Yesterday was the 29th day of the first Fat Guy Challenge, and the first day of our “overtime” period. Okay, so I didn’t know what to call these last 3 days of the challenge, therefore, “overtime” will have to do. Just know that the challenge is 31 days long, and it started on May 5th.
Even though my official weigh-in will take place on Sunday, I wanted to keep up the tradition (Yes, I know it’s only been 1 month! Do you have to spoil all of my fun?) of weighing myself on Thursday.
After the first three weeks, I managed to lose 9.6lbs, with only minimal exercise. But I managed to work out for most of the last week.
***[See how I did on each day during the first 4 weeks of the challenge] – You can read our motivation for doing this, as well as the details of the challenge at the first link above. Our main goal is to lose 25lbs combined by June 4th, or there will be severe consequences! I am responsible for 15 of those pounds!***
Here is my assessment of day 29:
For the first week of the challenge, we decided to drastically reduce our carbohydrate intake to under 20 grams each day. Thankfully, that restriction was only in place for the first week. Then we moved that amount up to 60 grams per day, with two “carb load” days each week.
Now, we have decided to count calories, and to keep track of certain macro and micro nutrients as well. I think that this is a better overall approach, and it will ensure that we are not going too far in any particular direction.
Then I had a salad for lunch. I threw in some grapes, strawberries, almonds, feta cheese, and boiled eggs. It ended up being 523 calories with 29 grams of protein. Then I had a frozen dinner (280 calories) around 5:30, before heading out to church.
When I came back, I had my evening workout around 11pm. I drank a cup of chocolate milk (one of the best post-workout drinks you can have), and had a serving of string cheese.
Considering all of my supplements and meals, I had a total of 1,147 calories!
I drank a total of 132 oz of water (a gallon and 1/2 cup) – the vitamins and supplements really help! Also, I can drink up to 32 oz with each workout, so it hasn’t been to hard to drink a gallon or more of water each day!
Once again we were able to keep up our pace! We did the Leslie Sansone’s Walk At Home – 5 Mile Walk DVD in the late morning – this one is over an hour long! There are actually 5 mini workouts (1 for each mile) that are a part of this overall workout, and we decided to double up on the fastest one, and omit one that was a little bit slower.
I’m still not sure if that was a good move or not! My body hates me right now…it was brutal!!!
Once I got home from church, we did the Debbie Siebers’ Slim In 6 workout, and it taxed our muscles even more. My shoulders hurt – even reaching for the mouse is hard! However, I have to admit that I love this feeling – every move reminds me of how hard I’ve been working recently!
We’re now up to 10 workouts in 6 days…I hope I can keep this up!
There was no temptation to eat out at all. As I mentioned on Twitter (oh, don’t forget to follow me), a guy in my class decided to sit next to me and eat a sub. It looked and smelled really good, but not enough to tempt me! Then, they had donuts and cheese & crackers as a snack for us. I just sat in my seat during the break and watched everyone else indulge!
All I could think about were my goals. I don’t want to lose this challenge because I lacked discipline during the last week!
We just took care of business and God blessed our efforts to be disciplined. <— I am hoping to be able to write that phrase every day of this challenge!
Before I tell you my weight, I want to remind you that the goal of the challenge is to be at or under 275.0 on Sunday morning. That would mean that I lost at least 15lbs in 31 days. Those aren’t “Biggest Loser” numbers, but I would be thrilled if that happened!
I also can’t wait for the day when I can weigh myself without having to push my belly out of the way in order to see what the scale says! When I jumped on the scale Thursday morning, I was really excited at first – that’s because when I step up with my first foot, the number looks great. But then I had to add my right foot and mess up the dream!
As of Thursday morning, my new weight is…
That means that I lost a total of 10.4lbs since May 5th. This also means that I need to lose about 5 more pounds in order to beat the challenge and avoid losing out on so much!
I’m going to give it all I’ve got for the next few days…let’s hope it’s enough!
article photo by Alan Cleaver
© 2011 – 2016, Khaleef “Fat Guy” Crumbley. All rights reserved.