Saturday, March 02, 2013
This week is now over for me and I'm glad of it. I didn't feel 100% at all this week, I didn't feel sick, but I just felt kind of off kilter. I got 300 minutes of gym time this week but my diet was all over the place! One of these days, I may get this right.
This is going to be a short blog because I'm tired and I don't feel like spending a lot of time typing today. Also I can't think of anything witty, intelligent or insightful to say, so I should just keep quiet! So with that being said, let's look at this weeks numbers:
Weight : 215.2
Lost : .4
Total : 102
So, 4/10 ths of a pound lost this week. If I had weighed in Friday morning I could have recorded a 1.2 lb loss! But as it turned out, this morning didn't deliver the number that I was hoping for and now I'm really angry and want to do bad things. Just kidding :) It's still a loss and that's cool, just not as cool as a bigger loss would be!
Have a great weekend everybody :)
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Well another week has come and gone, the last weigh in for me in February. I had a better week, but still not great. But I'll take it. It seems that I'm at the point where losing weight has become difficult but gaining it has become very easy! I guess that's the price you pay for having lost a bunch of weight already.
I made it to the gym 3 times I think this week, I wasn't really counting so maybe it was 4, not sure and I don't care to go look at my fitness tracker to check :) I ate a little better this week, still not as clean as it should have been, but that is something that I will probably have to always work on.
Let's get to the numbers, I'm already getting tired of typing :)
Weight : 215.6
Lost : 1.2
Total : 101.6
So I lost 1.2 lbs, not a bad week for me. But after gaining 2.2 last week I was hoping that I could drop at least that same number this week, but it was not to be. But I'm still glad to be posting a loss. It isn't the loss that I was hoping for, but I'm sure it's the loss that I deserved. Maybe I can do better next week? It is up to me and me alone to make better choices and work a little harder.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Posting a day late, I was fairly busy yesterday and just wasn't in the mood to write this blog post. I decided early on to always be open and honest with my blogs and I didn't feel like sitting down and writing it. So sue me!
I thought I had a pretty good week, made it to the gym a few times, trying to find the middle ground between over doing it and not doing enough. My diet wasn't too terribly bad, staying within range each day, although eating more carbs than I really want to and not getting as much protein as I want. I think I need to work harder on my diet, I feel like I've been getting too lax in that department :(
Anyway, let's look at this weeks numbers:
Weight : 216.8
Gain : 2.2
Total : 100.4
Yep, a gain of 2.2 lbs for the week and I'm not exactly sure why. I don't think my sodium intake the few days before weigh in were too high. Not only did the weight not leave, it invited friends over for a visit.
To be perfectly honest, I was upset over the weigh in and that's why I didn't want to write this blog post yesterday. I wasn't mad, more disappointed and a little confounded. But make no mistake, I'm not going anywhere, I'm going to TRY to eat cleaner and probably up the gym time a little. At least that's the plan :)
And before someone says "Maybe it's muscle!", let me say that I have done no decent strength training lately so I know that it's not muscle weight! However I do need to hit the weights (yes, I know I've said that for a few weeks now) and get back to building or at least keeping what muscle I have.
That's all for now, thanks for reading.
Saturday, February 09, 2013
This week was the antithesis to last week. Last week I had 360 fitness minutes, burning over 4,200 calories and I gained 1.2 lbs. This week I didn't go to the gym at all, logged no fitness minutes and no calories burned and I posted a small loss. I have concluded that I must have over worked myself last week while also under feeding myself. I'm going to try to avoid doing that again!
I think next week I will return to the gym, but at a more moderate pace, mixing up my workouts a bit. I definitely need to get some strength training back into the mix (I know I've said that several times already, but I do know that I need to do it!).
The funny thing is that my eating wasn't awesome this week, I was still fairly lazy and just ate what was easy instead of taking the time to make my food and eat clean. I wasn't eating take out or anything like that, but having protein shakes instead of having food, a spoonful of peanut butter in the afternoon, etc.
So, once again, if I ever nail down my eating I'll be more successful, especially if I can couple that with a solid gym plan! But for now, I'm going to rely on what has been working and just try and make a few small changes here and there, just too many other things going on right now to make this the priority and put other things off.
Let's see the numbers for the week:
Weight : 214.6
Lost : 1.0
Total : 102.6
So with no gym time and only decent eating I was able to lose almost all of last weeks gain. Huzzah! Hopefully if I can stay relaxed (my mental mode may have also played a part in the loss this week) and eat a little better while adding in a few workouts next week will be another loss. Keeping my fingers crossed!
Saturday, February 02, 2013
Well this week seemed to drag on forever. My mom went in for her 2nd hip replacement on Monday, the surgery went smoothly. She came home on Wednesday! She was scheduled to come home Thursday but was already ahead of schedule by Monday evening when she went for a walk with the physical terrorist, er, therapist. He wanted her to walk about 10 feet and come back, instead she went about 35 feet and came back, with no problems. Tuesday and Wednesday she walked even farther, thus leading her surgeon to allow her release a day early.
Having my mom in the hospital put me a little off schedule, no gym time on Monday. But I actually logged more gym time this week than usual (360 minutes). I went morning and night on Tuesday and Wednesday, and night time on Thursday and Friday. It will be hard to get to the gym for my usual morning workouts due to being caregiver for my mom, but I can go at night when my dad is here to see to her needs. At this point she gets up and down from her chair, feeds and dresses her self, uses the bathroom without help, so all I am really doing is being here, "just in case".
I'm not sure what happened to me this week, besides what I've already pointed out. As most of you may already know, I have a cheat day on Saturday and I eat what I want. I usually take in between 3,500 and 5,000 calories (!) then eat clean the rest of the week. This has worked for me for almost 2 years. I also weigh myself every morning to make sure that the cheat weight is coming off (usually by Tuesday or Wednesday the cheat weight is gone). Then I have 3-4 days where I begin to go below my previous weigh in. Well, this week, after weighing in at 214.4 on Saturday, I was 218.6 on Sunday (mmmm cheat food). On Monday I was at 217.2, and there I stayed, between 217.2 and 217.6 all week, all doggone week! Friday morning I was 217.4... I was killing myself in the gym and nothing was happening.
I have looked back at my food intake for the week. I made some bad food choices this week out of laziness, but I didn't go over my calorie range once! I was at the low end of range all week with 2 days that I actually didn't reach my range. Now after seeing that, I have come to the conclusion that what must have happened this week was under eating coupled with tons of calorie burning (over 4,200 calories burned) which stagnated me. This next week I am going to TRY to eat better and not hit the gym as hard. I don't remember another week that I logged 360 fitness minutes and burned that many calories. SO I'm going to pull back on the reins a bit and experiment with less work. After all, adding more work didn't help, so let's try less work!!
Anyway, here's the numbers for the week:
Weight : 215.6
Gained : 1.2
Total : 101.6
So, same weigh in as 2 weeks ago. Better than I expected and I got to stay above 100 lbs lost (victory in itself for me!)
So on to the next week and hopefully Super Bowl snacks don't sabotage me fully!
I'm a lifelong Raiders fan but I have to say GO 49ers! because Colin Kaepernick is from my town (Yay Turlock!!) and my brother coached him and I worked with him in the weight room in high school. He was a great kid back then too.
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