The Weight Loss Continues…2 More Lbs.

Awwww yeah boyeeee! Lost another 2 lbs this week. I will take that any day. I knew I was going to have a loss this week because I had been busting my butt in the gym and in the kitchen. Well, let me rephrase that: I wasn’t doing the cooking, but I was making healthier choices. My wife was also a big part of this week’s success. She made some healthy, yet delicious foods that left me satisfied. A big shout out goes to my love!

Enough of the sappy stuff. Guess what? I ate Thai food and a chicken a Parmesan sandwich this week and still lost weight. So, I didn’t deprive myself. Oh, almost forgot about the the Dove dark chocolate treats that my rock star friend bought. Those things were fantabulous. Simply amazing. Dove, you’ve got a winner. Aside from that I ate a lot of chicken, salad, fruits and veggies. I drank plenty of water and green tea too.


My workouts were focused on multijoint, compound exercises and my cardio was a mixture of HIIT, walking, and biking. I am staying away from isolation exercises for the time being. You can check out my workout routine to see what I do. I go heavy or I go home. Wait. I workout at home. [scratches head] Uhm, I go heavy and I stay home.

I have also updated my weight loss chart. It’s good seeing the number go down. Real good. I get a warm fuzzy feeling when I look at the chart. Those of you out there that track your weight loss know what I mean.

So where do I go from here? I do it all over again. Something I have adopted recently is taking one day at a time. Not dwelling on the past or on the potential future. I know that what I am doing today is what matters right now. So I eat right, workout hard (smart) and do it all over again the next day.

For those of you wondering: that’s a Stony Brook University Seawolves football shirt, I read, collect boats, light houses, and snow globes (for the misses), and I love tattoos.

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My name is Israel Lagares. I used to be the kind of guy that was always in shape, but over the last few years I've fallen off tremendously. This site is my final attempt to get back into shape. So far I've lost 70.4 lbs. Check out my weight loss chart, weight loss videos and progress pics. Follow my journey, those of others, and read our thoughts on various health topics. Share your thoughts, experience, and journey here on FMU.

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  1. shelleyNo Gravatar says:

    Congrats on your week! I thing deprivation is the fastest way to failure! And you just proved you don’t have to to be successful.You’ve got a lot of great info on your blog. I would love it if you considered adding your blog to our community so other readers can find what you have to say. I hope to see you there. Many Blessings,Shelley

    • Israel LagaresNo Gravatar says:

      Thanks Shelley I will check that out, and deprivation when done right can have it’s advantages, but where I am right now I can’t afford to mess up.

  2. ZaneNo Gravatar says:

    Hi ! your are loosing wait continuously. Many people will inspire from your effort. Best of luck and carry on.

  3. Awesome Is!

    And nice Flava Flav impression, haha.

  4. JohnNo Gravatar says:

    I didn’t realize that you had gone back up for a bit. What happened there bro?

  5. MuataNo Gravatar says:

    Congrats Israel and just keep the momentum going bro! Remember that slow and steady wins the race; it seems like the tortoise was right all along 😉

    Keep shooting for 2 pounds a week, and you’ll be down 20-30 more pounds before you know it. Good work this week Israel and thanks for keeping us updated.

  6. TomNo Gravatar says:

    Congratulations on the continued success. Taking each day at a time is key to not losing focus, and maintaining your improvement.

  7. wow…Shelly that’s really great,,,quite motivating for fat people,,,i wish it continues,,,

  8. Oh, great! Hope you lose more in the future.

  9. Tony LeongNo Gravatar says:

    way to go man! With your consistency on tracking, I know you can reach your goals.By the way, are you doing high intensity training on your weights? Like tri-sets and drop sets.-Tony Leong

  10. Strong OneNo Gravatar says:

    Great job my friend. Keep up the pace!!

  11. Hey Israel, you are doing great keep going. Great mind-set too, it’s not about what we have done or are going to do, it’s about what we are doing NOW!

    Q: When is NOW?

    A: zero to five seconds!

    Always live in the now!

    Hey check out my 16th weigh-in results that I put up today (3/8/08)

    Take care,

  12. Good work Israel. Am really happy to see u are back on track! Remember, food is key. Staying away from high calorie foods, in particular saturated fat will help. But having dark chocolate like you did is not bad at all. Dark chocolate is the richest souce of anti-oxidants of any food so is great to have small amounts each day.

  13. Congrats!By the way I have added you to my blog roll as you have one of the more real-life sites and seem to be down to earth. Regards, John W. Zimmer

  14. Great job Israel! Keep it going…

  15. Kill WeightNo Gravatar says:

    Good for you. Making the better food choices doesn’t necessarily mean lack of taste. I am glad that you are finding foods that you like.

  16. Man You look so Big ……. Is that genetic or ………..

    Good Looking I must add

  17. Acai BerryNo Gravatar says:

    Nice job! Looking pretty ripped if ya ask me.

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