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Monday, September 1, 2008

Week 83 Weigh-In

Last Week's Weight: 238.8 lbs.
Today's Weight: 235.2 lbs. (-3.6)
Total Lost: 144.8 lbs.

Fat Ratio: 21.0%
Lean Mass: 185.8 lbs.
Fat Mass: 49.4 lbs.
Waist: 46.0 inches

Back from vacation and as you can see, the quest to lose weight while vacationing worked out. I had a few indulgences and a little sickness, but in the end I had quite a substantial loss. I am not sure if anyone else lost 17.8 lbs. in the Labor Day Challenge, but I suspect I may have pulled it off and won. This also means that I have lost more than 3/4 of my original goal weight. This means I am 5/8ths man. I am getting closer every week to reaching my Half Man goal!

One nice thing that has recently happened is that my wife has started walking. She has a pedometer and keeps track of her steps every day. I am proud of her.

I started reading a book called "Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy: The Harvard Medical School Guide to Healthy Eating." It is critical of the USDA health pyramid because it is too vague and misleading. I understand why the author says this, but for me, I guess I just filled in the vagaries and wasn't mislead due to a lot of other things I read. So when it makes grains, bread, pastas, and rice the base of a healthy diet, I assumed this meant whole grains, not refined. I do think that the criticisms are worth reviewing.

The book has much more than mere criticism of the food pyramid. For example, it gives some guideline for evaluating studies. I will need to do separate posts on the things I learn in this book. It is quite good so far.

Oh yeah, I did a practice triathlon this morning. I finished it and felt great. About an hour later I started to feel wiped out. I am not sure if its from the workout or this lingering sinus/allergy thing that crept up on me last week.

I hope everyone is doing well and staying out of Gustav's way.

"If we all did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves."--Thomas Edison

Living Fit Is My #1 Job!


Fat Lazy Guy said...

Dude, congrats on the continued loss, and on taking out the challenge, AND on doing the practice triathlon! So much :D

Sayre said...

I have a feeling that YOU are the WINNER! I'm sure not, but I'm keeping on keeping on anyway...

You are so inspiring. I'm thinking about buying some running shoes and giving that a try. On the weather channel, there's a guy doing a three month training thing for a half marathon. There's supposed to be a place on their website to follow along, but I haven't found the button yet. Guess they're a LITTLE busy with Fay, Gustav, Hanna, Ike and maybe later, Josephine. I'll keep checking. Anyway, I'm feeling an urge to run or jog - something more than walking. Could it be the ever-so-slow approach of fall?

Twix said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again, you ROCK!!

Hey thanks for giving me a nudge in the right direction! ;-)

Kim Ayres said...

You're succeeding on so many levels - I hope you're allowing yourself to be insufferably smug every now and again, otherwise, what's the point ;)

cmae said...

Quite a nice loss for the challenge - congratulations! I look forward to your posts about the book.

Get to know me: said...

Maybe gobsmacked is not the word for it...too much over the top? But awesome, WOW, grandioso do apply. Very good on you, the triathlon thing especially ....wows me.



celtic_girl said...

Your so close to your wedding weight, overall a superb result, soon you really will be Half the Man!!

Saint Patrick's said...

I am down to fifteen stone, so I still have a bit to go.