How can I stop 10 years of weight gain?

By Scratch

PITTSBURGH (FFD) - I know this weight loss journey is not going to be easy. It will require real fundamental change. I will need to alter what I value and do with my time, who my social acquaintances are, what hobbies and pastimes I enjoy—to ultimately turning around 10 years of the fat man getting the better of my health. That doesn’t sound too challenging does it?

  Here is what 10 years of weight gain looks like. Yes I have been tracking my weight with consistent randomness (fi that makes sense) since 2009. To make a long ugly journey short, I went from 218 pounds to 324 pounds in December of 2017. For most of 2018, I am hovering around 300. Will I bust through this year?

Here is what 10 years of weight gain looks like. Yes I have been tracking my weight with consistent randomness (fi that makes sense) since 2009. To make a long ugly journey short, I went from 218 pounds to 324 pounds in December of 2017. For most of 2018, I am hovering around 300. Will I bust through this year?

Yesterday I kicked butt - a true dynasty day

  Yes. Yesterday was a Dynasty Day. Stayed under the Calorie Daily Gameday Objective and did not have more than two beers or drinks. So I scored a TD and FG.

Yes. Yesterday was a Dynasty Day. Stayed under the Calorie Daily Gameday Objective and did not have more than two beers or drinks. So I scored a TD and FG.

Yesterday was an exceptionally healthy day on the Season 47 of Football Fan’s Diet. I actually hit the gym and got a great workout in. I ate healthy too and only had two drinks on the whole day.

Low Carb, Low Calories, Alternate Day Fasting

It was a low car low calorie day, which would also constitute a fast day on the alternate day fasting approach to intermittent fasting. On this later fasting approach, I limit myself to 600 total calories on the day (Note: I allow myself to deduct work calories burned - so I in effect count net calories). Still, my Daily Gameday Objective is a simple matter of calories (just like it was back in 2009, when that chart registered a 218 pounds).

Steelers at Jaguars today

My Steelers are on the road today. For my part, I will be watching the game at Pizza Roma, a popular local Pizza joint in the North Hills area of Pittsburgh. My defense better show up. I was told that Pizza Roma got a 5 dollar half time buffet.

Anyway, the Jaguars have given the Steelers fits in recent years and they bounced them from the playoffs. I can’t forget that game. It is remarkable in the fact that the Steelers were looking past the Jaguars toward a playoff meeting with the hated New England Patriots. That never happened because the Steelers took the Jaguars for granted.

Lesson learned. Even though I had a Dynasty Day, I can’t take this next day for granted. Each day is an opportunity to take a step closer for further away from that Super Bowl of Health. Okay, the game actually started—and so has mine.

Ready. Break.

New! Week 1 - Preaseason Box Score

For those looking for a quicker take on my week, see my Week 1 - Preseason Box Score page. Its filled with the same kind of gas bag flimflam you find here—only shorter.

The box scores actually give you a good idea of what tracking your season looks like. Go ahead check it out here…