Friday, April 25, 2008

The Wife Weighs In...Week 25

Happy Friday, GHMIW fans!

Super quick update…I had a good loss this week. Hurray!

I didn’t eat as well as planned, but I got three workouts in besides Monday night yoga. Not bad. I’m not fully back on track yet, however. My habits are still sloppy. That’s okay…there is always next week.

Until next Friday,

(a.k.a. Elle Tee Jay)

My update:
4/18/08: 184.8 pounds
4/25/08: 183.4 pounds (a loss of 1.4 pounds)
Total loss: 44.0 pounds
Next goal: 182.0 pounds

The Weigh-In Week 45

216.2! A loss of 4 pounds.

Cross training rocks!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Guess How Much I Weigh Contest - Week 45

It appears I survived my two day workout far. My brother-in-law joined me for the swim last night. It was nice to have the company and the motivation. Sadly the swimming was not as easy as I thought it would be ...just like everyone has been telling me for the last month.

Turns out having been on the Junior High swim team nearly 20-years ago does not make you an expert swimmer. By the end of the hour I started getting the feel for it, but my stamina was no where near where I had hoped it would be. I managed to do a few 200 meter stretches without resting but that was it. The race requires a 400 meter swim. So the swimming will need some work.

Got to say it was weird to be back in my old Junior High again. This morning I could not have told you what the Junior High locker room looked like, or what color it was. But, as soon as I stepped in, the whole place came flooding back to me and for just a moment I was a giddy, insecure 13 year old boy again. Lucky it was just for a minute.

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!

04/23: 220.2 lbs
12.2 lbs. to go

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4 Work Outs In Two Days

I got a run in last night at 9pm and I hit the gym yesterday afternoon. Two work outs in one day!

I'm doing the same today. Taking my bike out for its maiden voyage over lunch and then diving into the pool tonight after the girls go to bed.

4 work outs in 2 days...will I survive?

Find out tomorrow.

04/22: 220.2 lbs
12.2 lbs. to go

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Not Fat Enough For Science

On the way home yesterday I heard a commercial for scientific study that was looking for participants. Something about helping people with weight problems by changing the neurons in their brain instead of gastric surgery. Out of old habits I got interested. "There's an easy and painless weigh to lose weight and get in shape! I must learn more."

At the end of the commercial they listed the qualifications for participants,. Ideally candidates should have a BMI between 35 and 45. I took me a minute to realize, these kind of things are no longer aimed at me. It was a good feeling.

Despite my best efforts I had to skip my workout yesterday. Not a good way to start the week. To make up for it I plan to get in two workouts today. Strength training over lunch, and a run tonight after the girls go to bed.

Here's the good news. I am finally a bike owner again! Woo-Hoo. I can not wait to get my first real ride in on Wed.

Here is what my Tri training schedule is going to look like...hopefully. I know it will change as I fine tune things and learn what works and what doesn't.

Mon: Lunch-Run, Night- Softball
Tues: Lunch - Strength Training
Wed: Lunch- Bike, Night- Swim
Thurs: Lunch - Strength
Fri: Lunch - Run
Sat: Morning - Bike / Run

I am hopping to squeeze in an extra run or bike during the week with Laura and the girls and an extra swim with my brother in law.

Man, when I type it out it looks pretty daunting.

04/22: 220.2 lbs
12.2 lbs. to go