Step up, step up and see the Amazing Shrinking Actor. Can he make himself half the size and twice the man? Only time will tell.
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.