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Gym Update - 3 weeks Down [May. 6th, 2012|06:58 pm]
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Well, I just finished week #3 at the gym.
Things seem to be going well. Getting up at 5am is getting easier. I set a goal for myself of not hitting the snooze button when the alarm goes off. I only hit it one morning and missed a chance to work out that morning. However, I headed into work early and took an extended lunch so that I could work on during my lunch break. I was able to get in 30 min of cardio and a quick shower before heading back to work.

I've been using a website SparkPeople to keep track of what I eat and daily calorie intake. Portion size has definitely been an eye opener to both Bill and I. Luckily, Bill has been working from home and not traveling so he has time during the day to figure out what we are going to have for dinner. At work, Lunch for me has typically been a salad with various toppings. I'm sure things will get a bit more challenging when he starts traveling again in a week or so.

Week 0: 248 lbs (scale at the gym)
Week 1: 245 lbs (home scale - bought a new one during the first week)
Week 2: 240 lbs
Week 3: 239 lbs

So that's 9 lbs in 3 weeks. Not too bad. I took some measurements on Week 1 that I'll check again on Week 5. We will see how that turns out.

Right now, I'm not focused on the weight so much as I am wanting to feel better about myself. The working out is helping me physically and helping cut down on the stress in my life. To me, that is the most important thing right now.

Hugs to all.. Mike

[User Picture]From: bearwad
2012-05-07 02:23 pm (UTC)
congratulations. i do have to tell you that i have dropped about 70 pounds, slowly but steadily by simply going vegetarian. it's amazing what happens when you just eat healthy foods.
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[User Picture]From: txlthrson
2012-05-26 08:31 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I've dropped 14 pounds so far. I haven't gone vegetarian but eating more vegetables and fruit and cutting down on the amount of red meat that I eat.
But you are right, it is amazing what happens when you just eat foods that are healthier for you.
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