Saturday, July 09, 2011
So this last week was a real diet doozy. First I weighed in Saturday morning then had the rest of the day as my "free day" to eat whatever I want. I don't ever really pig out, but usually take in between 2500 and 3500 calories on "free day". But then Monday was the 4th of July! BBQ with friends all day long. So, I had a cheeseburger, like 4 smoked sausages (giant hot dogs) and several handfuls of Doritos and some Costco brownie bites.
I knew that the week was pretty much blown for a weight loss so I cheated a bit here and there the rest of the week. And I had 3 pieces of fried chicken last night for dinner ... ummmm greasy!
I get on the scale this morning for my weekly weigh in and... Lo and behold I'm down 1.1lbs! un-freakin-believable! Woo Hoo!
Weight : 282.4
Loss : 1.1 lb
Total : 34.8 lbs lost
Awesome weigh in considering what I fed my body this week!!
Saturday, July 02, 2011
So after a week of not eating all the way clean, I feel pretty good. Weighed in this morning and was happy to see what the scale had to say:
Loss of: 2.6lbs
I have pledged to lose 15 lbs this month (there are 5 saturdays to weigh in for me). So wish me luck!
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Okay, I have changed my weigh in day from Monday to Saturday. Simple reason is that Saturday has always been my "free day", the day that I do what I want (including eating). But, the local Biggest Loser challenge that I did from April 11th to June 20th had their weigh ins on Monday evenings, so, Tuesday became my "free day".
The challenge ended last Monday and I had the opportunity to weigh in at 6 am Monday morning instead of waiting until that evening, so I did just that and turned that Monday into my "free day". Following me so far?
So I ate clean from Tuesday the 21st until Friday night the 24th and weighed myself this morning (my new official weigh in day and time). I also have a change in weigh in attire; before I was wearing a pair of cut off sweat pants and light weight running shoes and a t-shirt, now I will be getting on the scale with a t-shirt and underwear. I figure there's about a 1.5 lb difference in my attire, which is reflected in today's weigh in. Since I will be wearing the same thing from here on out, each week after today will not be effected by a change in attire.
So, without further ado, let's get to the numbers:
Today's weight : 286.1
Loss for Week : 4.1
Total Loss to Date : 31.1
Even leaving out the 1.5 lb wardrobe change, I'd be down 2.6 lbs in 4 days. Not bad at all.
So there you have it, a good loss for the week and a good total for eleven weeks.
Monday, June 20, 2011
So today marks the end of my local Biggest Loser (BL) contest. I weighed in at 290.2 for a loss of 2.6 lbs. Approximately 12 minutes of kettlebell work done this week, that's it for exercise. Officially I lost 27 lbs in the ten week period. In the beginning I had hoped for better then a 2.7 average loss, but I'll accept what I've done with a smile on my face.
There isn't another BL contest until the end of September, but the lady that runs it decided to do a summer maintenance contest. $20 entry and if you weigh the same or less on Labor Day, you get your #20 back plus a split of the money forfeited by others that gained weight. Easy-peasy, since I've lost 13.8 lbs in the last 5 weeks without even trying :) I expect to be below 270 by labor day (hopefully below 260).
I should be able to lose 10+lbs per month until I get into the 230 range I think. My previous best shape was 220lbs, 10% bf at 23 years old. Now that I'm 41 yeas old I want to get to between 200 and 210 with bf under 15%. But heck, if I continue to lose weight all the way down to 190 or even 180, I won't complain. It will feel weird, but I won't complain :)
Well, that's enough babbling for now. Talk to y'all later.
Week 10 loss of 2.6 lbs.
Total lost in 10 weeks: 27 lbs
Monday, June 13, 2011
Week 9 of my local biggest loser challenge and I lost 3 lbs. at today's weigh in! Slowly but surely the weight is coming off.
I've lost 11.2 lbs in the last 4 weeks with zero exercise (for the last 3 weeks, 20-30 minutes the first week). Eating well and feeling good, not feeling like I'm depriving myself of anything.
My back is feeling better and I think I may be able to use my kettlebell this week (10-20 minutes 2-3 times) for a little extra boost. I'm going to look for a decent bike so I can get in a little cardio without hurting my back, knees or feet.
I'm nowhere near being in decent shape yet, but this will be the first Summer I haven't dreaded in many years. It's mostly because I know I am going to continue losing weight and the 100+ degree days won't bother me as much as they used to.
If you can afford it, purchase the book "The Four Hour Body" by Timothy Ferriss, (check Amazon) it has opened my eyes to weight loss and the ideas and tips are the reason I am feeling good and not starved. Before I got the book I had 2 weeks where I busted my ass on exercise, ate within my calorie range and still only lost a total of .2 lbs. Since implementing the strategies in the book, I've lost 11.2 lbs. and not exercised except for a tiny bit.
Do yourself a favor and check it out!
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