9 Months-Restart

My last post was 9 months ago…That is ridiculous. This blog used to be something I looked forward to.  I couldn’t wait to post the results of my workout or weight loss process.  As life has moved forward, I found other goals, and other things that helped me feel fulfilled.  Still I miss having a place to post my thoughts, experiences and adventures.

Not only that, but I need to find a way to become more accountable. I am up in weight by quite a bit.  From my low of 182, I am now at ~220 lbs. I still run, but eat out way too much.  Last month, I only spent $15 on groceries.  Not because I don’t need them, but because I ate out so frequently I didn’t get the chance to go shopping.

So, I have already taken efforts to be more proactive on grocery shopping and have started to eat out less frequently. Next, I need to find a place to work out consistently during the winter. Minnesota is brutal, and I need a plan to make it through the winter without gaining 20 more pounds.

I’m going to give this a try again. It worked last time, I believe it will help this time.  My first goal is to get below 220 lbs by the end of November. Keep tuned, I will post at least once a week.


Categories: Weight Loss Progress

What’s Going On?

Well, there is good news and bad news. Which do you want to hear first? Who am I kidding, let’s start with the bad. I have gained 6 lbs since my last weigh-in in December. I now have been weighing in consistently between 203-204lbs.  

So what’s the good news? Well, that I’ve only gained around 6lbs. It could be a whole lot worse. My work schedule has been 7:30am-8pm five days a week and I do consulting work on the weekend. I have had little motivation to do workouts during the week. 

So, what am I planning on doing about it? I have decided to run the Twin Cities Marathon next October. This blog will be dedicated to the preparation, work and motivation put forth for that effort. I can’t run a marathon with my current work schedule so something has to change, either waking up early or finding the energy to run when I’m back home.

Any thoughts or suggestions are much appreciated! 

Categories: Weight Loss Efforts

Where Did The Time Go?

Geez, it is already the first week of December and in the negatives here!  I can’t remember the last time I posted, or going outside was so miserable.  I also don’t remember what number week I’m on, but that may be for the better. The truth is I need to find a reason to continue this blog!  I haven’t lost motivation to lose weight, to make music, to truly push myself (hence the name testing true change :) ), but I can’t keep posting formulaic numbered posts every week. 

I think, and I’ve said this before, that I will start turning this into more of a creative outlet for me, posting things I find to be interesting politically, musically, and philosophically with an update to my weight every now and then. I think I have a unique take on several political issues that I can give based on my experiences and education and am a person who loves discussion and debate, so don’t be afraid to comment, give me ideas, or ask me to share anything that you find interesting!


Anyways, I am at 198.9 and on my way down again, so everything is good there.  Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving/Holiday weekend!


Weekly Weigh-Day #34

Last Weigh-In Weight: 197.1 lbs

Today’s Weight: 198.2 lbs

Total Loss: 98.1 lbs lbs

Weekly Loss: +1.1 lbs

Definitely not the direction I want to be going. It has been a long and frustrating/exciting week but that is no excuse to gain wait.  I need to get re-energized about losing again, I went from almost 212 down to 196 and need to get back on track before I get to high again!

Categories: Weight Loss Efforts

Weekly Weigh-Day #33

Last Weigh-In Weight: 197.2 lbs

Today’s Weight: 197.1 lbs

Total Loss: 99.2 lbs lbs

2-Week Loss: 0.1 lbs


Thanks Grumpy for the reminder! I appreciate your help keeping me on top of this!  Work is not an excuse, hopefully this week I can knock a pound off and get back on track :)

Categories: Weight Loss Progress

Weekly Weigh-Day #31

Sorry for the delay! The last couple weeks have been crazy for me. I am working 40 hours a week at two jobs and helping co-lead a volunteer engagement project.  Not posting has not meant I am quitting or giving up on the blog I promise!


Last Weigh-In Weight: 196.0 lbs

Today’s Weight: 197.2 lbs

Total Loss: 99.1 lbs lbs

Weekly Loss: +1.2 lbs

That being said adjusting to a 40 hour plus work schedule has definitely made things difficult in terms of working out.  I am slowly figuring that out and will post again for the 8 month anniversary/weigh-in next saturday!

Categories: Weight Loss Efforts

Weekly Weigh-Day #29

Last Week’s Weight: 196.2 lbs

Today’s Weight: 196.0

Weekly Loss: 0.2 lbs

Total Loss: 100.3 lbs


Haven’t had the chance to run quite as much as I would like this week, but I’ll be getting right back at it!

Categories: Weight Loss Efforts

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