Friday, September 19, 2008

The Weigh-In Week 65

219! That's what it said on the scale this morning. A gain of 1.6 pounds!

I just checked. It has been 6 weeks since I have had two losses back-to-back.

Here and now I guarantee to writing...I will have two straight weeks of losses over the next two weeks.

What happens if I don't lose weight two weeks in a row?

Well first of all I am going to lose weight two weeks in a row....

But what happens if some sort of catastrophe occurs and I don't?

Well that is up to you.

I want you to propose appropriate penalties for non weight loss. Nothing gross or pornographic please...because really, no one wants to see that.

The final judge on which of your suggestions will be made the official stakes of this wager will be My Lovely Wife.

You have until next Wednesday to submit you penalty ideas.

The weather is supposed to be beautiful this weekend. The house will be painted by Sunday night...or it will be burned down. There is no in between on this. I am tired of painting!

Have a great weekend everyone.

08/19 219 lbs
11 lbs. to go

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Guess How Much I Weigh Contest - Week 65

Have I mentioned how much I love my legs?

Now that my back is feeling better, and my leg is healed after the goat attack, I am finally making it back to the gym for some weightlifting.

On my first day back yesterday, I spent some time checking myself out in the mirror. You can't help it, they are everywhere in the gym. Also, I am incredible narcissistic.

It reminded me that I love the way my legs look now. They are the one part of my body that I wouldn't change anymore.

I may not have "real runners legs" yet, but I think they are kinda sexy! And I don't care if I have to be the one to say it.

It makes me sad that shorts season is rapidly coming to a close.

I have not been so good with the craving suppression this week, so I would not be surprised if there is a slight up tick on the scale tomorrow. Just because I won't be surprised, doesn't mean I won't be disappointed.

I am off for another "short" 4-mile run.

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!

09/18 217.4 lbs
9.4 lbs. to go

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Checking In

It was kind of a miserable weekend around here. It rained for pretty much 48 hours straight starting Saturday morning and going right through Sunday night.

Despite the crummy weather I managed to accomplish some stuff.

We didn't quite get the house painting done, but we are getting darn close. If the weather cooperates, I think we can get everything finished up this weekend.

Dad and I had a great run on Sunday morning. By some miracle the hour we were out running was the only nice weather we had all weekend. We did a nearly 7.5 mile loop around Medicine Lake. 7.43 miles to be exact. In 1 hour, 16 minutes.

This week is a rest week for me, just 3 short 4 mile runs, starting today.

Wow I just realized what I typed. I just called a 4 mile run a short run! My whole outlook on running is changing with these new long runs.

Got some good news / bad news from my doctor this morning regarding my back.

The good news is I seemed to be healed up pretty well. The pain in my back has turned into a stiffness that tends to go away a few hours after I get out of bed and the pain in my leg is pretty much gone. So for now no further treatment is needed.

The bad news is I most likely have a bulging disc that when it gets aggravated causes my back problems. Hopefully it well never become a worse problem.

The doc gave me some back exercises to start doing to strengthen the muscles around my lower back. Hopefully that will help.

I am off to hit the trail.

09/16 217.4 lbs
9.4 lbs. to go