Friday, March 4, 2011

Weekly Weigh In: Week 9

I'm down, but not out.
Sadly, I don't mean that I'm down some lbs. I'm just depressed.
I actually gained one lb this week.

I was mad at myself for about 30 seconds this morning for gaining a lb but I got over it pretty quickly.
Here's why: I know I'm not doing all I can to reach my goals.

I'm eating less, but not eating healthy.
I'm counting calories, but not watching fat or carb counts.
I'm exercising on a more regular basis than ever, but I know I can push myself harder on every run.

I honestly thought our new treadmill would put my weight loss into warp speed. I fully expected to lose 4 lbs this week because of the running and somewhat healthy eating I've been doing. But it just wasn't in the cards.

I have a few theories on why I haven't lost any weight.
1.) I'm sleep eating. You know, like sleep walking, only with snacks. We have a few boxes of girl scout cookies in the pantry. I must be eating them in my sleep.
2.) The old "I'm gaining muscle, and muscle weighs more than fat" excuse. This one may actually be true. With the amount I've been jogging (approx 2-3 miles per day) I must have gained a little muscle. Right? I know my pants are getting much more baggy.  I know my legs are sore everyday. I even noticed that my thighs aren't rubbing together as much anymore when I walk. Yeah! now I can go back to wearing all my corduroy pants without starting a fire.
3.) Maybe 2 small cheeseburgers (without fries of course) isn't a good lunch for a guy on a diet. It's fairly low in calories. but I guess I can do better.

Well, it is what it is. Nothing I can do about this past week. I can only look ahead.

There are three things right now that are keeping me going with this journey.
Three quotes that have encouraged me...
to not give up
to run those extra few seconds on the treadmill instead of slowing down to a walk
to say "no mayo" on my grilled chicken sandwich....

1.) "Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us." Hebrews 12:1

 2.) "I do" - Kristi Allred, said to me on our wedding date in 1998.
I want to be a better man for her, a better husband, a healthier me. I'm doing this for me. But I'm also doing it for her. She's deserves my best. She's loved me through "thick". Now I want to give her the opportunity to love me through "thin" too.

`Me and my lovely bride in 1998. For me that was 28 lbs ago.
I wonder if I'll get my baby face back once I've lost that 28 lbs?

3.)"Winning!" - Charlie Sheen
Yeah, Charlie. You're winning. Keep thinking that. I'm sure it will get you a long way. But saying the word does make me chuckle as I'm pushing myself harder on the treadmill. 

Oh well. Looks like I might just have to head back to the "fat smash" diet that worked for me in 2008.
Can I eat fruits and veggies only for 9 days?

What do you think I should do differently?

Here are the stats as of 03/04/11
Weight in Spring 2008 = 330.5 lbs (heaviest ever)
Final Goal Weight = 230.0 lbs
Weight 01/01/11 = 310.6 lbs
Last Week's Weight = 297.2
Current Weight = 298.2 lbs
This week's Δ = +1 lbs
This year’s Δ = -12.4 lbs
Total Δ = -32.3 lbs
To go = 68.2 lbs.

1 comment:

  1. I don't think anyone ever said winning was easy (aside from Charlie). The week could have been a lot worse. You could still be eating and living like you were at your "thickest." Take them small victories where you can get them. Do that, and the big ones will take care of themselves.