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Saturday, August 27, 2011

8/27-Update- Lowest weight (barely) & doing UNBELIEVABLE!

I have not updated in awhile, but been pretty busy....even though that isn't a good excuse. So let me quickly recap the turn of events while I gobble down some chocolate croissants and some morning buns. A great present from my brother Charlie and his wife Sina. It's cheat day today so it is on!!!

So for the week of 8/14 to 8/20

*I cheated at dinner with PIZZA on Tuesday of that week
*Cheated the next day Wednesday at lunch
*I then was off to a trip to NAPA which was awesome, I only cheated on Saturday, but I didn't go crazy.
*I got back Sunday night and I weighed in at 234 pounds
*Weighed in on Monday morning weighed in at 232.4 pounds

So for the next week, 8/21 to 8/27, I was back at the slow carb

*I had not worked out at all for 2 weeks, just decided to take a break
*Then on Wednesday I made the mistake of hauling 2 heavy boxes of my kids on their fist day of school and tweeked my back. If you've read any of my earlier posts I talk about how my new exercises have prevented my proverbial back going out every 3 months like it used to. So I just tweeked it, jumped back on the exercises that night...and presto back fixed. So going on 8 months without major back pull is awesome.
*Other item to note.....I haven't been sick once since I started the slow carb food plan (8 months)
*So here I am on Saturday and the weight is at an all time low of 227.1!!! I am fired up!!!
*It's not much of an all-time low at this point and this time its decimal points down.....but I still want to hover between 220 - 225
*I've posted before that I am amazed at my ability to hit the 227 every saturday

So I mentioned a weekend in Napa and to leave it at a mention would do it a huge disservice. I went to the Opening-the-Kimono event and got to see Tim Ferriss speak. It is a bit embarrassing, but I am such a fan boy. I lost 72 pounds, can you blame me? It was an amazing experience and besides meeting Tim, the group of people there was awesome. I have a new found direction in my life and and am game-planning on how to get there. I feel I have a new suport system to help me. I plan on taking what I learned from the event and taking it to the same levels that I have take the 4 HOUR BODY. It will be a tough journey, I know I will make tons of mistakes and errors. Kicking butt and becoming an awesome life hacker it what I want to do. Finding that inner energy/mojo/motivation/direction to write that book I've been struggling with will be conquered!

That's is it for now......OFF TO CHEAT DAY...oh yeah that's right...... my group and I call it FREE DAY!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Saturday 8/13- Wow Hungover! But went on Cheating--Hit all time lowest weight!

So last night me and my crew went out on the town and celebrated my BDay. I was a fun time by all and I had way too much to drink. That being said, lets go through my my weekend.

I woke up Friday weighing in at 229.0 pounds on the dot. That was a great week for me. I did a double cheat day last weekend, the schedule for summer activities just seems to pile on....and I love it.

I have come to realization that I have to check my ego on my new found MASTERY of losing weight. I woke up last Sunday morning after cheat day and weighed in at 232.4 pounds. I knew I could hit a new low and it was going to be a kick butt week, but I had planned this double cheat with the double.

I crushed it that Sunday at the Del Mar races with friends and woke up Monday morning at 237.2 pounds. That is the heaviest I have been on a Monday in awhile. But my EGO...said, "no worries time to kick some butt." Onward with the 4HB foodplan. So like I said earlier Friday arrived at 229.0 pounds. I had planned the afternoon to hang with the kids over at Boomers (Go Karts, Mini-Golf, Video Games).....and planned on having a cheat meal there. Man that pizza sucked. So back to going out on that fun night. It is well documented on Instagram. My buddy (dshebby) posted most of the pics and I did a few (jtamoe46). I did not do any cheating or dinner...but all that alcohol was one big cheat, along with all the sweet shots. I did drink so much that I hurled / threw up when I got home. Wasn't a major one...but I threw up.

So there I was waking up HUNGOVER....I stumbled over to the scale badly in need of excedrin and water...and what did it read?

227.4 pounds! My lowest weight was 227.8 pounds. I know it is not much.....but damn I dropped .4 pounds. My wife attributes it to me throwing up......I don't care I just read what it says!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

8/6- Cheating Experiment is over

The experiment i conducted was this. What if I cheated on Friday night (it was a big cheat too, just dinner), did a normal go for it cheatday on Saturday (no restraint), and a cheatday breakfast (went for it as well)? If I did all that what would my weight differential be.

*So last Friday my weight was 229.0 pounds
*This mornings (Saturday) weight was 229.0 pounds

The .0 was exactly the same on both. I tried wiggling on the scale a little bit and weighing myself again to nudge out a .1, but alas I stopped because.........who cares I almost accomplished what I wanted. I really wanted to get back to my lowest weight of 227.8 pounds.

I have been on vacation and did a cheat week and did a couple of double cheat days, so I have done extra cheats before. What I was looking for this time was to see how it fit into my normal schedule.

So what this tells me is that I can add in a dinner cheat meal, do an awesome cheatday on saturday, and add in a cheat breakfast on Sunday. I can do all of this and maintain the same weight.

Other things I did:

*I did my MED workout (bosu ball, cat vomit, kettlebell) 4 times this week
*Did cold showers 5 of 7 days
*Did PAGG regimen
*Strict 4HB the whole way, except for one night I had probably 40 almonds I am going to eat up those chocolate chip cookies daughter made on Thursday!!!!

This experiment is over and I now to fill my belly!!!!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

8/4 Update - Progess

Woke up today, Thursday, and weighed in at 230.8 pounds. It wasn't as much progress over the last 2 days as I would have liked, but I am not complaining.

My ability to lose weight in a small amount of time is still startling to me.

Two more days before CHEAT DAY, OR FREE DAY!

Lets see if I can get those 3 more pounds I am looking for.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

8/2 Update----progress is in action

It is Tuesday Morning and the weigh in was 232.4 pounds

*That is two days of MED workouts (70 kettlebells, 30 bosu crunches, 15 cat vomit)
*Back on 4HB after cheating Friday night, all day Saturday, and Sunday breakfast
*My goal is to get to 227.8 pounds (my all time best) by Saturday am

Monday, August 1, 2011

8/1- Update after cheating experiment

This mornings weigh in was 234 on the nose. progress is being made, and the MED workout got done!