Fat Warfare Blog Posts

  • Day 09: back to the old ways but then back again
    on Mar 17, 2009
    Tough going, but I'm putting my head down and not giving up. I was up to 261.6 yesterday, so obviously a huge bump over the weekend. Yesterday did not go well from a weight loss perspective - no workout, and we ate dinner out for a school fundraise...
  • Day 04: WEIGH IN
    on Mar 12, 2009
    257.5 this morning. I'm very happy with that - I mean, 7 pounds in 3 days ain't exactly bad, nor is it sustainable. Its just that first bonus weight cut after all the water weight and food-bulk has all been shucked away like an ear of corn. I'm tr...
  • Day 03
    on Mar 12, 2009
    Obviously, when I use these single digit day numbers, it refers to this "go-around." I had a day one back in the fall, but I FAILED, and now I'm starting over. So, this is Day 03. The difference is this time, I'm putting a zero in front of the nu...
  • Day 02
    on Mar 11, 2009
    Day 02 was fairly good. I think some "easing into it" is necessary. I probably ate more dinner than I should, but cut off eating after that. I've been having that hunger feeling a lot, even ever meals, so I think I'm running at a deficit.In the af...
  • Day 01: wrapup
    on Mar 10, 2009
    Day 01 was kind of tough. My body seemed to have gotten really used to getting fed, so I just felt hungry and crabby all day. I think I did well, but sort of lost count around dinner time. I still think I was close to my calorie goal for the day.
  • Day 01: Another Beginning
    on Mar 9, 2009
    Well, here I go again. I wonder how many beginnings I've had so far. No matter - that's what its all about: not giving up and sticking to it.So I weighed in this morning, and I now am up to 265 again. I could spend all day feeling bad, or I could...
  • Here we go AGAIN!
    on Feb 23, 2009
    263.5 this morning. Not unexpected. The last 2 weeks have pretty much been a food frenzy. I've been thinking about today for a while now, and I have decided that I really want to commit to making this the real deal. I want to start another multi-...
  • This train has left the track, but it will be back.
    on Feb 17, 2009
    Ok. I admit it. I have fallen off the wagon as they say. My train has derailed. For various totally psychological reasons, I have been eating whatever I want, and a lot of it since my last post. Where do I go from here?I have some family coming...
  • Losin' It
    on Feb 10, 2009
    No, I don't mean the horrible movie from Tom Cruise's early years "Losin' It". I mean me, my mind, my goals.It seems like every day is just getting further away from getting back on track. It doesn't take a genius to unders
  • Glimmer of hope
    on Feb 9, 2009
    253 this morning. Considering my "fun day" and that I indulged myself on Saturday and Sunday nights, I don't feel too bad. Actually, that's a 3.5 loss from last Monday. The other thing is that despite my indulgences, I remain motiva
  • What are we going to do with you
    on Feb 8, 2009
    Oy vey. Alright. Yesterday, I was doing great until the evening. I worked out at the Y and counted every calorie up until dinner. At dinner, I made pasta with meatballs, which I got too lazy to precisely count. Then, I had an event at my temple,...
  • Still flat, still fat
    on Feb 5, 2009
    Ok - 252 today, which is an improvement. I think I mostly lost water weight from the big superbowl feast. Now, I by no means pigged out yesterday, but I didn't count calories, so I have no idea where I'm at with that.I'm a case study in h
  • Frustrating beyond belief
    on Feb 4, 2009
    I'm having a tough go of it. I just can't get motivated to stick with it. Take yesterday - I started out great. Counted calories, got in a nice 50 minute walk, good lunch, etc. But later, things got a little off schedule with dinner, and I g
  • Super Sunday
    on Feb 2, 2009
    Well, the Superbowl feast is over. My feast started somewhere around Thursday night, then into Friday, Saturday and finally Sunday. I'm kind of disappointed. I haven't done crap this year consistently. I do have to remind myself that I still
  • Oy Vey I'm a fat slob
    on Jan 26, 2009
    I don't like to be so negative. I'm going to do it, then try to deal with it now. I failed again this weekend. Right after my last post I ate about 1/2 bag of Trader Joe's tortilla chips, with about 1/2 cup of sour cream and several ounc
  • That elusive invested feeling
    on Jan 25, 2009
    I'm doing just "alright" with my progress. I am really struggling with feeling invested enough to make the sacrifice and count the calories. I've been trying to eat some healthy snacks, but its been slow going this weekend.Its so muc
  • Struggling...
    on Jan 22, 2009
    This week has been tough going. Now, I'm not stressed out or anything, I am just struggling to hop onboard and feel "invested." It started last weekend. I did a pretty bad job staying on program. This week has been better, and I did, fo
  • nice job. no not really
    on Jan 19, 2009
    I was really bad this weekend. Started with my planned "fun day" on Friday. This weekend, my wife was out of town and I had the kids myself. I guess with the boredom, loneliness and typical hassles of the kids, I made the unwise decision to b
  • Weekly Weigh-in
    on Jan 15, 2009
    248 today. I'm feeling pretty good. The holidays are now just a "bump." I'm back on a really good plan right now. Yesterday got a little rough counting calories. Its always hard when you have something like a roast, which is what
  • Rebound Gorging Desire
    on Jan 13, 2009
    As I predicted, now that my life has calmed down, I'm having this rebound desire to gorge on food. I'm dealing with it. One thing that's helping me is facing this high-blood pressure. I'm not terribly keen on staring medication, but