Weigh-In: Week 31 – The Week of Pushing Onward

Week of 12-2 through 12-08 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 31:

Today: 256.4 lbs.
Last Week: 259.2 lbs.
Week Difference: -2.8 lbs.
Total Loss: 78.2 lbs.
Body Fat: 20.9 % 
Lean Mass: 41.7%  
Blood Pressure: N/A
BMI: 32.0 (-0.4 )

I have had a bad week.  Cue the violins. I only went to the gym one time this week and only ran once.  It wasn’t a lack of motivation.  It was seriously a lack of time and then energy.  Having a 2.8 lb loss though is evidence that diet is the fulcrum on which balances your weight loss journey. I ate well, for the most part.  Well within my calorie limits.  And the scale answered my caloric call by rewarding my efforts. But I can tell you that I missed the exercise, a lot.

I was feeling pretty excremental all week. Not being able to work out because of my schedule is not something I am used to. I am the Beast and I usually force the space-time continuum to bend to my will.  It put me in a bad mood and therefore I was probably no fun to be around. Luckily for everyone here, I made myself scarce in my attempts to complete everything I needed to this week.  I think everyone was happy that the Beast was off somewhere else.

Enter today.

I put in a mythological workout. Not that an hour long workout is crazy by any means, but I roasted 930 calories in an hour by lifting weights and interval running.  That’s the beauty. I’m the beast.  The workout left me in an endorphinatical [sic] stupor thus creating quite a chipper attitude.  I felt so good that I drove home with all of my windows down, blasting some feel good Hasidic reggae. I am still feeling a bit giddy. Oh what fun. Growl.

Why shouldn’t I feel this good all the time. I am a new man.

I am closing in on 80 pounds lost. I feel that I am going to have no problem reaching that by the end of the year.  I AM finally feeling like I am a man who has lost almost 25% of his body weight.  That is pretty incredible.  I keep hearing from people now that I am probably in a good range and don’t need to lose any more weight. Ppft, I say. I need to lose at least 30 more. That will put me at 225 pounds and means that I would have lost 110 pounds. Sounds like a plan.

I also calculated today that I will need to weigh in at 239 pounds to leave the “Obesity” range on the BMI scale. 17 pounds. That is something to shoot for in January.  I also think I am going to go buy a pair of pants that are two sizes too small, and work towards getting into those by the end of January also.  Hmmm.  A lot to work towards.

ALSO I have decided that I now know what my prize to myself is going to be once I break the “100 pounds lost” mark. It is something that I discussed in another post, but I have set it in stone now as my reward for this epic transformation.

Machu Picchu.
Dig it.

An epic hike as an epic reward. Anyone want to go with me? More to come on that topic…

Lastly, as far as my thoughts on the week go,  time is running out on the year and my commitment to Louie’s Kids runs out in a few weeks.  Push me. Poke me. Prod me. Those kids are relying on me and I want to make them proud! Anyone else want to join in my commitment to Louie’s Kids and the commitment to fight childhood obesity?

Until next week’s weigh-in,

Remember that all is permissible but not all is profitable…

Beast face out.


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