Sunday, April 08, 2007

Loosing weight

That age old bug-a-boo loosing weight. I've been trying on and off for the past few years to loose some weight. But about the only thing I've been able to do is gain it. I came back from visiting my family at Christmas time and weighed in at 193 pounds. That is the most I have ever weighed. I decided it was time to really get serious and get at it. This Saturday I was at 178. I hope to loose about 8 to 10 more pounds.

I've taken a good long hard look at what I eat and have made some changes. I don’t make sandwiches and bring them to work for lunch anymore. I still go out and have a sandwich but almost always from Subway. My lunches now are salads. I have lettuce (the good stuff not iceberg) along with part of a chicken breast along with tomatoes and some veggies. For dinner a couple times of week I have cereal. The other days I’ll have rice and frozen vegetables and sometimes just vegetables.

I also bought a diet book called: You on a Diet. And someday I might actually read it but I've heard good things about it. The big thing about this book is not so much how much you weigh but how big your waist line is. The thing to try not to have in your food in high fructose corn syrup. This is supposed to be very bad for you. The fat it produces goes straight to your gut. And high fructose corn syrup is in just about everything. Apple sauce, salad dressing, cookies, pasta sauce and bread. Yes even bread. And of course Coke.

So I’m trying to avoid high fructose corn syrup to the best of my ability. I’m cutting down on the numbers of Cokes that I have. What I’m trying to do is this: I have a Coke one day and then not have one the day after. Then have a Coke and wait two days for the next one. The idea is to add a day between each Coke that I have.

I’m also doing more exercising. I’m going to the gym, or at least trying to go, three times a week. I’m also doing walks two to three times a week. I ridemy stationary bike three to four times a week. My goal is to ride for 40 minutes each day. What I do is eat around 6 pm. I then watch the first 20 minutes of ABC World News. At 10 to 7 pm, I go upstairs and start riding the bike. Then at 7 pm I either watch the NBC news or the Simpsons. I've found that watching TV makes the time fly. My goal is ride for an hour three days a week.

And that’s my update on my waist line which I hope will continue to get smaller along with the number on the scale.


Anonymous said...


losing weight is hard, i agree. i want to lose about 15 lbs myself. when i get back to DC, we'll compare notes.

tom d

Anonymous said...

congratulations, by the way!! that's great that you've lost that much already!

tom again