Week 51: Weigh-in Results

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  1. mw180 says:

    A little loss is better than any gain. I too struggle with the weekends. Gained 3 lbs Friday to Monday (too many tacos) but have taken it back off as of my weigh in today. I’m going to start hitting the elliptical min. 40 minutes per day on the weekends. I don’t foresee myself changing my weekend habits, so gotta hedge a little bit. Down 8 lbs. since 12/26/2009!

  2. Joe says:

    Some weight loss is better than no-weight loss. Keep up the good work tyler! I’m sure you’ll make that 214 easily.

  3. Jaclyn says:

    No worries man,
    Sometimes a few cheat meals are fun, but like you said in your previous blogs, each meal is a new chance to choose wisely. Youve already proven you know how to choose wisely, so its simple. Keep making the right choice!
    Cheers,
    Jaclyn

  4. sarah says:

    Keep up the good work . When you hit 194, you will look back at the last year and remember how hard it was, but the smile on your face will be worth every ounce of pain.

  5. Cory says:

    I can’t believe I’ve been hanging out here for almost a whole year 😀
    Hey a loss is a loss…. take it and run (literally).
    Weekends are hard for me too, they seem to be junk filled at times, but I’m learning to make better choices.

  6. Allison says:

    Sometimes we have to keep our life ‘real’ and go off the wagon, but only to get back on! Your accomplishments are tremendous. give yourself credit, and move onwards! Love your blog!

  7. cara says:

    ohh, those are good words. I need to practice that not focusing on what I have done but need to do! thanks

  8. bossymommy says:

    A loss is still a loss. Half a dozen cheat meals??? I’d say being down .4 is a coup!

  9. Elizabeth says:

    I pick one time of the weekend to cheat. Usually saturday nights and for just one meal. Then I’m still in control but I know that a) I really wanted that meal and b) I didn’t derail my weight loss. Then I actually enjoy the meal without the guilt. And remember some peoplewould kill for a .4lb weight loss. Keep it up!!!

  10. Jason says:

    Hey Tyler, I think if you take a step back and look at your current lifestyle, you will find that you live/eat like someone who would weigh 212 – 216 pounds.

    Try to visualize yourself at your target weight. What is this future you doing to get it done? I think if you reflect, you already know the answer. Make a plan, post it here, and execute!

  11. beej says:

    One year gone is next week for you on this journey. WHat an accomplishemnt, and it’s just the start! I’m excited to see where you go. And yean, I’d place money on you hitting 214 next week. If you don’t, I’ll donate $20 to a local charity!

  12. Steve says:

    I agree with Jason, I think that a new plan might be in order to get you to under 200lbs. A loss is a loss though, so congrats (oh..and WooT)

    While you are doing that I’ll be working on a new plan to get out of the 240s…cuz I ain’ gettin’ ANYWHERE!

  13. lori says:

    I agree with jason too – good advice. Congrats on all your success – I am really getting ready to jump in the ballgame on my end and make some changes here – the time is Now.

  14. AndrewENZ says:

    I’m like you. I find it really easy to go clean during the week when I’m in my routine but weekends are tough. Having said that when I do control over the weekends I see great results so I guess it’s worth it! On the other hand you had a loss not a gain so that is a victory in itself!

  15. Brandon says:

    I’d consider a loss a loss. I know it can be disapointing not to see big results on the scale, but it’s better than gaining, right?

    The other thing to consider is what others have already suggested – that it may be time to step things up. You’ve come so far and have lost so much already, and that’s just the problem. The more excess weight you have, the “easier” it is to lose it. Now that you’re at a much lower, healthier weight, it’s going to take that much more work to lose those last pounds.

    Keep up the great work!

  16. Tyler says:

    Tacos! My wife wants some tacos, we’re going to go out this weekend — I’m going to try to limit myself two maybe two or three with a little bit of red rice.

    Congrats on the loss since 12/16.

  17. Tyler says:

    Yeah, I just won’t be excited about it. I won’t be excited until we’re back into uncharted territory again, which means under 212 pounds.

  18. Tyler says:

    I’ll try, Jaclyn. It’s difficult when we go out on the weekends, but I don’t have to do what everyone else is doing, do I?

    I can pick my own healthy meal from the menu.

  19. Tyler says:

    So true, Sarah.

  20. Tyler says:

    I can’t believe you’ve been here almost a whole year, either. How could you possibly stick around me that much?!

  21. Tyler says:

    Thanks, I love your comment! 🙂

  22. Tyler says:

    What DO you need to do?

  23. Tyler says:

    And one of those cheat meals at the chinese buffet was at least 2,500 calories. It was a ridiculous feast.

    But delicious.

  24. Tyler says:

    I’m thinking Friday nights and a Sunday brunch. I could be fairly clean in between.

  25. Tyler says:

    Good call. It’s good to know I can at least maintain my current weight, as I enjoy my life pretty well right now with several cheat meals a weekend. But you’re right, I need to adjust my life some more if I want to actually lose and get below the big 200.

  26. Tyler says:

    So if I reach 214, you’ll give me AND charity $20? 🙂

  27. Tyler says:

    I don’t necessarily think a new plan, but I definitely think a more restrictive plan — for the time being — just to get things rolling again.

    Come join me in the 210s, Steve!

  28. Tyler says:

    The time is now. I’ll watch your progress!

  29. Tyler says:

    I notice the same thing, when I eat well on the weekends I’ll NEVER gain weight the following Wednesday. Knowing and doing are two different things, unfortunately.

  30. Tyler says:

    I think my new scale a couple of weeks ago added 10 pounds. Can I just say that?

    You’re absolutely right, Brandon — the less you weigh the harder it is to lose weight. The story of my life.

  31. suzanne says:

    You’re still losing, even if it is slower!! Congrats on yet another losing week 🙂

  32. DJ Neu says:

    I don’t have crazy cheats like that. The only thing I’ve done is have some 80 calorie cinnamon bread with some 30 calorie fat-free cream cheese because I was craving bread. 110 calories and no guilt. My birthday is Friday and I’ve requested no cake or gift. I’m also staying away from liquor, but I’m going to enjoy some guacamole, fat-free sour cream, salsa, and queso with whole wheat tortilla chips. Yummy, but not overwhelming.

  33. Kyle says:

    Just think of it this way Tyler: A lot of people (myself included) would kill to be 216.2. I’m at 262.2lbs at the moment, and like you my ultimate goal is to get down to 190’s. Even with taking the fact that I’ve lost a bit over 125lbs in just under 8 months, the day-to-day grind of eating right and exercising is by far the hardest part (especially on the weekends).

    I’m new to your blog, but I plan on continuing to watch your journey progress as motivation. Keep doing what you’re doing…I KNOW you’ll get to 194!

  34. Jelly says:

    I understand about the cheat meals. I’ve started trying to eat a more veggie and fish diet, but two nights ago, I splurged on Chinese take-out. It can be hard to stay focused, but you’re doing an awesome job, and 0.4 is better than naught.
    Keep it up!

  35. Spaddict says:

    Hi Tyler,
    I stumbled upon your blog though http://www.myallnaturalweightloss.com blog and I am glad I found it. I lost about 138 pounds recently by diet and an Extreme Sports addiction. If I had known I would have been successful I would have started my Blog(www.Spaddict.com) during the journey not afterwards  as I did very recently to keep myself in Weight Loss Maintenance mode. I really enjoyed the ride getting there as I see you are too.
    I wish you good luck in getting to your goal and maintaining it for the rest of your life. I am sure you feel the sacrifices are totally worth it. I look back now and think to myself if only I had done this when I was 18 years old not 36. You are a very young 23 and have plenty of time to enjoy the new body and healthy and active lifestyle with your family. All I can say to the others following your success is it’s never too late to get a new lease on life all you need to do is make that real tiny mental switch in your head to be successful no matter what. Its really a tiny switch that just needs to be turned on.
    Good Luck in the new year
    Spaddict
    http://www.spaddict.com

  36. Andrew says:

    Hi Tyler,

    I sent you an email a while back but I have a quick question. I started a weight loss blog in November. 100 pounds in a year (http://waterballoonist.blogspot.com). I was so inspired by your weight loss pledge (well, I’m inspired by your site as a whole) that I decided to attempt my own.

    Anyway, here’s my question: how do you deal with the haters out there? I just received my first internet flaming and I feel absolutely defeated.

    “Anonymous said…

    This blog is a pathetic attempt at finding support.

    Pig.”

    Any advice?

  37. Mickey says:

    Just read through all of your entries. Hope my lifestyle change goes as well as yours has, you are a true inspiration!

  38. beej says:

    Hmm…we’ll see. But I think you’d be more willing to pay to reach 214, huh? 🙂

  39. kate says:

    Start doing measurements! Really, you might lose slower but you’d be surprised where the inches go.

  40. Tyler says:

    Mickey, I appreciate the nice comments. I hope it does as well, in fact, I’m sure it will. Just don’t quit.

  41. Tyler says:

    I deal with that, too. My advice is to delete it and forget. You’re on the internet, keep that in mind. Just delete the comment and move on, losers are everywhere in life — don’t let it affect you.

    Good luck on your journey, I’ll be watching!

  42. Tyler says:

    Yeah, chips and salsa is a good “bad treat” so to speak. The chips aren’t great for you, but all of its accessories (salsa) is insanely healthy. It’s a good mix between good and evil.

  43. Tyler says:

    I appreciate the confidence, Kyle. Good luck on your journey, it’s amazing that you’ve already lost 125 pounds.

  44. Tyler says:

    I definitely should, Kate. I’ve been meaning to, but I think my loose skin my skew the measurements.

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