Monday, April 25, 2016

A Milestone In Weight Loss, and...KRISPY KREME!

Yesterday (Sunday) I stepped on the scales and found I'd hit a couple of milestones in this little weight loss and fitness effort I've taken on.

As of Sunday, I had lost exactly 30 pounds since that day six weeks and six days ago, the day I woke up and found I was FAT...the day I decided I had to change some things. While I didn't officially start until two days later, on March 9, it was that Monday when I really got the sense I needed to make some changes. So, almost seven weeks ago I was 279 pounds, and Sunday, I was 249. 

That's the even, 30-pound milestone. The other milestone, of course, is dropping into the 240s. Truthfully, 249 pounds is appallingly heavy, but at this point it's felling pretty good, and 30 pounds lost is definitely motivation to keep at it.

Another motivation is yet another milestone -- I'm making another move into smaller pants. You might recall from my earlier blogs I had gone from barely fitting into my largest couple of pants to being able to wear them comfortably, then they were too large and I moved down to another couple of pairs. Well, I'm happy to report both of those are not too large, and starting this week I'm down still another size in pants. 

Good thing I have all of this motivation going, because last night, after we had the steak and corn for dinner (all still on the 30-days clean eating plan), my wife ran to the store to pick up...well, honestly, I'm not certain what she was pretending to go get. What I know she returned with was two boxes of Krispy Kreme donuts -- one jelly filled and the other chocolate iced.

Oh man, if that had happened in one of my weaker moments, who knows? But not last night, I was feeling far to good after stepping on the scales and trying on smaller clothes to even think about tasting one.

Today, however, I'm doing okay with the food, but feeling really, really wiped out. I don't know if it's the leg workout yesterday -- my legs are really stiff and sore from yesterday's working, and I'm just fatigued today. Maybe that's just going to be what happens after leg days, I don't know. I'll give it another week or two and see how it all shakes out.

My workouts today were cardio in the morning and chest/shoulders/triceps in the evening. Here's the rundown:

Stationary Bike -- 52 minutes (10 minutes on lvl 4, the rest on lvl 5)
18 miles
770 calories

Weight training
Flat bench press
135 pounds -- 1 set, 10 reps
185 pounds -- 1 set, 8 reps
210 pounds -- 1 set, 6 reps (not really failure, but I was just too tired to push too much here)
200 pounds -- 1 set 8 reps
190 pounds -- 1 set, 8 reps

Incline barbell press
135 pounds -- 2 sets, 8 reps each

Seated machine flye
140 pounds, 2 sets, 10 reps each

Machine shoulder press
110 pounds -- 2 sets, 10 reps each

Seated machine side raises 
110 pounds, 2 sets, 10 reps each

Seated machine rear delt flyes
140 pounds, 2 sets, 10 reps each

Okay, I did something different here tonight. I set up the triceps push-down with the bar on one machine and the rope on the other machine, and went back and forth between the two with NO rest. Here's the way that went:

Bar pressdown -- 150 pounds, 12 reps
Rope pressdown -- 100 pounds, 10 reps
Bar pressdown -- 150 pounds, 6 reps
Rope pressdown -- 100 pounds, 4 reps

Ab work
Seated weight crunch
125 pounds, 1 set, 10 reps

Food for the day

Eggs -- 1 whole, 2 whites
Oatmeal -- 1/3 cup dry

Lean pork -- 5 ounces
Sweet potato -- 4 ounces
Veggies - 1/2 cup
Low fat Greek yogurt

Low fat Greek yogurt (If I eat enough yogurt, maybe I'll be like Michael Weston)

First dinner
Chicken -- 5 ounces
Veggies -- 1 cup
Sesame oil -- 1 teaspoon
Teriyaki sauce -- 1 tablespoon

Second Dinner
Sirloin steak -- 4 ounces
Sweet potato -- 4 ounces
Diet butter -- 1 tablespoon

Lean pork -- 5 ounces

Totals for the day

1,500 calories
43 grams of fat
196 grams of protein

Water -- 100 ounces
Diet soda -- 24 ounces

That's all for the day. Thanks for stopping in!


  1. Dropping 30lbs AND resisting Kripy Kremes?? You're killing it. Nice work.

    Keep it up!

    1. Thanks! Yeah, the Krispy Kremes can be tough. Fortunately, around my house, that's not a temptation that lasts long -- both boxes disappeared pretty fast.

      Good to see you stop in ... I'm checking in on your blog as well! Glad to see you're still working out a little like The Rock, even if it is his non-Hercules routine. But, don't you miss the cod?

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