Friday, April 22, 2011

Weigh in 2:13

Building on the successes.  That has been the focus of the week.  My diet has been mediocre, but I got in a few good workouts and I am feeling the difference.  My endurance on the treadmill and with the weights has gone up, and I am hoping the positive work will compound and boost my metabolism, help tighten up my trunk where I am noticing some sagging skin, and allow me to work even harder in future workouts.  I am not particularly worried that I did not lose much weight this week because I can tell in the mirror that I have replaced some fat with muscle.  What I need moving forward is a little bit warmer weather.  I have gotten to the point where I can lightly jog at approximately 5-5.5 mph for a good amount of time, but doing this on the treadmill is proving difficult because my stance is as wide as the track, causing me to frequently lose my balance and my legs are fatiguing faster than they normally would because of the way I have to jog to stay upright on the narrow platform.  Our elliptical machine is broken in our building fitness room and it is 40 degrees outside, so for cardio I have limited options.  Once I can get outside I can jog in a bit more natural way, and boredom will not be as big of an issue because my surroundings will change.

I think a good goal this week is to do what I can in regards to fitness work and combine that with a bit more discipline in the kitchen.  I am headed to my favorite produce shop after I finish up this post and I will be spending a good portion of my off day today cooking up some really healthy things for the week.  On the menu are mashed cauliflower, chili flake and Parmesan Brussels Sprouts, mustard tarragon chicken breasts, and maybe my NEW thai basil chicken recipe (cribbed from America's Test Kitchen and fortified with extra veggies).  This week I break into the 270's come hell or high water.  Or not if I don't.  Here are the numbers:

Current Weight: 282.4 lbs
Starting Weight: 440.2 lbs
Weight Loss This Week: 1.4 lbs
Weight Loss in Year 2: 2.8 lbs
Weight Loss Total: 157.8 lbs

1 comment:

  1. Oooh...people told me mashed cauliflower tastes just like mashed potatoes. They lied. Hope you like it more than I did. I'm not a fan. I know it is healthier but it still tastes like cauliflower to me.