Here we are again. This week was an odd one for me. Most of our evenings were spent with other people, which meant that we had to make some adjustments to our plan. It wasn’t a bad thing, since one of the most important things to both of us is building relationships.
Thursday and Saturday were the only days that were “normal” for us. I ended up eating at a restaurant 5 times last week!! For most of the meals, I was able to go to the restaurant’s website to get the nutritional information for most of the meals. I think I made pretty good choices (especially for someone who doesn’t like onions or tomatoes), but of course they could have been better. I can tell you that I didn’t have dessert at all.
Even though I was able to stay under or close to my allotted calories for the days that I had to eat out, I still know that the food is not particularly healthy because of all the sodium that they use. I talk more about this in the video, so I don’t want to bore you with too much about sodium and water retention; but when you drink at least a gallon of water every day, as I do, it’s a very important topic.
Outside of the sodium-laden meals at the restaurants, I was completely happy with my eating. I planned each meal in advance (or at least had a few options prepared), and didn’t deviate from that plan.
As far as my workouts were concerned, I wasn’t able to do any resistance or strength training due to my injured shoulders. So instead, I decided to go running every day. I’m sure you all remember how much I hate running! Despite that hate, I was determined to get in a good amount of exercise.
In fact, I was able to get through a couple of milestones this week, and I captured them on video…
From now on, I plan to challenge myself with my runs, and not just use them 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 was expecting something good from the scale, and so I wanted to throw it when it read off my weigh this week. 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 35 – 249.4
Week 36 – 249.2!!!
I was extremely disappointed when I first saw this number, since I expected to have a much larger loss. However, as I look back on the week as a whole, I am happy with how everything turned out.
I started weighing and tracking all of my meals again, I started to do jogging workouts and made a lot of progress with them, and I am extremely motivated!
I am going to the doctor this week to find out what is going on with my shoulders, and I am praying for good news. I am hoping for just a little bit of physical therapy or something like that, so I can resume my workouts as quickly as possible. Either way, I’ll just make the best of whatever situation God has for me, and I will try to glorify Him in all that I do!
My 36-week weight loss total is now at 37.8 lbs, and 42.8 lbs from my all-time high.
photo by David Castillo Dominici
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