Resolution 1

This is the obvious one:
Weigh in at 220lbs by July 1st.

That works out to roughly 2lbs/week.

Official weigh-ins are:
Jan 31
Feb 28
March 28
April 25
May 30
June 27

If I don’t reach the monthly goals, I have to donate the difference in weight to the food bank.

I suspect the first couple of months will be a little challenging, but I should be able to pull it off once I get into a ‘rhythm’.
Or…the food bank is gonna get a lot of food from me.


  1. thinkschematwo

    Congrats on taking the plunge!

    It’s worthwhile (he says on his second trip down the scale…).

    My body is generally thanking me.

    There are a lot of great resources out there to help.

    Not that you likely need them, but my tricks are:
    – count calories (my daily intake for the foreseable future is approx. 1600… up to 2100 when I’ve reached my goal)
    – water, coffee, tea, and diet pop are your friends (0 calories, or thereabouts)… to my surprise there are also low calorie juices out there… Coffee makes a nice, light snack! 🙂
    – exercise (at least minimally)… muscle burns more calories, and if you’re going to put muscle mass back on afterward, why not during

    I also weigh in regularly to keep track, but try not to get thrown if things stick. It’s mostly to watch out and make sure I didn’t screw up (fool my body into thinking it’s starving resulting in no more weight loss… think I did that about 5 pounds ago… or the process is speeding/slowing randomly now…)

    I like the meal replacement bars you can get… (wish chocolate wasn’t such a big seller though…) It is a standard serving re: calories and vitamin/mineral intake. One for breakfast, one for lunch and a reasonably good dinner (I think they’ve got an appetite suppressant or something in them, at the very least, they’re built not to leave you hungry…).

    Anyhow, that’s my two cents, and best wishes!

    Good news about the finance app too! Keep us (me) posted!

    Happy new year!

  2. sidekickca

    Hadn’t really thought about the meal bars, but it’s a good idea.
    Right now I’m looking at those frozen single serving meals for dinner.
    Fast and pre-counted.
    But I also want to cook for myself, so I’ll do that twice a week.

    As for the finance app, the guts are done. The table issue was a problem of copy/paste, and not enough reading. ^_^

    Now I just have to work on the javascripty stuff. Haven’t done that in a little while, but I should be able to pull it off.

    Then, additional features, like actually being able to delete things outside of using the mysql command line ^_^

  3. packetfire

    Something also to try is getting fiber supplements and taking them about twenty minutes before you plan to eat. One that I heard mentioned was PCX (or something like that).

    Apparently it will fill you up so that you’re not hungy after a salad or whatever. Make sure to drink lots of water.

  4. packetfire

    BTW it’ll be really funny if you’re 1 lb off.

    SK> “Hi, I have a can of peas for you!”
    FB> “Er… Thanks. Hey, everybody, line up… You each get one pea.”


  5. sidekickca

    Yea, I might not do it each month but wait until there’s more than one can of peas 😛

  6. olletho

    1 pound you can do in water retnetion so don’t sweat it.

    Or take a mean weight from several weighings over the course of a day.

  7. flying_squirrel

    I know I’ve said it before, but I really gotta recommend the weight monitoring part of The Hacker’s Diet. Maybe not as dramatic as the monthly weigh-ins, but having that trend line to work with gives you so much more information about how you’re doing week to week and what you need to change, if anything. You can also make cool graphs.

    Also, speaking of web apps, this came up in my RSS reader this morning

  8. sidekickca

    Yup, using the EatWatch to track daily weight changes.
    Although the “other fields” that it seems to generate confuse the hell out of me…

    I’ll check out some of the other ones. Goal tracking seems like fun.

  9. anonymous

    Work HARD, eat simply and live full so your belly feels the same.

    It sounds hard but its not.
    Eat slightly less than you use and you will lose.
    Not too much less or you will stall.

    Go to the gym.
    Muscle eats fat, not enough food and too much cardio will eat muscle
    You do the math.

    Love Zylwyn
    Live long and enjoy booze.


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