Friday, April 4, 2008

The Wife Weighs In...Week 24

Happy Friday, GHMIW fans!

Yes, I admit it...the bacon cheeseburger topped with chicken wings was mine. How could I not order something so ridiculous? It was really good, but the Buffalo Pierogies appetizer and the Fried Oreo dessert were truly out of this world. Oh, and if you ever get to Street Meet in Hilton Head, be sure to order a Cocaine Lady or two...good times.

I ate and drank with wild abandon while on vacation. Lots of fried shrimp, a Bloody Mary or two (or more), some hush puppies, and a local specialty called She-Crab Soup. We had great food (especially the salsa and queso) and margaritas at a Mexican restaurant across the marina from our resort. We also had a really nice "white linen" dinner at another restaurant across the marina...I had Scallops Gratin...yum.

On the flip side, I got to the treadmill for an hour on Saturday morning...I even ran two separate half-mile stretches! Beyond the treadmill, between shopping, sight-seeing, and purposeful exercise, I must have walked and/or biked at least 15 miles while we were was 1.5 miles just to get to the beach.

So, what's the result? Other than being much more relaxed and being thankful for a fantastic getaway with some very dear friends? I had a gain. Whatever. It was a smaller gain than I thought it would be and I had one heck of a good time.

Stand-off begins on Monday!

Until next week,

(a.k.a., Elle Tee Jay)

My update:
3/28/08: 183.2 pounds
4/04/08: 186.2 pounds (a gain of 3.0 pounds)

Total loss: 41.2 pounds
Next goal: 182.0 pounds

The Weigh-In Week 43

222 =( That's what it said on the scale this morning. A 4 pound post vacation gain.

I am not so worried about the 4 pound vacation gain... I am worried about the 9 pound gain I have accumulated over the last two weeks.

I have 4 weeks until my next 5K race and I would like to be at a new low by then. That means some serious work ahead. Hopefully I will be starting in on some serious Tri Training in the next two weeks, so that should help some.

To get things started right next week has officially been declared a standoff week.

As the weather is finally turning to spring, I am hoping to get my bike bought in the next few weeks and hit the road. I also plan to start swimming at the local Junior High in the next two weeks.

Play time is over, it's time to get serious.

You can tell I am serious, I have used the word serious 5 times in this post!

Have a great weekend everybody. Get out there and enjoy your first taste of spring.

04/04: 222 lbs
14 lbs. to go

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Guess How Much I Weigh Contest - Week 43

Back from vacation and feeling rested and relaxed.

We had a wonderful time. As much as I love and missed my girls, it sure was nice to sit in a restaurant for 3 hours with no fear of tantrums or broken china...well almost no fear.

We were in Hilton Head, South Carolina. A beautiful island 45 minutes from Savannah Georgia. It was the perfect place for this vacation. A low key kind of town with plenty to keep us busy but absolutely nothing that we had to do.

I got up the first morning with two of our traveling companions and ran to the ocean. It was such an amazing way to start the day, we decide to do it every morning. So I got in 3 runs and a couple of bike rides while we were gone.

My lovely wife did great too and got to the gym a few times along with some bike rides and walks to the beach. We even spent some time riding on the beach. That was a new one for me but highly enjoyable.

I could easily spend a few years living on Hilton head Island... assuming I was rich and didn't have to work or anything.

Despite the active vacation lifestyle, my goal of coming back lighter than when we left didn't work out so well. Most of the non active parts of our vacation were spent in restaurants or in the hot tub with a beer. I thought I was earning all my calories but the scale this morning says otherwise.

On the last night we ended up in a restaurant that served some of the craziest cuisine I have ever seen, including this hamburger toped with chicken wings.

I won't tell you who ordered it but it wasn't me!

I'll have to hit it hard starting next week if I want to be in shape for the 5k on May 3rd.

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.

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04/03: 218 lbs
10 lbs. to go

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