Day 279

I'm a huge slacker latley when it comes to updating my blog.  It has been some very busy days over the past few weeks for me, so in fairness to myself I have a pretty good excuse.  Just because I have not updated my blog doesnt mean I have not been focused on my diet.  I feel like I have been doing pretty good over the past week, could it be better, of course!  However overall its been acceptable in my books.  I have not weighed myself in a few days, but plan to one day this week so stayed tuned!

As for today, well it was good.  The weather has been amazing latley and today was another one of those days.  I took advantage by getting out during my lunch break and doing some yard work.  Oh how I enjoy being outside this time of year. I wont be saying that here in the next few months.

Daily Recap:
  • Breakfast:   Bagel & Coffee
  • Lunch:  Tuna Sandwich (homemade)
  • Afternoon Snack:  Fiber One Bar
  • Dinner:  2 Cheeseburgers (McDonalds) =(
  • Exercise:  Yard work (2 hours)
  • Weight:  n/a
  • Grade:  C+


Day 273: 231 pounds

So I got on the scale today thinking it would be a good thing.  I have been doing good the past two days and yet I'm still the same weight I was the last time I checked.  Bummer!  However I didn't let it get to me and I kept focused on today.  I didn't really get in any exercise mainly because my legs needed a break from back to back days running 2 miles.  I did however have another good day of eating, at least in my mind I did. 

Tomorrow I plan on getting out and going for either a bike ride, a run or maybe even some driving range time.  It has been a while.

Daily Recap:
  • Breakfast:  Bagel & Coffee
  • Lunch:  Buffalo Chicken Sandwich (leftover from Dinner)
  • Afternoon Snack:  Celery with Peanut Butter on top
  • Dinner:  Southwest Chicken Salad
  • Exercise:  n/a
  • Weight:  231 pounds
  • Grade:  B+


Day 272

It was another great day for me today.  I ate great (see below) and went for a nice run in the sun this afternoon.  I followed up the run with some situps and a protein shake.  I didn't weight myself today, but plan to within the next day or two.  So stay tuned!

Daily Recap:
  • Breakfast:  Bagel and Coffee
  • Lunch:  Turkey Sandwich (homemade)
  • Afternoon Snack:  Protein Shake
  • Dinner:  Buffalo Chicken Sandwich (homemade) & Celery Sticks
  • Exercise:  Run (2.5 miles) & 125 situps
  • Weight:  n/a
  • Grade:  A


Day 271: 231 pounds

Today was the first day in a while since I have posted something.  This past weekend was nuts for me because Dawn was in Colorado for a wedding.  So I got to play Mr. Mom for the weekend, and boy was it crazy.  I'm glad its in the past and boy am I glad Dawn is home!

So that brings me to today.  I got on the scale for the first time in 5 days and was happy to see 231 pounds.  My eating this past weekend was not the best just because we were on the go almost every day.  When I say on the go I mean a birthday party on Friday night for both kids, dance practice for Lily Saturday morning, baseball practice Saturday afternoon for Brady and then another birthday party for Lily Saturday afternoon.  Thank goodness it rained all day Sunday allowing us to just stay in the house and do nothing.  It was the best.  So back to today.  I had to go into the office today for work, so on my way in I stopped and got a coffee and made that my breakfast.  I did get out early so Dawn and I went to lunch.  It was awesome.  For dinner Brady and I went to the store and picked up some lunch meat, rolls and fruit, so we had "lunch" for dinner.  The kids loved it!  After dinner was over and everything was cleaned up I went out for a run.  It felt good to set my legs free again!

So overall it was a great day.

Daily Recap:
  • Breakfast:  Iced Coffee
  • Lunch:  1/2 Sandwich, 1/2 Salad combo from Paradise Bakery
  • Dinner:  Turkey Sandwich (homemade) and some grapes
  • Exercise:  Running (2 miles), 125 sit-ups
  • Weight:  231 pounds
  • Grade:  A


Day 266: 230.5 pounds

Granted I was down a pound from the previous day, but other than that it was not the day I was hoping for.  It started off with toast and coffee for breakfast and then some chicken for lunch.  Dawn baked some chicken breasts the other night with some pepper and garlic on them.  They were even better leftover.  So between breakfast and lunch I was feeling pretty good about my day.  However come dinner time is when it went south again.  We all went to pick up the girls together because after we had to go get some birthday presents for this weekend.  Because of this we were going to be "out" at dinner time so the easiest thing was going to be picking up a $5 Hot & Ready Pizza from Little Caesars.  Can't beat that deal!  I had two slices and will say enjoyed every bite!

I had also been planning to go running all day and was hoping to get that done after dinner.  However things changed and I was not able to get out.  Dawn is leaving for Colorado in the morning, so I had to keep the kids in check while she get everything ready.  So once again my day was not where I wanted it to be.  I will try again tomorrow, however with Dawn out of town for the weekend it will be very hard to get out and exercise.

Daily Recap:
  • Breakfast:  Toast & Coffee
  • Lunch:  Chicken Breast (1)
  • Afternoon Snack:  Cookie (1)
  • Dinner:  Pizza (2 slices)
  • Exercise:  n/a
  • Weight:  230.5 pounds
  • Grade:  C+


Day 265: 231.5 pounds

Sorry its been a while since I have posted anything.  Things have been super busy since my last post (Thursday, March 7th), but its with good reason.  We could be here a while if I went into deep details, so I will keep it as short as possible and just list something for each day.

Friday, 9th:  It was our 11 year Anniversary,  so we went out and enjoyed an awesome dinner.  We both ate to much, but worth it!  Its only once a year, you have to enjoy it.  We did watch some of our video and that made Lily want to see Dawn's wedding dress which lead to something else (see below).

Saturday, 10th:  Charlotte work up with pink eye!  Dawn took her to the doctors while I took Lily to dance.  I also had to meet up with some friends so we could pick our Fantasy Baseball Draft order.  We all met at a Starbucks!  I was also dealing with a massive sinus cold that felt like the flu.  It sucked!

Sunday, 11th:  Took Brady to a Spring Training game, Rockies vs. White Sox.  It was an awesome time!  He caught two baseballs during batting practice.  Boy was he happy!  Of course with any baseball game there is going to be be ball park food.  We didn't over due it, but still enjoyed ourselves.

Monday, 12th:  I worked in the morning for my normal job and then had to work a baseball game in the afternoon.  After a long day and being stuck in horrible traffic I just relaxed the rest of the night.

Tuesday, 13th:  Took Brady to another Spring Training game, Diamondbacks vs. Angels.  It was hotter than on Sunday and there were way more people.  However it was still an awesome time!  He got two more baseballs during batting practice, one from Miguel Montero and the other Henry Blanco.  Then later in the game he met an old dback player (a legend).  Picture below!

Wednesday, 14th:  Today was the first day in a week that I was able to just relax at home and get some work done.  Brady had baseball practice at night, but other than that it was an easy going day!

Hopefully tomorrow (Thursday) I will be able to get back on my exercise routine.  Its not that I haven't been very active, I'm pretty sure all the walking between the two baseball games was well over a few miles.  But I still need to get back in to the swing of things.  I have just about one month left till I turn 35.  That was my goal to break 200, but I don't think its going to be possible.  However I will do everything in my power to get close. 

Lily in Dawn's wedding dress!
Brady watching Rockies batting practice.  He got two balls!
He got two more balls during batting practice at the Diamondbacks game.

Brady & Luis Gonzalez "Gonzo"!


Day 258: 230 pounds

Well I was down another pound this morning, so that was a great start to the day.  As for the rest of my day, well it was pretty basic and simple.  Nothing big happened other than work and baseball practice for Brady.  I will add that Dawn didn't cook anything for dinner since Brady had practice and we (Brady and I) were at the fields till about 8pm.  So she ordered a pizza and we enjoyed some leftovers once we got home.  I love me some pizza!

I didn't get out and exercise mainly because of Brady's practice and because it was freezing out.  Half way through his practice I had to go sit in the car because I was so cold.  Yes, its me complaining about being cold.

Well that's about all I have to say about today.

Daily Recap:
  • Breakfast:  Bagel & Coffee
  • Lunch:  Egg Salad Sandwich
  • Dinner:  Pizza (1 slice) and 4 Boneless Wings
  • Exercise:  n/a
  • Weight:  230 pounds
  • Grade:  B+


Day 257: 231 Pounds

It was a pretty good day!  It started with me being down two pounds since yesterday, so right there I was off to a good start.  I think my eating was ok, it could have been better, but it still was not that bad.  We did reward the kids with some dessert because they were so good tonight.  We took them to get some ice cream, well it was frozen yogurt from one of those soft serve places.  I did get a small cup of fat free Coconut yogurt.  The rest of my meals are listed below in the recap.

Other than that there wasn't anything special or different about today.  Tomorrow is another baseball day for Brady, so it will be a busy one.

Daily Recap:
  • Breakfast:  Iced Coffee
  • Lunch:  Egg Salad Sandwich
  • Afternoon Snack:  Protein Bar
  • Dinner:  Chicken & Veggies (on pastry puffs) & Salad
  • Dessert:  Fat Free Coconut Frozen Yogurt (small cup)
  • Exercise:  Run (2 miles), 125 sit-ups
  • Weight:  231 pounds (down 2 pounds since yesterday)
  • Grade:  B+


Day 256: 233 pounds

Yes that weight number is no joke!  Well yes its a joke, its a joke that I allowed myself to gain 4 pounds since Friday.  I was a pretty rough weekend starting Friday night when we had friends over.  Not only did we have pizza and wings, but there were plenty of snacks to pick on while we were all playing games.

Heading into Saturday I had planned to keep it easy and not over do the eating.  However I didn't succeed at all.  I had to work a Diamondbacks spring training game, so on my way to the stadium I picked up a coffee.  So my breakfast was via a straw.  I was really busy up till game time so I didn't get the chance to eat anything.  Yes I know this is bad.  When the game was over I headed home and sure enough it was leftover pizza and wings for dinner.  I didn't want to eat this again, however its free food and hard to pass up.  So my Saturday looked pretty much like my Friday. 

Next came Sunday.  Dawn's uncle is in the process of moving, so I joined forces with the other guys of the family to help him load everything up and move it to the other side of the valley.  It took all day so I know that I got plenty of exercise in the process.  Probably the best exercise I have had in a long time.  However just like any more there comes a time when everyone needs to eat.  This normally means someone picking up lots of food for everyone.  This is exactly what happened.  Wendy's cheeseburgers and chicken nuggets is what we got to choose from.  I was so hungry that I ate two cheeseburgers and 5 nuggets.  Yeah, I pigged out!  Once we were all done moving me and Brady headed out to Dawn's parents house for dinner.  She was already there with the girls.  Her mom had made spaghetti and meatballs and had some fresh Italian bread to go with it.  After a long day of hard work it was the perfect meal.  When I got home I jumped in the shower, put on some comfy clothes and passed out on the couch. 

So again heading into today I was not sure what to expect when I got on the scale.  What I saw did not make me happy.  So the plan was to get back on track with at least my eating today.  I think I did pretty good.  For breakfast I had some toast and coffee.  I had made some egg salad with some eggs that needed to be used, so for lunch Dawn and I had a sandwich.  Granted I know egg salad is loaded with mayo, but its still better than eating fast food.  Next came dinner, and unfortunately that was a meal on the go.  Brady had baseball practice that lasted till 7pm, so on our way home we stopped at Jack-In-The-Box and picked up some food.  The good news is I had their grilled chicken salad.  Its so so good!  I didn't go out and run tonight just because I helped again today move more stuff for her uncle.  So that was my workout.  Overall I think today was a pretty good day to start the week.  Hopefully I can keep it going and get back those 4 pounds!

Wish me luck!


Day 253: 229 pounds

Well as of this morning I was back under 230!  I'm not sure if that will be the case after today, however I hope so.  See we had some friends over tonight for game night and in the process we ordered some pizza and wings.  I think pizza and wings are a must when you have friends over to play games.  On top of that there were also some drinks involved.  However it was an awesome time and I would not trade it for anything.  

I really don't have much else to say.  It was a normal Friday in my world with exception of tonight.  Tomorrow I will be heading out to work my first spring training game of the season.  Its the Dbacks vs the Rockies.  Its the spring opener and since they share a training complex (best in AZ) they always play each other in the opener.  There is nothing better then spring training baseball in Arizona!

Daily Recap:
  • Breakfast:  Bagel & Coffee
  • Lunch:  Ham & Turkey Sandwich with a pickle wedge
  • Dinner:  Pizza & Wings
  • Dessert:  Some drinks....=)
  • Exercise:  n/a
  • Weight:  229 pounds
  • Grade:  D 


Day 252: 230 pounds

So maybe eating the peppers is not that bad after all.  Yesterday I had two of them and did no exercise and yet lost a pound.  Its crazy how your body works sometimes.  Either way the loss of a pound was a good starting point on what was a great day for me.  As everyone knows Thursdays is the day the Campbell house gets cleaned.  I think I get a better workout cleaning the house than I do running.  Its easier on my knees that's for sure! 

My eating was good as well.  I had a salad for lunch and then some BBQ chicken that was cooked in the crock pot.  Dawn made some mashed potatoes and corn to go with it.  Hopefully I didn't enough to get back into the 220's.  I know I could probably be pushing it harder this week, but its been tough.  Its taking time to get back up to full speed after the weekend I had last week.  Not to worry, I will get there! 

Daily Recap:
  • Breakfast:  Toast & Coffee
  • Lunch:  Grilled Chicken Salad
  • Dinner:  BBQ Chicken Breast, Mashed Potatoes and Corn
  • Exercise:  House cleaning (3 hours)
  • Weight:  230 pounds
  • Grade:  B+