Journal Entry

Weight Weight Don’t Tell Me

almondsWeight Weight Don’t Tell Me

The good news first:

I completed my annual stress echo and scored in the top 5% for my age.  I think that this means if I just wait my competitors in my category will die off and I will rise on the list.  I am assuming they are waiting for the same thing. As part of my annual test I did a 5 minute walk on the tread mill and my blood pressure was the same at the end of the test as it measured at the beginning.  I am walking more consistently during the day and I continue to feel healthier and I am starting to enjoy lifting weights.  I have them at my desk and work and use them during the day.

The bad news:

The goal is to reduce my weight and that has not gone down.  I have remained at 225 for several weeks.  I am told that as I build muscle and tone that I might see this for a while. I was warned again in my physical that I need to consume less…ouch.  This has been hard.

I have been researching diet and I have added the following foods.  I am hoping this will have impact over time.

  • Almonds & Walnuts
  • Apples
  • Arugula
  • Avocados
  • Beans (Black Beans, Kidney Beans, White Beans)
  • Beats
  • Blueberries
  • Broccoli
  • Eggs
  • Kale
  • Kidney Beans
  • Lentils
  • Oats
  • Olive Oil
  • Pomegranates
  • Solamon
  • Spinach
  • Tomatoes
  • Yogurt


March 4th 2013 – 235 Pounds

March 11th 2013 – 225.5 Pounds

March 18th 2013-225 Pounds

March 25th 2013-225 Pounds

April 4th2013-225 Pounds

April 11th 2013-225 Pounds



March 4th 2014 – 175 Pounds



  1. Even though your weight isn’t melting off, the walking is still good for you. I walk every day and my weight hasn’t dropped much either, but I feel a lot healthier and have more energy. Congrats on your stress test results.

  2. I do really feel better, and believe I am sharper mentally. Unfortunately these things are not as easily judged as when you step on the scale and you get a number.

  3. Score board looks really Good. Congrats, Charlie! Thank you for sharing you healthy food list!

  4. Hi Charlie, personally I think your stress test results are far more important than your actual weight, which I am sure will start coming down again soon with all that exercise. Better to be fit and over weight than thin and have a lousy heart…
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