Saturday, March 27, 2010

Weigh in #9

Milestone Week!  If you read my last entry you know I hit a big mile marker this week.  I won't make the 50 pounds I wanted to make by the end of the month, but that was a pretty lofty goal anyway.  Before I comment much more here are this week's results:

Current Weight: 397.4 lbs
Starting Weight: 440.2 lbs
Weight Loss This Week: 3.6 lbs
Weight Loss Total: 42.8 lbs

I broke the 400 pound mark and got over 40 lbs. lost.  I am eight weeks in and still averaging about 5 pounds a week. The amount of weight I lost was also very consistent with last week's results, so progress has been nice and steady.  Considering I had gained weight through Tuesday I know I can do even better with a bit more diligence, but it is also nice to know I can indulge a little bit and still maintain nice progress.  I also worked out a bit more this week than I have in a while.  I did two workouts in my building's workout room and another one in my apartment.  The one in my apartment may not have burned as many calories as the others, but I sure felt it more.  I originally thought I would be focusing almost solely on aerobic exercise, but the isotonic stuff seems to work just as well, especially when I do both in conjunction.  Also the muscle building effects of isotonic exercise allows me to burn more calories at rest, making my body more efficient at burning fat.  Pretty cool stuff and a great excuse for some variety.  One of my friends suggested a boxing class at a gym as her preferred workout and that sounds intriguing .  I 'll have to find a gym with some reasonable fees and check that out as Spring continues.

Slow and steady wins the race as they say, but I am now about 20% to my weight loss goal.  The opening sprint is over I am finding my pace, but I have a good stretch behind me already.  I am already getting excited for my 100 pound party and hopefully it will still be nice enough in Chicago for a picnic.  I am still going to push this week to see how close to 50 I can get, so look forward to another midweek spoiler update on how close I got.  Thanks for coming back.


  1. Dude! Congrats on the breaking 400 barrier, as it were. That's fantastic, especially given all the holidays and occasions for temptations in the last few months.

    My only concern is that I may soon have to find someone else to hide behind when the cops come around.

  2. Awesome that you're under 400! That must feel great.

  3. Oh man! It's weird how much I'm rooting for you--like watching sports (except I don't like sports, so it's better than watching sports)!