Showing posts with label Weight Loss. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Weight Loss. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Weight Loss Update............

Well I know it has been a very long time since I wrote an update on my weight loss goal. I was doing very well, as I hope many of you could tell, and then the holidays struck. The holiday season is one of the hardest times to get through while dieting. The week before Thanksgiving I weighed in at 186 pounds, down 40 pounds from my start weight and down 43 pounds from my highest weight. However, during the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas, I strayed away from my low carb diet and started to indulge in the normal holiday fair, cookies, sweets, party mix, etc. Well, some of my weight came back and by the time the New Year arrived, I was back to 195 pounds. As of today, five of those additional pounds are now gone and I am back to 190. I still have 15 pounds to go until I reach my goal of 175 pounds and would eventually like to get down to 170. Of course the last ten pounds are always the hardest to lose so I will keep you up to date on what I do and what I eat to try and shed these last few pounds.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The Mendoza Line.........

We have been rather busy in the weather office so I have not have time to keep everyone up to date on my big weight loss plan. I have now moved south of the Mendoza Line weighing in at 198 pounds, that’s 28 pounds I have lost since starting the Atkins Diet back in late July. Only 23 pounds left until I reach my goal of 175 pounds. During this time I have not deprived myself of great tasting food. Be sure to join me this week on “In The Kitchen” this Friday when I will be cooking one of my favorite meals I have prepared while living this lifestyle.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

My Big Weight Loss Plan.........

Well, another week has gone by and three more pounds are gone. At 207 pounds, this is the lowest weight I have been in over two years. I also went to my doctor this week and got some great news. In six weeks my cholesterol has dropped 94 points. That’s right, 94 points!!! My blood pressure has dropped significantly as well, although it still needs to come down just a bit. I have added a very tasty low carb meal on the recipe link to the right of the page. Just click on the picture and look for the Blackened Redfish recipe. Feeling great and look forward to dropping below the Mendoza line, for all you baseball fans, in a couple of weeks.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

My Big Weight Loss Plan.....................

Just wanted to post an update on my progress with the Atkins Diet. I have now lost a total of 16 pounds in my first two weeks on the diet, down to 210 pounds. Only 35 more pounds to go until I reach my goal weight of 175 pounds and 45 pound until my ideal weight, 165 pounds. After two weeks on the plan I find myself having more energy during the day and not feeling hungry between meals. Sometimes I even find that I have to force myself to eat due to a lack of appetite. This surely wasn’t the case two weeks ago when I was constantly looking for something to snack on between meals. As for my meals, I have been enjoying a great variety of food. I will start adding low carb recipes to the “Grant’s Menu Link” soon. Check back from time to time to see what great tasting entrees are leading to my weight loss.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

My Big Weight Loss Plan........

As many of you can tell, I have been struggling with my weight the past year. There has been a lot of debate the last couple of weeks on which of the three “Big Diets” work the best, a low carb, a low fat, or a Mediterranean diet. I can tell you from experience, that the low carb, or Atkins Diet, worked for me. A few years ago while working in the restaurant industry, a few managers got together to have a competition on who could lose the most weight. The winner would win $500. So at 205 pounds, I entered the contest, I am a very competitive individual. The weight loss contest began in late April. By the end of June, the contest ended and I had slimmed down to an amazing 159 pounds, my wife said I was too skinny. All though the money for the contest was never paid, I gained a much healthier life style, my blood pressure was low and, my cholesterol was at a healthy level again. So I really didn’t mind not getting the money.

I continued to live this healthy life style until I was hired for a new position in which I had to spend a lot of time on the road. Fast food became the regular and the weight piled back on and I have struggled ever since. Two weeks ago I went to the doctor and reached a new peak weight, 226!!!!! My blood pressure is way up and my cholesterol is at an unhealthy level. That did it! I decided to go back on the Atkins diet and this time, I have you to hold me accountable. So I am here to tell everyone my goal weight and will keep you updated with what I eat and my weight loss progress. From time to time I will put some of my favorite low carb recipes on this blog too. This morning I weighed 215 pounds, that’s eleven pounds that are gone for good. My goal weight is to reach 175 pounds by Christmas but I hope to continue to drop down to 165. Hopefully, you will notice a big change in my appearance over the next few weeks.