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Saturday, October 06, 2012

It's Saturday again! Yesterday was the first day that my calves finally felt better, not 100% yet, but they didn't hurt and I was able to walk normally. Feels good to walk like a human again instead of some weird flat footed primate who cringed going up or down steps.

I didn't have high hopes for weight loss this week, due to the fact that I only went to the gym once, on Monday. I went thinking that I could walk on the treadmill and work out the soreness in my calves. I walked for 1 hour (@ 3mph) and felt pretty good the whole time. But a few minutes after getting off of the treadmill, my calves started to knot up and were just as sore as they had been on Sunday. Walking was a little painful all week so I just stayed out of the gym all together. I lightly stretched and walked short distances at home, trying to loosen them up.

My diet wasn't all that great either this week. Ate a few things that I shouldn't have, and took in more calories than I should have a few times. Normally not too bad, but with no gym time to work off the extras, I expected to be up 1-2 lbs this week. But that was not to be.

On to the numbers:

Weight : 218.2
Lost : 1
Total : 99

So a one pound loss in a week that I expected to gain a pound. That's a win I will take each and every time! Now that my calves aren't hurting I plan on getting into the gym this week and getting back to work, hopefully I can continue moving the scale downwards for a while longer. I have 11 lbs to go to reach my initial goal of 207. Once I get there I will re-examine where I am and where I feel I should go. I'm currently leaning towards moving the goal line another 10 lbs down, but I will wait until I reach the current goal line to make that decision.

Everyone, enjoy the rest of your weekend and the week ahead.

Ken Heaston
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    Sounds like you did great despite thinking you were going to gain! Always good to find out you were wrong about that at least! Nice work!
    1960 days ago
    emoticon emoticon You are doing a great job! Sounds like your calves are almost ready to hit the ground running again :)
    1961 days ago
    1 lb down is awesome! Keep it going in the right direction! You'll be back at your lowest in no time. You're committed - it's going to happen!

    Have a great week and hope your calves are feeling better!
    1962 days ago
    Awesome job Bro!!!! Your body probably needed those extra calories after the beating it endured lol!! Great job you are almost back to your lowest weight you will be there by next week!!! Have a great week and continue to heal up!!!
    1962 days ago

    With the calves almost back to normal, you're in a good position to rock this coming week!
    1964 days ago
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    1964 days ago
    emoticon emoticon Awesome Job Buddy! See sometimes our bodies need rest to recover and heal! Glad the calves are feeling better. I felt like that after my 112 Flight stair climb ... lol walking down stairs was the worst .....

    you should try a foam roller. I think once I have the money I am going to invest in one!

    How much total have you lost now almost!?
    1964 days ago
    FANTASTIC!! and glad the calves are feeling better, too!
    1965 days ago
    That is great a 1 pound loss when expecting a 1 pound gain... It's like a 2 pounds loss!!!!

    Good to hear you feel better and will be able to train this week

    Have a great one!
    1965 days ago
    Way to go for a week when your body was recovering from the abuse of the Tough Mudder! Congratulations on your weight loss this week!
    1965 days ago
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    You must have really beat yourself up man! Thank goodness you didn't reward yourself with bad food choices ( mostly cause you couldn't walk to the frig) and therefore you lost a pound emoticon ...way to go Ken.
    1965 days ago
    That's great! I'm glad to hear your walking better and slowly, getting back into the gym. Keep up the great work and be careful as you recover.
    1965 days ago
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