Friday, April 3, 2009

The Weigh-In Week 91

228.2! That's what it said on the scale this morning. A loss of 1.4 pounds!

Dang! This calorie counting works. Or maybe it's just a symbol of my new commitment. Either way I couldn't be happier. I was really worried about this mornings weigh in, especially after a day of no exercise and eating off routine. But I did really good yesterday. I didn't snack at all and had a sensible breakfast and lunch.

It's going to be tough to keep this momentum going. I'm out of the office a lot next week, which is going to make working out tough, then it's Easter and then Laura and I are taking a little mini vacation. But I am determined to stay on task and to continue tracking my calories. I think that is going to be in important routine over the next few weeks when all my other routines go out the window.

Looks like my sister would have been the winner this week. Nice job sis.

Have a great weekend everybody.

4/3 228.2 lbs
8.2 to go

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Guess How Much I Weigh Contest - Week 91

It's guessing time!!!

Lets just assume that I was right about my scale being wrong last week and say for guessing purposes that last weeks weight should have been 2 pounds higher. Plan your guesses accordingly.

Oh and I am at an all day off-site creative blowout tomorrow which means no workout. =(

Here's something I bet you never thought you'd see again, stats!

Stats for the week of March 30th.

Calories Consumed: From Friday morning through Wednesday. night I have consumed aprox. 14629 calories.

Calories Burned: From Monday morning through Wednesday night I have burned aprox. 23690 calories.

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!

4/1 229.6 lbs
9.6 to go

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Peaks and Valley's

Today's Calorie Report:
From Friday to Monday I consumed 10,390 calories and burned 15,487 calories.
A net loss of 5,097 Calories.
And yet I am still up 1.8 from Friday.

I have another explanation, my Friday weigh-in may have been wrong. When I first stepped on the scale Friday morning it showed a number a few pounds higher then what it said after I took a shower. Since I don't always trust our scale, I like to step on it at least twice...or until I get a number I like. I wonder if the scale needs new batteries?

Enough about the minutia. Here's the really scary stuff!

This is a chart of my weight over the last two years. Keep in mind the range is much smaller on the second chart. But still, that line has been going the wrong way for too long.

3/31 229.6 lbs
9.6 to go

Monday, March 30, 2009

Not Adding Up

So I tracked my calories all weekend and somethings not adding up...or adding up too much.

According to the numbers I should have lost a pound over the weekend...instead I gained a pound and a half.

Hmmm.... two possible reasons.

1. I ate dinner at 10pm last night after fiddling with the shower for almost 3 hours. Tried to install all new fixtures and was half way through before I realized the new stuff didn't fit the old pipes. Instead of calling a plumber I put all the old stuff back... so now we have a shower that looks exactly the same, only really, really clean.

2. I probably didn't catch every thing I ate all weekend in my tracking. Although I can't imagine I'd be off by nearly 6,000 calories over just 2 days.

I'll be really interested to see what the scale says tomorrow.

And before you say anything, I know in the short term there is a lot more to what the scale says besides calories in and calories out, but I have to find some way to make counting calories interesting, at least in the beginning until it becomes routine again.

3/30 229.6 lbs
9.6 to go