Weight Control – 2010
I will post pictures of me every week until I reach my goal of 160 lbs. I am doing this to motivate myself as well as others. I started at 229 lbs on June 1. The pictures will have how much I weighed at the time the picture was taken.
July 29, 2010 – Working out was limited and I went out to eat a few times as opposed to staying home and cooking something sensible.
August 2, 2010 – Working out increased and included swimming twice. (I will try to swim every day if possible.)
August 5, 2010 – Maintained workout plan and increased swimming to make up for extra meal on Tuesday.
August 8, 2010 – Fell off the eating wagon Friday and the exercise wagon yesterday. Went back on the eating plan Saturday and the exercise plan today. My focus and determination are back.
August 12, 2010 – Stayed the course with the diet, My workouts were disappointing Tuesday and Wednesday, but had my most productive workout in a while today.
August 15, 2010 – Sometimes life gets in the way of what you want to do in life. I had been down to 214 lbs.. Yesterday was the first time I did not go to the gym at all in a while. My day started with a two-hour trip for a funeral, an one-hour trip to visit my father’s final resting place, a two-hour trip back to my nephew-in-law’s 30th birthday party. There was food at the reception following the funeral and at the birthday party. My food intake was a bit more than I would have liked (the six “pigs-in-a-blanket” did me in)
August 19, 2010 – What happens when diet and exercise are on course: 3.6 lbs lost in 4 days.
August 22, 2010 – Saturdays have not been the best of days for me recently. I was still able to drop a pound since Thursday.
August 26, 2010 – I started switching dinner and lunch portions and it seems to be working. I eat a bigger lunch and a lighter dinner.
August 29, 2010 – Food intake target was good, but exercise had a setback (especially on Friday). I was not in the mood to fight the mental obstacles on the treadmill on Friday and the weight machines were not much better. Saturday was good treadmill, bad weights. Today I got it back in stride.
September 2, 2010 – It hes been a bad period for exercise. I am trying every day, but I am not getting what I would like accomplished. I added popcorn to my food intake, but am still where I can lose weight.
September 5, 2010 – Had the most intense workout yesterday to make up for a poor performance Friday. Friday was also a bad day foodwise as I went 200 calories over my target.
September 9, 2010 – I was in a funk from Sunday through Tuesday. I had a hard time finishing anything (especially the treadmill, which I had quit often. Having a huge serving of Beef Stroganoff over noodles was bad for calories, but it got me out of the funk.
September 13, 2010 – The picture got delayed a day because my schedule was chaotic. My workouts weren’t as long as they had been, but have been more intense. A slight deviation in my meal planning as I ate before and after working out on Sunday.
September 16, 2010 – I went way off Monday by eating my usual meals plus three slices of pizza and some wings.
September 19, 2010 – Metabolism gone awry. I’m on track with nutrition and exercise. Despite this, I gained weight on Friday. I stayed the course and lost weight today.
September 23, 2010 – Treadmill is getting more difficult to accomplish as I increase the incline by 0.1° every time I’m able to last a half-hour. I am currently at 10.7° at 3.5 mph.
September 27, 2010 – All-around FAIL. I was too busy to hit the gym during the weekend. Sunday was a birthday party with tons of food.
September 30, 2010 – I think I have reached my current peak on the treadmill. It is taking more attempts to finish a given session. The current settings are 3.5 mph at a 10.8 degree incline for 30 minutes. (The 30 minutes is set in stone as my gym has a 30-minute limit.) Food intake has resumed at proper levels.
October 4, 2010 – I was totally thrown off yesterday. my time at the guy was minimal on Saturday and I did not go on Sunday. My diet on Sunday was stadium concession stand food. Not only was it high in calories, but not very filling.
Good things happen when I stay the course and get to set out what I intend to do.
October 11, 2010 – I woke up Saturday morning at 199.6 lbs, finally breaking the 200 lb. mark. I did not get to go to the gym though. I ate a bit less, but more than I burned off.
October 14, 2010 – Pretty solid with the workouts, but I ate like a pig on Tuesday. The weight includes the sausage and egg sandwich I ate before weighing myself. (I don’t usually eat until after I weigh myself.)
October 18, 2000 – I finally cracked the 200-pound barrier. I knew Saturday was going to be a day I couldn’t work out an entire session, so I compensated by eating less. I might have been weighing less now, but I didn’t plan on Sunday being the same way with the sessions so I ate normally.
Morning workouts have been outstanding. Afternoon workouts have sucked. I am working on improving my stamina. Food intake was good Monday and Wednesday, but I went a bit overboard on Tuesday.
October 28, 2010 – A brief lapse in food management as I tried to quit smoking led to an overwhelming desire to eat. After a day of bitterness, I caved in and ate well over my 1800 calorie limit. I soon went back to smoking and food intake and workouts were both good the rest of the week.
December 16, 2010 – Sometimes life gets in the way. My brother-in-law is in serious condition. (He is now doing better.) Then Thanksgiving got in the way, then I went away, then I got lazy. I finally got back on course last week after peaking at 203 lbs the Monday after Thanksgiving.
December 23, 2010 – The best week I have had in a long time. I had to change things a bit to make a plan I can stick with that will allow me to get to 150 lbs.
December 30, 2010 – Despite Christmas feasting and missing two days of working out (One due to Christmas and one due to illness), I was able to lose almost a pound.