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I Could Not Believe The Scale 8/20/16
The good news is I’m down to 204. That is two pounds from last week. And it was very unexpected. I was planning on maintaining or being up a pound or so, but I really did not expect to lose weight. I cannot remember the last time I weighed that low.
Over the last 24 hours there is really not much to tell. I have gone a full day without eating to there is nothing to report there.
After work I ran my 4 miles. I made more than 3 without stopping. The last was walking and running. I plan on trying to make it to 4 without stopping and even upping my run by a mile. After the run, I did a light bicep, shoulder, and back workout.
Anyway here is a picture of me in my goal-shirt. The first one is from today, the next is from last week, and the final one is from where I started.
I was really happy with my performance today as well as the results. I can go into my rest and free day without shame and feeling like I earned it.
More Weight Loss Update 8/19/2016
There is not a lot to report today. I was not able to get an accurate weigh in because my time at the gym was short lived. After my incredibly difficult and exhaustive workout yesterday, I did not have much in my tank today. I got to the gym at about 6:30 AM with every intention of running at least 4 miles. But I was so sore all I could get out of myself was a quarter mile.
I went to work where I am on my feet all day with every intent to go back to the gym after. But again, I was way too tired. I came home and crashed out.
After I woke up, I managed to get some push ups in before dinner. About 100 altogether.
Had a great dinner but I did not make it a full 24 hours. I made it 21 1/2 hours. Pretty good but now what I wanted to accomplish. I finished eating early because I fully intend to go 24 hours without eating. Here are the pictures of what I ate.
Tomorrow is my final weigh in for the week. I will also be posing in my goal shirt whether I have made progress or not. Wish me well.
24 Hours Of Weight Loss Success
The scale started moving in the right direction again. It went down a pound and a half. So I’m now 206.5. I really hope I have some good news to report on Saturday.
Today has been a really big day. It started first of by running 4 miles this morning. I finally ran all four without stopping. I was going to try to run another mile but at .15 into my fifth mile I started to get sick so I just walked for a while.
After this I did a light shoulder workout then an hour of Yoga. Then I went to a Spin class where I knocked out 14 miles.
I was on a 19.5 hour fast when I finally ate. I did have some carbs but not too many compared to how much I worked out. I think there may have been some gluten in the cornbread pudding, but I cannot be sure. Here are some pictures of everything I ate today.
I got done eating around 3:30 and now I’m onto a 24 hour fast.
There was also more working out. I went to a weight lifting class at my gym. It was a pretty light class but it worked every major muscle group. Honestly, I think it was too much given what I had already done today. I was struggling to make it though it.
Finally, I was taught my Martial Arts class. I was active but I did not exert myself. Just could not.
Thanks everyone and we will see you all tomorrow.
My 30 Day Weight Loss Journey 8/17/16
Unfortunately I have bad news on two major issues. First off the scale is up a pound and a half. I weighed in at 207.5 today. But I did have a lot of sugar last night so it was to be expected.
Another problem was that I did not get to run today. I got kicked in the leg last night in class. I really did not think much of it when it happened. And it really did not hurt that much until I tried running this morning. Instead I lifted weights. I did a chest and bicep workout.
Later today, I went back to the gym and tried to run again. Still could not do it. I decided to get in the pool for a while and let my leg rest. I really hope I can run tomorrow. I’m thinking of taking on another mile.
For food today I fasted for about twenty hours. Then I had a feast of salad and meat. Here are the picks.
So that is all for today. Hope things go better tomorrow.
48 Hours Of A Weight Loss Tale 8-16-16
Sorry everyone for not posting the last couple of days. Sunday was a cheat and rest day so there was not much to tell. I did not workout and in the afternoon I ate whatever I wanted. Except I did not have any gluten. I’m really trying to stay away from the stuff and I cannot express how much better I feel off of gluten.
In fact, carb cycling has been a big part of my weight-loss journey. And when I have a carb night with gluten I feel like crap the next day. But Sunday I had a lot of carbs but no gluten, but I did not get that sick feeling. So its been more than a week without gluten and I think I’m going to be able to go the whole 30 days.
So on Monday I expected to be a bit heavier. It always happens after a big carb and rest day. You just hold onto water. But I did not do too bad. I started the week at 207.5 and today I weighed in at 206! So down a pound already.
My exercise for Monday went really well. I was able to run 3 miles without stopping. Only walked about a quarter of a mile then ran the rest. Also did an hour of Yoga, and hit 15 miles on a bike. And I’m not done. I completed a chest and bicep workout. Finally, later in the day, I taught my Martial Arts class.
I ate a taco salad (no shell) for lunch. And a lot of chicken for dinner. I’m not going to post any pictures this time.
Today I was able to run 3 and a quarter mile before I had to walk a little. Still did 4 miles on under 38 min! That was in the morning.
I had about a 17 hour fast and broke it with a salad and some corn chips. After work, I went to the gym and did a light shoulder and back workout. Also, I walked a bit.
I did not make all great decisions for dinner. Chicken, rice, a few pieces of dark chocolate, two rice crispy treats. I punished myself by going to kickboxing and working as hard as I could. Anyway, I never know if it is going to effect my weight the next day. I really don’t eat much for the amount I workout.
I’ll try my best to take pictures tomorrow. Thanks everyone.
24 Hours of Weight Loss 8/13/16
So there is more good news to share today. I weighed in at 205! This is the lowest I have ever been and way excited to report it. Is there a reason for why I lost another 2 pounds. Well I think there is and it has to do with what I thought was a mistake.
It started last night after my blog. In yesterdays blog, I stated that I was still hungry and might eat again. Well that was an understatement. I ate another plate of salad, three more somewhat small slices of pizza (gluten free), and some dark chocolate. It was a lot of food. They were good choices for the most part but it was a lot of food. I was seriously hungry. And that was the main thing. I was hungry. I did not stuff myself but I did get full–finally.
So the next day I fasted up until my workout. I did my usual 4 mile run. My run was not a great success. I did make the whole 4 miles in under 40 minutes, I had to take a break at the 2 mile mark. I waked and ran another quarter mile. Then being very upset with myself, I ran the remainder. This is what I looked like afterword.
I was really sweaty.
After this I did a HIIT workout. Some stuff on the latter, some jump-rope, and stepper exercises. My legs were killing me.
Now it was time to face the music. I had done everything I could do. I had to get on the scale. I was not expecting it to be too bad but I did expect to gain weight. But I did not. In fact, I was down a pound and a half to two pounds. The number actually hit 204.5 and flickered up to 205. I was elated.
Before I broke my fast I took another picture in my goal shirt. So I’m down six pounds and here are the two pictures side by side. The one on the left is from today.
I finally broke my fast after 22 hours. Had a bunch of chicken and salad. I had a BUNCH of chicken and salad. Also, a little chips and salsa. Low-carb-organic and no GMO.
After dinner I did another workout because I am planning on having a high-carb day tomorrow in the afternoon. So I walked for 15 minutes and did a bit of a shoulder workout. Tomorrow is also a rest day. I really do not like rest days.
Moving Forward With Weight Loss 8/12/16
More good news today. I have lost another pound to pound and a half. The scale was flickering between 207 and 206.5. I am making progress in the right direction. So here is my last 24 hours of eating and exercising.
I had to go to work early this morning so I did not get to the gym until after 3:00 PM. I was going on more than a 24 hour fast. But decided I would workout before I ate.
I ran four miles. I had to take a rest at 3.82 miles. Almost made it to my goal. So disappointing. I walked/ran the remainder of the four miles. I made the whole run in under 40 min. I was pouring sweat. My shirt was completely drenched.
After that I did a chest and bicep workout. My total workout time lasted about an hour and a half.
When I got home I was starving and about fifteen minutes shy of a 26 hour fast. The first things I ate was some carrots and mixed nuts.
Then I was off to the store to buy a salad and a gluten-free pizza. While at the store, I had a cheese sample.
Hardly worth noting but I’m recording everything.
Dinner consisted of a plate of salad, then two pieces of pizza. I was till way hungry. I had one more slice and one more salad.
It’s very interesting that when I take a picture of my food I am almost ashamed of how much I eat. However, I am still hungry. I am not starving so I stopped, but I could still eat more. I do not want to stuff myself, however, I do not want to be hungry either. In light of that, I cannot make any guarantees that I will not eat again tonight. However, if I do, I will take a picture and blog about it tomorrow.
24 Hours Of A Weight Loss Tale 8/11/16
Had another successful day. It was my third day I weighed in at 208. This tells me that this is not just water weight but an actual change in my body. I really hope that I will see the same results tomorrow. However, I do want to see the scale move down some. But I am three pounds from when I started this experiment so I cannot be upset about that. I have to remember thee pounds is a lot when your total goal is no more than fifteen.
So here is what has happened over the last 24 hours. It all started last night at about 1:30 in the morning. I could not sleep so I got up and made somewhat of a bad decision. I had another one of these:
I have mixed feelings about this. On the one hand I feel as though I should not have eaten it. However, like I said in my last post, I have been really hungry the last few nights. And I did only have one and not ten. Which is what I would have done in the past. Anyway, let’s move on.
I got up at about seven in the morning and ran my four miles. I ran 2.6 miles before I needed to take a break. I walked and ran the remainder and finished the entire 4 miles in 40 min. Then I did about an hour of Yoga. The difficult Yoga not just the stretching.
Today was not a fast day because of how much work I do on Thursdays and I am planning a full 24 hour fast. So I will not eat again until tomorrow at 3.
With that in mind, at about 11:00 AM I had a Keto-coffee and two plates of nachos.
A litter later on I did a leg workout. Not very strenuous, just some leg lifts and some calf raises. Then I ate again. It was just before I started my 24 hour fast. Here is what I had:
I had a taco salad. Except I did not eat the shell. My dressing was a bit of the salsa and all the sour-cream. My wife could not finish her omelet so I ate that too. I finished up around three and have not eaten since and do not plan to until tomorrow after 3.
Finally I taught my Martial Arts class. It was about an hour and a half. I was fairly active but not strenuous. Then it was onto my Kick Boxing class. That was strenuous and I left sweating from head to toe.
Thank you everyone for reading. Hope to see you all tomorrow