Saturday, March 10, 2012
Well, it's week 48 and I have had a substandard 2+ months. Plateaus and up and down weights have been the norm for me lately. But today is something new. I think my digital scale gave out from all of the stress I've given it.
I had a pretty good week for me, I ate decently and spent more time in the gym sweating than I have been as of late. I had high hopes for a loss this week, at least a pound or so. But this morning when I got on the scale it just didn't want to cooperate. I must stepped on the scale a dozen or more times this morning, just being amazed at what it was doing. At first it said that I was up over 5 lbs, then I was up 4 lbs. Eventually it told me I was up, down and neutral, all in the span of about 3 minutes. I moved it around the tile floor thinking maybe it was just not on a totally flat spot, but nothing got it to show the same weight twice in a row.
So I said the hell with it. Got dressed and went about my day. Oh well, I'll take a look at it later on, check batteries and make sure it's clean inside the battery compartment. But as for this week, there's no weigh in to report on.
So here's the numbers:
Why are you even reading this,
I told you I didn't weigh in today.
You have wasted your time here.
I'm just going to keep on doing what I was doing this week and hopefully I'll have my scale straightened out, or replaced by next weekend and then I can report a loss. FIngers crossed!
"Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul" - Gen. Douglas MacArthur
Saturday, March 03, 2012
I'm feeling like George Jetson ... "Jane, get me off this crazy thing".
Last weeks' road to recovery turned out to be a cul-de-sac. I let myself get too distracted, too hungry and ate too much while having not enough focus, enough drive, or enough sweat pour off of me at the gym.
This week I had to write a resume and prepare for an open interview with a large national coffee company, spend half a day standing around with 130 or so other hopefuls waiting for my number to be called so I could sit down and actually get interviewed. Missed the gym that day.
I've also been trying to figure out how to get my 15 year old son into summer school. Mind you, his grades are good, 3.3 gpa, but he wants to knock out some required courses over the next 2 summers so he can either graduate early or at least have an senior filled with fun classes. But due to budget constraints they are not allowing any student that does not NEED summer school to take summer school. Makes no sense, they will be having algebra 2, and other courses available for students who have flunked them during the year, but they won't let him in to take them of his own accord. The teacher will already be there, getting paid, my son's presence will not add to any costs for the school. It's hard to teach kids to be go-getter's, to reach for goals, when the one place that they have the opportunities to work harder won't allow them to do so.
enough ranting. I just plain screwed up this week. It's so easy to slack off a little when you're seeing good results. I weighed myself on Tuesday morning and I was 242.5. I thought "Great!, this is going to be a good week". Boy was I wrong. Too many carbs the last three days and too many calories and too little hard work. I have got to straighten myself out, I'm going nuts being in the 240's for over 2 months now.
Anyway, here's the numbers:
Weight : 244.2
Gain : .5
Total : 73.0
I know it's just half a pound, but I really thought I had turned a corner after last week and was headed nowhere but down. So that half pound gain is just like a kick in the stomach. I'm pretty angry with myself right now. Of course that will pass by this evening because I know that I can't change the past, I can only dictate what I will with the future. I have to just put one foot in front of the other and make it happen.
Oh, and after my interview I was told that they would contact the people that they wanted to hire by Monday. I haven't heard from them yet and doubt if they will be making any calls on Sunday.
“In brightest day, in blackest night,
No evil shall escape my sight
Let those who worship evil’s might,
Beware my power… Green Lantern’s light!”
Saturday, February 25, 2012
It was a much better week...
I got a little of my mojo back this week. Maybe not 100%, but enough to make a difference. I pushed myself harder in the gym, both in strength training and aerobic work. I was also more diligent with my food intake and overall consumed more water.
I wasn't sure how this week was going to go, I had a test scheduled for Friday for an 8 unit class and I was pretty stressed about it all week. The class was "Quality, Operations and Decision Science Concepts". All about ISO standards, Six Sigma, Total Quality Management, etc., a real bear of a class even for a guy who ran a high 6 figure business for several years!
Anyway, I passed the test (it was close though) and can chalk up 8 more units towards my degree. For those keeping score at home, that's 71 units in 15 months. I like working at my own pace :)
So the real reason any of you have come here isn't to listen to me brag about my academic accomplishments, it's to see how I did this week in the realm of body recomposition. So without further adieu, let's look at the numbers:
Weight : 243.7
Loss : 3.1
Total : 73.5
Yay me! For this week at least I have gotten back on track, now to see if I can get 2 weeks back to back with a loss.
Thanks for reading. I'm off to find stuff to do.
"What we do in this life, echoes in eternity." Russell Crowe- Gladiator
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Wow, what a terrible week.
I just felt crappy all week. I don't know if I'm coming down with something or if it's just all of the stress of my life finally caught up with me, but it's been a bad week. My diet was all over the place, I had no enthusiasm in the gym and spent less time there because of it. I've been in pain from my shoulder to my back to my hip. When it hurts or is uncomfortable to do something, you just don't put as much effort into it.
I have felt hungry all week, which is not like me. I ended up snacking too much, taking in too many carbs and just plain failing at eating right. I almost feel like there's a light fog in my head, I feel slow and lethargic.
To the numbers
Weight : 246.8
Gain : 2.7
Total : 70.4
Yep, I gained 2.7lbs this week. I think (at least I hope) it's mostly water weight from taking in too many carbs. But either way, it's damn disappointing. I feel like I have let myself down and what's worse is that I feel that I have let a lot of you down as well.
Okay, it's time to take a break from the computer for a while. This afternoon I will be looking back at my food choices for the week to see what mistakes I made. I will also try harder to get more time in the gym. I still have a ways to go on this journey and I really want to finish what I started.
"Only the dead have seen the end of war" - George Santayana
Saturday, February 11, 2012
I promise to keep it much shorter this week!
Pretty good week overall. Walked a few miles throughout the week, had a good hard strength training workout on Wednesday. Friday I had my partners and I do a Tabata style workout on the spin bikes. We did 15 seconds all out sprint and 45 seconds moderate pedaling. We did that for 10 minutes and were completely wobbly and gasping for air by the end. A good time was had by all.
On Tuesday I went to the local sales yard (flea market) and bought lots of fresh fruit and veggies. It was windy and kept trying to sprinkle so there was only about 1/10 the normal crowd, was very nice.
So without further adieu, let's look at the numbers, shall we?
Weight : 244.1
Lost : 1.8
Total : 73.1
Pretty good week for me. Hopefully I can keep this train on the rails and keep heading in the right direction.
"I'm in lesbians with you" Scott Pilgrim vs The World
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