Friday, May 27, 2011


This is my lowest yet. I have just been doing low-carb on the weekdays and trying not to pig out. Seems to be working well.

Friday, April 1, 2011


Not too bad, but I am definately slowing down. The first pounds are always easy, but hey are going to be harder from here on out...

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Still at 275. I gained a bunch over the weekend, mostly because I went off the plan on Friday night instead of waiting until Saturday. Two days left this week so I should drop a pound or two for the week.

Friday, March 18, 2011


My fat is getting jiggly, that's a good sign. I did better this week than I thought, even ate out one day. Here is my question: Should I do this?

It would be crazy, but if I did it I would probably be down to 225. Post up a reply if you think I should.

Monday, March 7, 2011


Not too bad for being off for the weekend. I did try to make sure that I didn't just eat a ton. I overate on Sat night and Sun night, but both days I did fairly well during the day. So this is the plan: Low-carb during the week, off low-carb for the weekends, but still keep things under control so I don't gain 4 lbs per weekend. I figure at this rate I can lose 3-4 lbs per week and then just not gain over the weekend. This will be my best shot at some longevity, and would put me at my goal weight in less than 10 weeks!

Friday, March 4, 2011


Today at home I weighed in at 276.6 with a goal weight of 250. That would be about the same weight as when I got married (also the last time I saw that weight). I have gained some of the weight I lost last fall, but that is pretty typical for me to gain weight during the holidays. I am kind of excited to be heading back to 250!

Friday, October 8, 2010


I made it! Had to have a nice workout yesterday and today to make it, but I made it! It is really rewarding to lose weight, and my pants are looser.

I will still update this from time to time with how I am doing. Eating season is fast approaching (Halloween to New Year's Day, sometimes including the Super Bowl), and I hope to not gain too much then. I may have to hit low carb again between halloween and Thanksgiving just for good measure.

Thursday, October 7, 2010


Working hard, not too hungry, but definately running out of low carb options. I will enjoy taking a well controlled week off from low carb. The plan is lots of fiber, low fat, protein rich foods for the week (I always feel better when I eat more protein than carbs, no sleepy 3pm).

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


Right back on track. Always try to remember that salty foods will make you retain a lot of water.

I am hoping to get down below 270 by Friday, and really want to continue on after the contest is over to see what 260 feels like. I haven't been there since before I got married...

Monday, October 4, 2010


Ah, nothing like destroying last week's work with a single camping trip. I only went off low carb Sat. night and Sun. (all day) and gained an incredible 5 pounds!!! I am sure a bunch of that weight is water weight from all of the salty foods I ate over the weekend. I will have great strides early this week from drinking lots of water and getting all of that sodium out of my system. I expect that I probably gained an actual 2-3 lbs of fat from the binge eating, but it was probably worth it. You can't go camping without comfort food.

The trick this week will be to workout along with the low-carb diet to maximize potential weight loss before the final weigh-in on Friday.

Thursday, September 30, 2010


By the way. these weights are all "As-is" dressed for work with phone and keys and wallet. At home on the scale just before my shower I was 270.0, coming along.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


After a big (low carb) meal this morning and a lot of water (also essential to any weight loss program)

Monday, September 27, 2010


Low carb works really well. It was a tough weekend with brownies and such in the house, but I have to get down there before the 8th.

Friday, September 24, 2010


OK, so I've fallen off the bandwagon a bit lately. Yesterday was the first day of low carb for me. I would love it if people would ask about a low carb diet. There is so much info out there, but people should really know how something is going to affect thier body before they try it. I do NOT suggest a " low-carb lifestyle", but I think it is an effective short term means to lose a bunch of weight fast.

I'm shooting for about 20g of carbs a day right now and will probably up that to about 30 next week, depending on if I take any "days off" before then.

Monday, September 6, 2010


Not bad for after a weekend of bachelor padding it. More tomorrow, Happy Labor Day!

Thursday, September 2, 2010


Sorry I missed most of this week. It has been a bit busy at home, wish it was busier at the office, but I think back to school has a lot of schedules mixed up.

I gained a couple pounds over the weekend again. They sure are tough. We did go up to Kenecott Mine with the kids and it was a lot of fun. We spent about 3 hours there walking around and checking out the visitor's center. I have been trying to move a bit more this week, some exercise, but a lot of projects in the shop. Gotta try to nail down some good exercise time. I'm really trying to hit 270 before Monday the 13th, when low carb kick's in. If I can do low carb and be exercising I can probably lose another 20 lbs before the 8th of October when our biggest loser contest ends. I would love to be in the 250's for the end...

Friday, August 27, 2010


Now we're talking. Did some good work out in the shop yesterday and this morning, always helps me break a sweat. Monday I'll start an actuall exercise program for 20-30 mins per day of good elevated heart rate and such.

Thursday, August 26, 2010


No progress, but I'm not gaining :) This is actually good data for me to have. I am getting a feel for how much I can eat without gaining weight. Remember, earlier I said that I was eating about half of what I would normally eat. As near as I can figure I was eating between 3500 and 4000 calories per day before, and now I am roughly shooting for 2000 to 2500 calorie diet. This is very likely close to my BMI or Basal Metabolic Rate. BMI is the measure of how many calories your body burns during your normal daily activities. Many factors affect your BMI, but the biggest are activity level and muscle mass. I am a big, strong guy, but I am not terribly active. That is the next stage in this process, EXERCISE!!!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Back on track for the week. I am still just trying to eat less then normal, no real change in diet other than a multi-vitamin. I am also eating less fast food, just because it is too easy to pack in a TON of calories really fast. I am going to Cafe-rio for lunch today with my sweet wife for a back to school celebration. This is our first year with all 3 children in school all day.

Monday, August 23, 2010


Weekends are always tough for me. I am around food more and have more liesure time, when it is easy to have a long hard stare into the fridge. But Monday's here and another week is ahead of me to get refocused and to get busy working hard.

We had a great trip rock-crawling with the scouts in American Fork canyon. Forest Lake is beautiful this time of year and there were salamanders everywhere. Camp food is not exactly "diet" food, and my wife is a really great cook and she made a delicious Saturday night dinner.