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11 Week Recap

Monday, January 21, 2013

11 weeks ago I started changing my life.

Making positive choices.

Focusing on hitting my daily net calorie target each day.

And most importantly, changing my brain.

It is all about the brain change.

You know that, right?

That's what *I* had to learn.


11 weeks, 14.75 kilograms lost so that...mmm... carry the 1... multiply by the square root of time... divided by how much wood a woodchuck could chuck...
in pounds that's 32.5 pounds for you feet and pounds folks.

That's an average of 1.34kg/week or about 3 pounds per week.

My plan is for a 1 kilogram per week loss so I'm very pleased with this rate. The curve is getting closer to that rate as the weeks go on.


I started things out being unable to do any walking whatsoever due to a painful foot condition called plantar fasciitis which I have in my right foot.
I decided to focus on stretching my feet and icing the right foot each day after I got home from work.
No exercise other than some push ups and crunches.
Specifically, no walking.
This was difficult because 2.5 years ago I could run and did interval training.
So it was hard.
But I focused on healing.

Now I'm walking on the treadmill daily.
And doing kettlebell swings.
And loving them.

Did I mention I just ordered a medicine ball and one of those agility ladders?

Yeah... I had some gift cards and ordered those today.
Looking forward to adding those to my workout regimen.


My mindset is focused and strong.
Not bragging here.
It's just the truth.

I'm working every day to stay mentally strong and focused.
And to create new "default" ways of thinking.

Things are going great.


Make it a great day!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KATHIC2 1/27/2013 11:46AM

  Great job! Impressive mind set!

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LOVESTOWALK49 1/22/2013 1:33PM

    well done

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INTHEGAP 1/22/2013 12:23PM

    emoticon Matt. That is incredible weight loss. I've always been jealous that men lose faster than women. ;) I am most happy to hear about the 'brain change' because I, like you, believe that's where it all starts and ends. Keep up the GREAT work. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MY1FAN 1/22/2013 12:06PM


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GAILANN48 1/22/2013 7:49AM

    Going strong - great job! Your mindset is a winner's!

Spark on!

:) Gail

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CSAGIRL 1/22/2013 6:22AM

    Oh, Matt, this is fantastic. You ate doing so well! Congratulations!

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MICKEYH 1/22/2013 1:29AM

    You are doing great !! Way to go!! emoticon

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TIMOTHYNOHE 1/21/2013 11:27PM

    I like the kettle balls too. I am thinking of starting my own collection at home. I will tell Her they are doorstops ... yeah, that's the ticket.

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MOBYCARP 1/21/2013 9:26PM

    Gotta love those kettlebells. A year ago, I got an injury to the metatarsal area of my right foot. What the doctor said to do about it was pretty much what she had me do about plantar fasciitis a few years ago.

What I found was that the kettlebell exercises that left my feet in the same position - swings, cleans, snatches, squats - didn't bother the foot. I couldn't do Turkish getups for a while because the foot wouldn't support the lunge part; but if I did a snatch to mount the kettlebell, the foot didn't have a problem with windmills.

Life got a less frustrating when the foot got enough better to support TGUs and real pushups instead of the pushups on the ball I had been doing to keep the pressure off the foot. Then a whole lot less frustrating when I could consistently walk (and, later run) again.

It won't take forever to come back from plantar fasciitis, though it may feel like forever while you're on the road back.

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LADYABIGAIL627 1/21/2013 9:25PM

    32.5 lbs in 11 weeks is amazing! Great job!

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DOVESEYES 1/21/2013 6:21PM

    wow what an amazing loss no wonder we love your blog you rock!!!!

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BARB5970 1/21/2013 5:42PM

    Congrats on your success this far.... your success is motivating for the rest of us. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BOOKAPHILE 1/21/2013 5:35PM

    emoticon You're doing so well, Matt! All your Sparkfriends are proud of you!

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CTMOM2KIDS 1/21/2013 5:14PM

    Great progress! It's like Yogi Berra said, "Baseball is 90% mental -- the other half is physical." Keep your mind strong and the rest will follow!

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 1/21/2013 5:13PM

    You're doing great, congrats!

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DEBRA0818 1/21/2013 5:12PM

    What an AWESOME trend line -- what's your secret! LOL! I know what it is and congratulations on following it to a great success as well as broadcasting it for anyone who has ears to hear and eyes to see.


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DALID414 1/21/2013 5:09PM

    emoticon I love how you do math!

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P0KERS0PH 1/21/2013 4:41PM

    Awesome progress, you have a fantastic positive attitude. Very motivating and inspiring!

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DEBPRE16 1/21/2013 4:02PM

    That's a great weight loss - good for you.


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BABY_GIRL69 1/21/2013 4:01PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon God bless, Dee

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