Monday, August 4, 2008
Week 79 Weigh-In
Last Week's Weight: 247.0 lbs.
Today's Weight: 243.2 lbs. (-3.8)
Total Lost: 136.8 lbs.
Fat Ratio: 22.1%
Lean Mass: 189.5 lbs.
Fat Mass: 53.7 lbs.
Waist: 47 inches
This plateau is officially over. I was quite thrilled to the loss this morning. Even more important, I have really noticed some differences in my fitness. My regular running pace has increased. All the swimming has developed my shoulders much faster than weight lifting alone did. Even though, I still feel awkward with the freestyle stroke, I am getting faster and feel better. I don't know exactly how to explain it, but I feel strong. I feel muscular. Of course, my feeling doesn't match the body I see in the mirror, but who cares. I take this feeling of strength as a sign of getting fitter.
Speaking of swimming, we took the kids to the beach yesterday. Swimming in the open water is more challenging than swimming in the calm pool. I need to start training in the open water at least a couple times a week. That will be good since the lake is much closer than the pool, and there is no charge to use the lake.
I need to get some new tires for my bike. I have a hybrid that I will be using for the triathlon as I can't afford a road bike at this time. My current tires are more mountain bike-ish, so I need to get some slicks. Hopefully, that will help a little bit with the speed. I am not sure what I can do to make it a more aerodynamic ride, but that's what I got to work with so it will have to do.
Oh yeah, I do have a race before the triathlon, it's a ten mile run in a couple of weeks. It's not easy to train for both things, but hopefully, the 10 miler will help with more overall fitness for the triathlon. I hope I haven't bitten off more than I can chew.
"Practice yourself in little things, and thence proceed to greater."--Epictetus
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