Thursday, February 16, 2017

Appetite is back

I'm feeling much better.  Back to work tomorrow.  I'm actually eating again, so I am really going to have to be careful and stick to my calorie intake.  Today was 2,190 out of 2,360 allowed.

Starting to feel better

Yesterday I ate 1,197 calories.  Tired as all get out, and still weak, but I'm getting better.  Back to work tomorrow.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

aaaannnnd it's the flu

Went to the Dr. yesterday afternoon.  Yep, the flu.  Influenza B to be exact.  I've got a few prescriptions, and I'm off work until Friday.  I'm having dizzy spells, so no driving.

No hiking either, obviously.

But at least I don't have any appetite.  I should get a nice kickstart on my weight loss.  I'm weak and tired though so I'm afraid I'll have some setbacks on my hike times and pack weight.

Yesterday I only had 1,050 calories.  Today I'm up to 1,625.  My daily budget is 2,360.

Happy Valentine's Day

Monday, February 13, 2017

Still sick

Tried to go to work this morning but I was too dizzy to drive.

According to the phone, I've only taken 218 steps today, and I've only taken in 508 calories.

Going to the Doc-In-A-Box when my wife gets home

But, I am down below 300!

Sunday, February 12, 2017


Further updates as conditions warrant.

But on the positive, I'm about 1,200 calories under budget today.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

A different day...

Today I hiked about 1/4 mile.  But it is not as bad as it sounds.  We are chicken sitting for the neighbors so I cut in to my hike by letting the chickens out, feeding them, and watering them.  All while wearing my pack.

I also did a bunch of back and forth walking from my shed to my tent garage working on my 72 Jeep Commando.  Toting a battery back and forth to charge it up and going back and forth for tools added to my distance.  Old girl hasn't been started since probably October, so it took a bit of tinkering to get her going.

I'm eating good.  I have just enough calories left to enjoy a taco salad when we go out to eat tonight.  It will bring me in at 2,487, just 26 over.  I can live with that.

Friday, February 10, 2017

I gambled... I lost

Started off great this morning.  Then I stopped at a WaWa.  Last year I developed a WaWa apple fritter addiction.  I thought I had it kicked.  I glanced at the pastry case and didn't see any fritters.  All was good. So I looked closer.  The fritters were usually on the left row.  But in this case, they were in the middle, and there were only 4 fritters stuck back at the back of the tray.  I could eat it, and just count the calories, couldn't I?  It's only a 670 calorie snack.  Sure, just one won't hurt.

Bad move.  I can't do that again.  Too much sugar.  Too many carbs.  Feeling like a slug.

Tomorrow is a new day.  I'm going to eat right and get back on my exercising and hiking.

One day at a time.  One day at a time.