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Monday, October 22, 2007

Week 38 Weigh-In

This morning I weighed 281.6 lbs. This is a 3 lb. loss from last week and a total of 98.4 lbs. lost. My fat ratio remains at 29.1% giving me a lean mass of 199.7 lbs. (-2.1) and a fat mass of 81.9 lbs. (-0.9). My waist remains at 52.5 inches.

I am cautiously happy about this weeks loss. While I didn't get under 280, 3 lbs. is excellent. On the other hand, if my fat ratio is accurate (of which I have always doubted) then my most of that loss was not fat. All and all, I am expecting to lose lean mass as I lose fat. It only makes sense. If there is less fat then there must be less other materials (like water) to support that fat. Anyhow, I will enjoy the loss and keep my eye on the stats.

Five days until the big race. I am getting nervous and excited, but not so much for myself. My 8 year old daughter has been training for this race along with me. I am so proud of her. She has been plugging along for 3 months preparing for this race. I thought she would quit long ago, but she proved me wrong. However, the furthest she has run in all our training is 3 miles and the race is 5.7 miles. It will prabably take her at least 1.5 hours to finish the race. So, I am a bit nervous for her, but I bet she will prove me wrong yet again. After all, what are kids for if not make their parents look foolish.

I probably will not be posting again until after the race. I hope to have some pictures as well.

"Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude." Thomas Jefferson

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13 comments:

Fat Lazy Guy said...

Mate, I wish you good luck for the race. And congratulations on the loss. Hell, congratulations on everything you've done so far.

You have no idea how much reading your blog challenges me, and inspires me. I just hope to be able to make that step and just do it like you've done it.

To the 1.6 pounds!

cmae said...

Wonderful news about your 3-lb loss! It's probably easier said than done, but try not to sweat the lean mass vs fat mass thing - remember your own advice, that you're doing this so that you can live fit (yay!), not so you can have a certain lean-to-fat ratio.

I don't even need to wish you good luck on the race - you have worked so hard, and you will experience success.

And what an accomplishment it will be for your 8-year-old daughter to complete this race, no matter how long it takes!

Kim Ayres said...

All the best for the race - rooting for you both all the way!

CurvyJones said...

Weigh to go!

Haha! I am sofaking funny. HAR!

Seriously. congrats.

Christine said...

Congrats on your loss!!!

Pandora Woman said...

*blog hopping to your blog*

5 more days and you will be doing something I find utterly and completely FANTASTIC. I cannot wait to read about it.

And yes, you are right. Your daughter will prove you a fool and finish the whole race like a trooper *grins*

oh, I have added you to my links list as well (like many others this week). Leave me a comment if you think it is OK?

"The Captain" said...

I am excited for you about the big race. Have a lot of fun you deserve it!!!
jeff

Twix said...

Congrats on the loss and good luck with the race!! Kids are amazing!! Mine always amaze me too! Have a great week and loads of fun!! :D

Sayre said...

I am so impressed that you're going to do this!!!! And that your daughter is joining you! You two are an inspiration.

Go, Half-Man, Go!

Christopher Maples said...

Dude, the fact that you're taking on a race already rocks! That's so cool. And the fact that you're doing it with your daughter makes it all the cooler. Keep it up!

Iron-Man said...

Congratulations on your progress, keep moving forward!!

celtic_girl said...

Yes, 3lbs is excellent. Good luck to you and daughter for the big race.

ArleneWKW said...

Another excellent quote. Congrats on getting rid of the 3 lbs. I hope the race went well for you and your daughter. What a wonderful dad-daughter shared interest.