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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Tough week, but........

This week was a tough week. So certainly not the great news I like to write on Saturday's. The bottom line is I weighed in at 227.8 this morning. I was 231.8 last Sunday after hitting an all time low of 224.4 on Saturday.

So that was a net gain of 3.4 pounds. What happened.......I had a cheat burger and fries and onion rings on Tuesday...had business guests in town and I was helping to host. Then I had some cheese in some beans, hey I was starving! Lastly I had some desert on Friday.

Once I hit Friday morning at 228, I figured I would have something later anyway.

So like I said, I can choose to be bummed or I could choose to enjoy my cheat day and get fired up for next week. I choose to enjoy cheat day and get busy on Sunday!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Down 75 pounds total & got that 1 pound this week!


My goal was to hit 224 point anything. So that puts me at 75 pounds down total over 9 months!

Sunday's 232.2 pound weigh-in (post cheat day)
Monday: 229.8
Tuesday: 227.6
Wednesday: 226.6
Thursday: 226.2
Friday: 225.2
Saturday: 224.3

For me this week it was about hitting that 1 pound. I have been in this range for some time maintaining. Keep in mind my original goal was 250. I know this is going to sound silly, but I really wanted that 224 because it sounds so much better that 225. 224 has kind of a 220 ring to it while 225 has a 230 ring to it. I know it sounds stupid, but mentally it feels great. When I put that goal out there earlier on my blog I wanted to hit it!

You should see the grin on my face as I get ready to post this and drive off to the DONUT SHOP! Have fun to my 4HB crew, my bro Charlie, sis Sina, and cuz Devo who are about to partake on a hike up a mountain......I would join them (LOL), but I would rather much go to the Donut Shot! To make myself feel better I will buy them a couple and they can eat them later......IT IS CHEATDAY AFTER ALL....WE CALL IT FREEDAY!!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Wednesday 1/2 way point check in!

So I used to blog randomly at random times. I blogged on Saturday morning and last Sunday morning. Now I am going with the 1/2 point update.

My last blog gave you Sunday's 232.2 pound weigh-in (post cheat day)

Monday: 229.8
Tuesday: 227.6
Wednesday: 226.6

My goal is get to 224 point something. Usually my best weigh in is on Friday. I got a good shot this week at meeting my goal. Nowadays I don't get the wild swings I used to, but I've reached my goal already so now I'm just driving it down further. Some small knits I added in was I've worked out at the gym twice this week (I haven't done that in about 3 months). Nothing crazy but I go pretty hard on the elliptical for 28 minutes and then some light weights.

I still do the crunches at home on the bosu ball and the cat vomit, but if I go to the gym then I take out the kettle bell.

I am doing at least one cold shower per day and no almonds and no CHEATING on the food whatsoever. Saturday will be here before I know it and a number of ideas come to mind!!!!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Post Cheat Day / Free Day

I rarely blog after cheat day.....because I just don't anymore, but I have been in the habit of just posting the good news on Saturday morning. I figured lets flip the switch and go with the Sunday blog with a post cheat day theme.

So I weighed in at 232.2 this morning. That is a weight gain of 7 pounds in one Additionally I feel kind of crappy. That's it for the bad news.

A couple of things to paint the picture here. Gaining 7 pounds in one day is no big deal to me nowadays. Been there done that over the last 9 months. I once gained 14 pounds in one day.

Feeling crappy is no big will be gone by lunch time.

I welcome the breakfast of protein shake (with athletic greens), protein bar, and black coffee (with cinnamon).

Cheatday fulfilled what it had to. I was able to vanquish all the mini-urges I had during the week. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole day yesterday. Donuts, burgers, the new adventure to get that chicken pot pie....and the coffee and donuts at 9:30 pm. That had to be one of my best cheat days ever. I know I won't be craving anything until around Thursday evening and then the mental switch kicks in that tells me to hold out until Saturday. The psychological effect of cheat day for me is astounding. I feel fully satisfied.......and yet sick of eating all those carbs. I can't even look at a carb today without feeling queezy.
It's a new day and a new week and I am targeting 224 pounds. I understand it is going to be an arduous taks, but what the heck why not.

Lay out your B.H.A.G! That's Big Hairy Audacious Goal! I got that from Valerie Khoo, great read right here:

224 pounds may not sound audacious, but my goals are beyond that. I strive everyday to get better!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

9/10 update- Still living the lifestyle and down 74 pounds!

I weighed in this morning at 225 pounds! *Total loss of 74 pounds *I measured my waist and it came out to 38 inches! (down from about 55 inches, it hurts to type that) *I am almost at the 9 month mark (9/20 will be 9 months) I had a great week. My brother told me he hit his lowest weight, last night he is down about 63 pounds as well so that was awesome. What made it a great week is that I celebrated my success last week with a "DOUBLE-CHEAT-DAY". It was labor day weekend and I knew there was going to be plenty of goodies on last Sunday so I had planned to do it. I can NEVER skip a Saturday cheat never. After a weekend where I do a double cheat day, I don't expect to have any weight loss, I just try to get back to where I was before. On a side note when I have a cheat day, I don't do it like Tim does where he waits until lunch and then he starts loading up. I start loading up right when I wake up. So as I type this I'm thinking of driving to the donut shop (well that's an automatic now) and the Chicken Pot Pie I am going to see later (found by my sister-in-law), see link: I wondering how I fit in smashburger in between my daughters gymnastics and the Oregon Football game....hmmmmm Nonetheless I am ecstatic that I dropped another pound, it feels like a fluke because I had a double cheat day last weekend...but who cares......that ball went through Buckner's legs and it counted! Happy FREE DAY (my 4HB group coined that as our cheat day phrase) and keep Living the Lifestyle and eating the food plan. I got that from Lucas Starbuck! Here is his website: I am out!...on to the donut shop!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Saturday, September 3, 2011


So I hit my all-time low weight!

*I weighed in at 226.0 pounds
*That is a total of 73 pounds lost
*Time frame is about 8.5 months

The adjustments I made were no real adjustments. For the past 3 months I've had weekends where I had a double cheatday or I was on vacation in Hawaii, so there was a cheat week. A couple of weekends I added in an extra cheat meal on Friday night. Keep in mind I already had far surpassed my ultimate GOAL WEIGHT. Any extra now is like gravy (no pun intended). So if I delved backed into the calendar (and I can and that's why I keep a blog) I can see different patterns. It had been awhile since I strung together back to back weeks and NOT EATEN ALMONDS.

So what I did was go back to just straight up no EXTRA CHEATS OR CHEAT DAY and last week I hit an all time low, not by much but I got to 227.1 pounds. This week, I just cut out the almonds and stuck to it again and presto I hit 226 pounds.

I'm off to enjoy my cheat day......oh yeah it's Labor Day Weekend so I am probably going back for a double!