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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