Saturday, August 7, 2010

Weigh in #28

There is something about being in rehearsal that makes all the small annoyances that tend to set me off just float by the wayside.  Maybe it is having a focus point for my energy, or maybe I was just itching to get back on stage, but I never quite feel right without a show to work on.  This makes me think I can take that energy and focus it on preparing audition pieces and marketing stuff.  No more between production laziness.  For my health this week, I feel pretty good about things.  I was short on time, but I got out for about 4 miles of walking each of the last two nights, and last night I made good use of the little hill north of Montrose on the lakefront and ran a few hills.  I mentioned Thursday that I had been good in terms of preparing food fro rehearsal nights, and considering I have about 15 minutes between getting off the train from work and getting in the car to drive to rehearsal, I really need to keep that up.  I have good options in a pinch that I can get out, but they are never as good as home cooked, not just for flavor, but cost and health as well.  Here are the numbers:

Current Weight: 323 lbs
Starting Weight: 440.2 lbs
Weight Loss This Week: 4.2 lbs
Weight Loss Total: 117.2 lbs

Not bad at all.  It certainly makes up for last week, the results of which were a little disappointing.  I think that with a little push I can be at or near 300 by opening of my show, which is September 24th.  I will keep the goal at the next week, or by the weigh in of October 1, but it would certainly be nice to hit it early.  Looking at the math I have about 7 weeks to opening, and 23 pounds to go, so as long as I average 3 and a little bit pounds a week I will get there.  That is right at my 1% so it is definitely doable.  Breaking 300 is probably the goal I am looking most forward to other than the end goal because it has been about 9 or 10 years since I was under 300.  I think I mentioned before that I already started writing that blog post in my head.  I am also really focusing on this goal because with the added business and little bit of complacency as of late I really need to keep my eyes on the prize.  Goals and this blog are what are helping me do that, so thanks for sticking with me.  This week we start dance rehearsals, and although this show is not dance heavy, I expect to work up a sweat, so I expect some good results this week.


  1. don't get complacent! Every time you feel yourself start to slip up, picture in your mind the moments when you were most frustrated with your weight and felt most motivated to lose weight. It's incredible what you are doing. Don't let up!!!!

  2. Like you, I experience the most consistency with exercising when I'm fairly busy with work, just not too busy. It's funny that it's so easy to be at your laziest when you have the most amount of free time. I'll enjoy reading about your show. Keep up the work.