Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Weigh Day Ends Up Being A Great Day!!

So I set today as my unofficial "weigh in day" just because I weighed in last week on Tuesday so, hey, why not. Let me preface this post by saying I am at the heaviest weight I have ever been in my life and I am not proud of it. It wasn't as bad as I had thought originally though. I went in for a bio metric screening which I had to do for my work and I was expecting the scale to top out at a minimum of 400 lbs. When I got on the scale, I was surprised and it came up as 387.6, still a mountain load of weight but at least it wasn't 400. So last week when I weighed myself at home, the scale for some reason was way off that figure. The scale at home read 379.2. So the weight I am going with for recording purposes is the 379.2 as I cannot go to the doctors office every week and weigh. 

That being said, I got the second surprise this morning. When I jumped on the scale it read 376.8. This is for a week where I did not do anything exercise wise and really ate like I was trying to die. So it's not but a 2.4 lb loss but hey, I'm taking it. My toe hasn't flared up again since last week and so far this week I've been putting it in. 

Just a couple of things I've noticed in these past 2 days, first I haven't had a soda in 2 days. That is like Willy Wonka not eating chocolate. I used to be able to pound a twelve pack of mountain dew in a weekend. I usually averaged about 4 or 5 20 ounce sodas every day, day in and day out. That was on the weekdays. On the weekends, it was legendary how much soda I consumed. I have had a couple of cups of coffee and 1 glass of crystal light and the rest is water. Today so far I have drunk a total of 89 ounces of water and I have another 12 sitting in front of me now. I hope to reach the gallon a day status at some point.

Second, on my walk tonight, my back didn't start giving out until I was almost done. I walked the same walk as I did yesterday but without feeling like someone was stabbing me in the back the whole way. I also put in 7500 steps, 3.54 miles and 5 flights of stairs today. So I have already increased my exercise, if just for one day and it didn't affect my back negatively. Also last night I slept probably the best I have in a while. I only remember waking up once and that was a bio break from all the water. Now the fitbit will tell you otherwise. It shows that I woke up 25 times and had a sleep efficiency of 89%. That's the lowest its been since I've started wearing it, but I woke up ready for the day.

With all this extra stuff I'm doing, along with logging all my food which was a very good day for me today, I think the scale should move a good bit in the right direction next Tuesday. If it doesn't though, oh well, I'm going to keep on until it does. I'm eating well, exercising and getting plenty of rest and I'm starting to feel it. 

And before the images of the day, let me invite anyone with a fitbit to add me. You can see my profile at //www.fitbit.com/user/38D5JS. Keep me in check, please! Add me and let's do this!

And here are the pics of the day:


  1. Dude it's awesome to see you taking those first steps... you are on your way.

    For me, water has become my secret weapon. I've proven to myself that how much weight I lose is significantly affected by whether or not I drink a lot of water. I bought a 1 Gallon Bubba Jug that I bring to work everyday. I stop by 5PM so I'm not getting up all night. You should see a big difference just fronm the switch from soda to water. If you're like me and can't stand the lack of taste in water, my wife throws a couple orange or lemon slices in my jug everyday. It doesn't taste like soda, but at least it doesn't taste like "nothing".

    I don't have a fitbit to follow you on the other sight but as long as your bloggin I'll be reading. Stay Strong!

  2. Thanks FogDog. I've seen the light with water myself. I honestly believe on of my problems may have been dehydration. I feel confident that I'll join you in that gallon a day. I'm going to try not drinking after 5PM myself as that is one of my issues now is waking to take a bio.

    I really appreciate your support and ideas dude. Your blogs keep me going.