Going Strong

October 25, 2006

The Gym has been pretty consistent, except for last weekend, but other than that I has maintained my Gym goals to the tee, I keep sweating and I keep pushing so I end puffing and out of air. My hamstring is getting better, I can increase the speed without the pain, so all is peaches and cream. I am a bit scare at the fact that I developed a bigger hunger for food (I guess my body is asking me for more food that before) so I have to fight this hungry moments on a daily basis and I get scare to the thought of failing and going on a binge, it does bother me, a lot.

I had a friend over for the weekend and consciously decided that was more important to expend time together that to follow my exercise routine, which is very time demanding and gets in the way of a lot of stuff, wouldn’t have it other way. I also caught a bit of a cold, so decided to rest an extra day. So I ended skipping 3 days Sat-Mon. On the food front I held my ground and didn't over do it, I ate less than normal, a bit, I think , to compensate for the lack of exercise, so I can't complain.

I weighted this morning at 259 lbs, which is AWSOME, I am on the border of the 250's, makes me feel good. Is like a mental barrier that I am about to shatter to pieces, makes me excited and eager to hit the Gym, in fact I am on my way to a recreational game of volleyball, I have to keep those little ugly creatures (calories) burning.

Do something, Do anything, Get Going, NOW.


Disturbing thought

October 15, 2006

The ability to maintain my goal of 750 calories-loss a day due to exercise have been harder to achieve that I originally thought, I have been able most days to do it and sometimes I get carried away to more than 1000 calories, but is a work-out. I also found out that doing high intensity combined with low intensity works out better, so instead of say maintain a pace of 4.5 mph on the treadmill, I force my self to 6.2 mph and rest at 3.6 mph, I definitively burn more calories this way.

Now, the hamstring on my right leg has been bothering me, so to rest it, I also been doing some stationary bike, you lose way less calories doing this but is some I got to do till my leg gets better. The important thing is to maintain some kind of activity, swimming, rowing etc.. to keep those calories burning.

I weighted today a bit less than 262 lbs. This is exactly 60 lbs loss since I started my weight-loss marathon, 6 and half months ago, what a trip it has been, I remember been tired of going a fly of stairs or walking a couple blocks or eating all you can eat sherry Garcia ice cream or sitting in front of the TV with a big bag of Doritos, what a difference 6 months can make, 60 pounds of difference.

The disturbing part is that times goes by, sometimes we don't even feel it, can you remember last Xmas, well we are in mid October already , have you started your purchases, after the Halloween season, all stores will be dragging Xmas down our throws. What if I had not decided to lose weight ? Six month would have gone by and I will still be sitting on my butt, complaining about being fat or even gained more weight. Disturbing thought.

I am so glad I took that decision, and that this time was a real decision, not a wishful thinking, see the difference is that you have to want it, envision it ( oh yeah I can see myself @ 220 lbs) , plan it ( get that Gym membership) and schedule it ( go today at 8 pm to the gym ), is a word of difference that just wishing to be skinner and believe me if I can do it, so can anyone on Earth, Mars and Venus.

On a side note, my waist is down to 42 inches, and my BMI is 34.6 which means that I am in the very overweight or obese category, I am not a severely obese person anymore.

Do something, Do anything, Get Going, NOW.


Slow Month

October 12, 2006

My weight loss in this last month was only 5 lbs, I did averaged about 10 lbs until now, so it feels a bit disturbing. On the positive side I managed to still lose 5 lbs overall, I also increased my aerobic capacity substantially.

This last weekend was a KILLER, I combined my birthday, for those wondering I just became 44 years old, and the Canadian thanksgiving holiday, so it boiled down to lots of food and no Gym for 4 days. I usually feel bad when I miss a Gym day, but for some reason or other I didn't mind not going on those days.

The first day back after my little break was hard, it felt like starting again. But so far so good, I have another victory to tell, I ran for 2 full miles in about 29 minutes, my legs were burning, but my breathing was slow and under control., so my new roadblock is the strength of my legs, abdominal and lower back muscles, they really ache during and after my work-out.

My current weight is 263 lbs, which is awesome, I was hoping to be in around 255 lbs by this time but once thing or another got in the way. I just wanna try hard to be in around 245 lbs by the end of the year, so I can relax and eat without guilt this Xmas.

That's all folks, Do something, Do anything, Get Going, NOW


Big amd Heavy

October 05, 2006

I got rid of all my XXL t-shirts, I cut them into pieces and sent them to heaven. They were good t-shirts, they did their job pretty well, they just felt too big and heavy, it was time for fresh fabric. So I went out to get few sport t-shirt for my runs, size XL and got a couple L to try them out, seems they fit OK, but I like the XL size more.

It is exhilarating to be able to buy smaller clothe, you feel like a new person, as a normal person, as the selection of XL/L clothe is way bigger than the XXL size. Another huge victory in my personal War.

That's all folks, Do something, Do anything, Get Going, NOW