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Weigh in update

Thursday, March 28, 2013

With all the feedback from my other blogs I missed my weekly weigh in update last week. So sorry this will not be a terribly insightful entry but one to keep myself accountable. My kids were here on spring break two weeks ago. We had a blast. We traveled the island. Went to movies. Went snorkeling. My kids took surf lessons. It was a really awesome week. Food wise not so great. I was sick early in the week so didn't eat much but think I made up for it once my appetite came back lol.

Last week was probably my best gym week in a while I racked up 415 fitness minutes. I had to make up for having no gym time while the kids were here. I burned over 4000 calories. I also had a lot of fun that week as well. I hung out and listened to live music at least 3-4 nights that week so again it was a good week. This week has been good too. I had a terrible food day on Tuesday went about 1000 cal over but the kicker was over 2 days I had about 12,000mg of sodium. I retain water easily for a guy so that has really set me back however all i can do is drink water and watch the sodium and my intake going forward. I waited too long to eat after a brutal workout Tuesday and I ate out so none of that helped. I am still proud of the workout though. Did an hour Body Pump class, 30 minutes elliptical and walked the 2.14 miles from work to the gym and home. So definitely proud of that.

However all of that was not enough to overcome the dreaded sodium bloat so I am up almost 3 pounds since last weigh-in. I am not terribly worried about it. I can tell I am building a ton of muscle as I am sore. I haven't been this sore in a long time so that means I am doing something right and pushing to a new level. I think I have a bit of a mental block where I can do a lot more than I "think" I can. Korina ordered some of Bob Harper's workout DVD's I am interested to give them a whirl see how I do and do something a little different. Also think I may be ready for an Insanity/P90x/Plyrometric workout. I definitely think Plyrometrics work but I am turned off by the cheesiness of the infomercial workouts. We will see. Will revisit after I try out the Bob workouts. Here are the numbers...

Starting weight 380 lbs
week 8 weight 272.4 lbs
week 10 weight 275 lbs
Difference +2.6 lbs
Total weight lost 105 lbs
lbs to goal 25 lbs
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  • v LUVTOBOWL
    You are still doing great even though the scale is up, this journey is about NSV's too.

    Keep up the good work.
    1183 days ago
  • v KALEWINE
    I love that you hold yourself accountable on here! We all have off days. Just remember to emoticon
    1209 days ago
  • v LRK4CHRIST
    DUDE! U doing the thing. It feels good when you do a great workout and know it! LOL! You may need to start training for your first 10K run brother. LOL! I got your back!
    1210 days ago
  • v DEEDAYE
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    1211 days ago
  • v EVER-HOPEFUL
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    1212 days ago
  • v HHB4181
    Vacation sounds so fun, I'm glad you had such a great time with the kids. No worries, you'll lose that albs in no time. emoticon
    My brother did P90X and really liked it. emoticon
    1213 days ago
  • v WOWEETOO
    kudos to you..you took a break and it was not permanent and did no control your entire life..you had fun fun your kids will remember as being that wonderful weeks and you got back to work and analyuzed what had hjappened and paid attention to it..you didn't wait until the end of the month to start over you start over the minute it is over for sure..you are truly a winner here
    the lady mary emoticon
    1213 days ago
  • v READY4CHANGE81
    We did have a busy week with the kids, but it was a great time! I'm looking forward to all that we will be able to do together this summer!!!

    You have been doing a great job getting in your workouts/fitness minutes! I am really proud of you! You continue to inspire me to continue on the journey and never give up. :) I am really excited to try Bob's DVD's/something new!

    I'd really love to do Insanity with you!!!!! :)


    1213 days ago
  • v RIBKNIT
    Accountability keeps coming up here. It's kind of like the bedrock we need to build on. Thank you for the example.
    I see you have only 25 pounds left until your goal weight - good stuff!
    1213 days ago
  • v BIZZ27
    Although you did gain, I'm not worried about it for you... You know the reason for the gain. Sodium. As long as you keep accountable of the sodium, it will melt right back off! No worries!

    I'm glad you had a great time with the kids though!!

    On another note, just a fair warning, those Bob Harper DVD's are going to kick your butt! I'm not saying you can't do it, I'm saying THEY WORK. WELL. lol

    Enjoy and let us know how it went!!!!
    1214 days ago
  • v RKJONES1953
    You are my inspiration...(good song) I keep thinking about building a Sparks friend bulletin board your exercise minutes are something I look at with envy.

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    1214 days ago
  • v ATTACKFATCAT
    Sounds like you had a great week with your kids but you got right back to it! I used to think sodium was not an issue with me and therefore didn't stress about it until I saw my blood pressure had creeped up a bit at the doctor's office. It is so easy to blow that recommended daily amount out of the water, even with food that's not really unhealthy in any other way. Like you said, just keep drinking the water and doing what you've been doing and that bloat weight will come right back off.
    1214 days ago
  • v FOREVERFITCHICK
    I don't currently track sodium intake but I should. May shed some light on why I'm so bloated at times.
    1214 days ago
  • v DRAVENFYR
    don't be too hard on yourself. it was a break for your kids and it was time well spent. just focus on the weight you did lose and know you can do it.....big leap little set back......most important... the big leap lol........you have made so much progress...keep going
    1214 days ago
  • v GRANDEFILLE
    Yep salt is a bad thing... makes me retain water too.. I can relate to you bro. Good for you to stay accountable! that is a great thing!

    you'll drink lots of water and stay away from sodium and it'll go away!

    Have a great week!
    1214 days ago
  • v EFFIEANNIE
    I have the same battle with sodium. Having pizza, or some salty things will always add a couple pounds to me. Great job on the exercise. I am going to work on the exercise thing`you are an inspiration. Glad you had a good week with your kids. That is important. Have a good Easter time.
    1214 days ago
  • v SIMONEKP
    I know what you mean about retaining water, I take on water like it's going to become scarce or something and usually need about a week for it go. Sounds like you had a blast with the kids. I saw Korina's blog about the activities so I'm sure there's no real gain there. emoticon
    1214 days ago
  • v UPTOIT59
    There will always be events that take us away from our usual routine of diet and exercise- the trick is to get right back to the ways that have been successful and not beat yourself up for it. As for the past two weeks - it sounds like it was worth everyone of those three extra pounds. It is a "live-it" not a "die-it."
    1214 days ago
  • v TDEMAIO2
    As long as you had fun and your journey continues : ) your doing GREAT :D
    1214 days ago
  • v ANGIE_MAC7
    It's hard to stay on track when you're out of your routine, and having fun with your kids is much more important than worrying about every bite that goes into your mouth. Sounds like you didn't do too bad though. And is sounds like most of your gain is water, so it should come off by your next weigh in. Like I keep reading on SP, it's progress, not perfection that matters! Hang in there. You're an inspiration to us all.
    1214 days ago
  • v HEALTHYSLIM2
    Great accountability!
    You are doing fine - small consistent good choices, and knowing where and when we go off track are key!!
    Keep up the great work.
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    1214 days ago
  • v FEMISLIM
    Keep Keeping on. You are mightily blessed!!!!
    1214 days ago
  • v 123ELAINE456
    We all go through things like thing. Hang in There and Get back on Track. You are doing Great. Keep Pushing Forward. You Can Do It. Glad that You had such a Good Time With Your Kids When They Were There. God Blessings to Everyone. Have a Good Friday. Take Care.
    1214 days ago
  • v _BABE_
    All those fitness minutes are crazy...good for you. Likely when you get back into a routine you will have this huge loss as a result...way to go! emoticon
    1214 days ago
  • v BLAYNESGAMMY
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    1214 days ago
  • v REEBADABEEBOOS
    Food is hard. Hang in there... We all have times like that.

    Congrats on the awesome workout! I'm excited about your Bob Harper DVDs. I LOVE him. I hope you guys got the Beginner Workout. It's my FAVE and definitely NOT a beginner's workout. Enjoy! And let me know what you guys think - I'm excited/curious.

    emoticon emoticon We got a lot of this and figured you really really missed it. The least I could do was share!
    1215 days ago
  • v REEBADABEEBOOS
    Food is hard. Hang in there... We all have times like that.

    Congrats on the awesome workout! I'm excited about your Bob Harper DVDs. I LOVE him. I hope you guys got the Beginner Workout. It's my FAVE and definitely NOT a beginner's workout. Enjoy! And let me know what you guys think - I'm excited/curious.

    emoticon emoticon We got a lot of this and figured you really really missed it. The least I could do was share!
    1215 days ago
  • v AUSFAM
    Sodium gets me every time too!!! After I've cut it way back, I've realized how sensitive my body really is to it. I'm glad you had fun with your kids over Spring Break--you deserve it!
    1215 days ago
  • v ADVENTURESEEKER
    Plyometrics, whether in a class or on a DVD will kick.your.@ss. It's awesome. Dooooo iiiiiiit.
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    1215 days ago
  • v CIROHIO
    we all slip, we just have to get back up. Sorry you were sick, but happy you had a blast with your family. keep up the good job you are awesome. emoticon
    1215 days ago
  • v GODSCHILD2_2011
    You rock anyway! I'm glad you had a great time with your kids but do watch that sodium.
    1215 days ago
  • v SLIMMERKIWI
    These hiccups happen to us all for a variety of reasons, and you have had some of the variety this last week - enjoyable ones, tho' :-) Still, over 100lb gone is an awful lot of you gone - LOL!

    Kris xx
    1215 days ago
  • v KARRENLYNN
    I'm glad you had a great time with your kids. Sounds like you did lots of cool and fun things. Somedays are better diet wise than others, but balance is key and your attitude is good.

    Water weight is frustrating but I know it's temporary so it's alright. I try to drink more water and eating freggies that are water rich are actually better for eliminating salt and water than just drinking more water.

    You're doing great, keep going!!

    Karen
    1215 days ago
  • v DOVESEYES
    Great time had by all !!!

    Have a great Easter and enjoy any break you get.
    1215 days ago
  • v BOROFITGIRL
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    1215 days ago
  • v TEDYBEAR2838
    You are doing emoticon

    this is a journey not a sprint. Enjoy the process
    and learn from your mistakes and forge ahead.

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    We are all here for you!
    1215 days ago
  • v GRACEOMALLEY
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    Never give up on yourself. You may falter and goof up now and then, but keep on doing what is best for you!
    1215 days ago
  • v HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE
    Still A Rock Star!!!
    1215 days ago
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  • v VICKI-B-
    You are still doing fantastic over all. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1215 days ago
  • v KING_SLAYER
    A small gain in the grander scheme of things. Like you said, a lot of sodium will inflate that number on the scale, water is approximately 7.5 lbs per gallon! I know you're not going to get over excited about the gain so there's no reason to tell you to not beat yourself up over it... you're a veteran in these trenches brother.

    Have a great Easter weekend and watch that sodium!!
    1215 days ago
  • v ROSCOEKR
    You have come a long way, keep it up, just hope I can do as well with less to lose
    1215 days ago
  • v DEBBIE_C
    emoticon Love the fact that you hold yourself accountable. Glad you had a wonderful time with the kids & in the gym! emoticon
    1215 days ago
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