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Sandi has asked me numerous times: "I wish you would post more...", "Oh, good stuff! Post that!!"::: to post on the blog and the forums but I keep telling her that I'm too busy exercising to post . So, I decided with a few minutes on my hand to throw up a forum post about what I've been doing so far. As of today, I have lost 9 (count em.) 9 lbs! I'm shocked with my progress!! But I can tell you what it is. A combination of my calorie intake and the exercise that I do. First off, my calorie/nutritional facts... NUTRIENTS: GOAL 2/19 2/20 2/21 2/22 2/23 2/24 TODAY Calories: 2630 - 2980 1,176 1,055 1,107 1,137 1,063 465 Fat: 64 - 112 37 36 33 41 37 4 Carbohydrates: 324 - 468 167 139 165 165 135 85 Protein: 72 - 252 49 49 44 36 52 24 Potassium, K: 4500 - 6000 1,751 1,505 1,709 725 964 220 Calcium, Ca: 120 - 200 155 116 115 77 91 67 Sodium, Na: 0 - 2300 1,420 1,944 1,473 2,008 2,196 813 Magnesium, Mg: 105 - 175 49 42 39 14 25 4 This chart says because of the amount...
I tried on a pair of shorts (size 42, same size as those pants from a week ago) this morning and I needed a belt. Pretty cool! Just wish the scale would show the same results! I also eat tons less than before. For instance, I was starving 20 minutes ago. So I grabbed a few chicken (boneless, skinless) tenders, a slice of cheese and some whole wheat bread and made a sandwich. It was very good but made me very full! Just a little sandwich fills me up now?!?! Wooo, whats wrong with that lol. I stopped eating even though I wanted to have some of these chips... How are things goin with everyone else?
It was cold this morning so I decided to put on some jeans. I grabbed a pair that I couldnt fit into last year and they fit comfortably! That's what I've been waiting for!!! Fit club has really helped me reach my goal. Cant stop now... I want these jeans to "fall off" like the other ones were, I would like to be in the 30's again for jeans. Havent been there for a long time now...
What a weekend! I woke up Saturday, got ready to go out for a while. Headed to the bank, then to the post office. I purchased a PO Box. Then went home and cut the grass. Took about 5 hours. "Wow, must be a big lawn to take that long..." Well, its a big lawn but it was also the first (yeah, I know) cut of the season (I hear a Sheryl Crow song comming on...) so the grass was really tall. I dont have a self propel (I guess thats what you would call it) mower so I have to push it to make it move. But none the less, it was a great workout (espically since we have 3.3 acres) I weighed myself after mowing, and lost a nice amount of weight. Then dinner came. We had Taco bell for dinner. Oh, it was good. But all the weight I lost from mowing, I gained right back. Went to bed a bit angry with myself. Got up Sunday morning and re-weighed myself. Lost all the Taco Bell weight and a little more! So I'm glad to see that my metabolism is doing well. Yesterday, I also had to move some wood, which counted...
This was an email from Spark People today. Thought I'd share it Au Bon Pain Cherry Danish Krispy Kreme Powdered Blueberry-Filled Doughnut Scroll Down to See The Winner Which fruit-filled pastry would you eat? Don't let the fruit fool you on this one, both of these are still sugary pastry traps. But one has significantly fewer calories than the other. Which is it, the Danish, or doughnut? Let this 120-calorie difference help you decide. The Low-Cal Winner Krispy Kreme Blueberry-Filled Doughnut The blueberry-filled doughnut is lower in calories (288). Au Bon Pain's Danish packs 410 calories into a small pastry with 19 grams of fat (11 of which are the unhealthy, saturated kind). While Krispy Kreme's fat content isn't much better (16 grams), it's also significantly lower in saturated fat, weighing in with 4 grams.
So I have been working hard trying to figure out ways to decrease my late night hunger. This has been my main fall back as to why I am not sheding the pounds as I would wish to. What am I doing about it you ask? Its something I did for lent one year when I gave up evening snacks (and back then I would give something and get something) and I would walk on the tredmill for 15 minutes a day. Lost 20 pounds that way! 20 pounds in 40 days!!! Thats about a half a pound every day. But you're still asking "How'd he do it?" I chewed gum at night. That fought off the craving for food, making my body think that I was eating. Then I became an adict of gum, but I started to eat at night again and slowly stopped the tredmill. And I gained it all back plus some. Starting tonight, no more evening snacks, no food after 6:00 PM. Even if dinner is that late, I will find something before then if I have to. Its just me and the gum until 10 PM.
Well, everything started on Thursday. I started "hard core" work again on Thursday. Thats when they kick my rear with work
We have a camper (which we are going to sell) that we decided to clean out yesterday. That was a job and a half. Despite the fact that there were dead mice ...
So yesterday we had the weigh in. I did ...
Yesterday, I went to the elementary school to do some volunteering at their "Family Night." We were "treated" with pizza and candy galore... I told myself to stay away from the pizza. So I did... for about a half an hour. The candy... pshhhh that was a breeze for the first 20 minutes! I ate about a bowl full of Mike & Ikes (Thats a bit over stated). This was all before 5:00 PM. When I got home, I was starving so I killed the night with some carrots and peanut butter. Tomorrow is the weigh in and there is no way I'm going to be down.
So I've been doing really well with the diet (I hope) and I exercise for about an hour every day, unless I haven't started to sweat yet, then I keep going. But, I stepped on the scale... Nothing's changed! Not a bit. Since day 1. I know muscle weigh's more than fat, don't play that game with me... I'm not lifting weights or anything. I have a doc's appointment scheduled for sometime later this week to make sure I'm alright. Tonight, I have to go to the elementary school and work a little with the kids, there's going to be pizza... Hopefully, I can avoid it at all costs.
Workout? Who needs to workout when you have walls to knock down?
I have been doing well with the workout, I hope and I have been doing well with the diet, I hope. I workout every day (so far) for about an hour doing various things such as crunches and Tae Bo. I have been following the food guide pyramid (which is very hard to do by the way) and I eat TONS of veggies and a few fruits, if I drank any more water, I would have to live in the bathroom. What I'm confused about is the scale has taken a turn for the worse! Instead of losing (like scoutmom), I'm gaining. I went up a pound since the first weigh-in. Whats going on here?
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AHHHHHHHHHHH!!! I worked out more than ever yesterday. I knew I would be sore when I woke up but I didn’t think I would be this sore! I already posted today’s (yesterday’s really) weigh in over here and I have (I think) the most weight to lose. Or at least, want to lose the most. I know for a fact that I wont lose that much weight by the end of the fit club but it will be a pretty nice dent. Hopefully later today, I will post pictures of my workout routine. Some of the pics look like I’m not doing anything but I really am. Its just the carpet. The diet is going good. I really haven’t had to hold myself back. I did run to the store last night and got some food. I think 4 bags of lettuce will last me thru the weekend. I also got some cheerios and some broccoli. I am not a broccoli fan but I did enjoy this stuff. Alright, I think I am going to get a head start on my workout today. Thanks for listening!