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Day 136 - last day on the road
Tuesday, May 07, 2019      3 comments

Last day on the road, heading back home from Panama tomorrow. Curious to see how things will show up on the scale. With quite a few business meals scheduled this week I’ll have to wait and see until I get back on the scale. Will have to measure ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Day 135 - “failed” better than I expected
Tuesday, May 07, 2019      118 comments

Today was quite the challenge, and I knew it was coming. In all day meetings and catered meals, and had to attend and sit (+ate) through a 5 course gala dinner. I actually think I “failed” less bad than I thought. Did ok for breakfast, ate... Read more
Day 134 - slippery slope
Monday, May 06, 2019      4 comments

Ate slightly more than my calorie target today, but also was a bit more active than usual. On my feet most of the day. Had only 3 square meal, but did rush breakfast and lunch, and in addition it was food off the buffet. Dinner was very light, s... Read more
Day 133 - staying focused
Sunday, May 05, 2019      5 comments

Left home for a business trip this morning and day 1 was a success - ate right, chose well. In the past I would have had something for breakfast at the airport, snacked on the plane, etc.. Made sure to take the time to have breakfast in th... Read more
Day 132 - grateful for support
Friday, May 03, 2019      3 comments

My family has been great every time I was on a weight loss journey. My wife has always helped and cooks things I needed to eat, and been patient with me all along. This time, my teenage daughter is very engaged helping me with prepping the meals... Read more
Day 131 - plateauing
Thursday, May 02, 2019      4 comments

Have been on a artificial plateau for the last 4 days, hovering at 358/359lbs. Yet, I know its my body balancing out the water. Lost 4lbs in 4 days over the last weekend, figured my body shed some extra water. Overall, for my weekly average... Read more
Day 130 - applying my learnings
Wednesday, May 01, 2019      7 comments

Another 10 days successfully checked off and well on the way. I have to say, I am super energized and happy how I well have been doing. But, driving home from work, I was deflated and exhausted (again)....another day where I feel there is ... Read more
Day 129 - this time is different
Tuesday, April 30, 2019      3 comments

The last time I was losing weight I was prescribed Qsymia, an appetite suppressant and have to say it did help me a lot then (I think). In addition, I had a doctor that really cared and I checked in with her once a month for accountability. When... Read more
Day 128 - focus on family (& self)
Monday, April 29, 2019      3 comments

Another year that I am at risk of failing to plan for a summer vacation. I typically let work get in the way (or use it as an excuse) and take a vacation giving my family only a couple of weeks notice. Naturally we end up scrambling, and often d... Read more
Day 127 - planning ahead for business travel
Sunday, April 28, 2019      3 comments

After a month working from the office, May will be a month of back to back business trips. First trip coming up Friday and then almost every week of the month. Have to make sure I plan well ahead and anticipate all unscheduled or unplanned meals... Read more
Day 126 - I’m saving money losing weight...
Saturday, April 27, 2019      4 comments

Just realized that I am actually saving money since I am brownbagging my lunch when I work out of the office. I used to spend $15-18 per day on lunch, since we only have a small shop in the building and it was the easy thing to do. My lunch if b... Read more
Day 125 - focus on hydrating
Friday, April 26, 2019      2 comments

Weight dropped by 1.4lbs from yesterday to today. So, I guess I was perhaps not drinking enough yesterday, which may then also explain why I was getting hungry yesterday afternoon. I did hit my water goal of 10 servings yesterday, but realize th... Read more
Day 124 - dealing with being hungry today
Thursday, April 25, 2019      8 comments

All day meeting at work today. Ate my usual breakfast and lunch and was good til about mid-afternoon. Sometime mid-afternoon started to get hungry. On my one hour drive home I got seriously hungry. In the old days, I would have just pulled... Read more
Day 123 - continuous improvement
Wednesday, April 24, 2019      2 comments

In general, things are going really well, and I am focused on creating positive habits. Breaking things into 10 day mini goals now and focus on improving something very 10 days. If it works in business, the same principles should work for ... Read more
Day 122 - being in control
Tuesday, April 23, 2019      5 comments

Today was a great day. Had our monthly catered office lunch. I did prep my brown bag, as I do nowadays. Usually we have a quite nice spread - salad, bread, meats in gravy, some starch, rice, etc. sweets, etc. The last couple of months I ser... Read more

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