Tuesday, January 31, 2006

January Goals Report

January workout goal = 14 workouts.
Drop under 270 lbs.
Eat moderately at lunch, no fast food, less pop (even diet pop).

Workouts = 16
Today's weight = 262.5 lbs.
Ate much better at lunch, packing lunch almost the entire month
Drank way less diet pop
Much less coffee and when I did I used significantly less sugar & cream
Major achievement: NO fast food all month! Zero...zilch.

It was a great start month. I have some decent habits going right now and feel positive about the weight loss. My workout routine is getting a little drab, but until the weather changes it'll be tough to get out & get some good cardio in. I want to maintain my eating & workout habits while improving the difficulty of the woukouts & eat less frozen food at lunch.

The Last Tuesday in January

Breakfast: Oatmeal, Coffee, Multi-Vit., Vit. C

Lunch: 8oz. Pasta Alfredo, Apple Sauce, Water

Dinner: ??

Exercise: None, early meeting

Note: Month complete, see goals post upcoming

Monday, January 30, 2006

Monday The Thirtieth Day Of January

Breakfast: Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal, Coffee, Multi-Vit.

Lunch: 8oz. 4 Cheese Lasagna, Apple Sauce, Water

Dinner: Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Salad, Diet Pepsi

Exercise: Stretching & Lifting (16)

Notes: Really dragged ass to work out, almost quit 15 times during my workout. Fought off desire to eat chips at lunch.

Sunday, January 29, 2006


Pretty good weekend with food. Had friends over Sat. night and had celery, carrots, grapes & baked lays instead of a ton of junk. Anyway I'm motivated to finish the month strong.

The early goal for the short Feb. month is 13 workouts, I'll post all my goals on Wednesday.

Friday, January 27, 2006

Freaky Friday

Breakfast: Maple Cinnamon Oatmeal, coffee, Multi-Vit., Vit. C

Lunch: 2 Sandwiches, Apple, Water

Dinner: Sirloin Francaise, Asparagus, 3 adult beverages

Exercise: Stretching & Lifting (15)

Notes: Felt good to workout this morning, I swear I feel better when I'm exercising

Thursday, January 26, 2006


Breakfast: OJ, Cereal, Milk, Coffee

Lunch: 2 Sandwiches, 1 Ham, 1 Turkey, both with mustard & cheese

Dinner: Soup, Crackers, 2 Beers

Exercise: None in the AM

Notes: Weighed in at 265.0 lbs., Did well travelling today with no snacks or seeds

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Wednesday Road Trip

Breakfast: Cereal, Milk, Coffee

Luch: Beef Jerky, Cheez-Its, Apple, Diet Pop

Dinner: Salad, Soy Beans, Shredded Cheese, Ranch, Water

Snack: Seeds on the road

Exercise: None today

Note: Back still tweaked

Tuesday, January 24, 2006


Breakfast: Milk & Cereal

Lunch: Made 2 Turkey & Ham Sandwiched, Carrot Sticks, Banana, Diet Pepsi

Dinner: Soup, Crackers, Water

Snack: Seeds on trip to Columbus

Exercise: None, back is spasming

Notes: Actually did some food shopping!

Monday, January 23, 2006

Monday, Monday

Breakfast: Eggs, Sausage, Home Fries, Coffee (2 cups, hey I was at work at 6am...)

Lunch: 4 Small Pieces of Pizza, Diet Pepsi

Dinner: Pasta, Red Sauce, Cheez Nips, Water

Exercise: None in the AM, did my workout after work (14), back feels a little tweeked, my take day off depending how it feels after driving Tuesday for work

Note: Nowhere enough sleep last night, getting up at 4:30 am didn't help


Not bad on the diet end, no exercise.

Friday, January 20, 2006


Breakfast: Maple Sugar Oatmeal, Coffee, Multi-Vit.

Lunch: Turkey Sandwich, Water

Dinner: Fish, Cole Slaw, 2 Perogies

At Party: 2 Cheap Ass Natty Lites, one in under 3 seconds

Exercise: Standard Morning Workout (13)

Notes: Did Ok last night, just a couple chips & a diet pop.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Weigh in Turdsday

Breakfast: Oatmeal, Coffee, Multi-Vit.

Lunch: 8oz. Pepper Steak & Rice, 1 Cracker, Water

Snack: 1 Slice Pizza

Dinner: Filet o' Foil = Meatloaf, Hard Boiled Egg, Small Summer Sausage

Exercise: Morning Stretch, E-Ball, Weights (12)

Notes: 266lbs., needs to go easy tonight with friends ove....only had a couple 5-6 tortilla chips & 1 Pepsi One

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Wed nes day

Breakfast: 1 Hard Boiled Egg, Oatmeal, Coffee, Multi-Vit.

Lunch: Turkey & Provalone Sandwich, 1 Stuffed Cabbage (this was too much, should've stopped at just the sandwich)

Dinner: Small Buffalo Chicken Salad, Water at Inner Circle. (Barely resisted eating French Fries offerd to me)

Exercise: Stretching, Ex. Ball, Weights (11th workout)

Notes: Need to not pig out at Bob's

Tuesday, January 17, 2006


Breakfast: Apple Cinnamon Oatmael, Coffee, Multi-Vit.

Lunch: 8oz. Stuffed Rigatoni, Crackers, Water

Dinner: Meatloaf, Sweet Potato, Asparagus, Milk

Exercise: None today, will resume Wednesday morning

Notes : Early meeting at work& going over parents after work to install shower head after work

Monday, January 16, 2006

Jack is Back!

First of all if you don't watch 24 you're missing the best action/drama show on TV.

Breakfast: Oatmeal, Coffee, Multi-Vit.

Lunch: 8oz. Lasagna Alfredo, Water

Dinner: Small Sausage Thing, Green Beans, Garlic Potatoes, Water

Exercise: Morning workout with stretching, exercise ball & lifting. 10 workouts in the books.

Notes: "The only reason you are conscious is because I don't want to carry you."

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Weekend Update

Saturday: Ate pretty good for all three meals. Drank a lil' too much that night a some dudes birthday party.

Sunday: Ate good breakfast, grazed like a malnurished cow at a f-ing Steelers party. I think the sorrow of seeing that team win made me eat more. lol.

Sunny Thought: I've got Monday to start the new week right though!

Friday, January 13, 2006

F, F, Friday!

Breakfast: Scrambled Egg & Cheese, Vit. C, No Coffee

Lunch: 6" Turkey from Subway, Water

Dinner: 4 Slices of Pizza, Diet Coke

Exercise: Exercise ball & Lifting this morning, 9 workouts done in January now.

Notes: Get more than 5 hours of sleep. Buy carrots & celery for next Thursday so I don't feel crazy watching guys eat junk food.

Struggled through lunch meeting with all kinds of chips & munchies...I had none.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Thursday after Steelhounds

Breakfast: Cinnamon Oatmeal, Coffee, Multi-Vit.

Lunch: 8oz. Stuffed Pepper Casserol, Crackers, Water

Dinner: Chicken & Pasta Soup, 1 Cup Cheese Nips

Bad News: Had chips & snacks at Moris' house. Need to think of healthy alternative for Thursday nights.

Exercise: Exercise Ball & Lifting, 8 workouts in January, I should be able to crush the 14 workout goal if I keep it up.

Notes: Weigh in = 269 lbs.

Got a Flu Shot today.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006


Breakfast: Oatmeal, Multi-Vit., Coffee

Lunch: 8oz. Lasagna Alfredo, 1 Cup Pretzels, Water, 20 pages of my book

Dinner: 3/4 of the biggest piece of Lasagna I've ever seen, some potatoes, small corn on the cob, 3 beers

Exercise: Exercise Ball & Lifting this morning, 7 workouts in January

Notes: I like morning workouts WAY better than evening. 2nd weigh in is tommorrow, my guess is a couple pounds probably all water weight from not eating & drinking like a pig.

Went to a Y-Town Steelhounds game with parents, so good diet choices were limited. The new Chevy Center in Youngstown is sweet though, something to be proud of in our town.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006


Breakfast: Oatmeal, Multi-Vitamin, Coffee (with way less sugar & cream)

Lunch: 8 oz. Fried Rice & Vegetables, 16 Crackers, Water

Dinner: 3 Hot Dogs, 2 Small Buns, 1 Cup Cheese Nips, Pepsi One (Admittidly I'm getting rid of some shit in the fridge, ie. hot dogs)

Exercise: Stretching & Lifting after work. Six workouts down.

Notes: Slept well & back feels better morning after workout.

Monday, January 09, 2006

Links to Tips (from my blog)

Tips For Resuming Weight Loss

Weight Loss is like a Road Trip


Just thought that you could at least have the links on yours, just in case.

New Week

Breakfast: Oatmeal, Multi Vitamin & Vit. C

Lunch: 8 oz. Four Cheese Lasagna, 12 Crackers

Snack: Crackers

Dinner: 2 Cups Pasta, Grated Cheese, Pepsi One (Measuring pasta was a good idea, 2 cups was plenty)

Snack: Couple Celery Sticks & Ranch Dressing

Exercise: None This morning. Had severe flare up in lower back Sunday accompanied by left leg pain with siatic nerve problem. No pain this morning, but did not want to push it. If I make it through the day OK I may do a light workout with mainly stretching tonight.

Did light stretching & lifted, back felt OK. I work early Tuesday so I will work out again after work

5 Workouts down at least 9 to go.

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Fri - Sunday

Ate well Friday, moderately & relatively healthy foods. Saturday was good till I ran headlong into a few too many Rolling Rocks. Sunday was not great not too bad. It's OK I'll be working out This week & eating well, it'll be the first full week of my plan.

Friday, January 06, 2006


Poor night eating last night, friends were over, but the positive thing is I don't have any more X-Mas goodies inthe house.

Got in a workout this morning, that's 4 for the month.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Workouts thus far

I have 3 workouts in this month each consisting of a mixture of lifting weights, exercise ball and stretching. I will move back into some jogging as weather permits. It's been since Oct.-Nov. since I was jogging frequently.

Weigh in schedule

Finally bought a scale, ugh....

First official weigh in = 275.0 lb, not my heaviest, but close...

The only weigh-ins that will be tracked will be Thursday mornings.

January workout goal

January workout goal = 14 workouts.

Drop under 270 lbs.

Eat moderately at lunch, no fast food, less pop (even diet pop).