Sunday, August 26, 2012
Second week down. I have lost another 6 lbs (for a total of 12 lbs). I have lost 1" off of my stomach. Not only have I stayed away from soda, and have stayed within my daily caloric limits, but I have also managed to stay away from sweets a lot more. I am not depriving myself completely, every one in a while I am eating an ice cream sandwich as my after supper snack. However, I didn't eat anything sweet 3 days this week. This is a huge change given that I was eating desserts after both lunch and supper until I started Fit by 40. My wife prepackaged lunches for me all week, which really helped in meeting proper serving sizes. I am also eating both fruits and vegetables at just about every meal. I am drinking water almost exclusively (8 + glasses a day), although I have been drinking V8 Fruit Fusion to help get in fruit and vegetable servings, and chocolate milk post hikes in order to help rebuild muscle.
I hiked twice again this week. We were planning a family outing yesterday that would have had us walking, doing stairs, etc, but it was rained out. Instead we went out to the mall and to Sam's, so I still got some walking in. For the hikes, my buddy and I hiked 3.45 miles (90 minutes) each time. The first hike, on Wednesday, was mostly down hill, with a few heavy inclines. The hike on Friday was the same path, but backwards. This made about 2/3rds of the hike a constant incline.
A few weeks ago we were sucking wind after small inclines on shorter trails. On Friday, besides one decently steep incline, we were able to maintain our breathing, and still had high energy levels at the end of the hike. This week I am going to include that hike at least once.
I am looking forward to my continued weight loss. It appears that I have lost a little weight in my face, and once again 1" across my stomach. I am really excited about getting back to my clothes fitting correctly again. and then moving to the point of them being loose.
I think I am going to go from an original plan of posting pictures once a week to posting once a month. I think it will help highlight weight changes better than posting weekly. I'll check back in next Sunday to post my results from week 3.