Migraines, Busted Shoulders, Focused Eating, And My Week 45 Weigh In

by Khaleef "Fat Guy" Crumbley on October 1, 2012

in Daily Update, Injuries, Weekly Update, Weight Loss

Weigh In

It’s been 2 weeks since my last weigh in. I honestly forgot to do it last Monday, and then when I remembered I figured it was so close to my next weigh in (for the YouTube challenge that I am a part of) that I can just combine them.

For the record, I weighed myself on Tuesday, and I had ballooned up to about 248 lbs (247.8)! If you follow me on either YouTube or Facebook, you already know how tough things have been for me over the past few weeks.

My shoulder has been in so much pain that I haven’t been able to work out – that goes for both the H.I.R.T. and the various DVDs (like Slim in 6 and Tae Bo) that I use. This has been going on for most of the month of September, but at least I was able to run during the first half of the month.

Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to run for the past week or two due to a lack of sleep. In order to avoid damaging my shoulder even worse, I have to wake up every 15 minutes or so and adjust how I am laying (and to avoid turning on my right side). It has been impossible for me to get up at 4:30 (or even 6:30 for that matter).

Of course exercise is only 1 component in my weight loss and overall health. My eating, while not as bad as it was before I started, was nowhere near as strict as it needed to be! A big part of that was because my wife has been in bad health over the past few weeks (she suffers from chronic migraines and fatigue, and she also had an infected tooth removed). This has really thrown off our eating schedule and habits – we had a couple of days where we didn’t stick to  intermittent fasting, and we even had a few fast food meals.

So after 1 week of this, we determined not to use our various ailments (I also hurt my hamstring during one of my few runs) or tight schedules as an excuse to lose focus! I have to say that this past week has been much better.

We weighed ourselves last night (Sunday, September 30th) and I was 243.2, which means that I lost 4.6 lbs from the previous week (actually, it was only 5 days)! Here is the video that we made for the challenge (if you’re reading this via email, you’ll have to click through to the site):

As you can see, I have been consistently making videos of my meals, workouts, weigh ins, and other things that come up regarding health and nutrition – so make sure you are subscribed to my YouTube channel. ;-)

I want to stay consistent with my Monday morning weigh ins, so I decided to weigh myself today as well (yes, I know I did it yesterday).

Here is the video and then to the historic numbers…

And here is a direct link to the video on YouTube, in case you are reading this via email.

I have become a lot more active on YouTube (I’m posting daily videos now), Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, so be sure to connect with me there. I plan to post a lot of small updates, health tips that I learn, good articles, and other things that don’t warrant a full blog post, onto those sites. Be sure to leave comments so I know you’re there. Yes, I will bug you about it until you comply! ;-)

Just to recap, two weeks ago I was 240 lbs, and last week I was 247.8. 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 43 – 240.0

Week 44 (unofficial) – 247.8

Week 45 – 242.2!!!

I have to admit that when I saw that 247.8 number last week, I got a little depressed. I looked at what was happening with my wife and how that affected our meals, and then I looked at how my lack of sleep stopped me from working out and also robbed me of my productive hours.

That lasted for about a day and then I snapped out of it and became motivated once again. It still wasn’t easy, and I still made some bad choices, but overall last week was a lot better. After a terrible gain, I lost 5.6 lbs. Although I am still up over 8 lbs from my low on week 41, I am moving in the right direction.

The biggest thing that I realized is that I need to be prepared when it comes to my meals. When I am not prepared, I convince myself that I have no choice by to make bad decisions. I then give in to the remaining food addiction and tell myself that it’s ok to indulge in something unhealthy because either my schedule or my wife’s bad health has left me with no options. Of course that isn’t true, but it’s hard to use logic and exercise discipline when temptation comes during those times. So, I need to be prepared at all times! I plan to write a little more about this in the future.

I have an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon for my shoulder tomorrow, and I will let you know how that goes. If you want to hear about the initial results of my MRI, you can click here.

My 45-week weight loss total is now at 44.8 lbs, and 49.8 lbs from my all-time high.

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photo by David Castillo Dominici

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{ 18 comments }

krantcents October 1, 2012 at 7:45 pm

I understand your pain. I had a pinched nerve for 3.5 months. I thought it would never end. I was looking at surgery as relief. Then it stopped. Nerves take a long time to heal. I have pain free for 5 months. You will get past this issue.
Congratulations and keep it up!
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Khaleef "Fat Guy" Crumbley October 4, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Pinched nerves sound so painful! Is that something that can come back? Do you know what could have triggered it?

Thanks for all of your support and encouragement!

krantcents October 4, 2012 at 6:44 pm

In general, my degenerating discs provide opportunities for pinched nerves. The cause is unknown other than just age. My discs haven been degenerating for a long time. I am trying to build myself up with weights to avoid future problems. Unfortunately, I can not reverse the degeneration. Depending on the circumstances, surgery will be the solution.
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Khaleef "Fat Guy" Crumbley October 8, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Oh wow, that sounds like a very difficult situation. I guess it’s good that you are in great health – that probably helps to mitigate some of the impact.

Kylie Ofiu October 1, 2012 at 9:07 pm

So sorry to hear you guys have been unwell. It can really affect how you eat and not being able to work out is hard. Take care of yourselves though.

And congrats on getting back to 242 in 5 days!
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Khaleef "Fat Guy" Crumbley October 4, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Thanks Kylie! We are tightening up our diet to compensate for the lack of exercise…hopefully that will help.

Julie @ The Family CEO October 1, 2012 at 10:01 pm

You guys are too cute! Hope you’re bothe feeling better soon.
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Khaleef "Fat Guy" Crumbley October 4, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Thanks Julie!

Squirrelers October 1, 2012 at 10:38 pm

Hope you guys get better. I know what it’s like to deal with problems that come up like that.

That being said….congrats on getting things moving in the direction you want once again!

Khaleef "Fat Guy" Crumbley October 4, 2012 at 2:02 pm

Thanks Ray! Hopefully, things will be getting better soon. I actually just posted an update after my last doctor’s visit.

TB at BlueCollarWorkman October 2, 2012 at 7:47 am

Man that’s rough. It sucks how bum things in life can really affect weight loss stuff. But wha’ts great is that you didn’t see the 8 pound weight gain and throw in the towel. You admitted to some poor eating, you admitted that you couldn’t exercise as much, and you were ready for action again! keep it up, dude!
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Khaleef "Fat Guy" Crumbley October 4, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Thanks! I really expected people to be angry because I put on that much weight and admitted to making poor choices and giving in to temptation. Thanks so much for the support and encouragement!

Jessica @ Budget For Health October 2, 2012 at 8:48 am

I loved that video- you two are too funny. I’m rootin’ for the underdogs! What’s your goal weight again?
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Khaleef "Fat Guy" Crumbley October 4, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Thanks Jessica! I actually don’t have a goal weight. I guess I would want to be under 15% body fat and to become very muscular and fit. I imagine that I would be somewhere between 190 and 210 at my optimal size…but my ratio of fat to lean muscle would be completely different.

Brad Chaffee October 2, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Khaleef, I had a hard September myself. A combination of things haven’t helped me either but ultimately I’m still headed in the right direction. I just hit a bump in the road and I’m finally past having to take steroids which turned out to be a bigger problem than I anticipated.

I’m trying to focus on what I want and day by day I’m getting back on track. I can totally relate to you on being slightly depressed over the previous month. It’s tough some times.

We’ve come this far and from what I see, you my friend, are not stopping anytime soon. Keep doing your thing Khaleef! You are doing great and such an inspiration to anyone who knows the struggle.
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Khaleef "Fat Guy" Crumbley October 4, 2012 at 2:10 pm

I’m glad that you took your final dose of the steriods! How is your foot doing? Are you able to go as hard as you want with your workouts?

We definitely can’t stop now…as you said, we’ve come to far! We need to send out a communication for Fit 4 FinCon13 soon so we can get people on board. I really think we can motivate each other as a group!

Brad Chaffee October 6, 2012 at 2:22 pm

I’ve never been on steroids before and I didn’t like how they made me feel but I especially didn’t like the increase in hunger. It’s already hard enough to fight temptation. lol

Man I haven’t worked out in a while. My foot is still pretty tender although I can walk okay. I’m really afraid I’m going to mess it up again. I’ll find out at my next appointment when I’ll be having surgery. Not looking forward to that but I know that if I do there’s a lot better chance I’ll be able to do things again.

My wife and I have been both struggling lately so we decided to do a RESET. I think we got so tied up in growing our heath coaching business we lost focus on our own very important weight loss journey. It’s always a battle of the mind but we’re gonna win! :)

We need to do a skype call or something and just throw some ideas around. I agree. We need to get people engaged and ready to reach their goals. Let’s plan a call my friend! My skype is: enemyofdebt. :D
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Khaleef "Fat Guy" Crumbley October 8, 2012 at 7:36 pm

Yeah, steroids can be tough. I was on them for about a year as part of my treatment for Crohn’s disease. I remember gaining 15 lbs in 8 days while in the hospital. lol

Just make sure that you take it easy. As you said, surgery may be the best thing for you.

You guys have come way too far to give up now!

Yes, once I switch my computers (which may take a week considering all the files and the lack of free time), I’ll get back on Skype – I’m “KNS Financial” (not sure if it’s 1 word or 2 though).

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