WEIGHT TO GO!

It’s weigh in day!

Before I even stepped on the scale I knew that I had lost weight.  I felt lighter.  I felt more energetic.  The week for me was not without its challenges though.  There were times I absolutely did not want to go to the gym.  That is where having a workout partner paid off.  

I had fast food cravings a few times in the week (especially when my job brought pizza in for us!).  Discerning that you are pining for MSG’s and the like isn’t always easy.  These cravings come in so many forms: hunger, emotional relief, thirst, to name a few.  Tricky little bastards they are!  It’s only after I eat and realize the cravings are still present do I understand that this isn’t hunger.  However, once I acknowledge that my cravings are for fast food (or something unhealthy) then it’s easy to ignore.  Because my reasons for doing this are at the forefront of my mind.

Week 2 Results

Starting weight:  245 lbs.

Current weight:  242 lbs.

Loss/Gains:  -3 lbs.

Total Loss to date:  -6 lbs.

Week 2 Challenge & Goals

  • Lose 2 lbs:  Goal attained
  • Go to my doctor’s appointment:  Goal attained
  • Do cardiovascular exercise at least 3 days a week:  Goal attained
  • Complete week 2 challenge:  Goal attained

My goals for Week 3 ending November 3, 2012

  • Lose 2 lbs.
  • Do cardiovascular exercises at least 3 days a week
  • Complete week 3 challenge (see week 3 challenge below)

My Challenge (and yours should you choose to accept it) for Week 3 ending November 3, 2012

  • Eat a vegetable with every meal for 7 days.  Since my doctor has put me on a 1400 calorie diet, I’ve realized the only way to make sure I’m eating enough is to eat foods that aren’t calorie dense.  Meaning, I can eat a lot of vegetables and not have it drive my calorie count up.  This will really be a challenge for me because I’m not really a fan of vegetables (Is anyone?).  

As always, good luck to anyone participating in the 365 day challenge or the weekly challenge.  It’s up to us to change ourselves, and I believe we can all do it!

 Wouldn’t it be great if they had like an e-Harmony for workout partners?  

You could be paired with someone who has similar workout goals as you, whether same or opposite sex, exchange contact information and take it from there.  You wouldn’t necessarily even have to meet.  Just discuss your goals and hold each other accountable.  Meeting up could be at your own discretion.  Hmmm… starts writing business plan.

74 comments

  1. Congrats on your journey of weight loss! My hubby is doing the same thing. He lost 50 pounds just recently.

  2. Great job, keep up the good work! One day at a time…by the way…i love veggies and I bet by day 365, you will too!

  3. oh!!! really impress! Can I ask u-how many hours have u trained per day?

    1. About 2 hrs. Per day…

  4. Great results!! Vegetables are my favourite food, you just have to experiemnt, play with flavours etc so you can come up with some really delicious vegie dishes. Good luck!

  5. Good job man, the veggie thing isn’t too hard if you vary it well and find a vegetable you can eat regularly. For me, its broccoli and carrots. I can eat them cold, boiled, or steamed and I have actually developed a taste for them.

  6. thenerdyrunner · · Reply

    Great job! I’m curious: given that you’ve gone to a much cleaner diet, with more vegetables and fewer calories, do you feel any type of energy drain when working out?

    I struggle with the fast food cravings. It’s my vice. Some people smoke. Some people drink. I eat 2 McDoubles, a McChicken and a large fry, and I could do it all day every day if I wanted to.

    I’ve tried incorporating more fruits/veggies in my diet, but I’ve found that I feel run down, as if I don’t have enough food in my system. From someone who’s done this recently, is this normal? Maybe I’m just not eating enough? Maybe my body just needs time to adjust?

    Either way, keep up the great work! It’s inspiring!

    1. I personally haven’t been feeling a drain of energy. In fact I seem to have more energy. You might need to eat more of the right types of food (i.e. complex carbohydrates, and protein) to sustain you throughout the day and make you feel “fuller.” Thanks for stopping by and for the encouragement.

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