Weigh-in, Check-in 1/30

Here’s my current info and the last week. I try to do my weigh-ins roughly around 2pm after lunch. Goal for calories during the week is under 1640.

Current Weight: 225.3 (-11.2 lbs -4.7%)
Lost in the last week: 0.9 lbs
Starting weight: 236.5 (1/1/2012)

Current Waist: 42″ (-1″ -2.3%)
Starting Waist: 43″ (1/1/2012)

Last Week’s info:


  • Weight – 226.2
  • Waist – 42
  • Calories – 1491
  • Food – Breakfast (302) – Egg Sandwich & Coffee, Lunch (300) – General Tso’s Spicy Chicken (Cafe Steamers), Dinner (615) – Pepperoni Pizza (Chuck E Cheese), Snacks (274) – Angel Food cake w/ Marshmallow topping


  • Weight – 224.7
  • Calories -1549
  • Food – Breakfast (302) – Egg Sandwich & Coffee, Lunch (415) – French Onion Soup, Dinner (642) – Burrito Bowl, Snacks (190) – Pepper jack, Mozzarella


  • Weight – 225.1
  • Calories – 1600
  • Food – Breakfast (302) – Egg Sandwich & Coffee, Lunch (921) – Chips & Salsa, 2/3 Chicken Club Tacos (Chilli’s), Dinner (377) – 1/3 Chicken Club Tacos (Chilli’s Leftovers)


  • Weight – 222
  • Calories – 1557
  • Food – Breakfast (292) – Bacon Egg Sandwich & Coffee, Lunch (260) – Lemon Garlic Chicken (heathy steamers), Dinner (1005) – Steak, Spaghetti with mozzarella, prosciutto, and asparagus, Brussels sprouts


  • Weight – 221.5
  • Calories -1584
  • Food – Breakfast (322) – Eggs Florentine & coffee, Lunch (623) – Spaghetti with mozzarella, prosciutto, and asparagus, Dinner (407) – Caesar Salad, Snacks (232) – Monterrey jack, peanut butter crunch bar

Saturday & Sunday I don’t keep track my weight or food (I just try to not go way overboard on the calories). All drinks (unless noted) are Ice Tea &/or Water w/ Lemon.

Notes: I ate my fair share of peanut butter crunch bars over the weekend… They are over 600 calories a piece, and small bars at that. Friday I had a 1/4 of one at that alone was roughly 150 calories. So you can imagine what, let’s say 10-15 would do to a calorie count.

Weigh-in, Check-in 1/23

Here’s my current info and the last week. Weigh-ins roughly around 2pm after lunch.

Current Weight: 226.2 (-10.3 lbs -4.3%)
Lost in the last week:  2.9 lbs
Starting weight: 236.5 (1/1/2012)

Current Waist: 42″ (1″ -2.3%)
Starting Waist: 43″ (1/1/2012)

Last Week’s info:


  • Weight – 229.1
  • Waist – 42.5″
  • Calories – 1330
  • Food – Breakfast (322) – Bacon, Egg, & Cheese sandwich, coffee, Lunch (465) – ultimate grilled sandwich, salad w/ lite ranch, ice tea (Wendy’s) Dinner (513) – roasted chicken, rice, asparagus, Snacks (30) – chicken chilli sample (stews)


  • Weight -226.6
  • Calories – 850
  • Food – Lunch (320) – lowfat chicken chili, Dinner (400) – chicken skewers on rice, salad, Snacks (130) – mozzarella, carmel rice cakes


  • Weight – 222.4
  • Calories -1365
  • Food – Breakfast (325) – eggs & spinach, Mexican black beans, coffee Lunch (580) – English muffin pepperoni pizza, Dinner (340) – sweet sesame chicken (cafe steamers), Snacks (120) – mozzarella cube, monterey jack cube


  • Weight – 223.5
  • Calories – 2252 (562 over)
  • Food – Breakfast (302) – egg, cheese, & bacon sandwich, coffee Lunch (350) – French Onion Soup, Dinner (1240) – Spicy Italian Footlong Sub, Snacks (360) – Mozzarella Cheese, Lava Cake


  • Weight – 226.2
  • Calories – 1184
  • Food – Breakfast (372) – huevos rancheros, Coffee Dinner (742) – Burrito Bowl, Snacks (70) – Mozzarella

Saturday & Sunday I don’t keep track (although don’t go way overboard)

Notes:  So ended up decideding to cut out the water days and see if it effects my weight loss any.  Well as of next week since thur was Callista’s b-day (which explains the tons of calories on that day….).  Oddly over the weekend neither gained nor loss any weight.

Here’s my current info and the last week. Weigh-ins roughly around 2pm after lunch.

Current Weight: 229.1 (-7.4 lbs -3.1%)
Lost in the last week: 1.5 lbs
Starting weight: 236.5 (1/1/2012)

Current Waist: 42.5″ (-0.5″ -1.1%)
Starting Waist: 43″ (1/1/2012)

Last Week’s info:


  • Weight – 230.6
  • Waist – 43
  • Calories – 1186
  • Food – Breakfast (324) – Coffee & Bacon Egg Sandwhich, Lunch (230) – Cafe Steamer – Cajun Style Chicken & Shrimp, Dinner (580) – Chicken Quarter, Salad, & Baked Potato, Snacks (50) – Cheese


  • Weight – 228.4
  • Calories – 0
  • Food – Ice Tea & Water w/ Lemon


  • Weight – 224
  • Calories – 1669
  • Food – Breakfast (324) – Coffee & Bacon Egg Sandwhich, Lunch (509) – ultimate grilled chicken, side salad w/lite ranch, and a chicken nugget (Wendy’s), Dinner (595) – beef and chicken quesadillas, Snacks (243) – Pineapple Mango Vodka


  • Weight – 222.9
  • Calories – 0
  • Food – Ice Tea & Water w/ Lemon


  • Weight – 223.1
  • Calories -1587
  • Food – Breakfast (376) – Eggs Florentine, Mexican Beans, Lunch (310) – Chicken Pesto, Dinner (791) – Chicken Caesar w/ Croutons, Snacks (110) – Brownes

Saturday & Sunday I don’t keep track. Although did have my usual Taco Bell order… 2200 calories for lunch alone…

Weigh-in Check-in 1/9/2011

Here’s my current info and the last week. Weigh-ins roughly around 2pm after lunch.

Current Weight: 230.6 (-5.9 lbs -2.5%)
Lost in the last week: -5.9lbs
Starting weight: 236.5 (1/1/2012)

Current Waist: 43″ (-0″ -0%)
Starting Waist: 43″ (1/1/2012)

Last Week’s info:


  • Weight – 232.1
  • Waist – 43″
  • Calories – 969
  • Food – Lunch (509) – Chicken Sandwhich, Salad, Ice Tea (@ Wendy’s), Dinner (410) – Chicken and Aspargus w/Ice Tea, Snacks (50) – Pepper Jack cheese


  • Weight – 229.5
  • Calories – 0
  • Food – Ice Tea & Water w/ Lemon


  • Weight – 226.4
  • Calories -1655
  • Food – Breakfast (420) – Bacon Egg Cheese Sandwich, Lunch (355) – Chicken Parm & Tator Tots, Dinner (763) – Chicken Cacciatore, Garlic potatoes w/herbed sour cream, a salad & Sauvignon Blanc, Snacks (115) – Banana, Pickle


  • Weight -226.9
  • Calories – 213
  • Food – Snacks (213) – Peanut Butter Cookies


  • Weight -226.2
  • Calories – 1900 (210 over my goal)
  • Food – Breakfast (322) – Bacon Egg Cheese Sandwich, Lunch (450) – Premium Grilled Chicken Ranch BLT, side salad w/low-fat Italian & ice tea (McDonald’s), Dinner (906) – Beef Soft Taco w/Pineapple Salsa, Snacks (100) – Pepperjack Cheese, Cranberry & Vodka Cocktail

Saturday & Sunday I don’t keep track (although don’t go way overboard)… yea did fine on Saturday, but Sunday ended up at Serendipity 3 in the city… a huge chocolate and ice cream place.  Probably ate more calories in that one meal than the rest of the weekdays combined…

Notes: Oh, my, was my first day calorie-less hard. Which is funny cause I’ve done that by accident many times. Maybe cause I knew I couldn’t have a bite to eat? Also Thursday… Note to self: don’t bake cookies when trying to to consume calories… Also might notice the difference between Wed and Fri breakfast… I ate half of Callista’s sandwich that she didn’t.

Losing weight idea…

So to keep my honest with my losing weight stuff I’m going to be posting weekly updates here so there’s some record that people will know besides myself. So here’s the start:

Weight: 232.1
Waist: 43″

I once computed on average how much calories I consumed in a day. I totaled about 5,000-6,000 calories. That’s per day. No wonder over the course of a year I gained 15 pounds. Ok… Fair enough that should be way more, especially since I don’t exercise, so my resting body seems to consume a massive amount of calories. Or i don’t absorb them. Either way that’s still probably my biggest problem (yes I know I’m weird… Shouldn’t come to anyone reading this as a surprise).

My plan is thus:
Drinking tons of water (perhaps with some juice or tea for flavor)
Sat & Sun are my off day (watch what I eat, but nothing unussual).
Mon, Wed, & Friday try to stay under 1500 calories
Tue and Thur I’ll be just doing the water thing to cleanse things out.

Will try to post each Monday. I am tracking my calories (even on weekends) via the Myfitness App. My goal is to get down to 200. Dunno how long this will take. Perhaps if I do well enough I will get down to my personal “ideal weight” of 180. This is still way above the “healthy” weight of 140-160 that is what someone of my height and body type should be at… But I’ve done the 160 thing and I don’t look healthy. Hence the 180 goal. Already lost about 4 pounds in the last week or so without actually having a plan, so hopefully this will help some.

Here’s to the next few months…

October Snowmegeddon

So… Although the calendar apparently says fall and October, the weather disagrees. Yesterday we got hit with a massive snowstorm. It started around noon. And quickly started coming down hard. I had hoped the recent hurricane got rid of all the dead and loose branches (since we didn’t have power for a week…) but I was wrong. Most of CT is without power, our entire town included (at 100% according to the power website).

We lost power a few times throughout the day but never for more than a minute or two. Then around 8pm bam. No power.

Luckily I was almost done making dinner and the left over heat cooked it he rest of the way. I had put coffee in the fridge for this morning already and had a fire going all day. I had even the fore-thought to fill up the tub so we could flush. Unfortunate, as I found out morning, the bath tub has a leak in the drain pipe so we had to move what water was left to ice chests.

All in all we have faired fairly well. We had a branch fall on our power line to the house during the storm but I was able to get it off before it did any damage or anything else fell on top of it Throughout the night we kept hearing branches crash to the ground, one of which ripped our neighbors lines off the side of their house. One branch did hit our house and caused some small damage to the roof over Callista’s room but nothing major.

We did get to enjoy some nice hot buttered rum and Callista some hot chocolate before we lost power. As well as Callista playing in the snow. I also tried to shovel once while it was snowing… By the time I finished shoveling 20 min later, where I started already had another 1/4 inch. Fun.

We got between 12″-18″ depending where you measure. Egads. Also so far no eta on when power will be back on some reports say to expect maybe up to a week Does not bode well for this winter.

UPDATE – Click here, or visit the next post for all the pictures….  Apparently the cell signal wasn’t strong enough to post more than just the plain text yesterday. 

Disney vacation – Oct 7th

First car on the kilamangaro safari.

Breakfast at Tamu Tamu Refreshments.

Mount Everest’s big drop

Line for Kali River Rapids

And more from the line…

Heading down the Kali River Rapids.

Lunch/snack at Yakima & Yeti Local Food Cafes. Some Asian chicken and a margarita.

BBQ Ribs and Chicken over at Flame Tree. Replaced the coleslaw with grapes.

Animal Kingdom

Starts pouring on our way out of the park and over to Magic Kingdom.  Luckily most of the rain disappears by the time we get there….. for a while at least.

Headed over to the Jungle Cruise, but had to take some pictures of the Tiki Drums.

Nothing like some Cheesy Fries from Pecos Bills to warm up a cold body!

Astro Orbitors over looking the park

Had dinner over at the brewer on the Boardwalk. The beer cheese soup was lighter than that of Canada but still quite good.

The burger however… wasn’t bad… but wasn’t all that spectacular.  Price was reasonable for it though.

Disney vacation – Oct 6th

Breakfast at main street in Magic Kingdom.

Splash Mountain


EPCOT from the monorail station.

Caribbean Islands – Ropa Vieja (Braised Beef) with White Rice, and Jerk spiced Chicken Drumstick with Mango Salsa.

South Africa – Bunny Chow (Vegetable Curry served in a Bread Loaf), and Seared Filet of Beef with Smashed Sweet Potatoes and Braai Sauce

Hops & Barley – Pumpkin Mousse with Ocean Spray Craisins and Orange Sauce

New Zealand – Seared Sea Scallop with Kumara-Red Curry Puree and Apple Radish Salad, and a Mohua Central Otago Riesling

Future world in EPCOT from world showcase

The gardens in Morocco

Lunch at Morocco’s Tangerine Cafe. The Lamb and beef shawama platter.

Mixology Seminar – Cucumber Daiquiri

Mixology Seminar – Bramble Bvld

Mixology Seminar – Blood Orange Margareta

Hawaii – (again) Tuna Poke with Seaweed Salad and Lotus Root Chips, and the Pipeline Beer in the Food and Wine cup

Scandinavia – Rice Pudding with Driscoll’s Only the Finest Berries

Poland – Kielbasa and Potato Pierogies with Caramelized Onions and Sour Cream, and Golabki (Pork Stuffed Cabbage)

Disney vacation – Oct 5th

EPCOT International Gateway

Belgium – Belgian waffle with berry compote and whipped cream along with a Godiva chocolate liqueur iced coffee for breakfast. Yum!

Canada – Canadian Cheddar Cheese soup and a Chicken Chipotle Sasauge wi Sweet Corn Polenta. Not pictured: Neige Bubble

Greece – Greek Salad with Pita Bread, Griddled Greek Cheese with Pistachios and Honey, Chicken Souvlaki with Tzatziki, Greek Yogurt Parfait with Strawberries, and a Boutari Greek (White) “Moschofilero”

Hawaii – new this year… Kalua Pork Slider with Sweet and Sour Dole Pineapple Chutney and Spicy Mayonnaise, Tuna Poke with Seaweed Salad and Lotus Root Chips, and some Pipeline beer (coffee brewed beer).

Cranberry Bog – even has free crasins…

Australia – Grilled Lamb Chop with Potato-Goat Cheese Salad and Shiraz Reduction and a Lindeman’s “Bin 90″ Moscato.

Brazil – Brazil’s National Dish — Feijoada (a Black Bean and Pork Stew), Seared Mahi Mahi with steamed Rice, Hearts of Palm, and Coconut-Lime Sauce, and a Frozen Caipirinha.
Argentina – Grilled Beef Skewer with Chimichurri Sauce and Boniato Purée.

England – Fish & Chips Kiosk, fish & chips and a pint of harp beer.

Over at Hollywood Studios – Hot fudge sundae, mint chocolate chip ice-cream cone (Callista had the cone part), and a butter pecan cone… Good way to end the night.

View from our resort overlooking Disney’s Boardwalk area.

Disney Vacation – Oct 4th