Weekly Weigh-In, Week 2

2018/04/24 at 10:22 pm | Posted in Exercise, Health, Life, lifestyle change, Motivation, Weekly Weigh-In, weight loss, weight loss blog | Comments Off on Weekly Weigh-In, Week 2
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It’s been yet another week, folks. Let’s see what’s happened in that time.

Weekly Weigh-In for April 24, 2018: 239.2 lbs.
Loss/Gain for the week: -2.2 lbs.
Total lost: 5.6 lbs.
Weekly average loss: 2.8 lbs.

And there’s your Tale of the Tape for this week. A loss of 3.4 and 2.2 lbs. respectively isn’t a bad way to start but having gone through this before, I know this is something I should not get used to. Things can change drastically in to time flat which makes it all the more important for me to be disciplined in both my eating and exercising. I’m not expecting these kinds of losses as I continue but if I can hit my average loss of 1.14 lbs. per week, things will be fine.

It was a pretty busy weekend for the family in that we decided to clean up the backyard for the summer. That meant pulling weeds, trimming trees, and just a lot of sweating in general. Every little bit helps and that yardwork definitely played a part in this week’s loss.

Of course, my Saturday 3-mile run/walk and Sunday 18-mile bike ride didn’t hurt, either.

If you go back to my first weigh-in over 10 years ago, you’ll notice that I talk about how I decided to give up diet sodas. They were my one vice and knew I had to give them up if I wanted to change things. While I may now drink one on occasion I’m nowhere near what I used to be, that is drinking a case of 12 cans or more each week.

But as things started to spiral out of control and my weight rise, I found myself falling into my old habits and buying them again. To combat that, I made the switch to sparkling water over the last year. It’s a flavor — or lack thereof — you need to get used to before you can really enjoy it and if you’re expecting the flavored ones to taste like a soda, you’re going to be disappointed! I still drink my share of regular water but sparkling water is now my diet soda alternative.

Some are better than others. Arrowhead is the old standby since it’s rather inexpensive and available pretty much everywhere. When it’s on sale (or when I think to add it to my monthly home water delivery), I will buy my share of San Pellegrino in a bottle since I’m not a fan of the flavored stuff in a can — which has almost as many calories and carbs as a can of Pepsi. Another favorite is Topo Chico but it’s apparently not available everywhere. If you can find it, get it and serve it chilled. Good stuff.

But with the recent office remodel, one of the upgrades was the addition of a sparkling water dispenser. That pretty much made my day so now I don’t have to buy any for work.

Well, I think I’m going to end it here. Honestly, I was dozing off well before I got up to write this and currently feel myself getting a bit sleepy. That’s two weeks of weigh-ins in the books and things are looking up.

If you’re in the same boat, remember: you can do this! It’s not going to be easy but you’ll get there, and so will I.

Oh, one last thing. I no longer own the 200by40.com domain so I had to change the banner to a more generic one so as not to impede on anyone’s business. But it looks like nobody has bought it, either.

Stay focused and see you next week!

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