Thursday, January 31, 2008


Why is a video about snow on a blog about losing weight? Because I decided to do something about w8 loss, I decided to start my own program called w8 Loss Wednesday, which led to the decision to start exercising, which led to the decision to walk to and from work, which led to me walking in the snow one morning, which led me to take pictures of the snow I was walking in, which led to this video.
Walk to work 1 mile (in the snow)

2 ganola bars
1 banana

Tomato soup
Chicken Salad Salad

2 granola bars

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

w8 Loss Wednesday

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Walked 1 mile to work.

2 granola bars

walked 1 mile at lunch

Chicken Enchilada Suiza

walked 1 mile from work to home

McAlister's Chef Salad

Monday, January 28, 2008

I've noticed that when you exercise self-control, there is a thrill, a welling up of power inside that is very empowering.

3 granola bars
1 large cappuccino

Lunch: (McAlister's)
Chicken Tortilla Soup
McAlister's Chef Salad

2 pieces of baked fish
green beans

jogged 1 mile
walked 1 mile

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Things that are worth doing are usually done in small increments or steps. I have rarely found my progress in anything taken in big leaps. I ran across an interview with artist Chuck Close who talked about this concept and does a much better job explaining it than I do.

Granola Bar

Chicken Noodle Soup
Chicken Enchilada Suiza

Smoked Chicken Salad from Rib Crib

jog 1 mile
walk 1 mile

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Crazy Cold this morning

I haven't been walking to work last week because it has been very cold outside. Well, after my weigh in yesterday, with 0 lbs lost, I decided to man up and get back after it and start walking to work, cold or no cold.

It was 8 degrees outside. about 1/2 mile into my walk, I thought my forehead was going to freeze solid. My ears were screaming with pain. So I ducked into a convenience store and bought some coffee and milled around the store to give my face a chance to thaw before getting back out in the frigid knife-like air.

I made it to work, although chilled to the bone. That was actually pretty dangerous. Next items to buy, ear muffs and a felt Indiana Jones style hat. anybody know where I can find a good set of ear muffs? I want the kind that wrap around the back of your head so you can wear a hat.

Monday, January 21, 2008

OKC Mayer Challenges City to Lose W8

I don't know if you've heard about this or not, but Oklhaoma City Mayor Mick Cornett has challenged OKC residents to lose a million pounds. It is reported that OKC is one of the fattest cities in the nation. Check out his challenge below.

The Weekend was a little rough

First of all, I didn't get in the kind of mileage I thought I was. Actually, I did exactly what I wanted to do on Saturday...and walking wasn't one of them. However I did get a mile in. Didn't walk on Sunday. After church, I spent too much time filming the Scott Townsend Show, driving all the way back home and spending the rest of the day editing, uploading and dealing with a computer that kept wanting to crash on me.

As for eating, we had a brunch at the Doubletree Hotel after church with some great family members. I'm afraid I put too much on my plate. Really didn't have anything else until dinner time, which consisted of some cashew chicken and some rice. I only ate half of what was given to me.

Overall, I feel a malaise coming over me along with a runny nose and swollen sinuses. I went to the doctor on Saturday and he prescribed Nasonex and Allegra. I've never used a medication administerd through the nose. It's not that bad.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

I ran across this website yesterday. It's about a guy named Adam Waters who went on a fat-loss program and documented his journey with photographs of himself. Great idea. I think I'll start doing this...maybe not publishing them publicly, but we'll see. The website on on my blog roll to the right. it's called the Real Time Physique blog. You should check it out. This guy even has a Youtube video of his transformation.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Monday, January 14, 2008

Monday 011408

Taking 20 minutes to eat so your brain thinks you are satisfied is a great trick. No matter how small my plate seems, I've tried the "take 20 minutes to eat" trick and it works. It's stretching out the meal to last for 20 minutes that's a chore. But I've been slowing down, putting my fork down between bites and relaxing while I eat. I am finding that no matter how small my portion might be on the plate, I still feel satisfied with that amount after 20 minutes. The hard part is when I first approach the dinner table and feel very hungry. The temptation for me is to dive in fast and furious and get fix the hungry feeling. But I wind up eating way too much and by the time my brain clicks in to Satisfied mode, I was stuffed and uncomfortable. No more.

Walk 1 mile (7:00am)

1 banana
1 package Nature Valley Oats N Honey

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Saturday 011208

Exercise: walked 1 1/2 miles (8:30am)

2 eggs whipped up into an omelet. (9:30am)

Lunch: (12:30pm)
WW Chicken Enchilada Suiza
4 crackers

Dinner: (5:00pm)
Olive Garden
1/2 plate of spaghetti
1 meatball
1 bread stick
4 pieces of appetizer
1 bowl of salad

Wednesday 010908

Friday, January 4, 2008

Friday, 010408

Breakfast: (6:30am)
3 eggs
2 pieces of toast

Lunch: (11:30 am)
McAlister's Chicken salad Sandwich
Chicken tortilla soup
Lays baked potato chips

Dinner: (6:00 pm)
some crackers
2 slices of sausage


Thursday, January 3, 2008

Mindful eating and keeping w8 off.

Merlin Mann over at 43 folders has a great post this morning covering Reason Magazine's article on Secrets of Weight Loss Revealed.

Thursday 010308

Exercise: 7:00am walk 1 mile Intake: BREAKFAST King Size Cappuccino Banana Kelloggs Special K Bar Water (20 fl oz) Exercise: 9:30am walk 1/2 mile Intake: LUNCH 11:30am Personal Pan Pizza Salad Diet Pepsi Exercise: 3:00pmWalk 1/2 mile Intake: Snack Luna Bar (Nutz over Chocolate) Water (20 fl oz)