My Weight Loss Progress

This is a journal of my weight loss progress starting August 08, 2014. It shows each time I weighed as well as notes about my progress.

weight loss picture before and after veganplantbasedhealth.com watermark
Photographed 2013-03-13 and 2016-08-17.

 

Blake sitting in car wearing a black hat. Blake standing in front of house wearing black hat and neon green long sleeved shirt with black pants.
Photographed 2018-08-22.

I tried Soylent for weight loss. It worked for me but it is very expensive and made from genetically modified foods. Soylent is more suited to someone who is in a coma. It will keep you alive and healthy but it is not mentally or physically satisfying. As you can see below I could only manage 2 shakes a day not 3 because it was boring and depressing so I had to eat at least a single meal of real food.

Weight Loss Progress

2014

2014-08-09 – 303.0 lbs. (Soylent Protein Shake – 2 shakes 1000 calories and 1 meal of real food at 300-500 calories daily. Totaling approximately 1500 calories a day.)

2014-08-15 – 299.8 lbs.

2014-08-22 – 299.0 lbs.

2014-09-11 – 295.8 lbs.

2014-09-19 – 292.0 lbs.

2014-10-04 – 286.6 lbs.

2014-10-10 – 285.0 lbs.

2014-10-17 – 284.4 lbs.

2014-11-07 – 277.0 lbs.

2014-12-12 – 269.6 lbs.

2014-12-19 – 267.4 lbs. (took break from diet)

2015

2015-02-06 – 262.4 lbs.

2015-02-24 – 260.4 lbs.

2015-07-09 – 261.4 lbs. (gained weight) (took break from diet)

2015-07-20 – 254.4 lbs. (Started food journal at fitday.com)

2015-07-31 – 247.2 lbs.

2015-09-06 – 234.8 lbs. *(1st Year complete – 68.2 lbs lost)

2015-10-09 – 224.6 lbs. (Stopped drinking Soylent Protein Shake (Moved into new house.)

2015-11-09 – 209.6 lbs.

2015-12-09 – 198.8 lbs.

2016

2016-01-09 – 187.2 lbs.

2016-02-09 – 174.6 lbs.

2016-03-09 – 164.2 lbs.

2016-04-09 – 151.2 lbs. (Body Mass Index 23.7 Normal Weight) *(Goal Reached, trying to maintain.)

2016-05-09 – 141.0 lbs. (BMI 22.1 Normal)

2016-05-16 – 139.2 lbs. (Sick have Colitis. Had to switch to clear diet and then bland diet. Only eating 600-1200 cal a day.) (BMI 21.8)

2016-06-04 – 140.2 lbs. (Feel tired all the time like I could faint any second. Probably still sick.)

2016-06-11 – 132.4 lbs. (Still feel tired. lost 8 lbs. in a week? BMI 20.7)

2016-06-15 – 132.4 lbs. (Added 300 calories to diet. Eating 1850 calories a day. Feeling better.)

2016-06-24 – 138.6 lbs.

2016-07-01 – 140.8 lbs. (Removed 140 calories from diet. Eating 1710 calories a day.)

2016-07-08 – 139.4 lbs. (Pescatarian Diet Started – Meat restricted to Seafood)

2016-07-14 – 137.4 lbs.

2016-07-22 – 137.4 lbs. (BMI 21.5 – Normal Weight)

2016-07-29 – 135 lbs. (Still loosing weight. No change in diet.)

2016-08-05 – 135 lbs. *(2nd Year Complete – 99.8 lbs lost)

2016-08-13 – 135 lbs. (Eating 1700-1750 calories a day. Mostly raw fruits and vegetables.)

2016-08-19 – 137.6 lbs. (Water weight.)

2016-08-20 – 137 lbs.

2016-08-21 – 134.2 lbs. (Ha! Told you. Water weight.)

2016-08-26 – 134.6 lbs.

2016-09-02 – 134.8 lbs.

2016-09-09 – 134.6 lbs. (Eating about 1670 calories a day.) (Stopped using soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, deodorant. Beginning switch to Veganism and more natural products.)

2016-09-15 – 134.6 lbs.

2016-09-27 – 132.8 lbs. (Replaced milk with lower calorie protein drink.)

2016-10-14 – 133.2 lbs.

2016-10-23 – ???.? lbs. (On cruise vacation from 2016-10-16 – 2016-10-22. Ate mostly fruit, healthy cereal, nuts, and some vegetables. Vegetables were harder to find than fruit. If I had stayed on this cruise another week I would have died of starvation or had a mental break down from not being able to prepare my own food.)

2016-11-07 – 131.4 lbs. (After cruise.) (Stopped using dryer sheets and household cleaners.)

2016-11-11 – 131.4 lbs.

2016-11-19 – 130.4 lbs.

2016-11-25 – 132.4 lbs.

2016-12-09 – 128.8 lbs.

2016-12-16 – 129.8 lbs.

2016-12-23 – 124.8 lbs.

2016-12-30 – 127.2 lbs.

2017

2017-01-06 – 125.2 lbs., 19.6 Body Mass Index Normal (Only getting 1570 calories a day after I replaced milk on 2016-09-27. Have modified caloric intake to make up for the milk substitute.)

2017-01-13 – 125.6 lbs. Getting about 1650 calories a day.

2017-01-21 – 123.2 lbs. Raising caloric intake to 1730 calories a day.

2017-01-27 – 125.8 lbs.

2017-02-03 – 124.8 lbs. Water sauteing more foods for easier digestion. Still eating about half raw.

2017-02-09 – 125.8 lbs.

2017-02-12 – 123.6 lbs.

2017-02-17 – 125.0 lbs.

2017-02-24 – 128.2 lbs.

2017-02-26 – 126.0 lbs. (Cold tolerance is much lower now that I am the correct weight but I am not cold all the time. Normally keep thermostat at 75 day and 65 night. I don’t get bothered unless it gets above 83 degrees or below 65 at night. I read that it takes 18-24 months for body temperature to regulate during maintenance.)

2017-03-02 – 127.5 lbs.

2017-03-10 – 125.4 lbs.

2017-03-17 – 126.4 lbs.

2017-03-24 – 125.4 lbs.

2017-04-07 – 126.2 lbs.

2017-04-14 – 128.2 lbs.

2017-04-15 – 124.4 lbs. Ate too much fermented plum (130g) at a time. Lost 3.79 lbs of water weight in a day. It was very painful. 124.4 is much closer to my actual weight.

2017-04-21 – 128.6 lbs.

2017-04-28 – 128.2 lbs.

2017-05-04 – 124 lbs. Actual weight. Ate something bad or too much melon.

2017-05-11 – 129.6 lbs. (Ate 1/2 qt bag of grapes in middle of the night.)

2017-05-19 – 128.6 lbs. Eating about 1600 calories a day and doing yard work.

2017-05-27 – 124 lbs. I think my damn scale is broken. It shows the correct weight first and changes to the wrong weight. It never used to do this before. I ordered a new one and a dumbbell so I can see if it is calibrated correctly. Have started eating 50% vegetables and 50% fruit to help with digestion. Vegetables for breakfast and lunch and fruit for dinner and 4th meal. I have also started exercising again. I am also not doing as much yard work as before.
2017-06-03 – 126.8 lbs. Should be close to correct since I replaced my scale.

2017-06-10 – 128.8 lbs. Lowering calorie intake to 1488 calories a day for a month.

2017-06-16 – 127.2 lbs. Exercising switching between a Pilates video and lifting a 10 lb. weight every other day. Switched from fitday.com to cronometer.com calorie counter which is much better because it allows me to track water intake. Water intake was too high 285% of dv. I have reduced water intake by 80% of dv by removing 12 cups of water from my diet now I am able to sleep better and I have more energy.

2017-06-23 – 126.2 lbs. Was low in zinc and selenium. Since I am off grains right now I will start eating a box of mushrooms a day which should provide enough. I am also trying to figure out how to sleep through the night without waking up every 2 hours to use the bathroom. I will also stop drinking Decaf Tea before bed unless I am unable to fall asleep.

2017-06-30 – 127.4 lbs.

2017-07-07 – 127.4 lbs. Try adding grains, starches, and beans to each meal. Each meal should contain 200c Vegetables, and then 100c Grains (brown rice, black rice, whole wheat spaghetti, quinoa), Starches (potatoes, corn) , or Beans (dried, black, lima, pinto) . Also will need to start taking a zinc supplement because a box of mushrooms a day will cost about 100.00 a month.

2017-07-14 – 125.8 lbs. Have been using free weights more especially when I feel tired. I am taking a zinc supplement and 3mg of Melatonin every night. I have started freezing my Vitamin D Mushrooms so that I can eat the recommended amount each day and not have to wolf down 2 boxes of mushrooms in 2 days.

2017-07-21 – 128 lbs.

2017-07-28 – 127.4 lbs.

2017-08-04 – 131 lbs. *(3rd Year Complete – Maintaining Weight)

2017-08-12 – 128.4 lbs.

2017-08-18 – 128 lbs.

2017-08-25 – 127.2 lbs.

2017-09-01 – 127.6 lbs.

2017-09-09 – 125.8 lbs. One year since starting veganism. Everything is going great. I have been walking in the morning for about 30 minutes everyday to help keep my heart rate up.

2017-09-15 – 123 lbs. – Got a Squatty Potty.

2017-09-22 – 123.2 lbs.

2017-09-29 – 122.8 lbs. Walking 30 minutes a day except Saturday which is for 15 minutes. Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday I have been lifting a 10 pound free weight, 7 sets and 10 reps of standing curls and overhead presses. Monday, Wednesday, Friday I do Pilates.

2017-10-06 – 116 lbs.

2017-10-13 – 118.6 lbs. – I have stopped taking all supplements and as a result I am able to sleep better. For B12 I eat Bragg’s Nutritional Yeast and for vitamin D I eat irradiated mushrooms.

2017-10-20 – 118.6 lbs.

2017-10-27 – 117.8 lbs.

2017-11-03 – 117.2 lbs. – I am doing 9 sets of 10 reps with free weights now. The squatty potty, walking, and free weights are probably why I have lost more weight.

2017-11-11 – 118.4 lbs

2017-11-19 – 118.4 lbs – I am up to 10 sets of 10 reps with free weights.

2017-11-26 – 118.4 lbs

2017-12-01 – 119.2 lbs – Stomach and Intestinal Problems, Diarrhea for 24 hours. Lifting 11 sets of 10 reps with free weights.

2017-12-08 – 118.4 lbs

2017-12-15 – 116 lbs

2017-12-22 – 115.4 lbs.

2017-12-29 – 115.8 lbs. – Eating less vegetables and more legumes, grains, and nuts to save money and make me feel less heavy after meals. Lifting 12 sets of 10 reps with free weights.

2018

2018-01-05 – 114.6 lbs.

2018-01-12 – 117.8 lbs.

2018-01-19 – 118.2 lbs.

2018-01-26 – 117.6 lbs.

2018-02-02 – 113.4 lbs.

2018-02-09 – 115 lbs. – Eating beans and leafy greens everyday. Rarely eating nuts. The bad weather is causing me to feel depressed. Need some sunlight here. Weightlifting is at 14 sets of 10 every other day.

2018-02-16 – 118.4 lbs.

2018-02-23 – 114.4 lbs.

2018-03-02 – 116.4 lbs.

2018-03-09 – 117.2 lbs.

2018-03-16 – 116.8 lbs.

2018-03-23 – 119.4 lbs.

2018-03-30 – 117 lbs. – Experimenting with fasting to reduce appetite. Reducing size of meals by limiting weight of fresh vegetables to 200 grams total. Eating soy bread and drinking more homemade plant milks. Using lots of spices.

2018-04-06 – 115 lbs.

2018-04-13 – 115.4 lbs.

2018-04-20 – 115.8 lbs.

2018-04-27 – 113.6 lbs.

2018-05-04 – 117.2 lbs.

2018-05-11 – 116.6 lbs.

2018-05-18 – 116 lbs.

2018-05-25 – 115.8 lbs.

2018-06-01 – 116.6 lbs.

2018-06-08 – 118 lbs.

2018-06-15 – 117 lbs.

2018-06-22 – 116.6 lbs.

2018-07-06 – 116.4 lbs.

2018-07-13 – 117.6 lbs.

2018-07-20 – 115.8 lbs.

2018-07-27 – 116.2 lbs.

2018-08-03 – 115.8 lbs.

2018-08-10 – 119 lbs. – Sugar Kiss Melons are in and I purchased 32 of them at once. Trying to fill my freezer with diced Sugar Kiss for winter when they are no longer available and as you can see I eat a lot of them while I prepare them. I ended up with 70 melons in my freezer.

2018-08-17 – 117.6 lbs.

2018-08-24 – 114.8 lbs.

2018-08-31 – 114.6 lbs – I walk for 30 minutes each morning, noon, and night. I do Pilates every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. I also lift weights 10 lbs. 14 sets of 10 presses and curls every Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Saturday I rest.

I have started eating breakfast at 3pm and lunch at 3:30pm – 4pm each day. Then I prepare fruit for freezing if I need to. I eat dinner at about 7:30pm and 4th meal at around 8:30pm – 9pm. I go to sleep at about 10pm. This helps to reduce cravings for me at least.

Also I have had upper back problems for the last year.  I have noticed that I have not been standing up straight so I have corrected this behavior and it has been such an improvement. My upper back pain is gone.

2018-09-07 – 114.2 lbs.

2018-09-14 – 114.6 lbs.

2018-09-21 – 114.6 lbs.

2018-09-28 – 111.8 lbs. – Digestive problems, stomach virus.

2018-10-05 – 115 lbs. – Feeling great!

 

176 lbs. (58%) lost as of 2016-12-30

 

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