Saturday, May 29, 2010
Weigh in #18
This process has been rewarding and exciting, but at times it has been confusing and frustrating. This is one of those weeks where life was truly a mixed bag. As I mentioned Thursday I booked a gig, and that is fantastic. It is a short piece for a theater festival and very stage combat intensive. I will be portraying a sumo wrestler, or rikishi, and wearing the costume to match.
That is scary, but in the role I feel okay about it. The combat is so intensive, and works muscles I can rarely use when I am not dead lifting a grown man, that I have been sore for much of the week. I am hoping the work in the show and my other exercise this week helped me build muscle, which would be a positive explanation for my less than stellar weight loss. I have done nothing too much different this week than in other weeks, but I just haven't lost much weight. This is the downside to setting weight goals like my 100 pound goal, because now I feel like I am behind the eight ball. I should be concentrating on my health, and I know I have been healthy this week save a few imperfect choices. I have eaten at home more, I made a great pot of my turkey chili, which is more rich in the good things I need to eat more of, like beans and peppers, than most of what I usually eat. My hope is that my weight totals will catch up in the coming weeks because of the physical work I am doing now, but who knows. I certainly would not have been able to do the part 6 months ago. Here are this week's totals.
Current Weight: 359.4 lbs
Starting Weight: 440.2 lbs
Weight Loss This Week: 1.4 lbs
Weight Loss Total: 80.8 lbs
Less than two pounds is definitely a disappointment. I suppose I have to keep my perspective, but I really want to hit my goal. I did break 80 pounds this week, which is a very positive step. In essence I have 4 full weeks to lose a little over 19 pounds. I suppose I might as well include the extra week, but I will keep the goal where it is for now. For those who didn't see on Thursday I have had to push back my 100 weight feast a week to July 3rd. I have a performance and work on the 26th of June, so that weekend unfortunately will not work.
Now for the challenge I laid out last week. I saw a few responses from folks, but I want to hear some of your tactics. What positive change did you make in the last week for your health? I know I have seen one that I really liked, and that was Amy Vorpahl's challenge to herself to not eat after 8pm. That is an issue for me as well. Because some days I work as late as 11pm, and some days I cannot eat dinner until 8 or 9pm I cannot follow the letter of the challenge, but the spirit of it is something I have taken to heart. I make sure to put everything away when I am done with dinner, especially if there are leftovers. I brush my teeth early so I give my body the cue that eating is done for the day. One other thing I did last night was to go out for a walk after I ate last night, because I did not get home until 8:30 and ate after that. I didn't want to immediately get into a sedentary mode and have all of those calories stored as fat. At least I kept my blood pumping long enough to hopefully get the food moving.
But let's hear it! I want your ideas so that I can make even more changes for the better. Thanks in advance, and I will keep everyone updated on which ideas I have implemented in my life.