Two a Healthy Life

One couple on a mission to become healthy

Day 17: New Clothes & New Tools

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He said:

Three days down, two to go.  I have been able to ride my bike all this week and it is getting easier and easier (except when it is windy).  I really enjoy riding my bike to work, seeing as I used to have to drive a total of two hours a day to work and back, it is a joy.

This week is going a lot better then last week.  I bought some new clothes over the weekend (in part because it was my birthday), but also because all of my work clothes were looking…bad.  I am currently a size 33 in my jeans, and my work pants were size 38 (yeah I know) and size 36.  Plus most of my shirts were super baggy at this point.

In the past I have always told myself that I didn’t want to get new clothes until I was done loosing all the weight.  That inevitably led to me not noticing when I was slipping and starting to gain weight.  So this time I am going to get new clothes, even if they become too big, throughout the process.  And you know what? They make me feel great and they give me confidence to continue the fight, I think that is why this week has been easier.  Alex sent me an article about how there is research to back up how clothes really do give you more confidence and can effect your mood.

Just keep on trucking, just keep on trucking.

Food Log:

Breakfast: Skyr (100 cal.)

Mid-morning snack: Banana (120 cal.)

Lunch: Carrot-Ginger soup (190 cal., 3g fat)

Afternoon snack: Pear (103 cal.)

Dinner: Red lentil soup (145 cal.)

Total calories: 658 calories.

She Said:

Today was a great day for me. I “discovered” yesterday and I really like it.

I like being able to keep track of what I am putting on my salad while I make it because if I am still pretty far from my calorie limit for the day I know when I can’t put something extra on my salad (crumbled goat cheese!)… or I can choose to have something else.

You can also factor in your exercise for the day and it will adjust how many calories you are allowed to consume based on the exercise you’ve had and what your weight loss goals are.

On a day where I am not going to be working out my limit is 805 calories a day to meet my weekly weight loss goal.

I started week 3 of the couch-to-5k program and am feeling great!

Food today:

Siggi’s Yogurt


3 Cutie’s (small citrus fruit)

2 bowls of carrot ginger soup (lunch and dinner)

1 salad (spinach, tomatoes, olive oil, zucchini)

½ a grilled cheese sandwich

1  See’s candy

(photo from the web site’s calorie counter)


Author: Nathaniel Chaney

Last year was a breakthrough year for me personally, as far as writing was concerned. After years of wanting to finish a novel. Making it a resolution each and every December only to get to the end of the year with nothing. 2018 was the year of change. Two major things that happened. First was to let go of the absurd notion that in order to put words on the page I had to be inspired by my muse. This idea was thrown in the trash where it joined crumpled wads of unfinished drafts. Second was the realization that to finish a novel I needed a process in order to write consistently. There was some initial trial and error in setting up a schedule that worked into my life but by the end of 2018 I had finished two books and was heading into the second round of edits on my first. What I want to do in this blog is share the experience of being a new writer by exploring my writing process as it develops. I’ll also be posting some of my short fiction and possibly book reviews time permitting.

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