Friday, November 14, 2008

The Weigh-In Week 71

The punishment is over!!!!

Turns out the worst part about the punishment is the embarrassment of posting these pictures. I was very close to not posting them. There is something weird about voluntarily posting pictures of your bare belly. Believe me I get no exhibitionist thrill out of this.

222! Thats what it said on the scale this morning. A loss of 2 pounds.

Not quite the 4 I had hopped to lose...then again after gaining 2 pounds over the weekend, I did technically lose 4 pounds since Monday. Turns out spending the weekend raking leaves may be good exercise for the muscles but it doesn't burn as many calories as one might think.

Just have to make it through this week to avoid more consequences, and I am determined to make sure that happens!

Looking at these two pictures side by side does go along way towards making me feel better about posting bare belly pics. It's amazing what losing 40 pounds and hitting the gym for a year does for a guy. Just imagine what the picture on the left would have looked like when I was at my heaviest of 288. On second thought, don't imagine that...dear good please don't imagine that!

Even better. Here is a picture of 222 me superimposed over 262 me. Check out how much less space I take up now!

Looks like my sweet, wonderful, lovely wife and I are going to do some kind of run on Thanksgiving morning, so I've got something new to train for. Which is exactly the motivation I need right now.

Up until Wed. I was having a seriously hard time getting back into the swing of running. Things finally feel like the are starting to click though.

This week big winner would have been my dad. He nailed it right on the head with a guess of 2lbs.

Next week I am determined to be back under 220...and stay there for the rest of the year...or forever... which ever comes first.

Have a great weekend everybody.
11/14 222 lbs
Lots to go

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Guess How Much I weigh Contest - Week 71

Just a quick check in before I run to an all day off site meeting.

I should have a loss this long as I can avoid the treats at the meeting. I don't think I am going to make my goal of losing 4 pounds though.

Not sure that I can take another week without TV, so wish me luck.

Does that sound desperate?

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!

11/13 224 lbs
Lots to go

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Guess Who's Crazy Busy

This guy, that's who.

Sorry for my absence this week. I've got a lot on my plate and not enough time it. Umm I don't think that is right.

Any way... the punishment is going well so far.

I am greatly enjoying my salads. No really I am. Sure they aren't the healthiest salads on the planet but at least I'm eating salad.

Skipping TV hasn't been too bad, although I will be more than ready to catch up on this weeks shows by the time Friday rolls around.

I'm not doing so good with the cooking dinner though. I'm making the effort but the timing has been tough. And honestly I just kind of forgot on Saturday night. I'm cooking tomorrow night though...even though Laura ordered all the grocery's