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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

5/31 pm update

Before bed weigh in of 237 pounds on the button.

That's good progress

2 cold showers
75 kettle bells @ 40 pounds
25 myocratcic crunch on bosu ball
15 cat vomit @ 12seconds

It's on!

5/31 Update

Long time not update.....was busy doing some cheating! Some Free Day!!!!

So during this Memorial Day Holiday I went for a Double Free Day, because I deserved it!

I gained 10 pounds. Wow, no worries I enjoyed myself and time to get down to business.

5/30 morning weight - 241.6
5/30 before bed weight - 241.2 pounds
5/31 morning weight - 238.8 pounds

I am 10 pounds away from my goal weight. I don't expect to get it all done in one week, but I ma going to set that goal for 6/18 tobe at 228 on the button or lower.

My "hacks" last week I did find to be successful so I will continue those.

I really crushed in Free Days. Saturday I gained 4 pounds and then on Sunday I gained 6 pounds. I dont' really remember the last time I drank that much beer, or ate that much fried food.

I am back at it and happy to be! COLD SHOWER HERE I COME!

Saturday, May 28, 2011


I just busted out a quick cheat day workout!

*25 myocratic crunches on bosu ball
*15 cat vomit for 12 seconds each
*75 reps on kettlebell @ 40 pounds

*Had a quick bit or Grapefruit Juice
*Getting some lemon juice to dash into some water


After that I am going to the movies tonight.....FINALLY SOME BUTTERED POPCORN AT THE MOVIES!!!!

5/28 update

Wow I was sleepy last night and forgot to I better catch up now. To those that view this....Thanks! I use this blog to check on what I was doing in previous weeks or months. Easier for me to reference my weight from a week ago, because I can do it from my IPAD right before I sleep (weigh in) and right after I wake up and weigh in.

In any case......If did come down to 231.7 pounds this morning! HA HA only .1 pounds since yesterday, but I did stick with my all my new "hacks"

*I did 30 minutes on the elliptical
*I did 25 reps on bosu ball of myocratic crunches
*I did 15 cat vomit @ 12 seconds

And I even did 3 cold showers yesterday!

My goal weight is still 228 pounds..i am so close I can feel it.

I forgot how good the working out felt. My energy has been great, now I am getting another spike from working out...AWESOME!!! Just like my old strength and conditioning coach used to say......"IT'S A GREAT DAY TO BE ALIVE!"

Friday, May 27, 2011

5/27 update-NEW ALL TIME LOW!

....AND 231.8 was this mornings weigh in. OH YEAH (IN TRUE MACHO MAN FORM)!!!!!

That makes 2 pounds this week..doesn't sound like a lot, but I was at 239 on Sunday morning and just wanted to mix it up!

That is a total of 67 pounds since 12/20/2010

New hacks added in this week:

*Started working out again
*Cold Showers 2 X daily

OH - YEAH!!!!!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

5/26 pm update

Before bed weigh in was 233.4 that I my best evening weight. Dare I say, i could see a 231 something tomorrow?


- kettle bells 40 lbs for 75
-25 myocratic on bosu
-10 cat vomit for 12 seconds

And still did the cold showers!

5/26 am update

This mornings weigh in was 232.8 pounds on the money.....exact same as yesterday.

No's all good 2 shots to lose more

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

5/25 pm update?

Not sure what to make of today......

The before bed weigh in was 235.2 pounds....same as last night.

Whether there is progress will be determined tomorrow morning.

I did:

-30 minutes elliptical at home
-25 myocratic crunch on bosu
-10 reps for 12 sec count

5/25 am update - OH YEAH! (LIKE MACHO MAN)

This morning I hit my all time low of 232.8 pounds! That is a total of 66 pounds lost and 1 pound this week. With FreeDay coming on Saturday I have 3 more days to add to it!

I believe the mixing it up has helped this week with the new hacks I am doing. Some added in brand new and some just doing things that I did before.

Cold Shower here I come!!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

5/24 pm update - the hack is on

The hack is on!

Before bed weigh in was 235.2 pounds. Last Tuesday's weigh in was 237 pounds on the nose.

Tonight's workout was

-kettle bell, 75 reps @ 40 pounds
-25 myocratic finches on bosu ball
-15 cat vomit @ 12 second hold

And...2 cold showers today!

Can I break my all time low? We will see.

5/24 update

This mornings weigh in was 234.8 pounds. Last week at this time I was at 235.8 pounds. Quick comparison of weights and notes is the #1reason I keep this blog.

Cold shower time coming up!

Monday, May 23, 2011

5/23 pm update & mixing it up


-did 30 minutes on elliptical at home
- upped the myocratic crunch to 25 from 20 (ouch)
- 10 reps pf cat vomit for a 12 count

My legs were no kettle bells

Took 2 cold showers today as well (day 2) of this

Last Monday nights weigh in was 238.4 pounds, tonights weigh in was 237.4 pounds.

2/23 update

This mornings weigh-in was 236.6 pounds. Looks to be a promising week, plus I am adding more into the mix to change things up. The hack is on!!!!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Gain of 5.4 pounds on cheat day

Because of my gain on Free Day...I am going to be mixing it up this week.

Today I I shot some hoops to get a good sweat, then I also added kettlebells back in to the routing tonight.

This mornings weigh in was 239 on the nose...this evenings weigh in was 238.8

Lets see what tomorrow brings

Saturday, May 21, 2011

5/20 am update

I shouldn't be disappointed with 233.6 pounds, but I thought I could hit at 232 mark. 2 pounds lost this week. So I claim victory, but it is probably time to mix things up a bit

Friday, May 20, 2011

5/20 update

This mornings weigh in was a disappoinment, 234.4 pounds. This evenings weigh in was 236.6 pounds. So, very dull......not anticipating tomorrow's weigh in, but Freedom day is here!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

5/19 update

WTH? Before bed weigh in was 236.6 pounds....i was 236.2 last night. I usually weigh myself pre dinner and I was at 235.8 pounds. That is usually good news because my pre dinner weight is the same as my before bed weigh in.

Well will see how it goes tonight.

5/19 update

This week is going great!

Woke up this morning and that's back to back days hitting an all time low!

This morning's weigh in was 233.6 pounds.

Now I am down 65 pounds in total!!!!

2 more days to left this week!!!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

5/18 pm update

Before bed weigh in was 236.2 pounds. Still showing progress.

5/18 update-down 64 pounds total!

Finally a week and 1/2 later.....I am finally got down 1 pound. So I already claim victory this week and it is only Wed. This mornings weigh in was 234.6 pounds.

I am right on track for that 232 by Saturday.

On another note...I can safely claim that everything in my closet I can now wear. i just put on some shorts I haven't worn in like 5 years and even when they did fit.....I think I only wore them about a month. Those Oregon shorts are like brand new!!!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

5/17 pm update

Before bed weigh in was 237 pounds on the nose. Looking for my all time best tomorrow!

5/17 update

This mornings weigh in was 235.8 pounds. I should be able to hit a new all time low tomorrow. Steady progress is great.

Monday, May 16, 2011

5/16 pm update

Before bed weigh in was 238.4 pounds. Lets see what tomorrow brings

5/16 am update

My weigh in last night was 239.6 pounds. This mornings weigh in was 236.4 pounds! That's an indicator that It should be a great week. I'm going to set my goal for 232.4 pounds.

Let's do it!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

5/14 pm update

Great Freedom Day today!

Cinnamon roll, protein shake, banana, protein bar, bacon cheeseburger, onion rings, fries, churro shake, cheetos, knock off almond roca, pizza

Did kettle bells along with ab exercises

Before bed weigh in was 239.8 pounds.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

5/14 am update

This mornings weigh in was 235.4 pounds! I always consider 1 pound a victory. So last week I lost .4 pounds.......and I will take it. Due to travel things were out of whack.

-PAGG was all over the place, once twice...who knows
-I ate too many almonds...and I never eat them anymore
-I drank about 6 drinks on Tuesday and probably 15 on Wednesday
-No ab routines
-2 and 3 cups of coffee per day

All in all.....I'll take it!

I love not seeing 340 on the scale.

Friday, May 13, 2011

5/13 pm update

Before bed weigh in was 237 on the button. Too much drinking this week, too many almonds, inconsistent PAGG. Lets see what tomorrow's weigh in is and can I beat 235.8

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

5/11 am update

So I am on the road....with no scale! WTH!

Anyway for me it has been pretty easy to stay on the diet, so staying on it yesterday was pretty easy. I had some almonds going through the airport and had a protein bar to eat on the plane.

I probably had more steak that I should have last night, but lets see how that works out.

Monday, May 9, 2011

5/9 am update

This morning's weigh in was 237.8 pounds. This week's challenge is that I will be on the road starting Tuesday morning with a 6 am flight. I won't return until Thursday late evening.

So I will have to take some protein bars with me as snacks just in case. Almonds as well.

It is work meetings so I don't imagine dinner being a's lunch that could be a problem. They usually have that ready for it may minimize my choices.

I will scout out back-up alternatives when I get there Tuesday mid day

The Goal of this week is to get to 232.something.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

5/8 pm update

Before bed weigh in was 239.2 pounds. Tomorrows weigh in is going to determine this weeks goal. I'm doing some traveling this week, so I'll be doing some extra planning.

5/8 update

This mornings weigh in was 239.4 pounds. That is a great sign for the week! Just less than 4 pounds gained on cheat day.

Saturday, May 7, 2011


That last after pic was at 236.6 pounds.....I know this one is only 235.8, but I have noticed changes in my shape! Cool!


I finally cracked that 5 mark. Snuck in at 235.8 pounds. I hit my all time low...just barely. I woke up on last Sunday after a two day-cheat-day-alcohol-overload binge....and chopped that 8 pounds off.

It was a struggle this week and there were fluctuations and swings I don't normally see.



Friday, May 6, 2011

5/6 pm update

Okay...237.8 at the before bed weigh's on, give me a 5 tomorrow

5/6 am update

This mornings weigh in was 237.0 on the button. Went up .4 yesterday. Not sure why.

Is it the protein bars? I had an extra helping of daphnes yesterday....wasn't real hungry but it tasted goos. Could have been the chorizo?

Anyway no big deal, one more day to sneak into the 235 mark.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

5/5 pm update

Before bed weigh in....239.8 pounds

Made th chickenn chorizo no hash potatoes from was good!

5/5 am update!!

No worries all good. Lost 4 pounds last must have drank more water than I thought. This mornings weigh in was 236.6 pounds.

I got two more shots to get to 235!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

5/4 pm update

240.6 pounds at tonight's weigh in.....????

Lets see what tomorrow brings......

Could be those protein bars?

5/4 AM update

This morning's weigh in was 237.6 pounds. I was hoping I was in the the 236 range today and only lost 1 pound. I say that because it seems to be off pace.

The other perspective could be that I am just in that area where it is going to be harder forme to lose weight. In any case, still have 3 shots to hit the 235 mark.

As I look back on yesterday.......that is first time I had 3 cups of coffee in one day since.....since. I don't even remember. I had the extra cup and didn't even realize it until right now.

I also will have another protein bar today to see if that is having an effect.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

5/3 pm update

Before bed weigh in was 239.6 pounds. Had a protein bar today, new twist I added this week.

Man those things are good

5/3 Update

This morning's weigh in was 238.8 pounds. Good progress made yesterday looking for the same today. I am back doing my back/ab exercises.

*20 myocratic crunches on the bosa ball
*10 cat vomit, hold for 12 seconds

Over the years my back has gone out probably once ever 3 months like clockwork...and I literally feel like I am paralyzed.

So when I was off on my 2 day binge and have a bit of a drinkfest in Eugene, OR....I did not sleep in my own bed, I did not do my exercised, and I played golf.

When I got home on Saturday...I could feel a minor tweek. I always felt those as a warning, my back was telling me I am going out later today or the next day.

I doubled up the exercises on Saturday and Sunday, we are talking 3 minutes time each, and just like magic it is gone!

This for me is one of the great "side effects" of this diet!

I am feeling great and back on track.....and focused in on 235 by Saturday morning!

Monday, May 2, 2011

5/2 pm update

Tonights weigh in weight was 242 pounds, this morning it was 241.8 pounds. On the slow and steady route after the 2 day binge. I missed my back/ ab exercises on Thursday and Friday last week and also partook of plenty of alcohol.

I am curious to see how i rebound and to see if I can get to 234.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

5/1 Update

Well it is Sunday evening and winding down. I went on a 2 day binge. It was planned....and that was on Friday & Saturday. I didn't go crazy and really only went a bit overboard on Saturday dinner.

I was happy to say that on Sunday morning the weight gain was only 7 pounds.

So back at it today.

This week I am mixing in some protein bars that were recommended by @carbslow

Besides that nothing new adding in, but I am going to try out some more recipes form the cookbook.