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Weight watch - Feb 3-24
... or "It's not a diet, it's a lifestyle change."

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Weigh-in every Sunday morning.

| current entries | Mar 3 - Apr 28 |
Feb 24 2002 - 150lb.
Down to my green belt weight. People are noticing.

Feb 17 2002 - 152lb.
I'm surprised I managed this. I ate like a pig last week, over 1500 calories nearly every day.

Feb 10 2002 - 153lb.
I'm 25% of the way there! Woo hoo!

Feb 03 2002 - 156lb.
How am I doing it? By increasing the amount I exercise and decreasing the amount I eat. Why am I doing it? Because I was unhappy with my size and shape. I've been whining about it for months, but I knew I wouldn't lose weight until I was ready on a sub-conscious level. And I knew that wouldn't happen until I accepted the size I was and bought size 14 jeans.

Exercise: 30 minutes of Nordic Track four days a week, regular martial arts training 3-4 times a week.
Diet: 1200-1300 calories per day.

This simple regimen results in a one- to two-pound-per-week weight loss, a healthy rate for long-term weight loss.

The diet part is the trickiest. I sometimes feel like I'm pretty much eating nothing. I find it works best if I eat my "dinner" in the late afternoon/early evening. Instead of snacking in the evenings I drink unsweetened tea, which isn't as hideous as it sounds.

More importantly, I don't beat myself up if I go over my calorie allotment for the day - it is pretty ambitious. I don't completely deny myself sweet treats, I just make them smaller and less frequent.

| current entries | Mar 3 - Apr 28 |