Weekly Weigh-In, Week 14

2018/07/18 at 9:49 pm | Posted in Exercise, Health, Life, lifestyle change, Weekly Weigh-In, weight loss, weight loss blog | Comments Off on Weekly Weigh-In, Week 14
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Ugh, let’s just get to it.

Weekly Weigh-In for July 17, 2018 (Week 14): 234.5 lbs.
Loss/Gain for the week: +1.5 lbs.
Total lost: 10.3 lbs.
Lean weight: 159.0
Weekly average loss (targeted goal: 1.14): 0.7 lbs.

Last week was rough, even more rough than the previous week. Without getting into details, I ate a lot — I tend to do this when I’m either angry or stressed, and this weekend I was most certainly stressed with what was happening in my life.

But despite all of that, I managed to go to the gym early each weekend morning where I ran 5k on the treadmill both days plus rode the stationary bike and did some ad crunches. I felt those for days afterward. The treadmill runs left me soaked from head to shoulders, definitely a good thing.

And while I’m getting more and more disappointed at my results, I’m going to give this one last try before I have a decision to make: stop blogging about it and really, really focus on losing the weight or quite simply, quit. I’m by no means a quitter but when you’re trying your best to get results and there’s very little to show for your efforts, that seems to be the only logical option. I’d hate to see myself do this but it’s becoming a more likely scenario.

One last-ditch effort is to keep track of my lean weight, or muscle mass (included in the stats at the top). I wouldn’t mind the gain if it were muscle which is why I’m going to start keeping track of it. Keep a eye on that for at least the next couple of weeks while I decide what to do here.

So that’s it. Hopefully there will be some better news next week.



Weekly Weigh-In, Week 13

2018/07/11 at 10:16 pm | Posted in Discipline, Exercise, Health, lifestyle change, Weekly Weigh-In, weight loss, weight loss blog | Comments Off on Weekly Weigh-In, Week 13
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Will the Week 13 be unlucky for me? Let’s find out.

Weekly Weigh-In for July 10, 2018 (Week 13): 233.0 lbs.
Loss/Gain for the week: 0.0 lbs.
Total lost: 11.8 lbs.
Weekly average loss (targeted goal: 1.14): 0.9 lbs.

I seem to recall saying in my last post that I was committed to losing 3 pounds this week so that I could get myself to 230. Well, that obviously didn’t happen. Granted it was very ambitious to begin with but this week I didn’t even drop a single pound — or even half of that.

I’m frustrated and annoyed with myself, especially now that my weekly average has dropped well below my targeted average of 1.14 lbs. I have 30 weeks left to reach my goal and that sounds like plenty of time but in order for me to reach it, I’ve made some changes.

First, I’m restricting myself from the elevator at the office. I work on the second floor and usually take the elevator but no more. Those extra steps will help out as will every little bit of extra movement I can get.

Second, I’ve gotten a membership to Planet Fitness. They are having a great deal that ends July 12: $10/month with $1 down, no commitment, and an annual membership fee of $40. It’s the basic membership that has some restrictions but if you’re just looking to get a good workout without the frills, you can’t beat it. I used to have a membership but canceled it because my location wasn’t open 24 hours yet. I like to get up early but apparently they didn’t. They’ve since changed to 24 hours and I’m okay with that.

I may have said in the past that I didn’t really need a gym but the weather out here has been downright dreadful. Last week, one day reached 114 degrees — I’m not exercising in that! I figure I can do a little of everything while I’m there also. This will be my new weekend routine and while I’ll miss going outdoors to run and ride, I’m not going to put myself at risk of getting heatstroke.

So that’s it. Time to turn it up — haven’t I said that already? — and get serious. Hopefully next week I’ll have better results. If I don’t, well, I’ll have to sit down and really figure out what’s going on.

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