Saturday, February 22, 2014
**I've developed a grading system based on my weight, bodyfat, diet and exercise.**
**EPIC FAIL THIS WEEK
Weight: >205.0 = (0.0)
BodyFat: = 23% = (0.2)
Exercsise (2 walks, 1 kettlebell, 1 heavy bag, 1 spin session, 1 weights) = (0.6)
Eating = Didn't track = (0.0)
Total = 0.8 = D
**Weight: 209.0 (0.0)
Definitely not happy with this. At least 2 pounds of it are water weight from lunch yesterday. At the same time, anything over 205 is not acceptable. And yes, I will beat myself up over this. I am not happy with my weight.
If I can rejoice over an honest scale victory, I am allowed to be PO'd about a major scale loss.
**Body Fat: (0.2)
Have been working out regularly, so this hasn't gone up too much. Though whenever I have a 2-3 pound loss, I usually gain 1%, that's usually temporarily. Plus it nets out to a gain even short term.
This week, I'm going with fruits and vegetables (5 vegetables and 4 fruits). 0.2 points for the first one each day. 0.1 for the other 8. More than 4 fruits are counted as 4. Same with more than 5 vegetables.
Did OK. Made it to the gym 4 times. Walked twice. Could have done more walks, but that wouldn't have changed the over all grade (0.8 and 1.1 are both still D's by any student or professor)
**This Upcoming Week:
-I will track my fruit and vegetable intake and average out the best 5 days.
-4.2 pounds is a long shot, but I've done it before. If there was any water-weight in my weigh in, then it's very doable
- I will try to take more walks (exercise) and try to take a pilates class (body fat)
-I could have done worse, but I could have done a lot better.
-"Could have done worse" has never worked for me (probably never will)
-I got a D and deserved it.
-Never said this would be pretty, but wait until the grades go up.
195 by 2015.
Saturday, February 15, 2014
So I weighed myself this morning (first time since initial weigh-in this year). Didn't expect anything good. Wasn't disappointed.
Dec 31, 2013: 205.0@22%
Feb 15, 2014: 207.4@23%
The four years I was active on this site, several messages were drilled into my head:
* Don't beat yourself up
* Tomorrow is another day
* You can do it.
* Bunny Rabbits can be really big
What I've found is that tomorrow wasn't ever much different. Apparently as I was trying to hit my goals, I couldn't do it.
At university, I did well because there were definitions and levels of success that combined being active in classes and actually performing when taking exams or writing papers.
So going forward, I'm going to establish a weekly grading system, that will include 4 factors.
* Body Fat
The first two I will obviously have more direct control over, but they should lead to the second.
I will blog about these over this week.
And yes, I reserve the right to be angry or angry at myself if I don't have a good week. I'm a guy. punching a locker when angry, metaphorically (*) is part of my job description. Yelling at myself that what I did was garbage and that I can do better is probably what I need more of.
195 by 2015
(*) or literally if one's around. Locker had it coming :)
Saturday, January 04, 2014
OK, so you all know me. I'm the hip crazy cat that uses all of the bleeding edge up to date lingo (*). Fo Sho!!
NEW YEARS EVE:
I wizzayed myself on New Years Eve and weighed exactly 205.0 pounds. New Years Day I was down a few ounces. I like the non .x-ness of 205.0. It's a non-prime, non-imaginary and non-Fibonacci(**) number. It's a multiple of 5.
It's exactly 10 pounds away from my weight goal. No Diggity!
So it's my official starting weight for my one year goal for 31-December-2014.
The goal's officially sanctioned name by the Chairman of the Board of Trent is......wait for it......
"195 by 2015"
Dec 31, 2013: 205.0@22%
Jan 04, 2014: 203.2@23% (BF% always goes up when I lose, don't ask why)
Down 1.8 pounds! Tooooooooooooooo sw33T!!!
I didn't eat out over the last couple of days, so I'm sure it's mostly water-loss, but not all so. We'll see. Word to your mother!
195 by 2015!
- TD Out! (***)
(*) If by "bleeding edge", he means less than 50 years out of date
(**) Yes, he not only knows what that means, he did the calculation sequence. I know, how does he stay single exactly?
(***) OK, so I haven't come up with NS goals yet as I said I would in my last blog. I'll get there.
Wednesday, January 01, 2014
In Mid October I got a great piece of news. Something that I have been dreaming of and fighting for for years finally came to fruition. It was going to involve a major relocation, a tighter than usual schedule for a time, and less flexibility eating and exercise-wise as I adjusted.
When the news came in, every friend and family member wanted to take me out to lunch/dinner to celebrate.
I dealt with this on a smaller scale the year before last and gained about 20 pounds
My good exercise and eating habits mitigated that this time. Yes, I only worked out 2-3 times a week, but I did work out. Yes I've been eating out a lot, but I still am getting 2-3 servings of lean dairy and 2-4 servings of fruit.
I've gained about 8 pounds since mid-October and am happy with that. Starting now, I'm going back to the foods that lost me 20 pounds last year (practically destroyed any desire to eat sugar).
It's been the holidays with lots of parties and candy always available. Nothing for me to be ashamed of. It's life.
Though it's not really my goal for this year, I would like to lose about a pound every month (0.2-0.4 pounds a week). I'll blog about my actual goal Saturday.
I'm not sorry that I took the time away from SparkPeople, I needed it.
I'm not beating myself up over the 8 pound gain. I factored it in to my life when the good news came in at holiday time.
Now it's time for me to focus, figure out what my goals are, reseach how to achieve them, hit the gym and hit the fridge. In early July this year, the beach is not going to go to itself.
Just Sayin' (Yes, I think I'm the last person who still uses that term)
- TD Out!
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