Weekly Weigh-In, Week 10

2018/06/19 at 8:37 pm | Posted in Exercise, Health, Life, lifestyle change, Weekly Weigh-In, weight loss, weight loss blog | Comments Off on Weekly Weigh-In, Week 10
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I had already warned everybody that this week’s results probably wouldn’t be where I wanted them. I had two extra days off, attended my son’s 8th Grade promotion to high school, his friend’s high school graduation the next day, and Sunday was Father’s Day. Needless to say, there was a lot going on.

Now here’s where the fun begins.

Weekly Weigh-In for June 19, 2018 (Week 10): 234.8 lbs.
Loss/Gain for the week: +0.6 lbs.
Total lost: 10.0 lbs.
Weekly average loss (targeted goal: 1.14): 1.0 lbs. 

Sooooo…yeah. It’s a gain of just over a half-pound which I guess, all things considered, isn’t that bad with all the celebrating I did during those four days. But it also washes away my 0.6 pound loss over the previous two weeks which is a bit discouraging.

Adding to this was my lack of exercise on the weekend. We took our son to the driving range early Saturday morning to practice for his new high school’s golf team, and Sunday was Father’s Day and I rightfully stayed home with the family. And with Thursday and Friday away from work I didn’t do my usual lunchtime bike rides so it was an attack from both sides: little exercise and too much food.

With this, my weekly average loss dips to 1.0 pounds which is below my targeted goal of 1.14 pounds. What all this means is that it’s time to get back on it (as I did today) and stay there, plus practice greater self-control around food. I’m not making any excuses this week — I just messed up, plain and simple.

It’s a new week and a new start and I think we’re done with the celebrations for a bit. Time to hit that RESET button and get it in gear. Thanks for reading and see you next week, hopefully with better results!

Weekly Weigh-In, Week 9

2018/06/12 at 10:08 pm | Posted in Cycling, Discipline, Exercise, Health, Life, lifestyle change, Motivation, Running, Weekly Weigh-In, weight loss, weight loss blog | 1 Comment
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First off, I have to apologize for the typo in last week’s post title. It should have been Week 8 but I had written Week 7. Not like anybody noticed or anything. But I did change it so everything is all better now.

That said, let’s see what this week brings me.

Weekly Weigh-In for June 12, 2018: 234.2 lbs.
Loss/Gain for the week: -0.4 lbs.
Total lost: 10.6 lbs.
Weekly average loss: 1.2 lbs.

Well, it’s better than last week in which I lost 0.2 pounds. Either way, I’m still above the 1.14 pounds per week in order to reach my goal but not by a lot. As I long as I keep it in that zone then I’ll be fine.

At work, I rode an average of 3.36 miles a day during lunch. And here was the weekend.

Walking/running:

Photo Jun 12, 9 04 33 PM

As you can see by the little notification at the top, this was my best time for a 10k walk/run this year, besting my previous mark by a good 10 minutes. That means I did a lot more running this time around which makes me happy. It may take 4 miles for me to finally get in a groove but it feels good to run again.

Cycling:

Photo Jun 12, 9 04 44 PM

Another improvement: an increase of 1.75 miles over my longest ride this year. I’ve been spending a lot less time on the bike trail and more on city street just for a change because, frankly, I needed it. The trail is nice but there’s something to be said about getting lost in your own city and discovering so many “new” places.

I did that during lunch today and found parts of the city I didn’t know existed, which made for some great photographs. I’m a big fan of abandoning your car and seeing anyplace by foot — it just gives you a better perspective of everything around you, and who couldn’t use a few extra steps in a day, right?

So that’s it. I’ve got a few days off coming up to attend my son’s middle school graduation and to spend the first day of Summer Vacation with the family. Plus Father’s Day is on Sunday but we’re not exactly sure what were going to be doing. All I know is this week will be a challenge so let’s see how I end up next Tuesday.

Thanks for reading!

Weekly Weigh-In, Week 8

2018/06/06 at 9:11 pm | Posted in Discipline, Exercise, Health, Inspiration, lifestyle change, Motivation, Weekly Weigh-In, weight loss, weight loss blog | Comments Off on Weekly Weigh-In, Week 8
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Another week has passed. Let’s see where I’m at, and I apologize for not posting this yesterday — I was just flat-out tired.

Weekly Weigh-In for June 5, 2018: 234.6 lbs.
Loss/Gain for the week: -0.2 lbs.
Total lost: 10.2 lbs.
Weekly average loss: 1.3 lbs.

As expected, this week’s numbers are nothing spectacular even if they resulted in a loss. I’m still above my targeted average weekly loss of 1.14 lbs., the number I have to stick to in order to lose those 50 lbs. by my 50th birthday.

After a week of not doing much at all, I finally got back in to the swing of things and woke up early on the weekend to do my walk and ride, which looked something like this.

Walking:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycling:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That’s a total of 25.89 miles of activity over the weekend which isn’t too bad considering how I felt the week before. If not for those activities, I can assure you that this week’s results would have been much different. I’m also back to riding during lunch while at work, averaging a modest 3.5 miles each day this week so far. Every little bit counts.

Oh, and this. I promised a picture so here it is.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes, I’m wearing black and yes, my arms are folded. But it’s the most current picture of me that I like so it’s what you get. I’ll try to get a better one this week. And I’ll say this much: at least my face is looking a little thinner when compared to this post.

So it looks like things are continuing to slowly go in the direction I want them to and at the pace I anticipated. I’m happy about that but there’s still a lot of work to be done. I’m inching closer to the 220s, someplace I haven’t been in a long time, so it’s time to get my resistance up and avoid any absolutely, completely unnecessary eating or snacking!

That’s all for this week. We’ll see what happens next week! Thanks again for reading.

Weekly Weigh-In, Week 7

2018/05/29 at 10:00 pm | Posted in Discipline, Exercise, Health, Inspiration, Life, lifestyle change, Motivation, Weekly Weigh-In, weight loss, weight loss blog | Comments Off on Weekly Weigh-In, Week 7
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Hope you all enjoyed the extended weekend. I’m a little off today because of it but I’ll manage to make through this shortened work week 🙂

Now let’s take a look at this week’s results.

Weekly Weigh-In for May 29, 2018: 234.8 lbs.
Loss/Gain for the week: -1.8 lbs.
Total lost: 10.0 lbs.
Weekly average loss: 1.4 lbs.

Alright, so it appears I have reached a milestone here: 10 pounds lost since starting on April 10, 2018. But that comes with an asterisk.

As I mentioned on my previous post, I wasn’t feeling that well and instead of going for my daily 3-mile bike ride during lunch, I simply rode over to the parking garage and took a nap for about 40 minutes. That means very little exercise during the week and not doing anything this past weekend.

Whatever it was (allergies, possible cold, etc.), it got a hold of me and didn’t really let go until Friday. Granted I was well enough to eat but doing just about anything was a real chore and with someone on vacation at the office, I was doing double duty and refused to take a day off since I didn’t feel the need to. It was just a blah week.

So the drop of 1.8 pounds could be attributed to my being sick and I wouldn’t be surprised if next week’s results are much higher. I did have my share of food on Memorial Day, though.

But as of now, aside from a slight headache, I feel almost 100% and got back in the groove today by riding 3 miles. I’m looking forward to the weekend when I can get back into doing everything I missed doing last week. And for next week, I’ll see about posting a few pictures so you can see the results so far.

That’s it. Hope you all are doing well and see you next Tuesday, hopefully with results that aren’t as bad as I think they will be!

 

 

Weekly Weigh-In, Week 6

2018/05/22 at 8:53 pm | Posted in Discipline, Exercise, Health, Inspiration, lifestyle change, Weekly Weigh-In, weight loss, weight loss blog | Comments Off on Weekly Weigh-In, Week 6
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Folks, this one’s going to be pretty short as I’m feeling a little bit under the weather.

Weekly Weigh-In for May 22, 2018: 236.6 lbs.
Loss/Gain for the week: -0.6 lbs.
Total lost: 8.2 lbs.
Weekly average loss: 1.6 lbs.

At 236.6, I’m at my lowest point since starting, beating my previous low of 236.8. It’s coming along.

And a bonus: my pants are starting to get bigger. Always a good sign.

I was back at it this weekend by running 3 miles on Saturday and cycling 17 miles on Sunday so that definitely helped. This week’s lunchtime bike rides at work have been short since I’m not feeling well — to my car and back so that I can take a nap for a bit. Being sick is fun!

Also, I ate a Subway Veggie Delite for two days in a row. They were a staple when I lost 100 pounds because I would walk to my nearest location, get a footlong, and eat half one day and half the next. It just worked and I’m now making my own at home with French bread loaves from Sam’s Club.

Sorry for the short post but I think that’s all for now. Time to get some rest. Let’s see what happens next week!

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