Archive for October, 2012

18-Oct-2012

Slip sliding along

I’ve been very bust this week with work and school and blogging completely fell by the wayside.

English: the forests in new hampshire in autumn

Last week wasn’t perfect but I’m happy to report that I did lose a couple of pounds and a little more size.  Here are the numbers:

  • Weight: 265.8 (-2 for the week, -12.60 total)
  • Neck: 18.25 (0, -.5)
  • Chest: 50.5 (-.25, -1.5)
  • Waist: 49.5 (-.25, -2.75)
  • Hips: 45 (0, -1)

This week hasn’t been going too well and I have no good excuse.  I’ve let work and school stress get to me and I haven’t been preparing as I should.  My daily weight has been bouncing up and down reflecting my choices.  I’m also more tired than I have been the past couple of weeks.  That alone is reason to get back on track.

Today is going well though and when I get home I’m going to get things ready for tomorrow so I can eliminate any excuses.  I’ve been feeling too good and making progress to let it slip away now.  I’m stronger than that.

09-Oct-2012

Week 2 Review

Week two was over on Sunday and I’m pretty happy with the results.  They weren’t as dramatic as week one but I knew that I couldn’t keep up that pace for long.  Here are the numbers and then some thoughts on the week.

  • Weight: 267.8 (-1.8 for the week, 10.6 overall)
  • Neck: 18.25 (-.25, -.5)
  • Chest: 50.75 (-.25, -1.25)
  • Waist: 49.75 (-1.0, -2.5)
  • Hips: 45 (0, -1.0)

The week didn’t get started on the right foot.  I had a major cheat on Sunday evening.  It didn’t bother me physically but I felt guilty and the scale reflected the cheat with 2.4 pound jump Monday morning.  The rest of the week went well food-wise with me cooking all my meals at home except for Friday.  Those meals out fell within the guidelines and were a nice treat.

I didn’t get in as much exercise as I would have liked.  The weather wasn’t very good and I drove to work a few days.  I do considerably less walking on those days.  I’m adding in some bodyweight workouts this week as well as getting back to walking more.

I’m feeling really good following the Paleo plan and am enjoying the extra energy and mental focus it has given me.  I’ve been more productive at work and at home.  Aside from the extra planning and cooking needed to keep on track I haven’t noticed any downsides.

I’ll try to check in more regularly but won’t make any promises.  I figure staying on track is more important than blogging about it.