Friday, April 15, 2011

Weigh in 2:12

Another week treading water.  I am not disappointed at all this week, though.  I got in 4 legit workouts, including 2 4+ mile walks, and two all around workouts.  The all around work outs involved the weight tower in my building's gym and then a jog or a go on the elliptical.  I am still figuring out what I am doing, particularly with the weights, but something is absolutely better than nothing.  I can see and feel a difference, too, and so can those around me.  I am OK not losing a whole bunch of weight if I am replacing fat with muscle.  My hope is that more muscle mass will boost my metabolism and help me break this plateau.  We shall see.  Here are the numbers:

Current Weight: 283.8 lbs
Starting Weight: 440.2 lbs
Weight Loss This Week: 0.2 lbs
Weight Loss in Year 2: 1.4 lbs
Weight Loss Total: 156.4 lbs

It is also worth mentioning that this is my sesquicentennial  post.  Unfortunately I will be celebrating by working on my day off.  Fun!  It should only take an hour or two though, and then I can enjoy the weather here in Chicago.  It is still a bit chilly, but buds are forming and the sun is out more frequently, which qualifies as full on spring up here.  I got some new running shoes to help motivate me, and they actually make a huge difference.

Asics GT-2160.  Plenty light, and great support.  My biggest fear when working out is re-injuring my ankles, and these shoes help me feel a bit more stable.
Next week will mark the quarter pole for year 2.  I would really like to smash this plateau to start quarter 2, so please provide your suggestions.  So far my plans are at least 4 solid workouts and a lot of salad.  Other, more interesting ideas are welcome.

1 comment:

  1. Get a workout partner! It's the best motivator I've ever tried. I think you're on the right track setting your goals on getting in a set number of workouts per week. Get the consistency first and work on the specific routines later. Good luck.