Overweight Outdoorsman – An Update!

Glad to report that I am still loosing weight.  Clothes are getting looser, in fact too loose.  Been having to buy some new stuff the past month.  Good problem to have.

I have stopped weighing myself and paying close attention to my actual weight loss numbers ever since I got back from my BWCA trip at the end of May.

I weighed myself the week I got back and noted in my log that I had lost five full pounds on my trip.  Let’s face it, I did a lot of paddling and it helped blast some weight off.

However, since then I have only weighed myself a few times and did not record the numbers.  I am still dropping weight, but only about a pound a week.  Moving forward I will monitor my weight loss by the clothes I am wearing and how I feel.

LIFE STYLE CHANGE – Loosing Weight

It has been six months now since I started my life style change and I am over 50 pounds lost so far.  I would like to drop another 50, and I expect I will.  My eating habits have firmly changed.  To be honest I can’t recall the last time I felt like I wanted to dine on pizza and high carb foods.  I did go to a Chinese Food buffet a week ago and though I didn’t eat a lot I still felt yucky like I had.  I don’t like that feeling, and it motivates me not to eat like that.

My meals are pretty simple for the most part and I enjoy eating healthier; more fruit and veggies, and more meat.  Fast food is a thing of the past for me.  I no longer crave fast food burgers and fries.  If I go to McDonalds I get a wrap and a cup of water.  At Wendy’s I get a salad.  Arby’s I get a wrap.

Yes, I still go to fast food restaurants.  People in my family eat that food now and then, and of course the grand-kids like the Happy Meals – but I eat the healthier menu choices when I go, and it’s worked for me to help me keep on track to loose weight.

I need to get some updated photos of myself so people can see the change from six months ago.


Never realized how bad off I was until Autumn 2017 when I was hunting white tailed deer in Wisconsin.  Loosing the weight I have so far and getting back into the outdoors has been a real treat for me.  Been having such a good time.  I’m feeling good, better than I have in a long time, and I never realized how bad I had felt back then until now.

I have a mini hiking and camping trip coming up this weekend.  A solo excursion that I am looking forward to in Northern Wisconsin.  Hiking with some limited gear (bushcraft style) and camping on a stream for a few days.  Hope the trout are biting, but I hear the fishing where I am going it not so good.

Oh well, I am going to have a good time.  Just me, a pack full of gear, and mother nature all around me.

YOU CAN DO IT TOO – Loose Weight And Get Outdoors

Stop eating crappy food, step away from the TV and video games and go for a walk around your neighborhood.  It can start small, or it can start big.  Choose what is best for you.  If you really want to do it, then do it.  It begins with a firm resolve, and then you take it day by day.

After a few weeks it gets easier, then after a month easier still.  Before you know it you’ll be looking back and smiling at your progress – and feeling good.  And before too long you’ll be camping and hiking, fishing and bushcrafting, and who knows what else.

Go back to the beginning and follow my first post here on being an Overweight Outdoorsman.

You can read more about it here as well.



TD is the owner and publisher of TD All Outdoors. He has been enjoying the outdoors since since he was a child. Over the years he has spent as much time as he can solo wilderness canoe tripping, overlanding, hiking, fishing, bushcrafting, hunting, hammock camping, and more. Aside from this blog, he also own his own coffee brand, www.folklore-coffee.com.

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