My Week 35 Weigh In – Can I FINALLY Get Under 250…Again?

by Khaleef "Fat Guy" Crumbley on July 25, 2012

in Daily Update, Weekly Update

Weigh In

So…this week is the week that I’ve been looking forward to for the last few weeks. Things finally calmed down a little for us, and we had a pretty normal week as far as our schedule is concerned.

Unfortunately, my wife had to deal with a migraine for the entire week (actually, it started the Friday before, and it lasted through my weigh in day). That meant that our dinner plans were thrown off for much of last week. We planned to either have healthy meals or juice for dinner. However, with my tight schedule and her migraine, I was “forced” (of course I could have made better choices) to pick up food on the way home a couple of nights. I went to Moe’s a few times, since they are one of the most healthy options around.

Despite that, I was able to have extremely healthy breakfast, lunch, and snacks each day. We were able to do our modified juicing/smoothie meal plan for a couple of days (with a couple of items from our healthy fats diet thrown in), and I made sure to have a smoothie each day for lunch even when we couldn’t juice.

I was also able to get in a number of strong workouts, and I even was able to run for a mile straight. In fact, I made a video

You can see from that video that running is not my thing! However, I plan to challenge myself with my runs, and not just use it as a way to cool down from the real workout. I’ll probably post more videos like that to my YouTube channel.

Anyway, on to the video and then to the 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! 😉

I didn’t know what the scale was going to say, but I was hoping that it would be kind enough to register in the 240’s. 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 34 – 250.2

Week 35 – 249.4!!!

I was able to get under 250 for the first time since all this craziness happened. It felt good to not see 25X on the scale, but I was hoping for a larger loss.

Considering that we had Moe’s for at least 3 days out of the week, it could have been worse. I am working hard this week and I really want to see my weight move in the right direction!

This keeps my 35-week weight loss total at 37.6 lbs, and 42.6 lbs from my all-time high.

photo by David Castillo Dominici

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krantcents July 25, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Congrats, keep it up. The best part of our weight loss is it is over a long time which means it will stay off.

Fat Guy July 29, 2012 at 6:36 pm

Thanks! I really hope that taking the slow, steady approach will pay off. I don’t want to drop the weight in 2 months, and then put it back on when I resume my “normal” life. I am making a lifestyle change!

Lance @ Money Life and More July 25, 2012 at 5:31 pm

Congrats on getting back down under the 250 mark. I agree with Krant that the good thing is that you should be able to keep it off because you are changing your lifestyle.

Fat Guy July 29, 2012 at 6:39 pm

Thanks! Yeah, I don’t mind moving slow, as long as I keep moving in the right direction.

Jessica @ Budget for Health July 26, 2012 at 7:36 am

woop woop! Life will keep throwing curve balls in our so-called “routine” and I think you’ve done a great job accomplishing what you can to stay healthy and be active despite those curve balls.

Fat Guy July 29, 2012 at 6:43 pm

Thanks Jessica! I am hoping to get to a more normal routine now…if I can just get my shoulder healthy. I go to see the doctor about it this week.

Kaylan July 26, 2012 at 1:38 pm

CONGRATS bud!! I’m so proud of you. Remember: muscle weighs more than fat. Even though that scaled didn’t move as much as you’d like, I bet you BMI changed drastically.

Sometimes I wish doctors would measure our BMIs instead of our weight. I’m two pounds from being considered “overweight” because I’m so short, but its mostly muscle. What overweight person do you know goes on 2-4 mile runs daily?

Fat Guy July 29, 2012 at 6:44 pm

Thanks Kaylan!

Unfortunately, BMI doesn’t take body fat into consideration, so it still fails to differentiate between a healthy and unhealthy person. I really wish they would incorporate body fat percentage, so we could see how much of our body consists of unhealthy fat.

Thank you for stopping by and commenting!

TB at BlueCollarWorkman July 30, 2012 at 8:04 pm

Duuuude, you got under 250! Oh man, that’s pretty freakin’ awesome, and even in the face of Moe’s and migraines.

My wife looooves the Biggest Loser and puts it on sometimes. I don’t really watch super close, I admit, but what I do notice is that some of those contestants lose 20 pounds A WEEK! That’s great and all for a show, but I always remember learning something like 2 pounds/week is safe and you’ll be able to keep that weight loss forever. So great job again, man, for doing it right!

Fat Guy August 2, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Thanks man! I am really trying to take all of these setbacks and just find ways to work around them. I don’t want to use them as excuses to let myself fail!

You know, if someone is 350 lbs and has not moved except to go to the fridge in 10 years, I can see 4-5 hours of exercise and a 1,200 calorie diet causing them to lose that much weight. But it is not healthy for that excess to be prolonged, and that much working out can do damage to their hearts, lungs, and hinder their body’s ability to gain muscle. I’ll take a couple of pounds each week, as long as I know that I am building muscle and doing it the right way.

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