John "The Gneech" Robey (the_gneech) wrote,
John "The Gneech" Robey
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Weekly Weigh In: All the Pineapple You Can Eat Edition

Today: 309.1
down 10.4 lbs from my highest weight of 319.5 on November 25, 2016
down 9.9 lbs from my starting weight of 319 on July 1, 2014
average lost: 0.08 lbs/week
next milestone: 303 lbs (5% loss)

On the grounds that I hate paying for the same parcel of land twice, I've been pretty aggressive this week about getting my diet and exercise back to where it was in 2015 when I was, y'know, making progress. XD

My best ally in this particular endeavor has been pineapple, something I was never particularly keen on growing up but which I have become quite fond of over the past several months (much to my own surprise). Why pineapple?

  1. It makes me think of Psych, and by extension California.

  2. It's meaty enough that eating chunks of pineapple "feels like" really eating food, as opposed to something like grapes or cantaloupe which are mostly water.

  3. That said, it's also very juicy, which has the added benefit of hydration when thirst is disguised as hunger (which is something I get a lot).

  4. It's cheap. Uncut pineapples go for something like 2/$5 and yield a lot of fruit. They're a little intimidating for the untrained, but actually very easy to skin and cut up.


Thus, pineapple has rapidly become my go-to snack– obviously a much better choice than things like, say, cookies or snack cakes. ¬.¬

I've also started using the accelerometer in my phone to track steps a la Fitbit. It only works when I've got my phone in my pocket, of course, so it misses a lot of random going up and down the stairs here in the apartment or whatever. But when combined with manual entry of my DailyBurn workouts still gives me a record of my physical activity, it makes it easy to measure and track my overall activity level.

So, yeah, makin' progress. :) Life's good.

-The Gneech
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