Journal Entry

Success and Failure

Seattle Arborteum Success and Failure

My goal this week was to up my game, move the needle down and see my weight drop.  I have been snacking on almonds, apples, and green tea all week.  I now walk to and from work each day and knowing I would weigh in on Monday I was a walker in the Shamrock 5K Run in Kirkland this weekend and then on Sunday walked across the Seattle Arboretum and then over to the UW campus to walk through their gardens.  As a side-note the cherries, rhododendrons, and azaleas are starting into bloom and the hellebores and camellias are in full bloom.  It is a gorgeous walk.  I also walked through the university herb garden.  If you are at all interested in herbs this is an amazing garden.  Sometime over the next two weeks the cherry trees on campus should be in full bloom, this is an amazing sight, a must see in Seattle.  The good news is that I feel really good and I now have to pull by belt over one more notch, my blood pressure has even dropped, the bad news is I did not bend the needle on the scale.  I really measure my success with that scale so maybe I need to pick up the pace just a little.


March 4th 2013 – 235 Pounds

March 11th 2013 – 225.5 Pounds

March 18th 2013-225 Pounds



March 4th 2014 – 175 Pounds


  1. It sounds to me like you are doing just fine!!
    Keep at it, and do not let that little needle get you down. 🙂

  2. I have come to realize I may have been just a little full of myself when I began this process. This is going to take more grit than I thought. I have become more and more impressed with those who have done it.

  3. You’re having greater success at weight loss than I am. Keep up the good work!

  4. A pleasure meeting you, and yes, I am in this for the long haul…

  5. Oh, that needle moves so slowly! But keep it up, and it will move. You really are doing great. One thing I love about gardening is that it is a fabulous form of exercise, much more interesting than working out in a gym. And nothing can beat a good walk with beautiful views, though I admit I am prone to stop and gaze too often. And when I am stopped, I am not burning calories!
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  6. Every time I bending over to work in the garden and I hear myself saying ouch, the thought runs through my head that questions if this will help push that needle just a little.
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  7. Keep it up Charlie you are on the right track 🙂
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  8. Sounds like a great walk.

  9. I love the sound of the herb walk, and what a beautiful way to exercise. Sometimes it’s better to measure the inches lost rather than just looking at the scales. You will start to build more muscle as you exercise, and this weighs more than soft flabby tissue 🙂 but you will find you are becoming more lean…at least that was my experience

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