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Aug 08

Wednesday Weigh In #22

Summer finals week has come to an end, and I am starting to get back into my routine.  Once again I am finding how damaging breaking an established routine can be to reaching your goals.  Someday soon I am going to need to do some research on how to avoid losing momentum when your routine gets broken.  I’m going to start off by throwing out the numbers for this week.

  • Previous Weight: 256.2  (Two weeks ago)
  • Current Weight:  252.1 (After two weeks)
  • Weight Loss:  4.1 pounds (1.6%)

While I didn’t post last week, I did actually weigh in and record my numbers, so the chart below shows actual progress over the last two weeks.

weightlosschart

I didn’t think I had done this well until I entered the numbers into the spreadsheet that I use to make this nifty chart.  In fact I had just been complaining to my wife that I thought I wasn’t actually losing weight.  I don’t want to sound like a jerk, but even though my goal is an average of two pounds a week, I want to see some bigger numbers popping up and I just don’t feel like I am getting numbers that match to the effort that I feel like I am putting in.

During finals week I didn’t record my calories and workouts as closely as I need to, and I look forward to getting back into that habit in the coming weeks.  Also, I’m stepping my workouts up just a little bit further in order to keep up with my wife, who has suddenly decided to start working like crazy.  I’m going to have to start working my butt off (literally) in order to even compete with her.  Also, despite some continued pain and cramping in my hips I intend to start the running routine again in addition to my gym workouts.

We’ll see how this goes, but I think it is time for something great to happen.