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Monday, May 7, 2007

Week 14 Weigh-In

Today, I weighed 329.8 lbs. This is a 0.2 lbs loss from last week and a total of 50.2 lbs. I am a little disappointed, but only a little. Having hurt some muscle in my upper back last week, I ditched my exercise routine in order to heal up. The problem was that I ate about the actually, I ate worse because I ate out 6 times last week. Holy Cow! I didn't realize that until I just counted it all up. I was out of town a lot last week. While I did not make horrible food choices at the restaurants, I could have done better. Without the exercise, I was not able to compensate and lose a bit more last week. Anyhow, with all that eating out, I am much happier about the 0.2 lbs loss.

Saturday, I mowed the lawn, and yesterday, I did a bit of yard work. I mostly worked on getting rid of this nasty vine that was growing on the garage. It got under the siding, and it had a million roots and shoots everywhere. It took quite a bit of cutting, tugging, and pulling. I have a feeling I will be fighting with this plant for a long time, as I am sure I did not get all the roots. Anyhow, the end result was that my back is sore again.

I am still going ahead with my exercise routine. Hopefully, I won't make it any worse. I think I can at least ride the stationary bike without hurting it. I will try lifting some weights, but I will need to gauge whether that is doing more harm than good at the moment.

Finally, my meeting last week went pretty much as I expected. He gave me a few things to do in order to move down with dad. Jobs are scarce these days in the Detroit area, so I have my work cut out for me. Right now I have three leads. Two of those, I just have to wait and see what happens. The other, I need to start pursuing this week. That was really the first milestone. The second will be to discuss the matter with my current employer. The third will be to actively seek a job. The fourth will be to procure a position. The finish line will be to pack up and move. A feel a little less stressed knowing that the ball is starting to roll.

Over all, I am feeling pretty good right now. Not a stellar week for fitness or weight-loss, but I am motivated to turn that around this week. My future employment is not certain, but things are moving in the right direction. My kids have been a little antsy with me gone so much, but school will be out soon, and the whole family will be able to come with me. Now, it's all seems to be a matter of timing.

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Spider said...

You are doing great! You already have passed some other guys that have been blogging about their diets a lot longer than you have!

"The Captain" said...

flatlining happens. Remember the highs when you go through periods like this. It is only when you give up that gain it all back.

Half Man said...

Thanks for the encouraging words. I know there will be weeks like that. The pain in my back is still there, but I am exercising despite it. I hope it just works itself out. The eating out will definitely slow down. Although, Sunday will be a challenge. I am taking the family to a Mother's Day Brunch Buffet. I will limit myself to one plate.

Spider said...

I have pain in my shoulder, my hip, and my back. I also have a torn biceps. Fat people suffer more injuries and get arthritis quicker and degenerative spinal cord diseases. Before long your knees will start to hurt too.

You are doing good, keep losing weight and you may not have to limp around when you get older.

Half Man said...

LMAO, I know you are right Spider. I'm not sure why your post made me laugh, but it did. Thanks

Crabby McSlacker said...

Sounds like you're in it for the long haul, half-man. I would guess that getting through the tough times without giving up is way more important for long-term success than what the scale happens to say on any particular day. Life happens and some days are just going to be more challenging.

I think you folks who take on big weight loss goals are so inspirational. Most people find just maintaining their weight without gaining to be a huge challenge.

And thanks so much for stopping by my rather lame blog!

Samantha said...

Hey Half man!
It sounds like you are doing really well. I can tell you from experience, be careful with your back, it is the only one you have. The bike is a good idea. It is great for the back and the abs. I found this out recently because, I too have back problems (scoliosis). Good Luck!!!