fate back then, drooling over pop tarts and candied treats. Now I barely give any of it a second look. It's not that I'm disgusted by them, I still like them. I just...don't eat them, and don't even think about it.

I haven't even been working out. In fact, I've been glued to the computer almost every hour of every day, whether for work, TV, or games. The only exception is work, and necessary chores. My exercise has been sitting on my ass.

Probably the other half saving me is that I don't cook anymore. I suspect that if I cooked, like Ty, I might have an impossible time not eating what I make.

So, week 5 and week 6, success! Snatching victory from the jaws of defeat!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Week the 3rd? or 4th?

I forget if this is the 3rd or 4th week since I started a better nutrition program combined with less consumption...I guess it's the third since I started posting about it, so let's say the 3rd week.

The weight scale has me down another 2 pounds, so I'm doing something right. 186 is the weight, and the 34's I recently bought fit without an ounce of "sucking in". I actually think I'm going to need a belt after another 2 pounds go.

Conquest of sugar has gone well. I'm not completely unfettered, but I don't outright crave any of it by just looking at it. I used to be able to smell sugar from a mile away, but not now. I don't even consider eating that cookie in the sample bin anymore, or eating the donut that broke and can't be put out for sale because of it.

Diet soda is making a comeback. I do need something tasty to drink, I just don't down 2 liters of it every day like I used to a month ago.
Meal wise, it's still mostly meat, and when it's not, I keep the calories low. An example is a soup that has a lot of carbs. It's not enough for me, so I dump an entire can of green beans in with it. THAT is enough, almost too much, but it sates me.

So, in one month I'm down 6 pounds just from eating and drinking better. Maybe it could have been 10 if I was really on top of it, but I'm easily 15 from the 200 mark, and I feel pretty good about that. I'm looking forward to losing more, and I wonder how much I can let just evaporate with better nutrition, as opposed to actively trying to melt it off with exercise.