Weigh-In: Week 29 – The Week I Ate Turkey (and Mexican Food)

Week of 11-18 through 11-25 in the year of our Lord 2011
This is the first weigh-in of the rest of my life. Here are the results for week 29:

Today: 261.2 lbs.
Last Week: 261.2 lbs.
Week Difference: 0 lbs.
Total Loss: 73.4 lbs.
Body Fat: 21.9 % 
Lean Mass: 44.9%  
Blood Pressure: N/A
BMI: 32.6 (-0 )

A break even weigh in on Thanxgiving week.  I am ok with that for now.  I think I am setting myself up for a big week next week.  If I don’t have a big week next week then I will be upset.

I am actually glad that I broke even.  It could have been worse.

Yesterday was Thanksgiving (hope you all had a great one) and I ate like a cow. A healthy cow that eats well, but a cow none-the-less. I logged all of my calories and did not go over but I know that I ate enough to throw the scale less than 24 hours later.  I am thinking that if I had waited until Saturday I would have had a better weigh in, but hey, whatever.

Here is a triumph for Thanksgiving Day that should out-weigh (haha) all the food I ate.  I had my first ever out of doors on-road and off-road run.  I did not workout on Wednesday because I was trying to get everything ready to leave town that afternoon so the fam could go spend the night with my cousin and his youngun in Batesburg-Leesville, SC.  So as I was packing up the car, I went ahead and threw in my workout clothes, shoes and heart rate monitor. I literally had the thought, “I will take it, but I doubt I will use it.” I thought, “Well maybe if my cuz has a treadmill, I will hit it for a little while…” I found out when I got to his house that he did not have a treadmill.

Well on Wednesday evening as I was telling everyone about my weight loss over a meal of Chicken Mole at the local Mexican place, I decided that I NEEDED to put in a workout on Thanksgiving Day. It was imperative that I not push it aside. But what was I going to do? There was no treadmill, and I am still very self-conscience about running in public.  But then I remembered that I had signed up for the Rugged Maniac Mud Run in March. I guess I had better learn to not only run outside, but run off-road and get around obstacles.  So that was it. I decided to run outside.

I got up around 6:30 am, put on my shorts, sleeveless sweat-wicking shirt, and my shoes and headed outside. Then I promptly turned around and headed back in because it was COLD! I didn’t have a long-sleeve shirt and I thought about cancelling because of it. My cousin said I could borrow one of his. Thanks man. Now I don’t have an excuse. He handed me a longsleeve t-shirt with his company logo (Yarborough Construction – need a building and live in the area? call him) and it was a size XL. Ah ha! It surely wouldn’t fit and I would be free from having to run! But guess what? It fit. Hmmm.  Another milestone! Oh well. I have posted enough about wearing new sizes.  So anyway I threw it on and headed out the door again.

I hit the pavement for 50 minutes, running both on the road, the sidewalks, across lawns, around the block, down beside the rail-road tracks, up through the middle of town, past the previously mentioned Mexican restaurant, and back. By the time I got back to the house, my legs were like rubber. But I actually think I could have gone a little further. I am guessing it was right around 4 miles, give or take. I also burned a lot more calories than I do normally when running on the treadmill. I think it fit in considering the rocky terrain.

I ate here one day. And then I ran to here the next.

I feel like this is a long post to say only a little, but hey, I am good at that. I also feel like it is taking away from the fact that I did not lose any weight this week. But I guess that focusing only on the scale is not always the best thing. The point is that I actually ENJOYED running outside, although I got up this morning and ran 4.5 miles on the treadmill and my legs are in pain tonight! But I ENJOY it!

Rock and roll.

Also, the name of my Rugged Maniac team is Team Beast Face. Come run with me.

Until next week’s weigh-in,

Remember that all is permissible but not all is profitable…




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