Getting less fat… (part two)

(Jason @ 165/170 pounds 10 years ago — peak weight last year? 207… +42 pounds ouch! Today’s weight 191.2)

Talking about loosing weight on my blog has been really rewarding. I’m getting a ton of advice, supportive email, and tips. It seems like almost everyone out there is dealing with their weight, or at least trying to get healthier.

Since I got the treadmill I’ve been really working out more. So far this month I’ve done a walk/run seven out of 13 days, and I’m going to try to pick up that pace a little. I’m finding if I just throw myself on the treadmill with a podcast first thing in the AM I’ve got my best chance of doing a good workout. Today I listened to Danny Sullivan and Shoemoney on the DailySearchCast and followed it up with a little Jay-Z.

I ended January at 195 pounds, and my hope is to end Feb. at 190 which I’m tracking towards. At my peak last year I was 207, so if I can get to 189 this month and 185 in the following six/eight weeks I’ll be really happy.

Date Cal Distance Time Weight
2/2/2007 285 2.14 40 194
2/5/2007 347 2.11 31 193
2/7/2007 200 1.3 20 192
2/8/2007 522 3.5 65 193
2/9/2007 503 3.06 50 193
2/11/2007 580 3.36 55 192
2/13/2007 522 3.6 60 191.2
Feb Total 2,959 19.07 321
Average 422.7 2.7 45.9 192.6

In terms food here is what I’m doing so far (in general):

Eat a lot:

  • Fish (I’m loving this)
  • Salad
  • Vegetables
  • Water
  • Green Tea
  • Egg Whites (which I enjoy with avocado, tomatoes, cheese, and/or chicken)

Eat some:

  • Poultry
  • Red meat
  • Cheese
  • Avocados (I find this helps me from eating more meat)
  • Fruit
  • Nutrition bars (which really help me stop from eating bread I find)

Eat very little:

  • Fried foods
  • Ice cream (I find very little high-fat ice cream–like three spoonfuls–can be very satisfying)

Eat no:

  • Rice
  • Pizza (this is the hardest for me to give up)
  • Pasta (this is the second hardest thing for me to give up)
  • Potatoes
  • Bread
  • Sugar
  • Soda (I never did anyway)

Other things I’m trying to do

  • Walk to Brentwood village and back as often as possible
  • When I travel I wear a track suit and my running shoes. Then I walk for 15-30 minutes around the terminal with my backback. This helps me burn some calories and be more comfortable on the flight. When I went to the iMedia Summit last week I had 90 minutes to kill at the Dallas airport and I walked around for at least 30 minutes.
  • Not eat late at night.
  • Order only a main course when I got out to eat. This works great I find. I order a piece of fish/chicken/meat and some steamed vegetables. I eat that slowly and I don’t eat any bread. I find it’s almost always enough food. 10% of the time it’s not and I’ll eat half a powerbar when I get home.

Anyone else have any tips?

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