Friday, May 1, 2009

He weighed in today and the scale said...

Weighing in? whats that? it has been so long since I was on the scale regularly but it has returned! I weighed myself last Friday and the scale said 349 pounds and at one point this week I was up to 363 pounds! that 363 was at night after dinner though so it was not a real number BUT it was what made me say to myself "what the hell man, 363?? get your ass in gear" Tuesday I made the decision to rehydrate and get the intake back on schedule and by doing that showed that I was very much dehydrated and retaining water weight because this morning the scale said 349 pounds again.

I am within 15 pounds of that lost 200 pound mark again and do not plan on making that number larger again in the near future, I have recommitted myself to this weight loss/health routine and that's just how it's going to be. I have though decided that I am going to focus on fitness a bit more than weight loss for a while just to see how that fits on me and what I mean is that I will set fitness goals for myself and focus on them as much if not more than actual pounds lost. Some goals will be "feeler goals" which means that I have no clue how challenging that particular goal will be because I have nothing to gauge it against, an example would be that I have never walked the entire length of a 5k, I think I could do it but have never done it so that's the first "fitness goal". Then there will be goals that are added onto current routine segments to better said segment, like if I currently walk 3.2mph during a 2 mile walk the goal could be to get to 3.4 mph consistently or once I walk the 5k distance to work on the time that I do it in.

My intake yesterday went a tad bit over but nothing that will be life altering so no worries, I came in at 1745 total calories for the day and not more than 3 hours passed between meals or snacks. I drank 1 gallon of green tea, slightly more than a 1/2 gallon of H2O and shared a diet coke with my daughter at Subway for dinner so I am hydrated. Nothing in the way of exercise besides playing outside with my daughter after moving some big cement sand dollars to the front of the yard that the previous owner was using as stepping stones. All in all a decent day besides no cardio really, I have been considering joining a gym for a few reasons one of which is that I want to start weight training again.

Just another day in the life of a one time 534 pound fella, get on up and grab yourself a big ol glass of H2O and don't forget to drink about 9 of those today! in the iconic words of Porky Pig, Th th a'th th That's all folks!

As Ever


  1. Good for you on the weight losss! Glad to hear you so focuesed on eating right and exercise. I try to drink a gallon of water myself everyday. Keep up the good work.

  2. awesome man. Glad to see your staying on the straight and narrow.

  3. I so hear you regarding the H20 intake.. makes a massive difference for me.. and since I've started watching the sodium intake I have noticed MASSIVE differences.. as in lol lost 8.4 kgs (18+ pounds) last week (week 17) LOL though being I have a LONG way to go :( still..

    I so love coming here to read you as it's inspiring for me to see it is achievable, what you have done, I can possible do as well, so thank you :)

  4. Great job! Glad to see you back on track!

  5. That water weight can definitely be VERY discouraging. It is SO hard for me to drink enough lately. I can't stand the feeling of having a super full bladder all the time! I just don't know how I'll ever get back into the habit of drinking enough! :(
    I think setting fitness goals like you mentioned is a great idea! As I read it I thought, "Yeah...I should do that, too!" How will you measure the distance you walk and the speed that you walk it? Do you have a pedometer or something?? I know it can't be that complicated, but I'm sitting here thinking to myself, "How can I measure the distance and the speed of myself if I go walking?" I mean I guess there's always a stop watch and a map or a car drive to measure the distance, but I was just wondering if you have some fancy device that will make it simpler for yourself. ;)

  6. And...yes, I did use the word "fancy."