Saturday, December 17, 2011
What a week it's been. Last week I talked about how I needed to get on the treadmill more and swing my kettlebell more. On Sunday night I was planning how many minutes I would swing and how many miles I would walk/jog the following week. All was good in my world.
Well, as usually happens I woke up on Monday in pain and with my plans for the week dashed upon the rocks of reality. Stupid left shoulder anyway. This left shoulder is always half out of socket (torn ligaments on the front and the rear), usually it is subluxated (med term for partially out of socket) to the rear, which is manageable and I can still use the arm fairly normally. But on Monday when I awoke, it was subluxated to the front which for some reason is way worse. I can't pick up my 32 oz water glass with my left hand if my arm is extended. It is painful to raise my arm or to extend it out to the side. So no kettlebell swings for me, it already feels like my arm wants to fall off, I don't need to swing 35lbs of iron around on top of that!
So I have been mopey all week. didn't even get on the treadmill :( They say "sh*t rolls downhill", well sometimes I feel like I am the bottom of that hill, in the "pool of stool". Sorry for the language and the horrible visuals.
But I did some Christmas shopping, which meant walking around. I walked briskly and did some muscle tensing (isometric contractions). It wasn't much, but it's what I did. I also really watched what I ate this week. That doesn't mean I didn't go all food nazi on myself, I had some starbucks, but over all I was a very good boy. My son even had to create an art piece out of food for his art class final this week. We made a castle tower and outer wall out of cookies. Part of the wall was broken down and part of the tower was destroyed as if it has been damaged during a siege. In the 2 hours we worked on it I ate only 3 broken pieces of generic oreos, not even equal to one cookie! Come to think of it,I was so good, I deserve a cookie!
Today was my weigh in day, and my free day. Today was also the day that we had my grandfather's memorial service. It has been a long day. It was a very nice service, held at the church my grandparents attended for over 50 years, which is only a 3minute drive from their home. Afterwards we had a nice buffet style lunch. I had 2 rolls with lots of roast beef, turkey and ham and some cheese. It was good. So far today (it's 6:30pm) I've had about 2300 calories and will have about 1300-1600 more before bed. I like free day! Then it's back to the grind tomorrow.
Let's look at the numbers for this week:
Weight : 250.8
Lost : 1.9
Total : 66.4
So, almost 2 lbs gone on a bad week, or what I thought was going to be a bad week. Here's hoping that my shoulder feels better soon and that I have more gumption next week.
I will leave you with something the pastor said today at the service; "live your life so that no one has to lie at your funeral".
Be good, and be good to each other!
Sunday, December 11, 2011
This week was a little better than last week. But I have still been feeling lethargic and that has led to not doing much physically. I need to get up and move more this week, spend some time on the treadmill, as well as some time with my kettlebell.
We buried my grandfather this last Thursday, at a veteran's cemetery. It was very nice, he had a full honors ceremony, with the rifle salute, taps played on a bugle and the folding and handing over of the flag to my grandmother. It was all very nice. Tears were shed.
But now onto the numbers for the week:
Weight : 252.7
Lost : .8
Total : 64.5
So, I'm heading back in the right direction, but at a snail's pace. Hopefully I can shake off some of the cob webs this week and have my first good week in a while.
On the up side, I did get my scholarship judging done this week. I also took my pre-assessment test for Strategy, Change and Organizational Behavior Concepts and scored 6 points over what is needed to pass the class. So I will start to study up on some of the areas of subject matter that I scored low on and schedule the actual test for a week or so from now. Boom, 7 units complete in a couple of weeks!
That's all for now folks,
Sunday, December 04, 2011
Ok, so obviously this has been a rough week, with my grandfather passing and watching my dad trying to remain stoic through all of the little things that must be taken care of. Seeing my dad hurting has taken more of a toll on me than the passing of my grandfather.
But let's not get sidetracked here, this place is about the numbers and the numbers this week weren't too good (not too bad either, all things considered).
Weight : 253.5
Gain : .4
Total : 63.7
So, a little backsliding for me this week. But I will not punish myself for losing focus, nor will I let myself make a plethora of excuses. Last week was just what it was, a bad week for me personally on more than just the "diet" front.
With that being said, I will try harder this week, I will put forth more effort into achieving a loss this week. Although I should be pretty busy for a while, I am going to make time and do this.
Other things to do this week: I am one of 3 judges for a scholarship competition and have to go through several student packages and score them; Also need to start my classes which opened on the 1st - Strategy, change and organizational behavior concepts and Quality, operations and decision science concepts- 15 units in those 2 classes and I WILL be done with them before the end of January! That is my own little personal education challenge :)
That's all I have for now, everybody take care of yourselves.
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