Saturday, January 19, 2013
Ahh, the end to another week, I so look forward to Saturdays, the day that I eat what I want to eat! But more than that, it's the day that I see the fruit of my labors for the week, all the gym time and watching what I've eaten. Sometimes I'm glad when Saturday comes because I've had a bad week and now it's over; other times I'm glad because I've had a good and am happy to report how it went. This week went well :)
I made it to the gym 5 days (mon-fri) this week, which is good for me because usually something comes up and I miss a day. I still haven't gotten back into the strength training, even though I KNOW I need to... still doing the treadmill thing, 10-11% incline @ 3.1-4.1 mph. I do 5 minutes at 3.1, then 5 minutes at 3.6 then 5 minutes at 4.1, then back down to 3.6 for 5, then 3.1 for five and so on and so forth for a total of 60 minutes. There is lots of sweat involved.
Anyway, you didn't come here to read a thesis about the treadmill, you want to see the numbers, well I won't keep guessing any longer.
Weight : 215.6
Lost : 1.6
Total : 101.6
A small loss at this point is pretty good and I'm happy. Now I just need to get myself back into the weight room and do the things that I know I should be doing.
I hope you all have a pleasant weekend and a wonderful week.
Saturday, January 12, 2013
So this was the week to see if I could get myself moving in the right direction again. I got a good amount of gym time and my diet wasn't horrible, so things were looking pretty good. As it turns out I did get it moving in the right direction, not as far as I'd like of course, but I'm not going to complain!
My one mistake for the week came on Wednesday night. I ended up eating lots of all breast meat chicken nuggets which were of course breaded. Not cheap freezer section nuggets, these were fresh made and warm. If those weren't bad enough I also had 5 "spuds", decent sized potato wedges, breaded and fried. There was a lot of salt in those bad boys and my weight Thursday morning was 2 lbs over what it had been on Wednesday morning!
Luckily, I think I flushed all of the extra water out of my system before this morning and had a decent weight in. Let's get to the numbers:
Weight : 217.2
Lost : 1.4
Total : 100.0
Back to 100 lbs lost total (for the 3rd time!!). So it wasn't a great week, but it was better than a lot of weeks I've had recently and for that I'm thankful.
I hope all of you have had a good weekend so far.
Saturday, January 05, 2013
Hello and welcome to 2013, I hope you all had a new year's celebration that was just right for you, whether it was 'partying hard' or simply relaxing at home with loved ones (or alone even!). My new year's celebration was the same as it has been for 14 years, going solo to a party hosted by my friend and his wife. There was lots of snack foods and of course I enjoyed them :) I also brought and enjoyed some 15 year old single malt Scotch from a small Scottish distillery called Glenmorangie. Good stuff :)
So like a lot of people I snacked on not so good for you foods on new year's eve, then of course there were plenty of snacks for new year's day; sausage cheese balls, chicken livers, doritos, pepsi, chili bean & velveeta dip, cookies, tortilla chips, guacamole... Suffice it to say that I wasn't eating clean on the 1st of January. Of course there were leftovers so I wasn't eating clean on the 2nd either! My weight was up and I had Wed, Thurs, and Fri to get it down for my weigh in on Sat. So plenty of trips to the gym, a little intermittent fasting reduced calories and lots of water is what I used to cut back after a 3 day binge.
Let's look at the numbers:
Weight : 218.6
Gain : .6
Total : 98.6
So I came out of new year's week with a small gain. I know that I said last week that my goal was to be at or below 217.2 by today. What you all didn't know was that I had a fall back goal as well. The fall back goal was to stay below 220 and I did accomplish that one. There will be zero self abuse over this gain, I am proud to have only gained .6 this week after everything I ate! Also, when I said earlier that my weight was up I meant it. On Wed morning I jumped on the scale and it said 227.8! That's 9.8 lbs over the previous Saturday weight!!! Of course there were a lot of salty snacks during my binge so I'm sure there was some water retention, but still, that's a lot of weight to put on in a few days!
So I gained .6 lb for the week, I prefer to look at the 9.2 lbs that I lost from Wednesday to Saturday morning :)
I decided to enjoy myself and indulge this week and I'm glad I did. I ate a lot of bad food but it all tasted good :) Kind of gets it out of my system for a while and now I can concentrate on getting back on track and getting healthier. I hope everyone else had a good week with no regrets and is ready to hop back on the wagon and kick some butt!
Happy 2013, let's make it a good one!
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Hello and good Saturday to you all. This was a rough week, eh? These weeks that involve feasts are feared by all of us who are trying to lose weight and get healthier. We know there's going to be lots of good food and drinks doing their best to tempt us into giving in to their calorie laden siren song.
So I say give in. In the grand scheme of things what's really going to be the damage from enjoying yourself gastronomically for a few days? A bad weigh in? Big deal, odds are that we have all had bad weigh ins during weeks where there is no feasting taking place. So go ahead, give in to the temptation and enjoy the delicacies of the season. That doesn't mean you should give yourself carte blanche to pig out, but enjoy yourself.
That's what I did this week, I enjoyed the Christmas food. Unfortunately I also enjoyed other foods for most of the week as well. I gained this week and I know that if I had been diligent each day, except Christmas, I probably would have posted a small loss. But I didn't and I'm not that concerned about it. I still want to try and stay at or below 217.2 when I weigh in on the 5th of January, but if I don't accomplish that, it won't be the end of the world!
Let's check this week's numbers:
Weight : 218.0
Gain : 1.6
Total : 99.2
So I gained 1.6 lbs, actually I don't think that's too bad considering how much I ate this week. So I won't be beating myself up over this gain. If I were to beat myself up over anything, it would be for not losing more weight in the last month so it would be easier to stay below 217.2!
Well, that's all from me for now. I wish that each and everyone of you have a happy and safe New Year's Eve and that 2013 brings all that you desire.
Saturday, December 22, 2012
First let me address my poor math skills. Last week I said that I had lost .6 lb, that was not so, I actually lost .4 lb. I knew when I weighed in what it was, I knew when I wrote it down on my calendar what it was, but somehow when I wrote my blog post, I went all stupid and kept writing .6 instead of .4! I have edited last week's post to reflect a more accurate portrait of the actual weigh in.
With that being said, hello and good Saturday to you all. After hitting the gym real hard last week to only lose .4 lb I decided to try a different tactic this week. I only went to the gym twice this week! I tried to control my eating, but I wasn't always on top of it :( Chocolate chip cookies made it into the house... and they had to be destroyed! There were so many cookies, that today, 3 days after they arrived, I'm still trying to destroy them :)
So this week was yet again another disappointment on the scale. Man, I've got to pull it together! In the past I'd have weeks where my diet was good but I wasn't hitting the gym, or I'd be hitting the gym and my diet was all over the place. I was still losing weight, but I was waiting for the perfect storm of diet and gym time to converge in perfect harmony and have a week where I'd lose like 10 lbs and, in a perfect storm world, become amazingly strong, incredibly handsome, completely charismatic and unbelievably wonderful! Buuuuuut, I don't think that's ever going to happen :( The diet and gym getting sorted out and coming together might happen, but the rest of it? Pipe dream at best.
Let's take a look at this week's disappointment. Err, numbers:
Weight : 216.4
Lost : .2
Total : 100.8
Yep, 2/10ths of a pound, .2 lb, less than 1/4 lb. 3.2 ounces to be precise. Shameful, utterly shameful. But you know what? I don't care. It's too close to the end of the year, and overall I've had a pretty good year. I had hoped to go out hitting my goal of 207, but that is not going to happen with just one weigh in left, so oh well :)
My goal for between now and January 5th 2013 is to not go above 217.2 (my 100 lb mark). I figure with Christmas and New year's in the next two weeks, if I can pretty much maintain my weight through the 5th, I will have done pretty well. Of course I will still try to lose weight, but the temptations may be more than I can work off! Like they say, " you can't out exercise your mouth".
In closing, let me wish you all a very merry Christmas and a wonderful new year :)
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