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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. 13934626_863193037115345_1306704565697271081_n 14040178_863192923782023_5512589560622569359_n 14045972_863192920448690_5824429766755926337_n 14051566_863193067115342_733897499473887431_n14079897_863193043782011_3631511768819521843_n

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. 13901602_860506454050670_4567598874321644993_n

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.

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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.

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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. 13729116_859932307441418_6338017486076516692_n 13900257_859932294108086_1726412420367305426_n

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.

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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.

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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.

Thanks everyone.

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:

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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.

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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.

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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:

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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

 

Totally Honest With My Weight Loss Goals (Audio)

Hey everyone. A new episode of A Mind For Fitness Podcast is now up. If you have been following my recent posts where I talk about my recent weight-loss journey, you will be familiar with what I share on today’s program. It’s just about what I have been posting and my resolve to lose 10-15 pounds over the next 30 days. Thanks for your support everyone. Enjoy!!!!

Daily Weight Loss Update: My Personal Best 7/9/16

Awesome news! I hit my personal best today in my weight. Yesterday I weighed 211 and today I weighed in at 208! So excited.

What I Ate

Today I had a 17 hour fast before I ate some veggies and a keto-coffee. 13925198_857906534310662_1400628345819029780_n

I only had about half the veggies. I’m going to guess that it was the equivalent of one full carrot and two full stocks of celery. Later I had one more keto-coffee.

Then for dinner I had two half bowls of chili (one full bowl). Along with some organic-non-GMO corn chips. Also one small brownie (gluten free).

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Exercise

Today I ran 4 miles. I ran 3 before I needed a rest. I walked about a quarter of a mile and ran the rest of the fourth mile. It took me under 40 min altogether.

Then I worked chest and biceps. Presses, curls, butterflies, all kinds of stuff. Took about 25 min.

I’m still a little hungry so I might have some more food before the night is over. If I do I will post about it tomorrow. Thank you everyone for your support.

Daily Weight Loss Update 8/7/2016

Here is what I ate today:

After a 22 hour fast I went to an all-you-can-eat restaurant.

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First I had a big taco salad. No chips, just salad, sour cream, chicken, cheese, and a few other things. Then it was onto veggies and bacon and eggs. Last I made another taco salad, but I used beef this time. However, I only had a few bites and did not finish it.

Eight hours later I had dinner. Just some zucchini, cheese, and meat. A very small plate of it.

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Here is my workout:

Ran 4 miles this morning. Then 1 hour Yoga class. Later in the evening I taught JKD for about 2 hours. Then I went to my Jujitsu class for about 1 and a half hours.

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Thanks for all the support.

Trying to Lose Those Last 10 Pounds

It’s truth time everyone. This is a picture of me in a skin-tight t-shirt. 13906585_857226264378689_7626450040160353722_n

I took this picture yesterday, I have just turned 43. I’m disappointed in some respects because I have not hit my goal weight yet. While I am down a good 90 pounds from where I was, I still need to lose 10 to 15 more pounds. Currently I weigh 211. I weighed just this morning. My personal best weight was 209. I’d like to get down to 199–below 200 if that is possible.

So what am I going to do about it? My resolve is to try to lose this weight in the next 30 days. I will be posting everyday and being accountable to you my readers. I will be posting the following things:

  1. My daily weight.
  2. What I ate and when.
  3. My daily workouts.

So a few words before I start this experiment. First off I want to talk about my diet. I pretty much follow the Warrior Diet. I fast daily between 19 to 24 hours. Also, while my carb count is lower than the standard American diet, I do have a few more carbs than a strict low-carb diet. This is due to the fact that I work-out a ton and I do have some blood-sugar issues. However, I am going to be dialing back how much I eat and the amount of carbs i eat. I will be uploading the pictures of the food I eat along with a description so I cannot lie to myself about it. Truth be told, I have too many cheat meals and I want to stop. Along with that, I do plan on having a free night once a week. But it will be scheduled and it will be my ONLY cheat night.

Let’s address the workouts. I normally run about 4 miles 3 times a week. I also do Yoga, Martial Arts, and Weights along with other activities. But I’m going to be bumping a few things up. I’m going to attempt to run 4 miles 5 days a week. I also will be bumping up my weight lifting. The Martial Arts and Yoga probably will not change that much. But I will be posting what I did along with pictures so you can judge for yourself.

So please help me by reading and sharing this blog, and also leaving me any comments. Thanks

Eian.

Interview With Jonathan Chant From Fitness For Freedom Podcast (audio)

A new episode of A Mind For Fitness Podcast is now up. In this episode Eian interviews Jonathan Chant from Fitness For Freedom podcast. They talk about goal setting, where to start when you want to get healthy, and metal fortitude. Enjoy!