The goal for this week was to increase the amount of time I spent at the gym. It did not go very well, but I am still losing weight, though it is slowing down. I know weight is really a terrible measure, but it has to mean something. I do notice, even though the weight has plateaued this week, that my pants are starting to loosen up and I may need a belt soon.
Quick update: since this was the end of my first week and Sat. was a cheat day.
End of the week update in my quest to drop a few pounds. The goal, I believe is to get from 240 lbs to 200 lbs. Since the holidays I had some easy quick wins, just by stopping with the soda and sugar. I did not expect it to be this much. I weighed in this morning at 231.2. That is almost 9 lbs this week!
At the risk of turning this into a food and weight-loss blog, I am beginning to see results. I hope you will indulge me as I try to transform my health.
Decided for various reasons not to try a 5K yesterday. My goal has been to complete a 5K every week. I began last week and I thought I did OK. Somewhere in the neighborhood of 47 min. I don't remember completely. That all changed.
I was reading another of a long list of motivational writings and it said the same things - If you want to be happy and successful do these things.
It was a bit unusual for me this week. It was 10 pm and I had not been to the gym, so I decided to go. I have not been that late and there really wasn't anyone there. I have had the goal of running a 5k in 45 min on the treadmill and so far have not reached it. I decided to give it a go on Wed.
Something pretty cool happened at the gym yesterday. Last month my wife and I went to the gym doing cardio 3 times a week and weights 2 times a week. This was just to get us into going to the gym and being consistent.
Yesterday was a telling day. My wife and I had taken last week off from the gym and life, because we were ill. It would be so easy to fall into the trap of not caring anymore, but we wanted to get back to where we left off.
A few summers ago, I decided I did not want to continue with my current diet and decided to try the Vegan diet. Technically, the diet I found was a whole food plant based diet. I am not really sure if I kept a strict Vegan diet or if it was more vegetarian, but all the same it consisted of not eating meat or anything dairy related.