I started dieting on May 15, 2020. I committed to gradually lowering my calorie intake from over 3,500 to less than 1,500 per day until I lose 60 lbs.

I have a part time job (although I have been working full-time for the past two months) where I am on my feet all day and constantly walking around. Since walking is my preferred form of exercise, I consider my work hours as daily exercise.

Since my work days expend more energy, I set my calorie goal to 2,500 or less. This is only for the first week. I will decrease my work-day calories by 100 each week until I get to 2,000. On my non-working days I have much less activity; therefore, I will try to limit these days to 1,500 calories or less.

Below is my food memo for day 3 of my weight-loss journey.

——————— MY FOOD MEMO FOR MAY 19, 2020 ———————

My Daily Food Diary – Day 3

Today’s starting weight at waking: 268 lbs. I have lost 2 lbs since beginning this blog.

AM Notes: This is where I keep my daily morning reminders.

  • Take morning meds
  • Today’s work schedule: 8:45 am to 5:40 pm

Tuesday Exercise – walking around at work. Today I worked from 8:45 am to 5:40 pm.

Tuesday Breakfast at 8:55 am

  • 4 Rice Rolls – 160 calories
  • 1\2 Litre of Water with 2 Twist Tubes – 20 calories
  • Total Breakfast calories = 180

Tuesday Morning Break / Snack at 11:51 am

  • 1 Strawberry Cinnamon roll – 210 calories
  • 1\2 Litre of Water with 2 Twist Tubes – 20 calories
  • Total am Break calories = 230

Tuesday Lunch at 1:30 pm

  • 1 Pepperoni Pizza Pocket – 290 calories
  • 1 Snickers Ice Cream bar – 250 calories
  • 1\2 Litre of Water with 2 Twist Tubes – 20 calories
  • Total Lunch calories = 560

Tuesday Afternoon Break / Snack at 4:10 pm

  • 1 Strawberry Cinnamon roll – 210 calories
  • 1\2 Litre of Water with 2 Twist Tubes – 20 calories
  • Total Afternoon Break calories = 240

Tuesday Dinner at 8 pm

  • 1/2 Serving of Fried Rice from P.F. Chang’s – 455 calories
  • 1/2 Serving of Sweet and Sour Chicken from P.F. Chang’s – 430 calories
  • 1\2 Litre of Water with 2 Twist Tubes – 20 calories
  • Total Dinner calories = 905

Tuesday After Dinner Break / Snack at – pm

  •  – 0 calories
  • Total pm Break calories = 0

Total Calories Consumed: 180 + 230 + 560 + 240 + 905 +  = 2,115

2,500 – 2,115 = 385 calories remain as of 8:00 pm

Record Weight at Bedtime:

Record Today’s Weight Loss / Gain:

PM Notes: Here I record important details that I want to remember to include in my daily weight-loss journal.

  • Take night meds
  • Tomorrow’s work schedule: 8:45 am to 5:40 pm
  • Set alarm for tomorrow morning

——————— END ———————

——————— MY FOOD JOURNAL FOR MAY 19, 2020 ———————

My Daily Food Journal – Day 3

Daily Reflection & Goal Setting

During the day I have severe foot pain after being on my feet for over five hours. for the fifth through the eighth hour, my feet feel like every bone within is going to break. I wrestle through it because my family needs the money. I think that losing weight will take some serious pressure off of my feet. I also have sleep apnea and use a breathing machine at night. I know that losing weight will help my breathing.

I don’t really feel out of breath when I am at work. I have very good stamina for someone who weighs close to 300 lbs. I do have back pain. It feels like my chest is weighing me down in front and pulling against my spine. I am looking forward to getting rid of some of my aches and pains.

Today I used almost all of my daily calorie limit. I don’t really feel hungry. I think I just have a habit of eating at certain times. I anticipate feeling hungry as I decrease my daily calories over the next few weeks.

When I arrived at work today, there were strawberry rolls in the breakroom again. I ultimately ate two of them before the end of the day. These are included in my food memo. I noticed that I am an impulse eater. I eat when food is in reach; but if it is out of sight, it is out of mind. When I am not hungry, I don’t think about food. It’s only when my brain is not occupied that I am distracted by having food around.

My goal for tomorrow is to drink more water and try to eat less. I am not scheduled to work so I will attempt limiting my calories to the lower limit I set, which is 1,500 for non-work days.

Time to update the cookbook with some low-fat recipes.

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Follow my weight loss journey from the beginning on Facebook. Read My Weight-Loss Journey Day 2. Read My Weight-Loss Journey Day 4. View my weight-loss journey in pictures on Google Photos. Hungry? Check out my cookbook for some awesome recipes!



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