Saturday, September 4, 2010

Weigh in #32

Chugging along.  This week was a little too busy to get in all of the work I would like to in terms of cooking and workouts, but I am doing the things I want to be doing, so I will take it.  Here are the numbers:

Current Weight: 312.6 lbs
Starting Weight: 440.2 lbs
Weight Loss This Week: 2.2 lbs
Weight Loss Total: 127.6 lbs

Not bad.  Could have been better, but with the time constraints this week I feel good about it.  One struggle I have had in the past few weeks is late night eating.  I get home from rehearsal at 10:30 or so pretty hungry after having eaten dinner around 6:30.  Eating dinner later isn't really an option because of rehearsal, so I end up eating whatever is to hand at home.  I have tried chugging water to try to sate myself long enough to get to sleep, but most of the time that does not cut it.  I am genuinely hungry.  So sometimes I have half an apple if I have it, but other times it is less healthy stuff because it is too late to go to the store and I don't have anything better to hand.  One method I am going to start trying is taking something to rehearsal with me to eat on the way home.  It is less than ideal, because I would prefer not to eat at all that late, but especially after a dance rehearsal or a run I really am hungry.  If I don't eat at least a little bit then it takes me forever to get to sleep and I have to be at work by 8:30 most mornings and if I do it on the way home I give myself at least an hour to start digesting before I get to sleep.  It is an interesting conundrum.  If you have any suggestions please offer them, because I am still trying to figure out what the best option is.  So, that is this week's challenge.  I still hope to break 300 by opening, so I will need to average over 4 lbs a week to do it.  I can get there, but I won't be too disappointed if it takes an extra week or two.  It'll be easier to celebrate not on opening week anyway.  Today's challenge is to eat and drink smart.  College football starts today.  BOOMER SOONER!


  1. Our moons are in "heavy" I think. I started weight watching on Monday and am up half a pound on the week. OBVIOUSLY the average guy at 315 can handle more points than I can.


    Focusing with you. We'll get there.


  2. Chase, Know that feeling of being hungry late if the evening meal is too early. Once that feeling of the need to eat has set in, there is no ignoring it except to add to the unhealthy habit of not enough sleep. Taking something with you seems the most logical, perhaps some crisp celery stuffed with Neufchatel cheese dusted with cayenne or paprika. The calcium in the cheese encourages sleep, as would milk. LYMTA, Mammaw

  3. I agree with Mammaw. Small dairy is the way to go (if you can't do the apple thing). Yogurt and string cheese are both easy to transport, too.