You may remember that I was a little bit disappointed by my weight over the last few weeks. Last week was probably the worst, because I had a bad weekend as far as eating is concerned.
It’s not as if I was getting depressed by my progress – I think some people were getting the wrong idea – it’s just that with my height and weight, I should be able to see a couple of pounds drop off each week at this stage.
I think I did pretty well with my eating and workouts during the week, even though I didn’t get to meet up with my trainer. I helped some friends move on Saturday, and it took about 7 or 8 hours to get finished. Then my wife and I went to a play in the evening; so there was no time to work out. I guess the move could be considered a workout, right?
I am also excited about the 100 push ups challenge officially starting this week. Take a look at the first videos of the challenge, and be sure to leave a comment to encourage the participants.
It’s Weigh In Time
Now it’s time for my weigh in. I am also posting the numbers from the previous weigh ins, so you can see my progress.
Week 0 (First Weigh In) – 287
Week 1 -280.0
Week 2 – 279.2
Week 3 – 278.0
Week 4 – 276.4
Week 5 – 270.8
This means that I lost 5.6 lbs in the past 7 days (I weigh myself every Tuesday morning), and a total of 16.2 lbs in 5 weeks! I have also noticed that I am able to run for a longer amount of time (and distance) before my workouts! I mixed in a little bit of walking yesterday and I “ran” for 11:30 (about 1:30 of that was walking). I know that isn’t much, but running for 10 minutes is amazing for me!
Hopefully, one day I won’t have to worry about the size of airline seats; although, sitting next to other overweight passengers may still prove to be a problem (especially if I have to stand for 7 hours like this guy)!
I hope to be able to continue with my progress. I probably won’t hit my goal of being at or under 260 by 1/1/12, but I am still happy with how far I have come.
Ultimately, I really hope that other people will be inspired to take this journey with me. It’s not easy, but taking control of your health (at least the part we can control) is definitely worth it!
photo by David Castillo Dominici
© 2011, Khaleef “Fat Guy” Crumbley. All rights reserved.