It certainly feels sometimes like I am just squeaking by when it comes to losing this weight. The main thing is that I will weigh two or three pounds lighter on Saturday morning than I do on Monday morning. I know, I know. If I stopped weighing daily I wouldn’t have this problem, and maybe that is what I need to do. There is nothing wrong with weighing 4.1 pound less than I did one week ago. But again… when I was under 290 a few days ago, it makes me grumpy. We’ll see what I decide later.

But here it is, I just finished up 6 weeks and am down over 23 pounds and feeling a lot better about this whole process and project. Still, the hardest thing about all of this is the soda. I miss drinking my Diet Dr. Pepper. I even told my wife that I might actually start drinking soda again after this year-long project is over, but we’ll see how I feel. I honestly don’t FEEL any different not drinking soda, even though it allegedly messes with the gut and whatever else, but I really just miss it. I’m fine with everything else.

I know soda isn’t the best thing in the world, but is it really the worst?

Someone validate me!!

Anyway, feeling good about all that’s happening. I’m a little sore after my Monday workout for some reason. My foot hurts. Hopefully it’s not plantar fasciitis or something. That’s all I need is more things on my body falling apart.

I’m glad I get to see the doctor tomorrow to get the stitches removed from my shoulder and hopefully be rid of the sling. And I’m also going to have a yearly wellness check. Yay doctors…


Exercise Reps/Distance
Bike 17 Miles @ 1:00:00
Other Goals Notes
Eating/Tracking All tracked
Steps 17,565
250+ Steps Per Hour 14 out of 14
Sobriety 48 days in a row
Liquid Intake Half as much decaf coffee and lots of water

5 thoughts on “Week 7 – Day 1: 294.7

  1. honestly, there is nothing wrong with drinking diet soda…
    It has no sugar therefore doesn’t mess up calorie control. Artificial sweeteners are’t evil or poisonous. There was a study which showed that aspartame damaged rats, but for the same effect to be experienced by a human you would have to consume multiple kgs (I can’t remember the exact amount but it would be practically impossible)
    So drink it I say…

    1. I did drink quite a bit. Probably 4 to 6 liters per day! So it probably wasn’t healthy. My fear is if I start again, I’ll go back to drinking that much. Because I truly enjoy soda that much.

      1. that is probably still not enough to be poisoned by aspartame, but probably not that healthy…
        I can’t drink 4-6 litres of anything in a day! I struggle to get 2l and that includes my chronic coffee addiction!

      2. Haha, I drink 2 liters of coffee (now decaf) per day, and probably 6 liters of water now! I love drinking liquids.

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