Friday, October 10, 2008

Week 44 update, Candy Wings, Chimichangas, and Lots of Exercize (3 lbs lost)...

277 lbs.
92 down
8 to go
8 weeks left
$16 per lb pledged
$1472 raised

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Turns out that whole excercize thing is the key.  I had some meetings this week and of course all the usual snacks and over eating that go along with such endeavors.  This included (but was not limited to) mounds of these incredible wings which instead of some sort of BBQ or Wing sauce had this candy coated syrup, and two huge chimichangas (and some flautas) at a local Mexican place.  So how on earth did I end up 3 pounds lighter this morning?  Running.  While at the hotel I took advantage of the treadmill and ran at least 30 minutes each morning AND EACH NIGHT.  Now, in the 10+ months I've been doing this I have never done a night work out until now, and I must say, not bad at all.  As long as you don't have to be asleep within an hour after you finish, it's actually quite refreshing.  Of course I also ate much better the rest of the week so it was only a couple days of indulging as opposed to constant slacking.  The end result is that today I stand 8 pounds away from the 100 pound mark and ready to blow by it sometime in November (so I can start depression binging after the election).   Hopefully next week I can make it two nice loses in a row instead of this 3 steps forward, 1 step back thing I seem to be doing.    I just can't get passed the fact that even if you cut off my thumbs, I can still count the pounds I need to lose to hit my goal on the remaining fingers.



  1. Seems like you've been focusing a lot on cardio. Your heart must be in great shape by now! However, if it's health and fitness you are after, you need resistance training. Weightlifting strengthens muscles AND bones, increases metabolism, gives bodies appealing shapes, and prevents physical deterioration commonly associated with aging (use muscle or lose muscle).

    Of course, the diet is the single most important part of being healthy. Weightlifting is the second most important. Cardio is essentially optional, as weightlifting can have cardiorespiratory benefits.

    Be aware also that in the absence of resistance training, about 30-50% of the weight you are losing is muscle.

  2. Hey Gabriel,

    Thanks so much for the feedback. You'll be happy to know resistance work has been a major part of my work since I started working out in January. Last week was a little cardio heavy since I was on the road and didn't have access to the weights. It's something I plan on remaining part of my life from here out.

    It sounds like you have a lot of experience in this stuff, any other tips you care to share?