Weigh in: Week Sixty Five

28 August 2007

As I was approaching the scale this morning I was a little scared at what I might see. Although I did fairly good this week (side note: I did a few MealToday videos so you can see what I ate at least 2 of the days for lunch) yesterday was our 8th wedding anniversary and I pretty much ate whatever I wanted to.

This week I weighed in at 193 pounds which means I'm on track for my goal that I set last week.

My goals for this week are to hit at least 191 by getting out to exercise more this week than I have in previous weeks. I should be able to visit the gym tonight, basketball should also be possible tomorrow and perhaps Friday.

This weekend I'll be in Philadelphia (on Saturday only) for Viddler's MealToday contest - so I'm hoping to get outdoors on Sunday for frisbee or something.

A note to James Mathias: You and I have been part of this "diet thing" since the very beginning and you have been a major inspiration on myself and many of the dieters that have been on this journey with us. I wanted to reply to a comment you left on my MealToday where you said: "No worries bro, I got the hint, I'll back off. Just leave you with this thought. You cannot have your cake and eat it too. I think you know what I mean. Sorry for bugging you in any case.". I strongly believe you take me far too seriously. I think if you watch the video again you will hear sarcasm in my voice. I have always, and will continue, to value your input on my dieting habits as I know that you have far more knowledge than I in the areas of food and health in general. Please, please, please, never stop trying to help me succeed! Sorry if I came across as though I didn't want you to call me out and help keep me on track.

Side note about eating healthy: I don't know if I will ever, ever be able to live up to "eating healthy". I try. But frankly I believe that there is a balance between being a food nazi and simply trying to change your diet and exercising more. I take the simple, fun approach to my health which is to try to keep my calories in check (while still eating what I enjoy) and being active. I do not believe I'd ever enjoy life living to the strictest of food rules. I realize there is great value in eating the best of foods with no preservatives, the best ingredients, etc. etc. - I'm just not that guy. If it means that my life is shortened by 2-months because I like Perkin's Peanut Butter Silk Pie than by golly I think it is worth the sacrifice.

Thanks James - keep bugging me!

That's it from me... see you next week (I like these much looser weigh in posts).