Restarting the Weight Loss Program

March 16, 2008 · 10 comments

As you can see from the graph in the upper right corner of my website I’ve bounced back up again, but really it is not as bad as it could have been after taking effectively a month off.  First of all, we hosted a party yesterday where there was a lot of eating and drinking done.  Need I mentioned the bacon-wrapped chicken livers?  The bacon-wrapped dates?  The bacon-wrapped jalepenos?  Sense a trend?  So perhaps a pound or two of my current weight is somewhat temporary.

I rarely weighed myself during my time off, but when I did (and as recently as a couple of days ago) I was staying pretty steady at 267.  So this really is a plateau, seems like I’ve been at about that weight whether I bust my butt or lounge around.  I updated all the graphs that I track and I’ll be working hard getting them all back in the right direction.

On a positive note my son graduated from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts yesterday.  At the ceremony one of the moms said I looked different and asked if I had lost weight.  You may remember that I have had a few people compliment me in a similar way but with each of them I had a twinge of doubt if it was truly an unbiased compliment, since they may have known I was trying to lose weight already or had other motives.  In this case the compliment was totally unbiased, and made me feel great.

A strong reminder as I restart my weight loss program that there are a lot more of those good feelings to come.

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AndrewE March 16, 2008 at 12:28 pm

Good stuff John. Those little comments make it all worthwhile I find.

Randy March 16, 2008 at 2:49 pm

Hey John, keep up the good work. Don’t let plateaus keep you from your ultimate goal. I’ve been in a weight loss/management program since the early 80′s and believe me I know there will be plateaus and setbacks along the way. Remember though that the best feelings will come from inside, not from others (although they don’t hurt).

Cammy March 16, 2008 at 6:27 pm

There IS more good stuff to come, but it does help to have that kind of comment as you push off the blocks. :) Good for YOU!

IAAdmin March 16, 2008 at 6:36 pm

It’s great to have outside people confirm how you feel on the inside.

BTW, thanks for joining the Healthy Lifestyle Bloggers……….:)

justoofat March 16, 2008 at 8:58 pm

Ah… the unsolicited compliment. Bravo, you. :)

Trail Running March 17, 2008 at 10:37 am

Good job at getting back to work on the weight loss program, some days are harder than others, but just keep at it.

Diana the Scale Junkie March 17, 2008 at 12:18 pm

I think what you went through is natural in long term weight loss. I do this myself, the important part is to stop before you’ve undone all of your progress and it seems you’ve this. I know you’ll jump back into the swing of things and blast the weight off again!

Tony March 17, 2008 at 5:18 pm

Welcome back John. I was starting to worry about you.
Good luck this week.

Falls-Down-Laughing March 23, 2008 at 7:39 pm

Wow, you sure have a lot of information here! I haven’t read your entire blog just yet, but getting there.

I myself, was nearing 250 pounds - now about 177 - lost weight over the course of about 8 months. I suppose everyone is different, especially as far as blood type and so on. I mention this because it’s a somewhat overlooked factor in today’s weight-loss thinking circles.

For example, I am of the somewhat quasi-rare (past couple of generations it’s been increasing) blood type of O+…. this is the Native American blood type. NAs are of other blood types as well, to be sure, but as far as O+, as any forensic anthropologist worth his salt would tell you, before any Euro-settlers came to America, O+ ONLY existed in the Western hemisphere…. so if you’re O+, you are 100% guaranteed part NA.

My point? O+ people tend to be more carnivorous than most, actually needing red meat to maintain the best of health (leading some evolutionists/scientists to believe that we are closer to animals than most - but I don’t see it lol).

Using this to my advantage, I stuck to eating meat and minimal grains - no sugar, and lots of water. As for caffienne (sp?), yes, but in strict moderation.

I also only ate that which was prepared at home, not eating at restaurants - an especially good bit of advice to adhere to while trying to lose weight - particularly in America.

Besides that, I latched onto a job consisting of physical activity - making steel-reinforced concrete foundations for houses to then be built upon.

About 8 months later, I’m back to my high school build.

Ooh - okay, I should stop typing before I write a dang novel hehe

Have a nice night! ^_~

- Falls-Down-Laughing ^_^

john - from fat to fit March 23, 2008 at 9:12 pm

Great story, thanks for sharing! That’s the first I have heard about a blood type effecting what you are predisposed to eat, but I have to agree that eating more protein, less carbs, lots of water and all prepared at home is a real good plan! And to top it all of with a job that requires moving around. Perfect plan!

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