Wednesday, March 12, 2014
If you had told me that by the 14th week, I could still lose 3 pounds a week, I would have called you foolish, however I just finished week 14 and low and behold, I lost another 3 pounds. I weighed in at 264.6, a loss of 47.9 pounds since starting on December 4th, 2013.
For those of you who are following these mini-blog entries of mine, you'll note that I have short-term goals, as well as, mid-range and long term goals. My short term goal was to lose 5.6 pounds this month (March) and to get to 265. As you can see, 11 days into the month and I have already exceeded that one. Woo-hoo! My mid-range goal set when I started this trek was to lose 52.5 pounds by my birthday (May 13th). I just might reach that goal this month, way ahead of schedule!
So, what contributed to the successful week, you ask? It wasn't excess walking or number of steps recorded on my sparkmeter. The distance I walked was actually about average to what I have been normally recording (35.9 miles / 89,278 steps). I think it was the delivery and moving via wheelbarrow 6 yards of landscape gravel that aided in my weight loss this week. I shovels and placed over 100 wheelbarrows full of decorative gravel this week in addition to walking.There's not a lot of steps involved in shoveling but there certainly is a lot of back-breaking strength training exercise that I recorded. As a matter of fact, that contributed greatly to my exercise minutes this week. Today, I have 2 cubic yards of potting soil being delivered and another 35-50 wheelbarrow trips to move and place it, albeit an easier task as the soil is lighter than the rock.
Anyway, life is going great and the program is working fantastically. 48 pounds in 14 weeks equals nearly 3 1/2 pounds a week. ITS NEGATIVE CALORIES FOLKS! Eating 2,000 calories daily of sensible (albeit not always healthy) food and exercising - that's the key.
This week, I am looking to lose 1.6 pounds. Can I make 263?
OH yeah... I broke 1,000,000 steps on my sparkmeter this week. On Monday, March 10th, I recorded step number 1,000,000 since receiving and tracking on my sparkmeter. It took only 83 days to do it.