Sunday, June 12, 2011
In 3 weigh ins (May 24, May 31, June 6) I managed to lose 8.2 lbs. In the first week I did approximately 20-30 minutes of exercise. (I hurt my back that week and it hasn't fully recovered yet.) In the 2 weeks that followed I did zero fitness minutes. In those 3 weeks I have not had any issues with hunger although I am eating fewer calories than I was in the month and a half previous to these weeks.
I have had a couple of people ask me what I'm doing differently and have not yet had the time to sit down and reply properly. That is what this blog post is for.
I bought a book and I read it. The book that I read is called "The Four Hour Body" by Timothy Ferriss. In his book he outlines what he refers to as a "slow carb diet". My meals consist of a good protein source, beans and some veggies. No fruit. You eat this way for 6 days then you have a day off, what he refers to a "dieters gone wild" day. On that day, you eat whatever you want and as much as you want. The explanation is simple, for 6 days your calorie intake will be reduced because protein, beans and veggies are filling. I currently weigh 295 and I consume 800-1300 calories most days on this diet. On my free day I take in around 3500+ calories. What this does is let my body know that I am not starving it while overloading it with the carbs it craves.
The morning after my free day I usually weigh 2-3 lbs more than before the free day. That weight is mostly water being held onto by the carbs. Tuesday is my free day and by Friday morning I am usually at or 1 lb below my Monday weigh in weight. As I write this blog post on Sunday, I am 2.1 lbs below my Monday weight, with 25 hours left to go before my next weigh in. Again with zero exercise.
If my back would cooperate with me I'm sure I could up my loss to 4 lbs or more per week. But for now I'll settle 2.8 lb losses.
Again the book is The Four Hour Body by Timothy Ferriss. I highly suggest checking it out, what can it hurt? He also has information on reversing injuries, running faster, how to train for long distance running (hint, short runs!) It's a book that aims to make the reader better at whatever they choose to do. Amazon has it for around $15, invest in yourself and get the book and try his methods, give them a fair shot. It is totally working for me.
Monday, June 06, 2011
Well another week down. This week's weigh in was good. I lost another 2.8 lbs. So far in 8 weeks I have lost a total of 21.4 lbs. Of course I wish it were more, but I'll take a loss over a gain any day!
Probably the most beautiful part of this weeks weight loss is the fact that I didn't do exercise, none, zilch, nada. My back is still being cranky and I didn't want to injure it accidentally, so I just didn't do anything. I also had my venti Starbucks Java Chip Frappuccino twice this week (I did get the "light" version both times and add protein powder at home). I haven't felt hungry and in fact if you take my sore back out of the equation, I've felt pretty darn good lately.
That's it for now. Take it easy and have a good week.
Monday, May 30, 2011
Week 7 weigh in today ...
But before I get into that, I need to fix some math from last week. The gal that wrote down my numbers last week miscalculated. I lost 2.6lbs last week, not 3.6lbs. So my weight last week was 301.4, down a total of 15.4 not 16.4. I checked my paper today when I went in because I just felt like there was a mistake and I found it.
So on to today...
I weighed in at 298.6 a loss of 2.8lbs!!!!! YAY!!! I know it isn't a big number, but today is the first day since I hurt my back on Thursday afternoon that I can actually get around at about 90%. Spent most of the weekend in my recliner with my feet up, shuffling stooped over when I had to move about. And with that going on I still pulled a 2.8lb loss!!
Tomorrow is my free day and I think I will kick it off with a Pepsi tonight, sounds good :)
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
So today was my week 6 weigh in and I dropped 3.6lbs., hurray!
After 2+ weeks of not losing any weight I decided to completely change my diet and exercise regimen. From Friday to Monday I lost 3.6lbs and I am now looking forward to my next week (starting Tuesday) to tweak my exercise routine some more. It feels good to be back heading in the right direction again.
Monday, May 16, 2011
So I just had my week 5 weigh in and I am not pleased. I GAINED .6 lbs. That means that in the last 2 weeks I have only lost .2 lbs. I'll tell you what, I worked way too hard in the last 2 weeks to have only lost .2 lbs. I'm going to take a day or 2 and try and figure this out. I have eating in my calorie range (sometimes a little under, but not over), I don't feel like I'm starving myself and I'm sweating my ass off 4-6 days a week, burning between 2,600 and 3,000 calories.
This really irks me ... I was down 13 lbs after 3 weeks, now after 5 weeks I'm only down 13.2. I can understand it if I wasn't keeping calories in range or exercising, but that's not the case. Almost feels like I am being picked on by some puppet master that doesn't want me to succeed.
Screw it. This week I'm going to be more anal about my food and try to get as much exercise time in as I can. I'm tired of being in the 300's and I should have been out of them last week. Feels like I've wasted 2 weeks.
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