sorry for delay, stress has had my time

5 04 2008

I eat when I am stressed, but luckily I have been working out as well. For the past two weeks, my wife and I have been going through the process of getting a new home and get approved for the loan. It’s our first house. Friday we received the final approval and all is a go.

With that said, I haven’t been eating the best, nor have we been running at all. Today was our first day back to the gym in two weeks. I weighed in at 239.5 which is down .4 from a couple weeks ago. Hopefully I will be able to get back into my training.

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life has been hectic; no time to overeat

15 03 2008

Sorry for the minimal posting, life has started to get really busy. Just finished midterms and the first couple weeks of my new job; life is really catching up with me. I went through about two weeks of being sick. The first week I lost my appetite and now I am using my shrunk stomach to my advantage. With all that said, I am down another 4.3lbs in a week. Weighed in at 239.9. Yep, I am now under 240lbs!


Week 6, Lost 4lbs!

10 03 2008

242.2lbs! So I got a haircut and I was sick for a couple days of the week but i’ll take it.

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I just wanna say no sometimes

4 03 2008

This past weekend we went for a long run in some pretty strong winds and it seemed like the wind was in our face both ways. Yesterday, we ran 3.6 miles at 8:30 after I enjoyed happy hour with some friends. This morning, I woke up at 5:15 to go see my trainer.

I just wanted to say no to all of them. Thankfully my wife owns a cattle prod.

weight loss may slow

1 03 2008

So this past Thursday, my trainer and I went over my physical fitness report. It measured everything from my body’s performance to pump oxygen through my body, body fat, flexibility and strength tests. In general, there wasn’t any surprise to fin I am way below average in my peer group. No shock there. What was surprising was that my trainer said it is possible for me to workout for the first month and see minimal weight loss. He said my goal is to change my body composition and weight will eventually fall off. He told me to not be discouraged. Of my 249.4 lbs, 185.4 was lean weight and 64 was fat weight. If I lose 20lbs of fat and gain 15lbs on muscle in my first month, my net loss will only be 5lbs. But as a result I will feel much better and my body will continue to make serious changes in losing the rest of my fat. A better look at changes to my body is the measurements I have been keep track of. I keep loosing inches. Although the number on the scale motivates me, it’s not what drives me.

With that said, I gained .5lbs this week. 248.7.

not much, but nonetheless

25 02 2008

This evening we weighed in. It wasn’t much of a loss, but a loss nonetheless. It was a couple days late and in the evening rather than our usual morning weigh in, but I still lost. I lost a half a pound. It wasn’t the loss I was hoping, but as long as my weight keeps dropping I am happy. I weighed in at 248.2lbs.

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cool running

24 02 2008

This past weekend my wife and I took a last minute trip to San Francisco. Vacations for me tend to leave any diet or working out schedule at home, however this trip was a bit different. I was much more aware of what and how much I was eating and Saturday we went on a 3 mile run through the city. It was a really cool running through San Fran. Today we set out for a 5 mile run but about a mile into it we had to turn around drenched by the rain. Overall, I think nothing was lost in going away. I ate okay, ran twice, walked everywhere, and hopefully tomorrow we will see a drop in weight.

Since we were out of town, we will be weighing in at the gym manana. Check back to see if I gained or lost.

pinched to death

21 02 2008

Today wasn’t fun. I was put through a litany of different types of measurements. And if measurements weren’t enough or different strength tests, Ian pulled out a blast from elementary school past. I learned today that calipers are not for measuring but for torture. I was pinched so many times today. Anyhow, I will find my body fat percentage next Tuesday, but I am thinking about stopping by our local university to get a true under water test. I’ll keep you posted.

Right when I thought I was done, he looked at is watch and said “We still have 12 minutes!” Then he sent me through a series crazy workouts that kicked my butt. It was pretty dang awesome.

taking it to the next level

18 02 2008

Today I signed a contract for a personal trainer for 3 months. I decided to go with Fitness Together. They offer one on one training in your own private suite. On the day I met with them, Ian kicked my butt and had me sore for a few days. I sure hope he will continue to work me over. If you didn’t happen to see the comment, but on the same day I was having my consultation with Fitness Together, the owner Rob, left a comment on this blog stating that he would like to talk to me about helping me achieve my goals. Maybe it was coincidence and maybe not?

This Thursday I will get a full litany of body measurements that will be used to track my performance over the next 3 months. They will overhaul my diet. They will give me a 2x a day stretching plan. They will provide me with “homework” for an extra day of strength training. I am really hoping that this will take my weight loss and overall health to the next level. So for the next 3 months, my weeks will look like:

Sunday : Run
Monday: Run
Tuesday: Strength Train w/ Personal Trainer
Wednesday: Day Off
Thursday: Strength Train w/ Personal Trainer
Friday: Run
Saturday: Run & Strength Train

All I can say is….. ouch.

Goodbye 250….. 240 here I come

16 02 2008

This morning my wife and I hit the trails at a pretty cool park we have here in town. I didn’t feel up to working out today. I felt pretty discouraged from a past week of rough runs. Anyhow, my wife and I derived a plan of allowing there other person a 5 second head start and then we would sprint until we caught the person who had the head start. Make since? It was a great way for my wife to kick my butt, and she did. It was a type of speed work and it was very enjoyable. We ran around 3.5 miles in total.

On our way home from the run, the wife wanted to weigh in. I didn’t. I knew it was Saturday, and we usually weigh in today, however, I was pretty sure I gained this week. I asked if we could postpone our weigh in till tomorrow. She didn’t budge. I stepped on the scale, figuring at least a gain of a pound, but not this week. I weighed in at 248.7! I lost 2.1 lbs! I am so excited right now I could eat a whole pizza…. that’s probably not the best of ideas. I will stick with a protein shake.

Next weight in my sights is 240!