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How I'm doing it.....

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

I've had several people ask me how I'm losing so much weight so fast. All I can say is that I'm working my booty off to get healthy.

Here are my stats since I started this mission:
Starting weight = 264
Weight as of 1.9.10 = 254.5
weight as of 1.16.10 = 248.8
weight as of 1.23.10 = 246.2
weight as of 1.30.10 = 243.6
weight as of 2.2.10 = 240.5

Total weight loss = 23.5 lbs since Dec. 28th.

My workout schedule looks something like:
- 5am - walk atleast 2 miles
- during the day I walk three times(typically) while at work with a group of guys. We walk nearly 1 mile each trip in the Tunnels under downtown Dallas.
- after work I try to do atleast 30 minutes on the elliptical in my garage.
- I also try to do "something' as far as a fitness/strengthening exercise goes. Typically about an hour of blood, sweat and tears.

I plan to keep this routine up through February, including Saturday, taking Sunday off to rest. Begining in March I plan to slow down a little bit and maintain for a while.

I might also add that when I walk at 5am and when on the elliptical at home, I wear a sauna suit shirt. (plastic shirt) to help me sweat in a major way. It seems to be working and I'm loving it so far. I don't feel exhausted and not burning myself out yet either.

Good luck everybody on your journey!!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SIMPLE_TAILOR 2/4/2010 10:26AM

    You are doing great. Make sure you give yourself some time to recover from your work so that you don't wear yourself down to much and can enjoy it.

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SASSYRAY 2/3/2010 11:34AM

    Sounds great! emoticon on the weight loss

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Workout Schedule for the week

Monday, February 01, 2010

Alright folks, here is what I plan to do this week and see how it works for me.

Early morning walk
- get up at 5am and walk 2.35 miles around my neighborhood
Walk at work
- I'll take 3 walks with the guys are work that are nearly 1 mile each
Elliptical after work
- after work get on the machine in the garage and do atleast 30 minutes
Fitness videos online
- modify a few videos from SP to meet my need and to atleast 2 videos after elliptical work.

Ofcourse I will watch and track everything I eat. I will drink 8 x 8oz a day or more

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MUSICFREAK911 2/2/2010 10:52PM

    emoticon Always helps to have a plan!

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MTHAMES1 2/2/2010 5:56PM

    Go for it buddy!

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 2/2/2010 12:56PM

    Go for it!!

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BILLALEX70 2/1/2010 7:46PM

    Sounds like a plan.

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20.4 in 32 days!!!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

I have to admit I'm proud of myself. I joined SP on Dec 28th and changed my life forever.

I've been walking atlesat 3 miles a day, doing videos online every now and them, working out on the wii fit plus, working on the elliptical in my garage, basically working extremely hard.

I weighed in this morning (every saturday morning) and I've worked 20.4 lbs off my body since joining SP!! I am extremely pleased about this as you can imagine. I have more energy, more drive, my head is more clear, and I feel much better then I have in a really long time.

Thanks to all my SP buddies who have encouraged me the last 32 days on my journey, that suupport has ment the world to me!!!

Make it a great day SP!!

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MTHAMES1 2/1/2010 3:21PM

    Awesome my friend!

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PKTREKGIRL 1/31/2010 4:03PM

    Great progress! Congrats!


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SIMPLE_TAILOR 1/31/2010 3:09PM

    Just keep it up. You'll be at your goal before you know it.

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BECKYISHERE 1/31/2010 8:19AM

    Great job! You rock!

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MCCRIGHT 1/31/2010 3:58AM


You are my new hero.

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MUSICFREAK911 1/30/2010 10:15PM

    emoticon way to go Jerome - will be cheering you on through the next 10 lbs in Feb!

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LEANNROCKS 1/30/2010 11:19AM

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! Nothing like success to keep you motivated!

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BILLALEX70 1/30/2010 10:31AM

    Great work!

Keep that momentum going!

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BRANDISMARG 1/30/2010 9:32AM

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TGIF - 29th

Friday, January 29, 2010

Im' feeling guilty for taking the morning 'off'. I didnt' work out this morning at home, now I regret it. I have walked once at work today though so that's not horrible I guess.

I'll hit it hard when I get home tonight.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SIMPLE_TAILOR 1/30/2010 9:24AM

    Having an easy day is part of keeping your body guessing. Plus your body needs time to repair itself.

You should only feel guilty if you take a bunch off but a day won't stop you.

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BILLALEX70 1/29/2010 2:31PM

    Give your body a rest once in a while. If you don't it leads to burnout or injury. Rest is as important as any other component.

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Changing things up a little........

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Ok so last night I got on the elliptical for a 30 whole minutes. It was a nice slow calorie burning pace. It felt so good, I decided to do that again this morning rather then walk.

I think I'll start doing the ellpitical in the morning, walking at work with my friends there, and 'other fitness' in the evening

what do ya think people??

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SIMPLE_TAILOR 1/28/2010 8:42AM

    Changing the routine is essential to getting the weight off. Shuffling stuff around keeps the body guessing.

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SASSYDI16A 1/27/2010 6:09PM

    I have to exercise in the evenings. What I do is strength training 7 days a week for 10 minutes. I target a different area each day. Then I do 30 minutes of cardio 5 days a week. I change it up by sometimes doing the treadmill, aerobics, or zumba.

I found changing it up makes it more interesting for me and I'm less likely to look for excuses to skip.

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DIANEG8 1/27/2010 3:04PM

    Change it up & keep things interesting!

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ANGELSIMON1 1/27/2010 2:46PM

  It is a good idea to change your work out every now and then because your body gets use to the same exercises. It may feel like you are coming to a brick wall when you do the same work out over and over again and no progress. change is great~~ emoticon

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BILLALEX70 1/27/2010 2:36PM

    I always say whatever works best for someone's schedule is best for them.

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