Dieting Ups and Downs

11 Sep

Just a quick update on my diet. Yesterday, I weighed in after 18 days of dieting, and heaven be praised, I had lost my goal amount of weight — 10 pounds — from 196 to 186. I credit my success to strictly following a carb-restricted diet and exercising religiously every morning. On Saturday, I weighed in higher than I should have, but thanks to a six-mile hike with my brother Matt up Thayne Canyon (trailhead in Millcreek) and some good dieting on Sunday, I made my goal.

Of course, I celebrated this milestone yesterday by eating a half dozen delicious homemade peanut butter cookies which Robin made for family night! I can’t seem to control myself sometimes, darn it! If I give into to small temptations, it’s like opening the floodgates and I seem to lose will power. I find it to be easier to just not even taste stuff like that — thank goodness for the Word of Wisdom, or else maybe I would be a binge drinker or an alcoholic.

Anyway, my next milestone is to weigh 180 pounds by October 1, which means I’ll need to lose about two pounds per week from now until the end of the month. I want to greet my new son with a 180-pound body. If I don’t, I have to buy a nice dinner at a steakhouse for my friend Mike Peterson and his wife. (Of course, if he doesn’t reach his goal, he’ll have to buy dinner for Robin and me.) After that, we’re going to do everything we can to encourage each other not to put the weight back on over the holidays! It’ll be a challenge, but I’m up for it.


Posted by on September 11, 2007 in Uncategorized


5 responses to “Dieting Ups and Downs

  1. liz

    September 11, 2007 at 7:40 pm

    I’m pretty sure I’d be an alcoholic too — it runs in my family (mom’s side) and I’ve been known to become addicted to lots of other things (blogging?). Good luck keeping up with the diet — the hardest part for most people seems to be the ongoing maintenance. You really have to make up your mind to live differently on a permanent basis, which is so hard.

  2. robinbl

    September 11, 2007 at 10:33 pm

    Sorry about the cookies. Were they at least good enough to justify some of the calories?

  3. kira

    September 12, 2007 at 9:43 pm

    I still can’t believe you are losing all this weight when Robin is so far along…

  4. Vicki

    September 13, 2007 at 4:23 am

    I was delighted to learn that you’re still losing weight–awesome! I know it’s very hard, but it’s so worth it. I hope you have that 180 pound body when the baby comes!!

  5. robinbl

    September 13, 2007 at 7:29 pm

    It’s really unfair, isn’t it? However, at least I have an excuse for not joining him right now…won’t be the case in a couple more months.


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