Feb 01

Jan 2013 – Weight Loss – Down -8.4 lbs

By David Scifres Diet Comments Off on Jan 2013 – Weight Loss – Down -8.4 lbs

Weight - January 2013

Last year by Feb 1st I was weighing in at about 194. So because I started lighter this year I am 7 lbs further along than last year by this same time. I’d like to be 180 again by Feb 28th. That’s totally possible. Leaving the last 5 lbs for March. Great start this year.

End Weight: 187.8
Previous Weight: 196.2
Month 1 Loss: -8.4 lbs
Net Loss: -8.4 lbs
BMI: 24.1
Percent of Goal (175 lbs.): 39.62% Complete

Apr 29

Week 18 – 178.4 lbs. down (-2.2)

By David Scifres Diet Comments Off on Week 18 – 178.4 lbs. down (-2.2)

Okay, ya got me. I know its been 4 weeks since my last weight loss post. That is due in large part to a vacation and the large quantities of, oh so delicious, food I ingested and the associated weight gain. I couldn’t report that! I mean, you have to have a little fun every now and then right? It took me a week and a half to be back to 180 lbs. and I finally had to start exercising to break the 180 lb. barrier. It is really hard for me to get down below that level.

3.4 lbs. to go!!! So close. I’m going to make it. It might take me another 30 days but I will get to 175 lbs.

End Weight: 178.4
Previous Weight: 180.6
4 Week Loss: -2.2 lbs
Net Loss: -29.6 lbs
BMI: 22.9
Percent of Goal (175 lbs.): 89.70% Complete

Apr 01

Week 14 – 180.6 lbs. down (-.6)

By David Scifres Diet Comments Off on Week 14 – 180.6 lbs. down (-.6)

Well, at least I didn’t gain. I’ve got to dig in this week and really buckle down if I am going to go under 180. So close, yet so far away.

End Weight: 180.6
Previous Weight: 181.2
Week 13 Loss: -.6 lbs
Net Loss: -27.4 lbs
BMI: 23.26
Percent of Goal (175 lbs.): 83.03% Complete

Mar 25

Week 13 – 181.2 lbs. down (-1.2)

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End Weight: 181.2
Previous Weight: 182.4
Week 13 Loss: -1.2 lbs
Net Loss: -26.8 lbs
BMI: 23.26
Percent of Goal (175 lbs.): 81.21% Complete

Mar 18

Week 12 – 182.4 lbs. down (-4.0)

By David Scifres Diet Comments Off on Week 12 – 182.4 lbs. down (-4.0)

Well, nothing like a sinus infection or the flu to take some weight off. Fortunately it wasn’t anything some heavy duty antibiotics couldn’t fix thankfully.

End Weight: 182.4
Previous Weight: 186.4
Week 12 Loss: -4.0 lbs
Net Loss: -25.6 lbs
BMI: 23.42
Percent of Goal (175 lbs.): 77.58% Complete

Mar 11

Week 11 – 186.4 lbs. down (-1.6)

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End Weight: 186.4
Previous Weight: 188.0
Week 5 Loss: -1.6 lbs
Net Loss: -21.6 lbs
BMI: 23.93
Percent of Goal (175 lbs.): 65.54% Complete

Mar 04

Week 10 – 188.0 lbs. down (-1.2)

By David Scifres Diet Comments Off on Week 10 – 188.0 lbs. down (-1.2)

End Weight: 188.0
Previous Weight: 189.2
Week 5 Loss: -1.2 lbs
Net Loss: -20.0 lbs
BMI: 24.14
Percent of Goal (175 lbs.): 60.61% Complete

Feb 28

Week 9 – 189.2 lbs. down (-.8)

By David Scifres Diet Comments Off on Week 9 – 189.2 lbs. down (-.8)

Finally, under 190 for the first time in a while. This was actually my weight Monday and not Sunday. Had to celebrate getting under 190.

End Weight: 189.2
Previous Weight: 190.0
Week 5 Loss: -.8 lbs
Net Loss: -18.8 lbs
BMI: 24.29
Percent of Goal (175 lbs.): 56.97% Complete

Feb 19

Week 8 – 190.0 lbs. down (-.6)

By David Scifres Diet Comments Off on Week 8 – 190.0 lbs. down (-.6)

I’ve definitely hit the tough lbs. to drop. 15 lbs to go.

End Weight: 190
Previous Weight: 190.6
Week 5 Loss: -.6 lbs
Net Loss: -18 lbs
BMI: 24.34
Percent of Goal (175 lbs.): 54.54% Complete

Feb 13

Week 7 – 190.6 lbs. down (-1.6)

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End Weight: 190.6
Previous Weight: 192.2
Week 5 Loss: -1.6 lbs
Net Loss: -17.4 lbs
BMI: 24.47
Percent of Goal (175 lbs.): 52.72% Complete

Feb 05

Week 6 – 192.2 lbs down (-1.8 lbs)

By David Scifres Diet Comments Off on Week 6 – 192.2 lbs down (-1.8 lbs)

Not bad this week. I’m REALLY looking forward to getting down under 190 lbs. My metabolism is starting to push back a little so watching what I eat calorie wise continues to be very important. Losing a pound a week over the next month will be a achievable. My appetite has become more accustom to smaller portions so I fill up faster. That makes resisting larger portions that much easier. I’ve found it’s best to just not put too much on your plate to start with.

Today is cheat day and Caroline and I both hit our first milestone so we will be celebrating with a cheese and chocolate fondue meal – Yummy!

End Weight: 192.2
Previous Weight: 194
Week 5 Loss: -1.8 lbs
Net Loss: -15.8 lbs
BMI: 24.67
Percent of Goal (175 lbs.): 47.88% Complete

Jan 29

Week 5 – 194 lbs down (-1.4 lbs)

By David Scifres Diet Comments Off on Week 5 – 194 lbs down (-1.4 lbs)

I knew it was going to get harder sooner or later. It appears this is the week the pounds get stubborn. I’m really looking forward to getting under 190 again. At 190 the majority of pants should start to fit again! Think of the alteration fees I can avoid!

End Weight: 194
Previous Weight: 195.4
Week 5 Loss: -1.4 lbs
Net Loss: -14.0 lbs
BMI: 24.91
Percent of Goal (175 lbs.): 42.42% Complete

Jan 22

Grilled Chicken Teriyaki with Lo Mein Noodles

By David Scifres Cooking, Diet Comments Off on Grilled Chicken Teriyaki with Lo Mein Noodles

P.F. Chang’s frozen meals are fantastic. I’ve had several of them previously with no regard to calorie content. Anyway, now dieting, I thought to check them out for their appropriateness for my diet. The problem with most of the meals is that you want to serve them with rice and that really drives the calories through the roof. But with the noodles, the calories stay relatively low at 350 per serving.

Bottom line, you can’t beat the taste for calorie ratio of this dish. I did add small handful of peanuts right at the end and allowed it simmer the final minute.  Yummy!!

Jan 22

Week 4 – 195.4 lbs. – Down (-3.4)

By David Scifres Diet Comments Off on Week 4 – 195.4 lbs. – Down (-3.4)

I’ve continued to make steady progress this week. Yogurt for breakfast and salads for lunch most days. I’ve discovered a pretty good lunch at Panera consisting of 1/2 a Smoked Turkey sandwich on wheat and a cup of Chicken Noodle soup. You can have them give you an apple instead of the baguette. Total of 280 calories. We have also been enjoying some tasty Talapia dinners. I’ll post that recipe sometime this week.

End Weight: 195.4
Previous Weight: 198.8
Loss: -3.4 lbs
Net Loss: -12.6 lbs
BMI: 25.09
Percent of Goal (175 lbs.): 38.18% Complete

Jan 15

Week 3 – 198.8 lbs. – Down (-3.6)

By David Scifres Diet Comments Off on Week 3 – 198.8 lbs. – Down (-3.6)

Yes, under 200 lbs. again and I already feel lighter. I’m about 6 weeks away from my skinny clothes, the fat bin is waiting for me to load it up and pack it away again. Unfortunately, all the easy lbs. are all almost gone and soon it will be time to settle in for the ground war with the remaining 20 lbs.

End Weight: 198.8
Previous Weight: 202.4
Loss: -3.6 lbs
Net Loss: -9.2 lbs
BMI: 25.52
Percent of Goal (175 lbs.): 27.88% Complete

Jan 08

Week 2 – 202.4 lbs – Down (-5.6)

By David Scifres Diet Comments Off on Week 2 – 202.4 lbs – Down (-5.6)

That’s right! Take that. I say “game on” to my fatness. Your ass is mine!! 🙂

End Weight: 202.4
Previous Weight: 208.0
Loss: -5.6 lbs
Net Loss: -5.6 lbs
BMI: 25.98
Percent of Goal (175 lbs.): 16.97% Complete

Jan 05

Venison Stir Fry

By David Scifres Cooking, Diet, Photography Comments Off on Venison Stir Fry

I cut the Venison loin into strips and lightly breaded with flour. I fried the strips for about 5-7 minutes for both sides and then added the vegetables. After about another 5 minutes I added the sauce. That I let run on medium heat for a final 5-7 minutes and served on a bed of rice.

The sauce was made from the following all mixed together before hand:

2 tablespoons Corn Starch
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper
1/2 cup Light Corn Syrup
1/2 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons dry sherry
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
2 teaspoons minced garlic

Added peanuts as an after thought. It was great with or without the nuts.

Jan 02

Week 1 – Weight 208.0

By David Scifres Diet, Life Comments Off on Week 1 – Weight 208.0

With the dawn of a new year comes a renewed focus on my physical well being. As you can see I have plumped up over the last year quite a bit. It’s time to remedy that. My Goal is to lose 30 lbs. over the next 6 months. Wish me luck!

May 18

The World’s Best Homemade Chicken Marinade

By David Scifres Cooking, Diet, Recipes Comments Off on The World’s Best Homemade Chicken Marinade

Brining the chicken is a MUST because it seems to help make the chicken juicier. To brine, first mix 4 cups of cold water with ¼ cup of kosher salt and ¼ cup of brown sugar. Stir until dissolved. Wash and put the boneless, skinless chicken strips in a gallon size zip-lock bag and pour the brine mixture in the bag and refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours. Now, it is time to make the marinade.

Marinade ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 cups of apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • Juice from one lemon or lime (whichever you prefer – mixing both is tasty too)
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 8 tsp of minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 cup of Heinz 57 sauce
  • 1/2 cup of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup A-1 Marinade
  • Tabasco to taste
  • 4 tsp flaked red pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder

Remove the chicken strips from the brine and rinse and pat dry with a paper towel. Submerge the chicken strips in the homemade marinade (you can use a Tupperware type bowl with a lid, a zip-lock bag or for best results a Vacuvin Marinater) and refrigerate a minimum of 4 to 6 hours. Please note it is best to let them soak in the marinade overnight. You should set aside some of the marinade to baste the chicken breasts when cooking. Remove and grill. And that’s pretty much it. Good luck and you won’t be disappointed!

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Jan 20

Week 3 – 186.2 lbs – Down (-2.8)

By David Scifres Diet Comments Off on Week 3 – 186.2 lbs – Down (-2.8)

End Weight: 186.2
Previous Weight: 189.0
Loss: -2.8 lbs
Net Loss: -5.0 lbs
BMI: 23.90
Percent of New Goal (175 lbs.): 29.07% Complete

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