Countdown to Vegas - Week 2

November 28, 2010 · 7 comments

  • Diet starting weight: 304
  • Week starting weight: 299
  • Today’s weight: 298
  • Week weight loss: 1 lb
  • Total weight lost: 6 lbs

I’m feeling good to be logging my second loss in a row in my Countdown to Vegas challenge. After all, this was Thanksgiving week, traditionally a dieters nightmare. I started the week off well by packing a bento box lunch all three days, and managed to complete the week without any significant slip-ups.

Family support helped - when my wife went out to eat with friends at a restaurant where she normally brings me back leftovers I asked her not to bring any home this time and she complied. When we went out to see Harry Potter last night I asked her to upgrade her small popcorn to a medium so I could have some, but then she only let me have a little bit. Which is what I need so I was fine with that. Hard to argue in a packed, darkened theater anyway.

Things I did well this week:

  • Repeated my mantra “Vegas, baby, Vegas” numerous times every day, which helped keep me focused on making better decisions.
  • Packed a lunch every work day (albeit 3 days only)
  • Drank a lot of water every day, had my share of salads, kept portion sizes reasonable overall.
  • Got in a little aerobic exercise.
  • 4 mile walk in the cold - check out the pictures from my walk, including one of me, which is a pretty rare sighting.
  • Other than Thanksgiving, no major binges - and even that wasn’t bad.

Things I did not so well this week:

  • Need to be more active with exercise - should be sweating every day.
  • I was planning to have a salad for dinner last night but had leftover pizza instead. After I told my wife I wouldn’t.

This coming week could be a good one. I haven’t seen 295 on the scale for awhile and I would like to get there soon. It will signal some kind of rebirth for me since that is the weight I was at when I started this weight loss blog. I had to adjust my starting weight for this challenge to 304 and I’ve been over 300 off and on for some time now, and it’s time to get that chart moving in the right direction.

Two weeks, two losses - a promising start to my goal of losing 40 pounds by June 30th, 2011.

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Tony November 28, 2010 at 11:25 am

are you lifting weights?

Ron November 28, 2010 at 11:46 am

Congrats on the loss!!!

John's Weight Loss Blog November 28, 2010 at 12:19 pm

Not yet, but I’m planning to start tomorrow. I’ve got a simple machine and a few small free weights for arm curls and what not.

John's Weight Loss Blog November 28, 2010 at 12:20 pm

Thanks Ron! I have to lose a little more than a pound a week to hit my medium term goal of 40 pounds by June 30th, so I do have to kick it up a notch. But always glad to see a loss.

Cynthia November 28, 2010 at 1:12 pm

Congrats! You’ve done GREAT! So far, just maintaining myself this week, I think it’s because of the weather situation and not being able to get as much exercise.

John's Weight Loss Blog November 28, 2010 at 6:55 pm

Thanks Cynthia, I appreciate the support. Good job on maintenance, that can feel as good as a loss sometimes.

Cynthia November 30, 2010 at 1:56 am

Well, there was a small loss… .6 pound. But still forward progress and I was surprised and happy to have it.

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