Unhealthy Outdoorsman 7/13/11

Just a quick update on how the weight loss is going.  (If you have no idea what I’m talking about, go read and then come back. I’ll wait.)

The day after my last post, I went and weighed in at the doctor’s office.  (The only place with a scale that goes high enough.)  I was still at 477.  I was a little disheartened as my weight hadn’t changed in almost a week but I kept on keeping on.  Noone said it would happen rapidly or be easy.
I stopped in today to find out that since last wednesday I’ve lost another 2 lbs!  That brings the total weight loss to 5lbs and current body weight down to 475lbs.  
A few days ago Paul (click the link to see his post busting me out to all his readers as well.) sent me some nutrition guidelines.  (Thanks again Paul)  After that I switched out any snack foods I would usually have for raw almonds and fresh fruit and have been making better choices as far as what I make myself for dinner.  (Tuna sandwiches on whole wheat and even made myself some wild caught salmon last night)  I’m also making sure to eat something every 3 hours to keep my metabolism up.  I think it’s helping.  I’m still tracking my points via  Weight Watchers but since changing things up it’s hard to even come close to my allotted points so it might be a mute point now.
I feel less lethargic already.  I don’t know if it’s from my diet change or something else but it’s a marked change from a couple weeks ago.  Hopefully that keeps up.
2 pounds may not be alot but 2 pounds a week for a year…  That’s something to look forward to.  Hopefully I can keep up the pace.  Thanks everybody for your comments on the last post, they motivated me quite a bit this past week.
In completely unrelated news, I’m taking advantage of my new schedule giving me Thursdays off instead of Saturdays to drive up to Dixon, IL and go fishing with my Grandpa.  If all goes according to plan, we’ll be taking his pontoon out on the Rock River and fishing for bottom feeders.  If nothing goes according to plan, we’ll be sitting in his backyard and fishing for bottom feeders.  Either way, be on the lookout the next couple of days for a report and some fish pics soon.
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