Posts Tagged ‘weight loss’
I, frankly, have missed blogging. Stellar Path is reopening tomorrow with a weigh-in. All of my old archives will remain; I’m just pledging to blog here at least once a week.
Surprisingly, however, I have been vlogging. In fact, I have vlogged every day since June 1st. Don’t get me wrong – I don’t have a big audience. In fact,
some most of my videos have only been viewed once. But just like with blogging, my vlogging is mostly for me.
My vlogging is called The Ranger Project, and you can access my videos on my YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/JeremyRay45. In the coming month, I plan to make a Ranger Project page here at Stellar Path, wherein I describe my videos, arrange them by type, and so forth.
Hope to see you tomorrow!
First of all, next week, I am moving to a Saturday weigh-in. Tina and I have decided to have a Biggest Loser style competition and Saturday morning will be a bit easier than Friday morning (as we don’t go to work on Saturday mornings).
This week has been okay. I started the year off doing Whole30, and I’m afraid I have fallen back on the grain and sugar wagon. It’s hard; I’m not saying I’m giving up, but Whole30 has not worked for me just yet. The sugar beast has its talons in me hard.
But… here we go:
- Weigh-in #002
- January 10, 2014
- Weight: 405.8
- Change from Last Week: –1.2 pounds
- Change from Highest: –6.2 pounds
Not as good as it should have been, certainly, but still a loss. Next week will be stronger.
Tina and I are going to put $10 in a pot. The person with the highest percentage of weight loss each week gets that $10 to spend on whatever he or she would like. For me…
Garbage Pail Kids!
More on GPKs later. For now, yay, I did have a loss, and I plan to have a bigger loss next week.
First of all, the good news. I lost weight!
September 4, 2013
Change from Last Weigh-In: –8.0 pounds
I’m pretty pleased.
But here’s the bad news.
I caught Hand, Foot, & Mouth Disease from Henry, who got it at daycare. As with most childhood illnesses that adults don’t really get, Henry’s case was mine. Mine is probably the most sick I have been in my entire adult life.
That is what my left hand looked like last night. At last count, I had around 85 blisters on both hands, a few on my feet, and way too many in my mouth and throat. This is the worst sore throat I have had in my entire life. I had strep once. I would gladly have strep again. The only thing I can really eat is popsicles and orange sherbert.
This sucks. I wouldn’t wish this on my worst enemy.
Blogging will be scarce for a while. I’m just trying to survive the days at the moment, to be honest.
More info to come later, when I’m well.
Change This Week: –4.4 pounds
I knew I would see a big drop today. The food I ate on Friday night was quite bloat-inducing, so there you go. I was pleased to see it drop 4.4 pounds, even though I know it wasn’t real.
I’m starting Body Revolution again tomorrow. My week will consist of weights workouts on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, and cardio workouts on all of the other days. Josie told me to pick one thing and be epic with it this week – my workout is going to be that one epic thing.
Breakfast – steak, fried egg, onion and mushrooms, tomato
Lunch – sausage patty, 2 homemade biscuits, 1 clean personal serving cheese pizza
Mid-afternoon snack – olive oil cooked popcorn
Dinner – 2 slices chicken bacon pizza, 1 slice S’mores pizza
Snack – veggie juice
My food could have been better, but the truth of it is – I am still experimenting on myself, and this is (believe it or not) substantially less food than I’ve eaten in the past few weeks. That’s one benefit of being a big dude; you can still eat quite a bit of food and lose weight.
Tina and I are eating an 80% clean/20% relaxed food plan. We eat clean the vast majority of the time, but if we want to splurge a tiny bit, we do. Some people eat vegan, some paleo, some are relaxed, some are crazy. I’m trying to let go of my binge eating attitude, and if I was an alcoholic, I would go cold turkey. Those with eating disorders cannot go cold turkey on food. As a result, I have to learn to live with moderation. I’ve seen people eat so clean they become literally obsessed with what they eat. This is the exact opposite of what I want. I want to someday reach the point where I don’t think about food obsessively, good or bad.
I’m working my way through a book that I hope will help. I’ll share if/when I come across any great insights.
In other news, Tina and I found a new church today. This church has both a traditional and a contemporary service; we went to the traditional sermon, and it was wonderful. We both left feeling very energized, and I am quite hopeful that this will be our church home. We also were made to feel very welcome, which was nice. We’ve been to churches and been completely ignored. Here, even though we were visitors, we were truly welcomed.
After church and a very bland, disappointing lunch, we made some popcorn, cooked in a bit of olive oil, and watched X-Men 3. Tina has recently gotten into comic book movies, which for a dork like myself, is pretty exciting. We also watched some Walking Dead today, too.
I also spent a bit of time preparing for the fall semester, which starts tomorrow. I have a class that starts at 8 a.m. I am glad school is starting back up. Campus is much nicer with students on it.