These weeks are going by faster and faster and before I know it another Monday is here. The last weigh for week #11 was disappointing because I was finally making some progress before I went on vacation. I’ll announce my weight and than I can discuss whats going on.
Start of Week #12 Official Weight – 251.5
This week was a total of one pound dropped since last week. I’m glad it didn’t go up but surely I could have done better. This goes to show a week of eating like shit on vacation can have some lasting effects. All that hard work pre-vacation is down the drain until I lose these pounds again.
I did weigh myself through out the week and dropped into the 240’s again but no where close to what I weighed when I left. I haven’t been totally committed to eating good and having a hard time getting back to the routine I was in. My life has been very hectic with my business being really busy and our house in total dismay trying to get ready for this baby. These are some problems and then you add three our four family/friend parties in a week and its sabotage!
I feel like I’ve been saying the same thing for my last 5 weigh-ins but I’m really trying to get back into a routine. We haven’t even done any grocery shopping since we got back from Florida last week so any food choices in the house are found deep in the freezer or we’ve done some take-out. I’m going to attempt to drop the carbs again Monday-Wednesday and watch what I eat the other days. That seemed to be working really good for me. I’m still using MFP as much as I can but when you go out to eat or pick on random stuff around the house its really hard to accurately log everything.
Another week past and another Monday morning weigh in. Of course the weekend did me in even though I feel like I was an angel. Nothing too unhealthy or calorie loaded but I’m sure I hit the sodium hard.
Start of Week #9 Official Weight – 246.5
Its slow but its going! Another pound lost in one week. I really cant wait to start hitting those 230’s!
This week is an exciting week for Amy and I. We find out tomorrow what kind of baby were having. That’s right! Shes 20 weeks along. Neither of us care if its a boy or girl. All we want is a healthy baby.
Saturday we leave for our Florida vacation and as much as I’m looking forward to that my diet isn’t. Cant e a saint all the time.
Another weekend to sabotage my progress. Maybe if I switch my weigh-in dates to Thursday mornings Id be happier with the results. Its all basically relative because the goal is to weigh less all the time.
Start of Week #8 Official Weight – 247.5
That’s not terrible and its nothing great but I was more than 0.5lb down from the week before. The other good part is that I’m getting under that 250 mark and hope I don’t see that come around again.
I failed at my 3 week diet challenge but it doesn’t mean I’m a total failure. Starting today I’m going to kick it up again and do my best to eat clean and healthy. The gym has really been hard to get back to but I did Friday. It was torture and I forgot how much it sucks running on that treadmill. I did a full hour but couldn’t run the whole first mile in the beginning and most of the hour was spent fast walking.
I have two more weeks to try and drop as much as possible before the next vacation. This ones going to be a killer because were going to Orlando for a few days and Amy loves her treats like pancakes and ice cream. Hopefully all the walking around will help fight off some of those extra calories I take in.
I’ve been thinking a lot about switching my fitness to more weigh training. I wont burn the same amount of calories but maybe I can do it more consistently and not be so bored at the gym. Of course these are just thoughts but I really have to get off my ass and get back to the gym.
Treadmill Stats past week
In case your curious what that tough day back at the gym looked like after taking off for a while here are the stats. You can compare them to one of my other treadmill posts when I was really into it HERE.
2 Mile Time
3 Mile Time
Total Workout – 60 Minutes +cool down
Its Monday which means another official weigh-in for the start of a new week. Last week was my transition back from vacation and I really wasn’t doing very good both eating and logging calories into MyFitnessPal. Some meals I just entered as a total lump some of calories because I didn’t feel like figuring it out or just didn’t know how. Didn’t have high expectations but I really cant complain.
Start of Week #7 Official Weight – 248.1
I broke back into the 240’s on a regular Monday after a lack of exercise and eating great. Maybe this is the start of busting out of this plateau I feel like I’ve been stuck in.
Next Steps for Dieting
After freaking out about weighing the same over the last few weeks I totally picked apart my diet and got obsessive about why I really haven’t been budging. Even though I was going to give my Vitamin D deficiency a chance to work itself over and see the results, if any, I just really want to get this moving. I decided to give myself a 3 week challenge.
3 Week Diet Challenge
After watching my brother eat Paleo last week I realized that I could clean up my diet. I’ve been eating loads of processed stuff with high carbs and sodium. None of these things are good for weigh loss even if I’m restricting my carbs. For the next three weeks I’m going to try and cut down my carbs big time and eliminate anything processed, loaded with sugar or gluten. Three weeks of this should do me good and maybe even keep my system guessing so it continues to be a fat burning furnace.
Its Monday and I hope to post a weigh-in every single week to announce my progress. Hopefully I have progress to share or this will get embarrassing fast.
Luckily today when I got on the scale I was surprised with some good news!
Start of Week #4 Official Weight – 249.1
Hell YES!!!!! I broke out of the 250s!!!!
I couldn’t wait for this to happen. The lowest I’ve been in the past 8 years was about 245 which only lasted a few days right before my wedding in September.
I’m feeling incredible and my clothes are starting to get looser on me. I even stopped jiggling so much when I job on the treadmill. I was going through some old photos, looking for some real before & after pictures to post up on the site, and I was blown away. I really have changed my lifestyle over the last few years just enough to drop some weight and jump back in gear when I see my weight climbing again.
After seeing the great news on the scale I hit the gym early to get my cardio out of the way. I felt great after eating pretty clean all day Sunday and only having some coffee in my stomach from breakfast.
I rocked the treadmill and almost nailed my goal of jogging non-stop for two miles. I would count it but I had to stop three times to tie my shoelaces. I was so frustrated with them I ended up putting double knots in.
I shaved almost a full minute off the post I made the other day comparing my treadmill times to when I started.
Of course after doing so well here my 3 mile time improved as well. I was able to keep jogging without getting really winded or cramping up. Only annoying thing was I had really bad cotton mouth.
Today I only did 45 minutes with an 8 minute cool down. I’m getting better because the longer I jog the more calories I can burn off in a shorter amount of time. Id love to hit the gym and run 3 miles in 30 minutes and get on with my day.
Here’s my overall stats for today without counting my 8 minute cool down.
I came home and drank a ton of water. Then I broke out my DSLR camera and attempted to make some lunch and put up some high quality photos for my Tuna & Guacamole on Wasabi Cracker Recipe. I really hate using the DSLR and just cant get the hang of it. The pictures came out disappointing and after taking so long to do it the crackers got kinda soggy. Oh well, got to get in the food is fuel mindset!