Friday, March 28, 2008

The Weigh-In Week 42 And The Wife Weighs In

Let's not make a big deal out of this.

218. A five pound gain. Probably would have been 215 if I hadn't had a huge lunch and pizza for dinner at 8:30 last night. Yesterday morning I was around 216.

This sets me up for an awesome goal this week. Come back from vacation with a loss!

Who thinks I can do it?

My lovely wife on the other hand had a very good pre vacation week getting down to a new all time low with a loss of 1.2!!! Way to go sweetie!

The Wife Weighs In
3/14/08: 187.0 pounds
3/21/08: 184.4 pounds (a loss of 2.6 pounds)
3/28/08: 183.2 pounds (a loss of 2.6 pounds)

Total loss: 45.2 pounds
Next goal: 182.0 pounds

Have a great weekend everybody see you next Thursday!

03/28: 218 lbs
10 lbs. to go

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Guess How Much I Weigh Contest - Week 42

A mixed week to say the least. I had a few to many mini-binges this week. I'm not doing well with this transition week from Easter to Vacation. The week has kind of turned into an extension of Easter or a vacation preview. An Eastecation if you will.

On the other hand I made some big strides in the gym this week. Ran an extra 6 minutes on the treadmill on Monday. Managed to do 50 push ups on Tues. Did my first bike to treadmill cross training on Wed. The bike to treadmill went surprisingly well, although I am feeling it today. I spent 20 minutes on the bike and did 4.7 miles. Then, I did 20 minutes on the treadmill and did 2.2 miles. Not bad for my first try.

Sadly I can almost guarantee that the extra effort in the gym will not be enough to offset the extra effort in the snack drawer.

I am bringing my shoes along on vacation though and plan to get at least two runs in. Next week we'll get back on track. Can't forget the Triathlon is only 3 months away... which reminds me I still need to get a bike. That will be first on the list after vacation. And the new 5K is only 6 weeks away!

I'll do my best to post my weigh-in before we head to the airport tomorrow morning.

Step right up, step right up.
Guess how much I weigh and win a fabulous prize.

To Recap:
Every Thursday I give you my stats for the week and you guess what you think the scale will say on Friday morning. The winner is the first person who guesses my weight / weight loss for the week without going over or the person who is closest without going over. Go ahead and click on comments at the bottom of this post and leave your guess.

I will post the winner when I post my weight on Fri. morning. If we get ten or more guesses I will have a prize for the winner.

Let the guessing begin. Good Luck!

03/27: 213 lbs
5 lbs. to go

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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Still Here

Just a quick note to say I am still here. I am bogged down trying to get things done before vacation.

I feel like I have been going through withdrawal these past two days. After the big eating weekend I have been jonsing for sweets...and sadly I have given in more often than not. So today is rededication day. I pledge to be good today and tomorrow so I can swing into vacation on an up tick...or down tick.

Miracle of Miracles the scale has been on my side during these mini binges. I have managed to lose a pound and a half of the 5 I gained over the weekend. I still don't think I'll have a loss this week. But it would be nice to get close to 214 again.

Out of guilt I have been pushing myself extra hard in the gym these last two days, I am sure that has helped with the scale.

Yesterday I achieved a new gym milestone. I managed to do 50 push ups in one go. I was shooting for 50 push ups in 50 seconds. I didn't have a watch so I don't know how long it actually took me but it couldn't have been much longer then a minute.

The attempt was inspired by this article over at Men's Health . I am pretty impressed that I managed it on the first try.

If I can get to the gym today, I am going to try a split workout, 4 miles on the bike and 2 miles on the treadmill. Just to see how it feels.

Oh and I singed up for another 5K with my Dad. More on that later.

Contest tomorrow.

03/24: 216lbs
5 lbs. to go

p.s. So much for a short check in post.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Not A Good Weekend

I managed to do the opposite of everything I had planed on doing this weekend.

I was going to eat well. I was going to squeeze in an extra workout. I was going to avoid a huge weekend gain.

Instead I ate way to much. I missed my Friday workout and didn't make up for it on Saturday. I gained 5 pounds.

All in all this was a very up and down weekend. We had some great times and some horrible times.

We had a wonderful Easter celebration with family and a great trip down memory lane.... even if it was a little chaotic.

Unfortunately we also had a sick little girl and some other not so fun things going on.

So this week is about getting healthy mentally and physically and looking forward to next weekends vacation.

A loss this week is a long shot, but I am going to give myself until Friday for the weigh-in in a furtive hope that we might be able to pull things off.

So the contest will be on Thursday as normal.

03/24: 216lbs
5 lbs. to go