Weekly Weigh-In: 3.4 lbs Lost

Weekly Weigh-in 3.4 lbs lostWeek two of being under 300 lbs. Another week and another few pounds lost. This time I lost 3.4 lbs, much less than the 10+ lbs from last week, but it’s right around where I want to be on a weekly basis. I think at this point I can consistently lose 2 to 3 lbs a week with no sweat. Well, I need to sweat but you know what I mean.

Small weekly loses are better for me in the long run than huge loses. My total lost so far is at 59.6 lbs. That’s 60 lbs in my book. 60 mutha freaking pounds. Back in the day losing 60 lbs was a major thing for me, or anyone I knew for that matter. But here I am about halfway to my goal and 60 lbs doesn’t seem like anything to me. How times change…

This week was rough because I kept thinking about gaining all the wait back. I even had dreams about it. I had a decent week of workouts and my eating was on point, but for some reason I kept thinking that my body was going to turn against me and show this ridiculous gain of weight come Monday morning. When the time came I was nervous, but the scale read 288.4 lbs. I was extremely relieved. Now I can move on and keep doing my thing. I guess once I hit the 270s (which is my goal by end of July), I can relax and be comfortable knowing that what I am doing isn’t going to backfire on me.


I had a killer workout on Sunday thanks to my man Frank Cruz. I hadn’t worked out with another guy in so long, it felt good and brought back some good memories. I had to take it a little easy on him with the chest workout since my pec is a little busted up, but he saw the strength! He’s not too bad himself. The guy lost a ton of weight over the last few months and knows what he’s doing. We had a great HIIT session on the treadmill too. My handy dandy GymBoss came in handy for the intervals and precised timing.

He even fed me some grilled chicken, salad and mango! Super healthy and delicious meal post workout. Speaking of eating, I’m still not feeling too hungry most of the day but I manage to eat nutritiously. I make sure to eat a lot of fruit, veggies, and protein. I eat fat too, but I don’t over do that. We need fat people…we really do.

Here’s the chart, look at the downward trend. Me likey.

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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. suzanneNo Gravatar says:

    Another great loss. Your a train on a roll and nothing is going to stop you now 🙂

  2. suzanneNo Gravatar says:

    Another great loss. Your a train on a roll and nothing is going to stop you now 🙂
    BTW I love your blog!

  3. YobigmikeNo Gravatar says:

    Keep it going yo. I agree, smaller gains over a period of time feels much better.

  4. MuataNo Gravatar says:

    Great job Is! Keep it going my friend …

  5. Keep up the good work. Less is always more when it comes to losing weight and getting in shape. Smaller gains in the beginning lead to bigger payoff in the long-term. You’re developing the habits necessary to take off the weight and KEEP it off. These are the building blocks for creating a strong foundation that will allow you to live a healthier and longer life.

  6. Yum YuckyNo Gravatar says:

    I cooked a Mango dish for my family a few months back. They revolted and refused to eat it. Rudeness.

  7. Frank CruzNo Gravatar says:

    Hey man, great post!! I gotta few comments for you though.

    First thing is, dropping 3.4lbs is awesome man!!! Anymore then that in a week you could be losing precious hard earned muscle.

    The week you lost 10lbs must have been your 1st week back on your diet and workout routine. Usually the 1st week people loose anywhere between 8-12lbs!! But a lot of that is just extra waste we carry around, and only 2-4lbs is actual fat.

    Also 60lbs is a lot to have lost man!!!!! That is nothing to take lightly, I was proud when I hit that goal.

    Last thing I wanted to tell you; YOU CAN’T CHANGE THE LAWS OF PHYSICS. So therefore you’re plan can’t backfire on you, only you can backfire on your plan. It’s all cause and effect; as long as you stay consistent you reap what you sow

    Oh and I had a great workout and lunch too my man, hope to do it again soon. Be Blessed.

    • Frank, that week I lost 10 lbs was not the first week back. I was actually back many weeks before that so that 10 lb loss was a welcomed fluke of nature….I haven’t regained it as you can see by the 3 lb loss this week. I’m looking forward to another loss next Monday.

      60 lbs is a lot, but when I think about it, I’m about halfway there so it puts things in perspective for me. See ya later!

  8. KatieNo Gravatar says:

    Congrats! Keep it up–you’re really doing it. That’s so exciting!

  9. Congrats to you! 60lbs is a lot of weight. Your hard work and determination are motivating.

  10. gennadiyNo Gravatar says:

    congrats you can do it well. you are hero…

  11. congrats all you need to loose weight is discipline to follow your weight loss plan.

  12. Aaron's P90XNo Gravatar says:

    Great work on consistently losing that weight. It’s not easy (I’ve been there). Keep it up!

  13. JeffNo Gravatar says:

    My girlfriend and I are moving to Tampa at the end of April. I had told myself that I wanted to get a fresh start when I moved there. I am 42 and weigh 280lbs. At 5’11” that is alot but my honey tells me I still look good 🙂 Anyway I am like you dude, I have always been “in Shape” but the last few years I have let it go bad. I went thru an aweful divorce a few years ago and that took alot out of me. I used to play Semi-pro baseball and football and kept in shape that way. I weighed 230lbs and felt real good. But after the divorce I really hit bottom and let everything go. I recently met my girlfriend and she is the best thing that happened to me. I want to be around for her so I am taking this move as a fresh new start! If you have any advice for me, where to go, what to do in the area let me know. I did a search on google “working out in Tampa” and you came up. Maybe you are a blessing in disguise…who knows

    • Jeff, I wish you the best. There is nothing to it but to do it. You know I’ve been there and it’s been a struggle, both physical and mentally, but I am making it. You can too. Let me know when you are in town and we can work out together. I am not a member of any gyms since I workout at home and outside, but we can figure something out.


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