Alright, since I’m still feeling a bit sick, I’ll make this short.
As far as eating goes, I had an excellent week (except for Sunday evening)! I didn’t eat any fast food and, since we don’t buy any unhealthy groceries, I ate nothing but healthy meals and snacks all week. Even on Sunday night when I ate late and had more than I should to make matters worse, I at least “gorged” on healthy items.
On most days I stuck with my 8-hour eating window – if you’re wondering why, then read this article about intermittent fasting to find out. Even on the days where I ate after 8pm, I had frozen grapes as a snack. What I want to work on this week is being more disciplined at night and not allowing myself to eat after 8pm. I especially don’t want to have simple sugars before bedtime as that can inhibit the release of growth hormone during my sleep.
As far as my workouts are concerned, my week was pretty bad. I wasn’t able to return to my normal sleeping pattern (sleep by 10pm and up at 4:30am), because I had trained myself to wake up every 15 minutes to save my shoulder! Last week I wasn’t able to break out of that new sleep pattern, so I didn’t get to work out until Saturday. I decided to do the first level of Slim in 6 so that my wife could join me. In order to make it more intense for me, I wore my weighted vest (you can see my “unboxing” of the weighted vest here)!
Here is a video that I made directly after the workout:
My legs were sore for about 3 days after that workout! Doing all of those squats and lunges with the vest made a huge difference. Plus, that was the first workout that I was able to do in over a month, and I also added a 4-mile run to the end of it (yes, I still hate running)
I caught a nasty cold that started to show up on Friday and it got so bad over the weekend that I didn’t even make it to church on Sunday, and I also missed the next 2 days of work! Since I talk about it in the video below, I won’t bore you with all of the details here.
Oh, I received a wonderful compliment from my neighbor last week! Of course, I made a video about it, but I will simply link to it (rather than embed the video) so this post doesn’t become any longer.
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Here is the video from my weigh in, and then to the historic numbers…
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Just to recap, last week I was 242.2. I was hoping to be back in the 230s this week, but being sick and sore (and the Sunday night eating) may have stopped that. Here are the numbers (if you want to see the details for all weeks, just click here)…
Now On To The Weigh In
Week 0 (First Weigh In) – 287
Week 4– 276.4
Week 8 – 266.6
Week 12 – 258.6
Week 16 – 256.0
Week 20 – 258.0
Week 24 – 253.8
Week 28 – 248.0
Week 33 – 250.2
Week 37 – 246.0
Week 41 – 234.0
Week 44 (unofficial) – 247.8
Week 45 – 242.2
Week 46 – 240.4
At first, I was a little disappointed with a 1.8 lb loss; but then I realized that I am that much closer to my goal. All of the meals except for 1 were perfect, and I was able to do a real work out (although only once) for the first time in over a month. If I can continue with my eating and then add consistent workouts once again, I’ll be fine.
This is all about getting healthy and fit, and not just a number on the scale. As long as I know that I’m being disciplined and giving 100%, I’ll be happy no matter how slowly the scale moves down!
My 46-week weight loss total is now at 46.6 lbs, and 51.6 lbs from my all-time high.
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