So I stepped on the scale for the first time since the start of my weight loss fight. It wasn't a full week only starting on Thursday but the results made me smile. I know the first few pounds will shed faster followed by a dramatic incline in work vs reward but never-the-less its still motivational when you see such progress. So without further ado,.....drum roll.......244.5 pounds! That's a drop of 4.5lbs in 4 days! Woot.

Now off to celebrate with an egg Mc'muffin, hash-browns, pancakes, and a shake. (Joking)

Day 5

No Exercise done today.  I really have to make sure I do something every day.

1 coffee
1 tea
yogurt and berries (I get the one from Tim Horton's. I should really find out the nutritional value of this. Anyone know?)
Large BBQ chicken breast
Green beans
2 small yogurts
mix of mushrooms, zucchini, onions.
Starbucks iced coffee unsweetened
2 BBQ  sausages
mixed vegetables
small portion of orzo salad

Personal Victory

Getting up Monday mornings for work is much more tolerable when you actually look forward to stepping on the scale.
I think I need more protein for breakfast. I'm going to start bringing in some almonds to supplement.
So the title of this entry is a little dramatic but I have to say I woke up this morning and really felt like quitting this diet. Pretty sad only 4 days in. I honestly feel my weight loss would have been seriously in jeopardy had i not started this site. I won't be quitting but I think I'm going to have a rough time with it.

So being a 39 year old overweight man this blog may have indeed saved my life.

Day 4

Played ball hockey with my 3yr old nephew. I worked up a sweat so I consider it exercise.

1 coffee
6 glasses of water
4 eggs
2 slices of Havarti cheese
1 bagel (I did some research and the Montreal bagels have only 90 calories as long as I don't put anything on them. I will save these for weekends)
1 sausage
green beans
1 small chicken breast
1 small piece of steak
1 diet iced tea

Personal Victory
Didn't quit today
stopped from putting butter on my bagel this morning.
Was at my parents for dinner tonight and they had both lemon meringue and key lime pie - I had neither.

I'm going to have to get over the social pressure at being at someone else s house if they offer junk food. It was kind of tough to say no tonight at my parents house.
Day 3
1 1/2 hours of Muay Thai kickboxing (slightly modified as i am recovering from a pulled groin injury)
3 hours of staining the fence and my back is killing me. My wife tricked me into it by telling me its a part of my Karate training.

Starbucks Protein drink (Vivanno) with a shot of espresso
1 1/2 BBQ pork chop
2 corn on the cobs with a bit of margarine and lemon pepper
sauteed mushrooms and onions
6 glasses of water
2 BBQ'd  sausages
a small Caesar salad
3 glasses of diet coke

Personal Victory
Not to make excuses but Its been hard for me to work out with my injury. I am very pleased with myself for making the effort today.
I have a freezer full of ice cream bars in the basement. It was wicked hard not to have one after staining the fence in this heat.
Not one chip passed my lips during the UFC. If that isn't a miracle I don't know what is.

I need to bring more water to my workouts in this heat.
I came close to eating an ice cream bar after staining the fence today. I always rationalize it by saying its my treat for doing some hard work. I really have to find some other way of treating myself other than junk food. If there are any folks still reading this suggestions are welcome.
I found not eating junk food during the UFC tonight not nearly as hard as I thought it would be. I think maybe the key is to anticipate a potentially tempting situations and have that struggle before it happens. The best thing would be to avoid being in those situations, but you cant always do that.
Day 2
40 push-ups (not great)

1 coffee (no sugar- I'll stop stating this as I never put sugar or cream in my coffee or tea, just milk)
1 Tea
Yogurt and fruit
Spiced chicken breast with chutney on a whole wheat kaiser. carrots on the side
Small beef noodle soup
Med Starbucks Ice coffee unsweetened (sweetener added)
1 pork chop
2 corn on the cob with a little margarine and lemon pepper
sauteed onions and mushrooms.
about 3-4 glasses of water

Personal Victory

Avoided getting my usual bagel with butter for breakfast. found this hard today.
I went for the more pricey and less fatty lunch alternative today.
Went for the unsweetened ice coffee rather than the sweetened one or even a frap.
Did some push-ups - not a big deal but I know I would never have done if I didn't have this blog
I actually BBQ'd two pork chops for myself but stopped after I was full with one.

It is not easy to find nor is it inexpensive to eat healthy food around my work. I'm going to have to plan my meals better and bring in my lunch.
Damn I drink a lot of coffee and tea. This can't be helping the cause.
Not looking forward to all the temptations that will be present during UFC night at my house tomorrow. I usually end up with 3-4 big bags of chips left over.
BBQ definitely helps as long as I balance it with veggies and not just meat.
I really need to up my water intake
Day 1
1 1/2 hours Kali weapons training.
Large Coffee (no sugar)
Large Tea (no sugar)
2 yogurts
1 hamburger
1/2 portion of desert. (shouldn't have had this but I gave half away)
1 glass soy protein drink (actually tastes pretty good)
2 tuna sandwiches (1 can of tuna, minimal mayo)
4 glasses of water
Personal Victory

Starting this blog,
Starting this diet.
Avoided getting my usual bagel with extra butter for breakfast.
Gave half my desert away
Came very close to eating some chips with my sandwich. but I didn't...sigh...Chips will be hard to give up.
Normally I would have brought 2 hamburgers for lunch. Portion control will be key.
Not much in the way of veggies today. LOL. Have to work on that.