Weekly Weigh-In: Week 57


Week 57 Current Weight: 257

Pounds Lost This Week: 2

Total Weight Lost: 133 pounds

Ate at my favorite Indian restaurant for Mother’s Day with the oldest and his wife (and had a couple slices of pizza Saturday), but otherwise stayed very strictly to my calorie goals for the rest of the week. Exercised every day, except for Thursday, though Monday I didn’t get my extra elliptical work in – only did TRX/strength, but just ran out of time. Waffled a bit over taking Thursday off, but in the end was just tired and needed the break.

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Weekly Weigh-In: Week 55


Week 55 Current Weight: 260

Pounds Lost This Week: 1

Total Weight Lost: 130 pounds

Slow and steady wins the race…. right?

Still a bit frustrating though. I mean, I am going to the gym daily now (I’ve pretty much doubled my activity) and even counting the pizza I had earlier in the week, with all the extra exercise, I should have been WAY under my calorie goal. Instead, I’m barely scraping off a single pound.

 

 

Weekly Weigh-In: Week 54


Week 54 Current Weight: 261

Pounds Lost This Week: 1

Total Weight Lost: 129 pounds

I was at 260 pounds yesterday afternoon before I went to see Infinity War – where I ate chicken tenders and a ton of popcorn – however this morning I’m all bloaty from the salt, so I’m around 262, so I’m just splitting the difference since I know it’s not actual weight gain.

Still going to the gym daily and doing 30-45 minutes on the elliptical, along with one small group strength training session each week. It really does seem to be helping, especially since I’ve been a little less strict about my eating. Burning an extra few calories a day definitely makes a difference.

On a side note – we had the end of challenge meeting at my gym and I came in second place for the most weight lost (just over 21 pounds). I actually lost the most pounds, but they ranked everyone as a percentage of total body weight (to make it more fare) and there was someone else who lost a higher percentage. Which is totally cool. She wasn’t in my group, but she also lost the most inches, and I hear she worked out like crazy through the whole challenge. Not that I was totally slacking, but I wasn’t killing myself either. Looking forward to the fall challenge to do it all over again. Also picked up a couple of free smoothies and a free year of locker use, as well. Would have had a $25 gift card too, but after they pulled my  name a 3rd time, I figured I should really share the wealth some and asked them to draw again (and thankfully they pulled someone else’s name).

Weekly Weigh-In: Week 52


Week 52 Current Weight: 263

Pounds Lost This Week: 4

Total Weight Lost: 127 pounds

I went to the gym every day this week, except Sunday. Other than the small group thing I have on Mondays, which is mostly strength, I’m aiming for at least 30 minutes a day (45 is even better) on one of the recumbent elliptical machines they have. For the most part, I just throw on whatever show I’m currently watching and whenever the episode is done, then I’m good to go. I’m not doing anything super-intensive, but it’s an extra 150+ calories burned so it’s better than nothing. And hopefully, I’ll be able to work up from there, eventually getting to a place where I can make it a more intense workout.

My goal is to go at least 5 days a week, more if I’m feeling froggy. Here’s hoping I can stay motivated. XD

Weekly Weigh-In: Week 51


Week 51 Current Weight: 267

Pounds Lost This Week: 2

Total Weight Lost: 123 pounds

This was the last full week of the Transformation Challenge thingy at my gym, though the official last assessment for that isn’t until next weekend. I’m going to keep doing a small group training which will meet once a week (which I’ll have to miss at least one a month due to other commitments), but at least it will keep me motivated. I’m also planning to go on other days to do my own thing, assuming I don’t get lazy about it. We’ll just have to see how it goes.

Weekly Weigh-In: Week 50


Week 50 Current Weight: 269

Pounds Lost This Week: 0

Total Weight Lost: 121 pounds

Getting really frustrated with the way this whole year is going. I know I’m not being as strict with my food, but I even increased my exercise this week. So between my really low daily goal (which is well under my TDEE) and the extra workouts I should easily be losing at least a pound a week (if not more). But no… I have to struggle to drop a pound and I didn’t even manage to do that this week.

I am in a lot better shape than I was at the beginning of the year, thanks to the gym challenge, so there’s that. But weight-wise I feel like I’m wading through molasses. I mean, technically, I’m down 16 pounds since December 29th (so about 5 pounds a month). Which isn’t actually bad, but it’s soooooo slow compared to last year. And considering I still need to lose over 100 pounds, things should be moving at a bit faster rate (at least at this point). But I know, it’s not a race. Still…

Things Discovered: Healthy Wage


So apparently there is an app/website, HealthyWage, that you can use to essentially bet on your weight loss goals. You pay a fee (either monthly installments or all at once, whichever works for you), which is basically your bet. If you meet your goal (minimum time frame is 6 months) you not only get the amount you bet back, but an additional percentage as well (exact amount depends on your goals and the amount of time you are aiming for).

I came across the site via my local news, so there’s at least some hope that it’s on the up and up. But I need all the motivation I can get, so figured I’d try it out. My goal is to lose at least 30 pounds within the next 6 months. That’s slightly over a pound a week, but given how things tracking over the last few months, that should be doable without risking total failure.

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Anyone that wants to join me is welcome to do so (referral linky nets you and your friends an extra bonus $$ amount). You can also create/join team challenges which can boost your potential winnings as well.