Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Monday morning weigh-in

I surprised myself and actually lost weight again this week. After weighing in last week at 146.4, I weighed in yesterday morning at 145.2. I thought there was no way I would lose weight after last week - especially the weekend. Sunday night I had pizza for supper, then we went out later on and I had chips and salsa and drinks. But I weighed 146 when I got up, and after running 6 miles, drinking 2 glasses of water and a protein drink, and lifting, I was down to the 145.

So that means I have officially lost 20 lbs since I started this diet on April 30th, and 25 lbs since the beginning of the year. I don't really know that I need to lose anymore weight, but I actually like the food we've been eating, and I really like how I feel, so... I'm not too interested in going back to eating junk or fatty foods. I really appreciate my wife for being the one to step out and do this, which is what inspired me to do it.


Jim said...

Are you following any special diet regimen?

dan horwedel said...


We used the 'Ideal Protein' diet. I explained it a bit in this post: http://www.12ddm.blogspot.com/2012/04/starting-diet.html. I'm sure there is info online, but Jane did it through her doctor. She's lost 30 lbs. since April.

I liked it because - while I did crave certain foods - I never felt like I went hungry. But everyone is different. I really like veggies, so it was no problem for me. Jane had a little more trouble.

We also ran quite a bit, and I don't think exercise is really recommended with it.

Jim said...

Thanks. I must've missed that one when I was skimming your blog after it came back online. I think I am going to try the South Beach diet. We've done Atkins, and it works, but I can't live my life without pasta and bread. :)

JAH said...

I never could have done it without all of your encouragement and support. I think we've done pretty well.