Tuesday, February 28, 2006

February End of Month Report

Goals: I didn't get after the lunch thing like I wanted, and went out more than I wanted. I still did not eat any fast food. 2 months of no fast food may be a record for me since I was about 12 years old. I also ate a little better at dinner time, but still didn't have a plan like I wanted.

Exercise: Barely made 13 workout goal (last one was today), but I DID make the 13 so that's good. I increased the difficulty slightly, but I am really in need of good cardio, I thnk in the next month the weather should provide some opportunity there. One thing I did find out this month that with less frequent workouts I felt less energetic which leads to lazier diet habits. I miss jogging for the health & mental welness it brings me, that's life in Ohio.

Weight: This is probably where most people changing health habits get hung up, including me. I feel like I've not lost anything but I checked my end of Jan. report and I was 262.5, so I have lost 3 pounds this month (curently 259.5 lbs.), which is more reasonable than the weight I lost (12.5 lbs.) in the first month. My goal of 250.0 lbs. this month was way too much to expect n one month. Long term vision is difficult at times, but if I look back I've lost 15.5 lbs. in total for a 7.75 lbs./month rate which is pretty good. Adding cardio in the mix of my workouts will help.

Notes: Wednesday I will roll out my March plan which will be more challenging in some areas & more realistic in others. Thanks to everyone who has left comments of support the last 2 months. I'm not quiting on myself. I see my Dad at 63 in rehab for a replaced knee & other health problems and know that is not where I want to be at that age, so now is the time to make life changes.

Phat Tuesday

Breakfast: Oatmeal, Coffee, Miuti-Vit.

Lunch: ??

Dinner: Chicken, Mixed Veggies

Exercise: Morning Workout (13)

Note: End of month weigh in = 259.5 lbs. I am not participating in a "Fat Tuesday" today, I'll be sticking to my plan. Bad day yesterday, so I just went home, cooked a good dinner, did some laundry. The best way for me to get over bad attuitude days is to get busy & I'll eventually forget about it.

Monday, February 27, 2006


Breakfats: Oatmeal, Coffee, Multi-Vit.

Lunch: 1 Slice Veggie Pizza, Side Salad, Diet Pepsi

Dinner: Grilled Chicken Salad

Exercise: Morning workout (12)

Notes: Really pissed off about my clothes right now. I don't have much to wear and what I buy I'm not comfortable in or it's a piece of shit that falls apart upon the first wear.This is my most negative day so far this year i regards to the plan. I feel like shit, look like shit & don't really want to stick to anything right now. I knpw I will, but I don't see end results anywhere right now. I know it's long term but it sucks being in the middle with clothes that don't fit well, and not wanting to spend money on fat clothes in the meantime.

Friday, February 24, 2006


Breakfast: Coffee, Apple Crisp, Multi-Vit.

Lunch: Leftovers from dinner, too much

Dinner: w/ jenny

Exercise: Nope

Notes: The less I workout, the more I eat & more sluggish I feel.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Long meeting day...

Breakfast: Egg, bacon, sausage, potato, OJ, Multi-Vit.

Lunch: Ham sandwich, potato salad

Dinner: Catered meeting meal

Exercise: None

Notes: Weigh in = 260.5 lbs.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Ibanez Wednesday

Breakfast: Oatmeal, Coffee, Multi-Vit.

Lunch: Chinese Buffet :o(

Dinner: Formal Dinner w/ Mom for Chruch thing.

Exercise: Yes, barely. Exercise ball & lifting (10)

Notes: Not fuffilling planned goals for diet & not really pleased with workout frequecny. In this for the long haul.

Monday, February 20, 2006

Late Morning Monday

Breakfast: Granola Bars, Coffee, Multi-Vit., Vit. C

Lunch: Buffalo Chix Salad, Diet Coke

Dinner: Leftover Gen. Tsao's?

Exercise: None in the morning, hopefully tonight

Notes: Loooong weekend, but it ended REALLY well!

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Way In Thirsdae

Breakfast: Oatmeal, Coffee, Multi-Vit.

Lunch: Apple, 8oz. Thingy

Dinner: ??

Exercise: Yes, typical Mark's Gym workout

Notes: Weigh in = 258.5 lbs. It's nice to see a "5" in the middle number, especially in a month where I feel like I've been slacking in both diet & exercise.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Hump day

Breakfast: Oatmeal, Coffee, Multi-Vit.

Lunch: Chix Pot Pie, Brussel Sprouts, Diet Coke

Dinner: Salad, Soybeans, Tuna

Exercise: Yup, morning workout (8)

Note: Mid-month, need to turn it on.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

V-Day v1.0

Breakfast: Coffee, Multi-Vit.

Lunch: 8 oz. Chicken Fried Rice, Apple Sauce, Popcorn, Pop

Dinner: 2 Ham/Turkey Sandwiches (had 2 because meat would have gone bad)

Exercise: Exercise ball in morning, climbed tower for 2 hours (7)

Note: Not on track this week, need to focus on exercise & better meal planning

Monday, February 13, 2006

Monday the 13th

Breakfast: Apple, Coffee, Multi-Vit.

Lunch: Pizza (4), Diet Pop

Dinner: Salad

Exercise: Hopefully after work

Note: Not the best weekend, but had really great meals out for V-Day

Friday, February 10, 2006

Friday the Tenth

Breakfast: Oatmeal, Coffee

Lunch: Buffalo Chicken Salad (need to remember New Castle doesn't sell salads w/o fries on it)

Dinner: ??

Exercise: Exercise Ball, Lifting (6)

Notes: Weigh in = 261.0 lbs. Not a big deal, it's the first non-loss week I've had but that's expected...reminder...I'm in this for the long haul, not this weeks results.

Thursday, February 09, 2006


Breakfast: Granola Bars, Coffee

Lunch: Pasta Buffet (a lil' big for lunch)

Dinner: None, after visit w/ Dad no appetite really, may grab a small snack

Exercise: Nope

Notes: Weigh in will be Friday this week as I was not at home this morning


Breakfast: Cereal, Milk, Cranberry Juice, Fruit

Lunch: 2 Awefull Hot Dogs

Dinner: Homeade Tacos, couple beers

Exercise: Good workout in the hotel fitness center (5)

Notes: Some Seeds, Combos & PowerAde Option on road

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Travel Tuesday

Breakfast: Oatmeal, Coffee, Multi-Vit.

Lunch: 1 Dagwood, Apple, Carrots

Dinner: Somewhere near Philly....1 Dagwood

Exercise: Lifting, Ex. ball (4)

Notes: I shouldn't weigh in outside of Thursdays. Also I'm travelling for a couple days so I have packed some apples, granola bars so I can minimize road snacks

Monday, February 06, 2006

A black & gold Monday, unfortunately

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

Snack: Banana

Lunch: 8 oz. Rice Beef & Peppers, Handfull of popcorn

Dinner: Salad w/ tuna & soy beans

Exercise: Exercise Ball, Lifting (3)

Notes: Feel like last week was a subpar week with bothe exercise & diet. I will focus on not letting that carry over this week.

Sunday, February 05, 2006


Did OK, but I had too much to drink Saturday night, and too much crap at a Super Bowl party Sunday. Oh well I'll just get back on the workout horse Monday.

Friday, February 03, 2006

Friday tha 3rd

Breakfast: Cereal, Milk, OJ, Multi-Vit.

Lunch: Ham sandwich, Spoonful of Pasta Salad

Dinner: Talapia, Rice, Broccoli

Exercise: Stretching, Ball, Lifting (2)

Notes: Eating out tonight, watch portion.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Th, Th, Th, Thursday

Breakfast: Cereal, Milk, OJ, Multi-Vit.

Lunch: Buffalo Chicken Sandwich, Side Salad (instead of fries), Water

Dinner: Turkey/Ham Sandwiches, Salad

Snack: Fruit Salad, Celery & PB

Exercise: Ex. Ball, Lifting, Stretch (1)

Note: Thursday Weigh in = 260.00 lbs.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Wednesday Feb. 1

Breakfast: Oatmeal, Coffee, Multi-Vit.

Lunch: 8 oz. Chicken Fried Rice, Apple Sauce, Water

Dinner: Chicken, Potatoes, Mixed Veggies, Lemmonade

Exercise: Attacked by the snooze button this morning, I am dissapointed I didn't start the month with a workout

Notes: Only 20 weekdays in the month, I need to make better use of morning workouts to reach 13.

February Goals

Diet: Continue to pack lunch with less frozen meals , maintain no fast food, plan more dinners ahead of time

Exercise: 13 workouts with an increasing degree of difficulty and variation

Weight: 250 lbs.