Island DrinkAfter the Sugar-Free Challenge, I found myself choosing healthier snack/dessert options this week. I have really become a fan of Larabar Apple Pie, Lemon Bar, and Coconut Cream Pie as a healthier replacement when I crave something sweet. I was down 1.1 pounds this week breaking through the 50-pound mark and winning the challenge with my wife. As a result, I get to pick where we go on our 20th wedding anniversary this Summer. Where should we go?

Food Diary

Doing the Sugar-Free Challenge really helped me get back on track with weight loss. During the challenge, I kept a food diary and tracked my nutrition every day. That was a great reminder of the value of a food diary (I’ve done it before, but not regularly.) Last week, I kept my diary in Evernote and at the end of the day went back and looked up the nutrition info. I know there are a lot better tools, but that was the easiest for my situation at the time – I didn’t want to try to learn a new app. This week, I decided that I wanted to continue this going forward, so I tried a number of the apps available for my phone. I settled on one called MyNetDiary and after I use it for a while, I will report back on my thoughts.

Weigh In

I weighed in today at 292.7 pounds, down 1.1 pounds from last week. Here are all the additional details from my iHealth Core wireless scale:

Category Started At Today Total Change Goal
Weight 343.2 lbs 292.7 lbs  -50.5 lbs 240 lbs
(NIH suggests 200)
BMI 43.1 36.8 -6.3 <25 
Body Fat 37.0% 35.3% -1.7% <25%
Lean Mass 216.2 lbs


189.3 lbs


-26.9 lbs


 76%-82% of weight
Body Water  41.6% 44.8% +3.2% 37%-63% of weight
Muscle Mass 201.0 lbs


177.4 lbs


-23.6 lbs


 >35% of weight
DCI 3799 kcal 3318 kcal -481 kcal n/a
Bone Mass 10.3 lbs 9.0 lbs -1.3 lbs n/a
VFR 20 17 -3 <12 


Continue On…

Continue on to Week 14 Results:


or head back to the first post: Starting My Health Journey