Since my weekends usually go by really fast, I write one post updating you on both days. For the record, this weekend represented days 24 and 25 of the first Fat Guy Challenge, and Days 3 & 4 of our 4th week!
After the first three weeks, I managed to lose 9.6lbs, with only minimal exercise. However, my plan is to workout twice a day when possible from here on out!
***[See how I did on each day during the first 3 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 days 24 & 25:
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. Now we are taking 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.
I woke up on Saturday around 8, with a long day in front of me. I immediately went in the living room and started my workout. Then I had a fruit smoothie with Green Vibrance Powder, Special K2O Strawberry Kiwi Powder, and Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Milk – it was very filling.
I then had to run to the bank, and then to the barber shop. Once we came back home, I had more macaroni & cheese with beef. Then later in the evening, I snacked on cherries, crackers & cheese, and dark chocolate chips.
I drank at least a gallon of water – having 32 oz during my 25 minute workout really helped!
We woke up on Sunday just in time for Sunday School, and didn’t eat breakfast. After Sunday School, and before the church service, a light breakfast is served – that really helps people like me who wake up late! I had half a bagel with cream cheese and 2 strawberries.
Then, we were invited to have lunch at someone’s house. We had pasta served with spaghetti sauce, meatballs, and Italian bread – it was very good.
Once we got home, I worked out and then had another smoothie (same as Saturday). I was still hungry after my shower, so I had a Lean Cuisine frozen pizza (340 calories) for dinner.
I drank over half a gallon of water, and I also had about 20 oz of the smoothie.
As I stated above, I was able to workout on Saturday morning as well as Sunday evening. Some parts of the Debbie Siebers’ Slim In 6 workout DVD are still tough, but I am getting through the entire thing! I honestly don’t think she designed the program for 300 lb men who are only 5’6″!!!
I am really excited about working out so much recently, and I hope it really makes a difference in this challenge!
Weekends are usually the time where I experience the most temptation – especially when it’s hot! However, all I could think about was how long I’ve been “trying” to lose weight! I’ve gained over 100 lbs since I graduated from high school, and I need to take charge and get in shape.
The momentary pleasure of a great tasting meal shouldn’t be enough to make me throw away my goals!
Therefore, I didn’t feel any temptation at all – except eating that frozen pizza late at night, when the smoothie should have been enough for me. Even that wasn’t terrible, because I didn’t have any dinner, and it was only 340 calories.
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!
photo by scottchan
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