Friday, January 16, 2009

The Weigh-In Week 80

225! That's what it said on the scale this morning. A loss of 1.8.

What a difference a couple of pounds can make.

Comparing this weeks weigh-in pictures to last weeks I feel like my face looks much thinner. Could just be the added stubble. Because everybody knows besides making you look cool stubble makes you look thin.

I am a little disappointed I didn't hit a 2 pound loss this week. I was down 2 pounds yesterday but I bounced back a little this morning. The good news is I tightened my belt another notch yesterday. Not quite back to the notch I was on at 215, but getting closer.

Next week is going to be a challenge. I am heading to a 4 day conference out of town next week so I'll be way off routine. The one bright side is I'm heading to warmer climates so I should be able to get some nice outdoor runs in while I am gone. And it looks like the hotel has an awesome fitness center, so that should help.

Looks like my Dad is this weeks winner with an on the nose guess. I think my dad had the exact number last week too. I wonder if he's cheating.

Have a great weekend everybody. Rumor has it we are going to get above -30 some time this weekend. I might breakout the shorts.

Lots to go

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Guess How Much I Weigh Contest Week 80

OK, now we are talking.

This has been a great week. I'm feeling good, I'm eating good, I have hit the gym every day this week and the scale is being my friend. I don't want to say anymore and risk jinxing tomorrows weigh-in.

Oh and my beard is almost back!!!

Step right up, step right up.
Guess how much I weigh and win a fabulous prize.

To Recap:
Every Thursday I give you my stats for the week and you guess what you think the scale will say on Friday morning. The winner is the first person who guesses my weight / weight loss for the week without going over or the person who is closest without going over. Go ahead and click on comments at the bottom of this post and leave your guess.

I will post the winner when I post my weight on Fri. morning. If we get ten or more guesses I will have a prize for the winner.

Let the guessing begin. Good Luck!

1/15 226.8 lbs
Lots to go

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

A Late Night Snack

I made a good decision last night. It's sad when making one good decision is headline worthy.

I've been having trouble getting over the late evening snacking habit I developed over the holidays. Once again last night I was hit with a snack craving despite a substantial and delicious dinner of chicken and Gnocchi.

By some divine intervention I was struck with an inspiration right before I reached for a cookie. My craving miraculously turned from cookies to apples and Carmel. My wife had recently bought some small, fat free caramel dipper cups for the girls and it turned out to be just the yummy snack I needed... made all the sweeter by the knowledge that I had made a healthier decision.

I feel like this is going to be a good week for me.


Monday, January 12, 2009

Starting the Week Off Right

Over the last year it has been rare for me to weigh less on Monday morning then I did on Friday morning. I am sure it is the same for most people. You spend all week being good and then you break away from your weekly routine and all bets are off.

I am happy to say that by some miracle I am starting this week .6 pounds lighter then I ended last week.

I'd like to say this is due to some great master plan of mine. Honestly, I am a little baffled... but I'll take it.

It's an encouraging way to start the week and it has me motivated to keep up the goodness this week.

Speaking of motivated. You may have noticed from last weeks photo that I shaved my beard. You may also have noticed that I look like a total dork without facial hair.

My daughter has spent the last week starting at my face and telling me I look funny.

Message heard Ellie. The beard is on it's way back.

Somebody remind me next January not to shave my beard into a silly looking mustache thus forcing me to shave myself clean so I look like a 14 year old.