Weekly Weigh-In: Another 3.8 lbs Lost, 70.4 lbs Total
I. Am. On. Fire. I’ve lost another 3.8 lbs this week. That brings my total weight lost to 70.4 lbs. SEVENTY!!!! That’s crazy. I now weigh 277.6 lbs. I have 30 more pounds to lose to reach my next major goal of 248 lbs. At that point I will see where I am at and what my new goals will be. I will also have reached the 100 lb weight loss goal at that point.
Here is the ever impressive weight loss chart:
This past week was a tough one. I didn’t work out as much or as intensely as I normally like to, so I decided it would be my down week. I’ve been hitting it hard for a few weeks and my body was begging me to chill out, so I did. Monday was a big day as I did 100 burpees, then I took off Tuesday and Wednesday. Thursday was a light, I did 6 sets of chin ups and push ups then called it a day. On Friday I was way too exhausted to work out and decided to just take it off. On Saturday I picked it up a little and went for a 2 hour walk sprinkled in with some 2 minute jogs. Later in the day I did a few sets of burpees. Sunday was another long walk, this time with the family. We went for a walk on a trail near our house and did a quick set of burpees just to get my heart pumping.
I was afraid I wouldn’t lose any weight for my weigh-in, but I did. I need to get it out of my head that I need to push my self to exhaustion every workout. That’s a no-no and it’s slowly being ingrained in my noggin.
Another reason I thought I had plateaued was because of Olive Garden’s Tour of Italy dish. On Friday night we went out to celebrate my wife’s new job and certification. After a bunch of years she finally achieved passing her exam to become certified in her profession. How she does it I don’t know. She puts up with my BS, raises my daughter, is a great mom and wife, works, exercises with me, and the list goes on. She has managed to fit getting certified into her schedule and I wanted her to celebrate that. She is a major reason for me being able to stay on track.
So we went to eat out have her customary Margarita. I hate those things, but she loves them. I had a Tour of Italy…all of it!!! It was so damn good. I kind felt gluttonous and guilty, but decided to just move on and make up for it over the weekend. Which I did. I hadn’t eaten that much in a while and my body was reacting negatively to it. My sides were hurting, I was taking dumps left and right, and I felt tired. So over the weekend I ate fruits, veggies, and protein. Nothing processed. By Sunday night I was feeling better, but man I won’t be doing that again.
So why did I do it? I wanted to test how I felt afterward. I wanted to see if I could recover from something like that. In the past I couldn’t. In the past I would not be blogging about what happened at Olive Garden. I’d just be all depressed and eating my depression away telling myself that I’ll get back on track in a week, only to have months go by before I got my act together. Was it worth it? Hell yes!
I’ve come a long way and it’s starting to show in all aspects, not just physically. Speaking of which…stay tuned for a very unleashing video this week.