Weekly Weigh-In #4; Milestone #5

2008/04/15 at 8:13 am | Posted in Exercise, Food, Health, Life, Weekly Weigh-In | Comments Off on Weekly Weigh-In #4; Milestone #5
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Ready? Here we go!

Weekly Weigh-In #4: 241.9 lbs.

Gain/loss of: -3.1 lbs.

Current stats with 44 weeks to go. If I lose:

  • 1 pound a week: 44 pounds (197 pounds at goal date)
  • 1.5 pounds a week: 66 pounds (175 pounds at goal date)
  • 2 pounds a week: 88 pounds (153 pounds at goal date)

There was a slight miscalculation in last week’s Weigh-In when I said I’d shoot for 3 lbs. again. I stated that losing those 3 would get me to 241. Actually, it would have been 242 so for all intents and purposes, with today’s weight at 241.9 I beat my goal for the week. I’m happy about that especially considering how the week went (although I did go to Subway for a 6″ Veggie Delight).

Here’s an update on everything else. Rice Dream continues to be my savior and I do not miss drinking milk, or having its unpleasant side effects, not one bit. In fact, I stocked up at my local store which had them on sale: 3 for $5 for the boxed variety. What’s nice about that is I can buy a bunch of them and store them, then use as needed.

I also bought a cornucopia of Zone Perfect Bars at the nice price of 10 for $10. Having a variety of them beats buying 10 of the same flavor in a box at Target. The Zone Perfect bars do a good job of satisfying my hunger while at work on those long days when we have not a lot to do–and we’ve had plenty recently.

Fruit was also on the shopping list: watermelon, pineapple, grapes, apples. Throw those things together and you have something The Wiggles would be proud of.

Nightly sit-ups, whether I want to do them or not, continue and have been bumped up to the 100-150 range. Last night was a prime example of how determined I am to my cause. I fell asleep watching the Dodgers lose yet another game and while I wanted to simply climb into bed and skip them, I made myself do the sit-ups. Once you get going it’s hard to stop. In short, don’t be lazy!

The 1.5 mile walk gets easier each day even in the heat we’ve been having in Southern California. The next few days are supposed to be cooler so it will be even easier then.

And for what it’s worth, Milestone #5 is reaching the 55 lbs. lost mark.

This is getting good. I’m a few pounds away from the 230s and I like what I see in the mirror now. My wife started a low-carb plan over the weekend and has already lost 2 lbs. I now have a partner in crime!

Goal for Weekly Weigh-In #5 on 4/22/08: 238.9 lbs. That’s still keeping my average at 3 lbs. per week.

Updates as needed but for now, I feel great and hope your plan is going well, too.

And I hope you filed your taxes by now 🙂

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