Friday, May 16, 2008

The Weigh-In Week 48

216.8! That's what it said on the scale this morning. A loss of 3 pounds.

I am extremely happy... but this is not the be all end all of all this calorie counting. I know the real proof will come in 3 weeks. If I am still counting calories and still losing weight in 3 weeks, then I can call this return to basics a success. For now lets just call this a good start...a really good start.

Our winner this week for the second week in a roll is Andrew. Nice job Andrew, you're on a roll. And congrats once again on your amazing 5K race last weekend.

Andrew competed in his 3rd ever 5K last weekend and finished in 25:17... nearly 6 minutes better than his best time to date. An amazing feat...and one I am very jealous of.

Have a great weekend everybody.

05/16: 216.8 lbs
8.8 lbs. to go

P.S. Did you notice I am wearing shorts. There is a chance that summer may finally be arriving. Hurray!

It should be a nice weekend here in the Northland. Get out and enjoy it.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Guess How Much I Weigh Contest - Week 48

I achieved another milestone last night. I swam for 1 mile without stopping. I didn't have my watch with me so I don't know exactly how long it took. I do know it was between 30 and 40 minutes. Not the fastest swimmer in the world, but when you consider I couldn't even swim a quarter mile 4 weeks ago, I feel pretty good.

Yesterdays Food Journal Can be Found Here.

The Short Story:

Calories Consumed: 2284
Calories Burned: 4632

One good thing about counting calories again, no more guessing in the dark for the contest. The stats for the week are below.

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.

Stats for the week of May 11th.

Calories Consumed: From Friday morning through Wed. night I have consumed aprox. 16356 calories.

Calories Burned: From Friday morning through Wed. night I have burned aprox. 23676 calories.

39% of my calories have come from fat.
12% of those calories came from Saturated Fats.

44% of my calories came from carbs.

16% of my calories came from protein.

Let the guessing begin. Good Luck!

05/15: 219.8 lbs
11.8 lbs. to go

p.s. Don't forget you can subscribe to the e-mail edition of Guess How Much I Weigh . Simply enter your e-mail address in the space to the right.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Wednesday Calorie Check In

Tuesdays food journal can be found here.

The Shot Story:
Calories Consumed: 2275
Calories Burned: 3840

05/13: 219.8 lbs
11.8 lbs. to go

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

1 and 0 on The Season

It was a nail bitter on the softball diamond last night but in the end we pulled it out and won by one run.

I don't think losing the weight has made me a better softball player but it sure felt like I was running the bases a lot faster this year then I did last year.

Turns out my fears of over indulging after the game last night were all for nothing. It's easy to lay off the snacks when nobody brings snacks.

Over all yesterdays calories were much better than the weekend.

Monday's Food Journal can be found here.

The Short Story:
Calories Consumed: 1834
Calories Burned: 4218

I just heard an interview with Hungry Girl, a food blogger turned entrepreneur turned diet institution. I have followed her story a little bit, but apparently she is huge now. I mean popular, not weight wise.

Anyway she has a new cookbook out today that I am tempted to buy. In the interview she made it sound like a great cook book with lots of full flavored substitutes for unhealthy dishes and restaurant food. If the recipes truly are great tasting and not just based on tiny portions, this may be a good way to get some of my calories back on track.

If anyone picks up her book this week, let me know. I am curious it if it would be compatible with my meat and potatoes, no veggies, no fish, now way, no how lifestyle.

05/13: 219.8 lbs
11.8 lbs. to go

Monday, May 12, 2008

Weekend Wrap Up

Not so good with the calories this weekend. I guess the real push toward healthier eating starts today.

Sadly softball also starts today. Don't get me wrong, I am excited for the softball season to start. I can't wait to see what this new lean, mean machine can do out on the diamond. I will just have to be careful about overdoing the celebration after the game tonight.

Sunday's food journal can be seen here.

The Short Story:
Calories Consumed: 3757
Calories Burned: 3491



Sunday, May 11, 2008

Saturday's Calorie Count

It's getting worse before it gets better. Grrrrrrr. No one but me to blame.

Saturday's food journal can be seen here.

The Short Story:
Calories Consumed: 3090
Calories Burned: 3982