theome: (Default)
Start Date: November 5th, 2007
Starting Weight: 215.4 lb
Starting Body Fat: 28.4%

Last Recorded Date: Feburary 11th, 2008
Last Week: 207.2
Last Week: 26.4%
Recent Recorded Date: Feburary 25th, 2008
This Week: 206.2
This Week: 26.1%
Week's Change: -1.0
Week's Change: -.3%
Total Change: -9.2
Total Change: -2.3%
theome: (Thtphtphtph)
Start Date: November 5th, 2007
Starting Weight: 215.4 lb
Starting Body Fat: 28.4%

Last Recorded Date: Febuary 4th, 2008
Last Week: 205.3
Last Week: 25.9%
Recent Recorded Date: Feburary 11th, 2008
This Week: 207.2
This Week: 26.4%
Week's Change: +1.9
Week's Change: +.5%
Total Change: -8.2
Total Change: -2.0%

Yep. 2 steps forward. 1 step back.

I've removed my goal for March since it seems unrealistic. I now know what area I need to focus on. My big area is social eatting. It's my big problem.
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Start Date: November 5th, 2007
Starting Weight: 215.4 lb
Starting Body Fat: 28.4%

Last Recorded Date: January 14th, 2008
Last Week: 205.8
Last Week: 26.2%
Recent Recorded Date: Febuary 4th, 2008
This Week: 205.3
This Week: 25.9%
Week's Change: -.5
Week's Change: -.3%
Total Change: -10.1 lb
Total Change: -2.5%

First Major Goal: 200 lb by March 10th, 2008

So, I didn't record things for a few weeks. It was a very busy period of time, and most of it, I either didn't get to weigh in on the proper day, or I was out of town, such as when I was at Further Confusion (yes, I'll write about that later in my journal). The week after I was done with the flu, I gained back about 1.2 lb, which wasn't that bad. Still, my trip out to California had me being very active for once at convention (Which was a very nice change), and I found that I was able to shed that. Even the following week, which was this last week, I tried to do my best to eat healthy, even though I wasn't exercising that much. Well, the results are showing, as I'm still losing weight, ifa bit slowly.

Now the concern is my goal. I've set myself for 200 lb by March 10th, or in 5 weeks. Realistically, I should be able to do this. 5 lb in 5 weeks, that's 1 lb/week. Realistically, this means if I cut a total of 3500 calories each week, that's about a pound of week. Now, there are methods I can do this. Keep up the healthy eating. Also, I should get myself more physically active, which is something I'm going to be doing. I consistantly seem to be getting injured or sick (as this time, it's a sprained wrist from California that's almost healed up). I want to get back to doing weights since that is a good calorie burner, builds more muscle, and helps with the metabolism.

We'll see what I can end up doing. Let's see if I can get down to 204 by the 11th.

Also, just a small note that I would like to put here. This is the lowest weight I've been in 4 years. I moved to Columbus from Cleveland in September of 2003 to move to college. Then, I weighted about 195. Freshman 15 started occuring. So by Feburary, I was already 205. I would like to say that I'm extremely proud of myself.
theome: (Default)
Start Date: November 5th, 2007
Starting Weight: 215.4 lb
Starting Body Fat: 28.4%

Last Recorded Date: January 7th, 2008
Last Week: 212.8
Last Week: 26.6%
Recent Recorded Date: January 14th, 2008
This Week: 205.8
This Week: 26.2%
Week's Change: -7
Week's Change: -.4%
Total Change: -9.6 lb
Total Change: -2.2%

First Major Goal: 200 lb by March 10th, 2008

Long story short, I got the flu last week. I had a fairly bad case of it. Now a lot of people told me "Well, at least you'll lose weight during that time". I'm kind of frightened how right they were. Still, I'm going to expect things to go back up this next week just because with a weight loss like that, it was probably from being dehydrated, amongst other things. Still, I made it to the gym for the first time yesterday, and did about 45-60 min. of cardio. I'm about to head out again and do that tonight.

Time to start doing the things I SHOULD be doing to lose weight.
theome: (Thtphtphtph)
Start Date: November 5th, 2007
Starting Weight: 215.4 lb
Starting Body Fat: 28.4%

Last Recorded Date: December 31st, 2007
Last Week: 211.3
Last Week: 26.5%
Recent Recorded Date: January 7th, 2008
This Week: 212.8
This Week: 26.6%
Week's Change: +1.5
Week's Change: +.1%
Total Change: -2.6
Total Change: -1.8%

First Major Goal: 200 lb by March 10th, 2008

...no excuses being made this time.
theome: (Default)
Start Date: November 5th, 2007
Starting Weight: 215.4 lb
Starting Body Fat: 28.4%

Last Recorded Date: December 18th, 2007
Last Week: 210.8
Last Week: 26.6%
Recent Recorded Date: December 31st, 2007
This Week: 211.3
This Week: 26.5%
Week's Change: +0.5
Week's Change: -.1%
Total Change: -4.1 lb
Total Change: -1.9%

First Major Goal: 200 lb by March 10th, 2008

I skipped last week since the gym I would have gone to weigh in was closed for most of last week. Better to just wait til Monday then have to completely throw off my scheduling.

So, it's 8 weeks in, and I've only lost about 4 lbs. I've fluctuated up and down. Now there are some obvious flaws to what's happened. Really, the main thing I need to resolve myself into doing is actually making it to the gym. With this Winter Quarter starting at OSU and this january coming up, I'm going to reestablish my gym membership as opposed to Lifestyles Gym. I now own my own Fat Percentage reader, so I don't have to depend on Lifestyle's gym for those measurements. Unfortunately, I was hoping to, as a goal, be at 210 or below by the start of the new year, but that goal was not achieved. Still, I need to work slowly and surely. It's not a diet. It needs to be a lifestyle change.

On the other hand, I made some home made meatballs the other days within the constraints of Body for Life that was pretty thrilled with. Granted, I'm going to require a baking tray next time I try and do this (as I pan-fried the buffalo meatballs instead of baked them), but I was pretty thrilled with the results. The meatballs lasted me through a good couple of days along with some pasta, acting as a couple meals throughout the last week.

So the new years comes. Time to set an official goal. Let's see if I can do this.

[livejournal.com profile] pajammas, [livejournal.com profile] ranatalus, [livejournal.com profile] ryujinflame, you guys may just see more of me in the future.
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Start Date: November 5th, 2007
Starting Weight: 215.4 lb
Starting Body Fat: 28.4%

Last Recorded Date: December 10th, 2007
Last Week: 212.0
Last Week: 26.2%
Recent Recorded Date: December 18th, 2007
This Week: 210.8
This Week: 26.6%
Week's Change: -1.2
Week's Change: +.4%
Total Change: -4.6
Total Change: -1.8%

First Major Goal: 200 lb.

So looking at the statistics here, I've lost about an average of .7666 pounds per week. I think that in general, this is a good start for me. For someone who has been horrible about working out and not so good about sticking to any form of a diet, and just doing general food watching, I'm moving in the right direction. The concern that I'm having right now is the shift in body fat percentage. With my body fat % going up, and yet there still being so much weight loss, this implies that there is muscle weight loss. That's the last thing I want to see happening. Now, it's December, and its expected that there would be some shifts (and yes, that's me making excuses to an extent).

I think at this point, part of my concern is finding the sheer willpower to keep myself going out to the gym. I need to put together a regular schedule again to keep myself at it. I'd like to see myself at 210 by the end of the month, and maybe 200 by Valentine's Day, or in other words, the day I leave for FWA.

I've been catching myself in a lot of the mentality of "Well, I've been doing bad this week, so I can keep going like this and just make up for it next week." I have to get myself out of this mentality. It's going to be a task, but I'm going to have to do it if I want to get into shape. Further more, I gotta not be so lazy and actually get up and go downstairs to get water when I'm thirsty instead of letting my water intake get fucked up.

I wonder if the campus gyms are actually open during break...
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Start Date: November 5th, 2007
Starting Weight: 215.4 lb
Starting Body Fat: 28.4%

Last Week: 213
Last Week: 26.4%
This Week: 211.8
This Week: 26.2%
Week's Change: -1.2
Week's Change: -0.2%
Total Change: 3.6
Total Change: -2.2%

First Major Goal: 200 lb.

My personal thoughts on this last week of dieting... )
theome: (Default)
Start Date: November 5th, 2007
Starting Weight: 215.4 lb
Starting Body Fat: 28.4%

Last Week: 212.3
Last Week: 26.4%
This Week: 213
This Week: 26.4%
Week's Change: +0.7
Week's Change: +0
Total Change: -2.4
Total Change: -2.0%

First Major Goal: 200 lb.

My personal thoughts on this last week of dieting... )
theome: (Real me)
Start Date: November 5th, 2007
Starting Weight: 215.4 lb
Starting Body Fat: 28.4%

Last Week: 214.0
Last Week: 27.8%
This Week: 212.3
This Week: 26.4%
Week's Change: -1.7
Week's Change: -1.4%
Total Change: -3.1 lb
Total Change: -2.0%

First Major Goal: 200 lb.

My personal thoughts on this last week of dieting... )
theome: (Default)
Start Date: November 5th, 2007
Starting Weight: 215.4 lb
Starting Body Fat: 28.4%

Last Week: 215.4 lb
Last Week: 28.4%
This Week: 214.0 lb
This Week: 27.8%
Week's Change: -1.4 lb
Week's Change: -0.6%
Total Change: -1.4 lb
Total Change: -0.6%

First Major Goal: 200 lb.
My personal thoughts on this last week of dieting and the next few... )
theome: (Default)
Start Date: November 5th, 2007
Starting Weight: 215.4 lb
Starting Body Fat: 28.4%
Current Goal: 200 lb.

So I started back up on Body For Life yesterday. I had a bumpy start, but it looks like I'll slowly be able to acclimate myself to the methods of the diet and work out plan. Well...that's not entirely true. First thing I need to do is still make it to working out. I've been following the diet pretty well actually, keeping my portion control in check and eatting the right foods, most of which I had already prepared.

Unfortunately, for the work-out aspect of the program, I'm going to have to get myself adjusted to this. Mainly, it's getting myself out of the house during the daytime and afternoon to workout as opposed to at 9-10 PM at night or later. I was supposed to do my first day of anabolic workout yesterday, but I didn't end up making it due to having a very stressful evening along with having to go over to [livejournal.com profile] dropkickpuppy's place so that he could practically help dress me for my interview today.

Another issue I'm going to have getting adjusted to with BFL is that on the cardio days, I'm technically supposed to do my cardio soon after I get up before eating. Then not eat another hour after the cardio, and THEN I can have my first meal. The justification with the program is that your metabolism will be at its highest at that point since there will be no extra calories in your system for it to burn up for the day. Most of everything from the previous day will have been processed, and so if you workout before you eat and not eat for the hour after that, you'll burn up more calories than you would if you've had anything to eat before the cardio. Now, I'm a bit skeptical about this idea, mainly because it doesn't seem the healthiest.

Can anyone who has any experience with Body For Life give any advice or input on this? [livejournal.com profile] jonnywoof, this includes you. :)

Other than that, I'm kinda proud of myself for yesterday. I'm able to eat out with people and keep myself to the diet. Surprising how well you can eat at Quizno's and still eat healthily. Whole wheat bread, turkey breast, lots of veggies, red wine vinagrette, and seasoning.

See you folks later.
theome: (Real me)
Current Date: 10/31/2007
Intended Date of State: 11/05/2007
Weight: 216.5 lb

Short Term: 200 lb
Next Short Term: 185 lb
Long Term: ????

After starting Body For Life and dropping off it on two different occasions, here I am about to try and start it again once again. I plan to start doing the exercises this week to get myself back in the cycle of doing the exercise practices properly, and get into the habit of the diet. I made my run to the Whole Foods Market to get turkey breast for the George Forman and ground buffalo meat to work into a couple hamburgers. I realize that those aren't the most creative meals, but sadly I'm a gourmond, not a cook.

So far, today I've been kind of good, but I need to get myself into the habit of eatting out properly when I do it. However, I think I'm slowly teaching myself better portion control. The essential for that is making sure I actually eat a breakfast. Instead of my usual get-up-at-a-stupid-late-hour and just eat lunch, I need to make sure I eat some form of breakfast so that I can get a basic regulatory pattern started from an early point.

Fortunately, I love making egg-white omelettes in the morning, so it's all gravy. 3 egg whites + 1 whole egg, with a little bit of sea salt, and a lot of Sriracha hot sauce all in the mixture, make it as an omelette and serve it with 2 slices of whole wheat toast and some delicious raspberry salsa. Good enough for me!

Now why 200 for a goal weight? Well, it's my weight rounded down to the closest hundred's place. Duh.

No, but really, the last time I was anywhere near 200 was when I first moved off to college, when I weighed 195. It's a good starting point for me to reach for, and if I can reach 200 for once, then it proves I have the dedication and it means I should just keep going.

I also intend to monitor my body fat percentage as I go. That why I have an idea if there's any weight gain, whether it is solely do me eatting badly or not exercising enough, or instead the possibly of me gaining any muscle mass.

Here goes nothing. Again. If my friends can do this, so can I.

Oh, and one more thing. If you guys notice me falling off the horse, try and get me back on. As dorky as it sounds, I'm going to need the cheer squad in the back urging me on.

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