My last weigh in post was actually 2 weeks ago. Last Monday I was still in Denver for the Financial Blogger Conference (you can read my recap about FinCon12 here).
We had a great time in Denver meeting new people and hanging out with some who we already knew; however, being at the conference definitely threw my schedule off.
For the most part, I was able to stick with intermittent fasting (except for that one evening 😳 ). However, I definitely had more carbs than usual, and my macros were completely thrown off. I actually didn’t overeat on any of the days, but as I said, my macros were thrown off by the increase in carbs.
Also, we didn’t realize that there was a refrigerator in our hotel room until we were there for 3 full days! That meant that we had to eat out for each meal for about 60% of the trip. Fortunately, the conference provided lunch on Friday and Saturday, and we weren’t eating breakfast because of IF. We snacked on protein bars and other little things that we packed, but not knowing about the fridge really hurt our eating while there.
I didn’t bring any of my workout DVDs with me on the trip, but the hotel did have a great track on the roof of the gym. Each morning I met up with Ashley from Money Talks Coaching at around 7:15am, and did a combination of running and walking for close to an hour. We got in about 5 miles each day!This was the view from my window!
It was very difficult to run in the high altitude. In fact, I got winded from my dynamic stretching routine, and I was only able to get in a quick 10-minute workout once after a run. It was good to be out there with Ashley, Cait from Blonde on a Budget, Andrea from Smart Money Chicks, and of course my wonderful wife!
Since we didn’t get back home until early Tuesday morning (around 12:30am, I think), I didn’t go back to physical therapy until Wednesday. On Saturday, I woke up to the worst shoulder pain yet! I wasn’t even able to do a cardio workout because of it, so I decided to run a 10k instead (you can see the details of the run, here).
I am typing this up on Tuesday evening and my shoulder still hurts like crazy. I go to the doctor tomorrow, and I will probably beg for an MRI to make sure it is not something more serious than impingement syndrome.
In other news, I have lost so much weight that I can’t fit one of my suits anymore. Also, one that used to be too small now fits and is actually a little too baggy! As you might have guessed, I made a short video about it (either click here or see below):
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.
My wife and I have entered a weight loss challenge on YouTube, and our second weigh in was Saturday. Therefore, I am simply using that number as my week 43 weight, rather than weigh myself again 2 days later. So this video will be pretty short and it will also include my wife!
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.
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Two weeks ago I was able to get down to 234 lbs by losing 7.8 lbs. I went into this week expecting a large gain, since I was so thrown off by both Denver and my shoulder over the past 2 weeks. 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!!!
I can’t believe that I’m not upset about a 6 lb gain. I knew that something like this would happen, and I am hoping that the sodium-laced restaurant food had something to do with it. Hopefully, we will get back on track soon and I will get back into the 230s.
I will let you know what the doctor has to say about my shoulder – let’s hope that I come back with an appointment for an MRI.
My 43-week weight loss total is now at 47.0 lbs, and 52.0 lbs from my all-time high.
photo by David Castillo Dominici
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