Tuesday, March 31, 2009


My weight is holding steady at 268 lbs. It's bound to break any day now, I've just got to hang in there and stick with the program.

By my calculations, I'll be down to goal weight by the end of this summer. That will be worth celebrating.


Monday, March 30, 2009

Finally shaking off this cold

I think I'm finally shaking off this cold I've had for almost two weeks. Ugh! I hate it when I get like that, 'cause it really slows me down and I don't have time to slow down!

Weigh in this morning: 268 I don't plan on staying here too long. Let's see if I can get into the 250s here pretty quick-like!

I went to Target on Sunday and bought a pair of jeans from the regular men's section instead of the "big boys" store. :) That felt gooood! I also bought a new cowboy shirt at the local western store here in Salem. Feels good to find something in a "normal" store that fits!


Friday, March 27, 2009

I've had a cold for the last couple of weeks and boy is it getting me down. I'm sticking to the Medifast program though.

I weighed in this morning and I was at 267 lbs. Yippee yi yo ki yay!

I notice I've been a little hungrier over the last few days. I've eaten just a little extra protein to compensate and I still seem to be losing okay.

47 lbs and counting!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Back up a little

I'm up to 273 lbs this morning from 269 last week. I had a cheat night last weekend, but not enough to gain weight. Maybe it was enough to hold water?

I've got to up my intake of water and keep going forward. Enough of this foolishness! No more cheat nights for awhile.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Hello 260s

Well...not bad if I do say so myself. ;)

Weigh in this morning was 269 lbs. That's 45 lbs in a little over 8 weeks.

At this point, there's no where to go but down.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

I'm going down....

I love it when the scale greets me with a weightloss (who wouldn't!?).

This morning, weigh in was 271 lbs.

I will soon be in my 260's.

I keep waiting to wake up and find out that this was all some kind of wild dream.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Down three pounds in one week

Weighed in this morning...guess what? 274.2
That's a three pound loss since last Saturday morning.

So I'm back to where I was on Tuesday when I was celebrating, but it's a little bit lower.

I think I will increase my water intake and see if that makes any difference in the speed of the weight loss.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Staying Focused

I got on the scale this morning for my daily obsessive weigh in session. Today's weight: 275.2 That's down from 275.8 yesterday, so I just may hit my 260s next week. Wouldn't that be cool!

My weight isn't falling off like it did during the first couple of weeks on Medifast, but it is still consistently coming off. That's a good thing. The only way to beat this weight problem is to stay focused on my goal and never, ever give up.

Played drums last night. Boy am I sore today.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Pounding the pounds off

I thought this was an interesting take on excercise, considering I am a drummer!

If you’re looking for a way to burn off excess calories in large numbers, but conventional exercises bore you to tears, you hate cycling, and your neighborhood and/or climate is unsuitable for jogging, here’s one more option to consider: become the drummer for a rock band.

Or just pretend to be one, by buying a complete set of drums, setting up down in the basement or garage or spare room, and getting down to it.

This suggestion is inspired by the news that researchers at the University of Gloucestershire have found, after extensive study and monitoring, that Clem Burke, drummer for Blondie, burns 400 to 600 calories per hour when performing onstage. This is a caloric tear on the order of running 10,000 meters or playing a pro soccer game.

Of course, the study involved concert-level exertion; rehearsals may not be as effective. And the genre would be important; there’s probably a considerable gap in energy expenditure between heavy metal and lounge jazz. Nevertheless, as physical exertion goes, banging the skins and cymbals is impressively efficient and could be a lot of fun in the bargain. Not to mention that it’s a great way to break a lease.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Milestone Day

This morning i hit a major milestone...40 lbs in 7 weeks! Un-be-lievable!

I also signed up as a Take Shape For Life coach yesterday. I'm telling you, this Medifast program is the best ever. It has given me a whole new lease on life, so I'm going to start singing its praises.

I hope I don't sound like a commercial. If you're new to this blog, take a look back through the years of posts and you'll see what I've been going through. Medifast works!

As a new coach, you may order through me here (www.weightoffmymind.tsfl.com) and I will personally assist you in your weightloss effort. I've been there, I'm still there and I've been through many of the same struggles you have been through. I understand.

Monday, March 09, 2009

Finally...I'm free at last!

My mini plateau broke this morning. Can you shout hallelujah?!!

Down 2lbs to 275 for a total loss of 39lbs since January 19.

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Back to 277

Wow...what a strange trip this week. This little mini plateau was a little unexpected. Yesterday (Friday) I was still at 278...this morning, I'm back to 277.

I was a little hungry a couple days this week but nothing I couldn't handle.

So on with the show.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

279 Day 3: Weightloss Held Hostage

Okay...the jokes over. Come on Mr. Body. First you tease me and drop something like 18 pounds in one week and now this.

In the the spirit of Moses I proclaim, "Let my fat loss go! Let my fat loss go!"

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

279: Day 2

Imagine my surprise at weigh-in this morning. Still at 279. No worries (maybe a little); it's probably water weight and will go down tomorrow?

See you at the scale.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Going up

OK...what's this all about? Weigh in today: 279
My body must be changing around the rigging inside...you know, balancing the water and the other stuff and making sure I'm not starving to death.

I'm not starving to death! Get over it!

Now, on with the weightloss.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Hello 270s!

Weigh in today: 277
Total loss since January 20: 37 lbs.

Don't ask me how long it's been since I've been in my 270's...at least 20 years.