Weekly Update – 7/13/2008

July 13, 2008 · 4 comments

  • Diet starting weight: 295
  • Week starting weight: 277
  • Today’s weight: 277
  • Week weight loss: 0 lbs
  • Total weight lost: 18 lbs

I actually had a pretty good week this week despite what the scale said this morning. Yesterday I weighed in a pound lighter, unfortunately I think what put me back up to 277 for today was dinner last night at Olive Garden. While I certainly did not pig out (left food on my plate, etc), there is no doubt in my mind that the pasta kind of weighed me down. While I am better when I go out to restaurants now I am no where near the best, and where I need to be. I had the salad laden with dressing, I had the breadsticks, I had two beers and I had a pretty big portion of pasta, even if I did not eat it all. I need to start thinking about a better strategy when it comes to dining out, since I do it a lot.

Things I did well this week:

  • Completed week two of the one hundred pushups challenge.
  • Ran a total of 6.1 miles, which is the second most for me since December.
  • Had very good eating days almost every day, until dinner.
  • Took the time to visit and comment on a lot of other weight loss blogs.

Things I did not so well this week:

  • Only did strength training one day.
  • While I did run 6.1 miles, that was only 2 sessions – need it to be more regular
  • Too much Olive Garden.
  • Not enough water.
  • Too much nighttime binging

I didn’t have any excuses this week and while the results were not exactly as I wanted, I am happy with the effort I put in. In business, results get rewarded, not effort. But in weight loss it’s the effort I’m looking for. The results will come as long as I put the effort in.

I’ll be putting even more effort in this week.

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{ 4 comments }

Israel July 13, 2008 at 12:12 pm

Overall, sounds like you had a good week. I’m striving for the same.

Andrew is getting fit July 13, 2008 at 1:06 pm

Way to go John. Sounds to me like you are definitely starting to find your groove again.

Groovybabe July 14, 2008 at 2:44 am

Good on you for keeping up the good work and maintaining a positive attitude even when the scales dont show a loss, this is half the battle I think.

A big part to be sure – easy to get too down on yourself and when you are down on yourself it is easy to quit.

TB--Milwaukee July 14, 2008 at 10:41 pm

Night time is the worst time for me. I do well all day and then for some reason after everyone goes to bed, it’s a free-for-TB in the kitchen.

From what I have been reading lately this is a problem for a lot of people. One way to try to address it is to have what you would normally eat for breakfast at dinner instead.

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