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Monday, July 21, 2008

Week 77 Weigh-In

Last Week's Weight: 253.0 lbs.
Today's Weight: 249.8 lbs. (-3.2)
Total Lost: 130.2 lbs.

Fat Ratio: 23.1%
Lean Mass: 192.1 lbs.
Fat Mass: 57.7 lbs.
Waist: 47.5 inches

Can't complain about that, except that I have been there before...then down...then up...then down...then up... Anyhow, it's going in the right direction. Tracking my food has been a real eye opener. I have a better idea of what I am ingesting, and in turn, I am better able to eat healthy. I hope that is what is reflected in the scale numbers.

The 12k (7.5 mile) race went well. I finished with a 9:50 pace. Now it's time to gear up for the next race. I have about a month to prepare for a 10 mile race. That's right 10 MILE, not 10k. I think I will be ready. If I finished that with a 9:50 pace, it would be a miracle. I am shooting for 11:00. My daughter ran the 5k last Saturday. She did pretty good. She keeps improving. She stuck it out despite problems with blisters. She is a real trooper. I am constantly amazed by her.

BTW, our trip last month was fantastic. We played in a water park attached to our hotel one day. That was a lot of fun. In St. Louis, we went to Six Flags, Cahokia Mounds, the zoo, and Meramec Caverns. We ate too much, spent too much, and rested too little.

When we got back, the work was piled up for me as well as several other obligations. I have been crazy busy trying to everything as well continue training. Nothing is slowing down, but I will try to post at least with my stats once a week.

I addition to the Labor Day Challenge, I have a personal challenge. I would like to get down to 235 by August 11th. That's how much I weighed 19 years before when I got married. I thought that I would have hit that by now, but it didn't work out. It's a lot to lose by then, so I won't beat myself up if I don't. It would be kinda nice though.

"Perseverance is failing nineteen times and succeeding the twentieth."-- Julie Andrews

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Anonymous said...

You are a sick bastard, working out so hard and running marathons.

We here among the fat and obese are beginning to think you really want to leave us.

The Flabmaster must be told of this. You will not be allowed to leave so easily. You owe us your life and many years of servitude to the Lord Flabbo and King Butters.

Follow the good example of Captain Flapjack and Spideyglob. The Captain almost reached goal weight and then gained 55 lbs. Spideyglob has been stuck at 300 for years. These are the ones you should follow. They are the true success stories.

You are One of Us.

Lord Gordo

john - from fat to fit said...

Sub-10 minute pace is really impressive, I can only aspire to that right now. Great job!

Kim Ayres said...

If you've not been tracking and you've lost the amount you have, then I think by tracking and making subtle adjustments, hitting 235 isn't out of the question for you.

cmae said...

Amazing! Your post has inspired me to put my running shoes back on after four weeks. Not a moment too soon either, since the 10k is in TWO WEEKS - eeeeeek!!

Half Man said...

Anonymous- I think I will hit the donut shop now.

John- you work at it and weigh less, things tend to speed up.

Kim- I knew that if I had to count, weigh, keep track of everything in the beginning, I would never have stuck to it. I had to do it a little differently. In fact, the only number I really am watching is the percent of fat. Otherwise, the tracking is just a matter of keeping me honest with myself in terms of bringing the reality of what I am eating in line with my perception of what I am eating.

cmae- 2 weeks to get ready for the 10k? That's not much time, but if your goal is simply to finish, it's doable. You may want to purposely include walking breaks like walking for 1 minute for every 5 or 10 running. Doing this during the race isn't cheating. Also, I suggest that you walk or even stop at the water stations. Drinking while running isn't as easy as it looks.

angelfish24 said...

Way to go on your race!!! And of course on your weight loss. I'm inspired by you. You will be closing in on my weight and since your a guy that embarrases me. I need to take a clue from you and get back into fitness but I'm feeling exhausted lately.

Nona said...

Good to see you back. Glad you had a good vacation with your family. Looks as thought the weight loss is moving in the right direction which is always a very good thing. I love reading about the exercise challenges you set for youself. Good luck with the 10 mile. I look forward to hearing how you fared.