Thursday, January 29, 2009

Diet Week 3 Report

Weigh in was tonight and I'm down another 3.9 lbs for the week.  So far so good.

Friday, January 23, 2009

HMR Diet Week 3 has begun...

Last night was weigh in at the end of week two.  I am down another 7lbs for the week which brings my overall total to 15.4lbs.

Friday, January 16, 2009

End of Diet Week 1

Last night was the end of the first week of my new diet.  Along with that came the official weigh in.  I lost 8.4 lbs in the first week! 

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Diet Day 5

Well I'm still alive and kicking on the diet.  It's working very well for me.  I haven't really been hungry at all and the shakes seem to have a lot of potential for variety.  Last night I used one of the approved recipes to add Jello to the shake which tasted really good.  I've also managed to keep up with the exercise and went to the YMCA last night after work. 

Today will be a strange schedule as I've been called for Jury Duty.  Guess I get to see how the system works today.  Just hope I don't end up being a odd man out juror like in 12 Angry Men.  I do have stubborn tendencies. 

Monday, January 12, 2009

Diet Update

Well I'm still 100% on board with the diet plan.  No slip ups yet except in my dreams.  It's quite amazing how realistic a dream can get with taste.  Today starts day 4 on the diet.  So far all of the meals that I've tried have tasted really good.  The shakes are almost too good to be diet food.  Right now I would say my favorite shake is to do a chocolate shake with mint extract.  One caveat, be very careful how much mint you put in, a little goes a long way.  I had one shake over the weekend that could have passed for mouth rinse.  Today is the midpoint check in and with three days of records I have eaten 2980 calories and exercised away 520 for a net caloric intake of 2460 over three days.  I'm fairly sure that I've had more than that in one day in the past.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

It's a new year...

so it must be time for a new diet.  This time however I'm going at it with help.  The hospital where I work has a program called HMR that is a managed weight loss program.  Starting tomorrow morning I will only be eating what they give (well what I buy from their approved list) me to eat.  This part of the program will last until the middle of April or so for me.  After that I'll transition back to normal food and a maintenance program.  Hopefully being accountable and not having to make choices about food will give me the jump start that I need.  Starting weight for this attempt is 338lbs.