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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.
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.
So that is all for today. Hope things go better tomorrow.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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).
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.
Here is what I ate today:
After a 22 hour fast I went to an all-you-can-eat restaurant.
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.
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.
Thanks for all the support.
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:
- My daily weight.
- What I ate and when.
- 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