March Mile Marker

My weight crept up in March. My average weight was 189.2lbs — an increase of 0.5lb over February’s average. Although, I was a little disappointed, I have to look at it in perspective. It was only half a pound… Instead of beating myself up, I looked closer at my plan. Last month, I decided to…

February’s Mile Marker

February proved to be a more difficult month than I expected. My February weight was 188.7lbs, which is only down 0.2lbs from January’s weight. And I had to throw in a couple of multi-day fasts to get down to that average. What happened? I had a game plan after January’s experience… but I didn’t follow…

January’s Mile Marker

My weight went up a few pounds in January. My average weight was 188.9lbs. Up from December’s 186.0lbs. There was a lot of holiday eating going past the holiday season. We didn’t have our family over like usual, so Deb and I ate more treats than usual. And a part of it was my over-reliance…

Holiday Food

It’s that time of year again. Imagine Paul Revere, riding his horse through town shouting: The Holidays are Coming! The Holidays are coming! For some, the holidays are already here. And for others, they are just around the corner. Holiday time is tricky. Especially, when you’re trying to watch your weight. Even in these pandemic…

November’s Mile Marker

Last month, I posted about keeping track of the monthly “mile” markers on my journey to my Marathon Weight. My weight goes up and down, so I keep track of the monthly average. It shows me how effective my weight loss has been. November’s monthly average was 187.6lbs. Yay! That’s down 0.9lbs from October’s average…

Playing with Plateaus

Losing weight is like taking two steps forward and one step backward. Often it’s one step forward and three or more steps backward. I lose a pound one day, but then gain two pounds the next day. It’s a back and forth process. My process for getting to my Marathon Weight (180lbs) is to use…

Going for my Marathon Weight

Seventeen years ago, I started training to run a marathon. I was turning 40 and I figured that it was time to start working on some things on my bucket list. Running a marathon had been something I wanted to do since I was a kid. I trained and ran the marathon. And then I…