Wednesday Weigh-In
Wednesday Weigh-In | Sometimes, it’s the little things
January 30, 2014
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This week’s weight: 394.4

Last week’s weight: 394.4

Next goal: 5% of 400 lbs (20 lbs)

Lbs. until next goal reached: 14.6 lbs

Most enjoyed meal: I’m changing this from “Most enjoyed cheat meal.” Every meal is part of this journey, whether good or bad. I love some Boston Market. I’ve tried to make better decisions  at this restaurant by eliminating or halving the carb-heavy sides. This week, I found out that they’re discontinuing the brisket I love so much. Sad sad song. So, I got a small meat loaf, a half serving of mashed potatoes, a Caesar salad with no croutons, half a cornbread and 8 oz. of lemonade. It cost me about 1,000 calories and a day’s worth of carbs, but it was slammin’. I’ve been going with two side salads instead

Favorite workout of the week: I’ve been trying to increase my steps thanks to the help of Coach Nic. (NOTE: You’ll see me refer to Coach Nic, who is working with me to help me move the bar on this Mission) Anyway, the goal this week was to try and hit 5,000 steps this week. I was thinking, ‘PSH! No sweat. I should be able to hit that easy!’ Notsomuch. The closest I got last week was 4,499 steps, according to my BodyMedia Fit Link. I was so convinced I’d walked 5,000 steps on multiple days that I’ve since downloaded an app that tracks steps. My tests are not complete, but it doesn’t matter. With a desk job, I am sedentary much of the day. And at my weight, even long walks still hurt. It felt good to push outside my comfort zone, and this week’s goal of 4,000 steps seems realistic. Now to hit it.

Workout song of the week: We Own It, 2 Chainz (featuring Wiz Khalifa)

This week, I learned (or re-learned) that failing to plan is planning to fail. That sentence might be huge in a cloud of things I say most, but it’s so true. I found out the hard way the first half of my fiscal weigh-in week, as I was tasked with being Mr. Mom for a few days. Kids can be quite convincing when you don’t have the energy to cook. I had no plan and ended up taking in more calories, carbs, and sodium than I should have. It’s a lesson learned and since I broke even in the weight loss category, I’m moving on a little easier. I also re-learned that it’s the little things that could add up at the end of a week — the butter on the toast, the jelly on the toast, that extra few bites here or there, or that bowl of cereal in the middle of the night when my blood sugar tanks. The things we sometimes forget to track are the things that could be the difference between losing, maintaining or gaining.

This week, I’m looking forward to making a plan and sticking with it. First plan includes figuring out what to eat on Super Bowl Sunday! I’m a Colts fan and was sad to see Peyton Manning leave Indy. So, I hope he boosts his legacy with another championship. I’ve been investigating some of the recipes at Peace, Love and Low Carb and I am feeling many things with the word “Buffalo” in it. This week’s homework from Nic includes being consistent with eating a very similar breakfast and lunch, and staying sensible at dinner. That’s the plan.

Overall, the week was OK. I’m still struggling with pain in my hips and back when walking or standing for a length of time. It’s extremely frustrating, but try to remind myself that better times are ahead. Enjoy the big game and have a great week, Team Meltdown.

I’ll holla.

About author


Dre is a 30-something man on a mission to become healthy by changing his sedentary lifestyle filled with fast food and little sleep to one of healthy eating, vigorous activity and plenty of rest. He has chosen to share his quest through this blog with hopes that it will help and inspire others achieve their goals.

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  • Nellie says:

    You are doing fantastic!! Keep up the good work, I bet you will hit that 5k this week!! I hope Peyton wins too.

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