Week 2: So Far, So Good

You’ll be happy to know I made it past my little plateau. After six days in a row essentially “stuck” around the same weight, I did manage to lose a little more. Here’s the graph, with Week 2 overlaid on Week 1, for comparison:

Graph 3

You can see how many days were in that 229-ish range, but I’ve come out of that fairly cleanly with a couple of 226 days in a row. That’s a good way to kick off Week 3.

Eating-wise, I’m doing about the same. I’m still avoiding all meat, dairy, sugar, fat, bread, artificial sweeteners, fruits, and veggies. My diet consists entirely of a half pound of gummy bears and six beers per day. I’ve never felt better.

On a more serious note, I have thrown in three attempts at exercising and would like to (read: really should) do that a bit more. It’s just cuts into my beer-drinking time so much.

Week Two
Starting Weight 233.0
Lost So Far 7.0
Pounds To Go 27.0

Daily calorie counts are still low, so I really should start eating a little more. The thing is, I really do feel pretty good. When I’m hungry, I eat, and since I’m probably eating a third of what I was eating before, I’m actually rarely hungry. It won’t last, I know. I’ve done this enough to know that. So I’ll just take advantage of it while it lasts. (With my luck, it’ll run out right at Halloween.)

So that’s this week’s update. So far, so good. And don’t forget, it’s never too late for you to hop on board!

11 Responses to “Week 2: So Far, So Good”

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said
August 30, 2010 at 7:14 am

Hand out play doh instead of candy this year at Halloween. Much less tempting to eat. Unless you are 2.

Tish said
August 30, 2010 at 7:51 am

Good for you! Beer and gummy bears, huh? I never thought of that. I’m a daily weigher also. It’s interesting to me how often I’ll stay at the very same weight for 5 or 6 days in a row and then drop a pound or more. Luckily, the drop day is my WI day. How did you make (or where did you find) your graph? I like it. Very readable.

    Charlie said
    August 30, 2010 at 9:06 am

    My graphs are all hand made. I start with a basic Excel graph, then dress ’em up. If you go back and look at my old Return to Onederland posts, you’ll see all sorts of interesting things.

    Here’s a good example:


TexasDeb said
August 30, 2010 at 9:33 am

Wow – beer and gummy bears – how very déclassé. Around here we stick to wine and organic gummy rabbits…. (sniff!).

Bob said
August 30, 2010 at 2:17 pm


I left an award for you on my blog.


    Charlie said
    August 31, 2010 at 10:07 pm


    Oh, and is there a large cash prize to go with it? Because that would be sweet.

Jason said
August 30, 2010 at 3:50 pm

Where’s the “[Like this on Facebook]” button?

    Charlie said
    August 31, 2010 at 8:09 am

    Just added it!

    (And tested. I like my own stuff, apparently.)

Anna said
August 30, 2010 at 6:18 pm


Well done Charlie!! 7lb loss is awesome!!

I lost 1lb – 25lbs to go 🙂


Julie said
August 30, 2010 at 7:41 pm

YEAH!!!! Good for you. I’ve been pretty bad since last week so I’m not expecting much. I’m so tired tonight I can just barely eat cereal from a cup. I know I should just not but 14 hours of daycare with 12 kids was just a bit more then I could take and it wasn’t a bad day at all, just busy.
Keep up the great work. Take care and God Bless!!

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September 1, 2010 at 3:28 pm

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