Saturday, October 27, 2012
So I had a better week this week, not great mind you, but better overall. I am feeling a lot less stressed out and that is a big improvement. I didn't get to the gym very much this week, but I'm not angry with myself over it and that's a good thing.
My weight was pretty good most of the week. I was on track for a decent loss, until Thursday. I don't know what happened, because I was basically doing the same thing every day, but Thursday morning, my weight was over a one pound up from Wednesday morning and that carried through to Friday as well.
Short explanation on my weighing/ dieting process. I follow a 6 on /1 off system. Sunday through Friday I am on a diet, but on Saturday, I eat whatever I want! It works for several reasons which I won't go into here, but suffice it to say that I've lost 100lbs this way. Anyway, I weigh myself daily (I know, I know), I do this to monitor progress, not to stress myself out. On Sundays typically I am 3-4 lbs heavier than Saturday morning (due to overfeeding on Saturdays). Usually by Wednesday that 3-4 lbs is gone and I am already below my previous Saturday weigh in. So that gives me all day Wed., Thurs, and Friday to remove an extra before Saturdays weigh in. Like I said, this works for me, it may not work for everyone.
With all of that said, let's get to the numbers.
Weight : 218.0
Lost : .6
Total : 99.2
So I only managed to shed .6 this week. Oh well, it's still a loss :) Time to relax, go have lunch with my son and then get back to relaxing. Tomorrow starts another week and another chance to get it right.
Have a great weekend everybody!
Saturday, October 20, 2012
What a craptastic week! I just felt like crap all week, stressed out over little things, angry with my son over grades and his overall lazy attitude lately. Plus I just never felt "right" all week, which made everything else worse. My weight refused to come down and that made me angrier and more stressed... like a crappy perpetual motion machine, I kept going around and around.
But the week has come to an end at last and I ended up not gaining weight, so that was good. Here's the numbers:
Weight : 218.6
Lost : 1.2
Total : 98.6
An actual loss when I was expecting a gain. Ill take it. Hoping for a better week next week, in all aspects.
I think I'm going to cut this short and put my feet up and watch something on Netflix, try and enjoy my afternoon.
Saturday, October 06, 2012
It's Saturday again! Yesterday was the first day that my calves finally felt better, not 100% yet, but they didn't hurt and I was able to walk normally. Feels good to walk like a human again instead of some weird flat footed primate who cringed going up or down steps.
I didn't have high hopes for weight loss this week, due to the fact that I only went to the gym once, on Monday. I went thinking that I could walk on the treadmill and work out the soreness in my calves. I walked for 1 hour (@ 3mph) and felt pretty good the whole time. But a few minutes after getting off of the treadmill, my calves started to knot up and were just as sore as they had been on Sunday. Walking was a little painful all week so I just stayed out of the gym all together. I lightly stretched and walked short distances at home, trying to loosen them up.
My diet wasn't all that great either this week. Ate a few things that I shouldn't have, and took in more calories than I should have a few times. Normally not too bad, but with no gym time to work off the extras, I expected to be up 1-2 lbs this week. But that was not to be.
On to the numbers:
Weight : 218.2
Lost : 1
Total : 99
So a one pound loss in a week that I expected to gain a pound. That's a win I will take each and every time! Now that my calves aren't hurting I plan on getting into the gym this week and getting back to work, hopefully I can continue moving the scale downwards for a while longer. I have 11 lbs to go to reach my initial goal of 207. Once I get there I will re-examine where I am and where I feel I should go. I'm currently leaning towards moving the goal line another 10 lbs down, but I will wait until I reach the current goal line to make that decision.
Everyone, enjoy the rest of your weekend and the week ahead.
Tuesday, October 02, 2012
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A good video shot by a competitor at the event that I did:
I have some pics I can share from my epic adventure, known as Tough Mudder. "Probably the toughest event on the planet".
Before starting out, My friend Mike and I looking confident.
Straddling one of the "Berlin Walls".
Low crawling under barbed wire, "Kiss of Mud"
Traversing the "Mud Mile". Several mud filled ditches with slick, muddy mounds between them.
"Mud Mile" aftermath. (Mud Mile was actually about 50 yards)
Random people coming through "Electro Shock Therapy". Hanging wires with 10,000 volts of electricity in them. It was dark when I get here, but my son got pics of others going through it. By the way, when it hits you, you really know it, some people get knocked out!
The after picture.
Our new friends, Juan and Shannon. Both Navy corpsmen in their early 20's. She did the Mudder barefoot, and a few times when the path became too rocky or thorny, Juan would put her on his back and carry her. Truly, these 2 were beasts out there, but they were also kind and friendly.
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