Monday, March 21, 2011

Week 4 - RESULTS

After being concerned that my family weekend might make a dent in my weight loss, lets see how I did!

STARTING WEIGHT:   280.9 lbs

ENDING WEIGHT:  276.6 lbs

WEIGHT LOSS:  4.3 lbs

Definitely back on track! I don't think I lost anything over the weekend, what with larger family meals and alcohol, but by going for healthy options, avoiding pudding and not finishing everything on my plate just because it was on my plate, I managed to prevent any gain.

But even if there had been a gain I might have been ok with it, because my behaviour this week has been great. I mean - I WENT FOR A RUN! I knew at some point I was going to start exercising again, but had set a target weight at which to begin that is still 15lbs or so away. But I decided to go out Friday morning, sort of in anticipation of the weekend ahead, and I'm so glad I did.

I used to do quite a lot of running, you see. When I first started out I could only cover a mile, and that was with a break half-way around. Afterwards I would be so sore that I couldn't go again for about a week. But I kept it up, and after a few months I was running four miles a session, and would sometimes go out every night of the week. That's probably not advisable I know, as downtime is necessary too, but I think it was the thrill of actually being out exercising. Me, exercising! It was like a drug, and I had to have another fix.

I started out small, and only planned a route of two miles for Friday morning. I got round ok, and felt a little echo of that same thrill, which I'm delighted with. I could probably go further, but I don't want to push it too hard to soon. I'll stick with the two mile route until the habit is established, and then I'll start thinking of upping my mileage.

So pleased!

As usual, here is my overall tally.

20.5 lbs

As this is my fourth week, I'm going to take this as my first month of weight loss. As such, my progress photos below are preceeded by the photos I took at the very start of my program, so you can see the difference that one month has made. I'm especially proud of the second set, as I think you can see a real difference there. Can't wait to see next month's!

297.1 lbs  -  276.6 lbs

297.1 lbs  -  276.6 lbs

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  1. Wow very very ncie work bro. Followed!

  2. Thanks bro! It'll be even better when I'm finished!

  3. good job! trying to loose some weight myself. followed!

  4. Congrats on the weightloss! Good job!
    I'm pretty excited to find a weightloss blog founded and written by a man. It seems like the blog-o-sphere is pretty over run by women, but thats okay.

    I have a little brother who's going through a weight loss path right now. he's got a little more weight to lose than you. But i'm pretty excited that I can show him this as well. I'm going through my own struggle, but thats a different story.

  5. You're not wrong! There are a couple of us gentleman losers out there (you might want to tell your brother to check out aswell, that's another man!) but we're few and far between. Any help or motivation I can give to him (or you!) through this blog would be awesome though. If there's one thing I regret about this its that I waited until I was 26 to start, so the sooner the better!
    And thanks everyone for the support - you ain't seen nothing yet!

  6. Keep going dude! You'll be back how you were in no time.