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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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huskyteer
Dec. 19th, 2016 04:43 pm (UTC)
It's brilliant on pizza too and don't let anyone tell you different.
the_gneech
Dec. 20th, 2016 01:45 pm (UTC)
Noooot really a fan of it on pizza, but I do like it grilled! :d

-TG
huskyteer
Dec. 20th, 2016 03:19 pm (UTC)
Ooh, yeah! Though when I think of grilled pineapple I think of a ring on top of a gammon steak (which is ALSO great!).
radbaron
Dec. 20th, 2016 02:12 am (UTC)


Pick up a pineapple corer, usually around $10. Nice round slices, cores the pineapple at the same time, very few prickly bits left in the flesh. Just have to buy medium-to-large pineapples
the_gneech
Dec. 20th, 2016 01:46 pm (UTC)
Never heard of those before, so I went and checked it out on YouTube. Looks cool! I may just get one.

-TG
kylet
Dec. 23rd, 2016 02:55 pm (UTC)
I'm amused/somewhat ashamed that being where you are, you're eating more fresh pineapple than I do (<---lazy, goes for canned) XD
the_gneech
Dec. 23rd, 2016 03:14 pm (UTC)
"Opening a pineapple" isn't that much harder than "opening a can." ;)

-TG
kylet
Dec. 23rd, 2016 06:26 pm (UTC)
Devon doesn't eat pineapple, so "eating a full pineapple before I'm sick of it or it goes bad" is the issue. I use fortunately-recyclable single-serving packs :-p
the_gneech
Dec. 23rd, 2016 06:37 pm (UTC)
Whatever works! Like I say, pineapple has become my nibble of choice, so I tend to go through it pretty quickly. :)

-TG
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