As you can see if the graphic, I dropped three pounds this week!
And it was a solid week. Less calories. Better control over carbohydrate numbers. I hit my steps goal of 4,000 a day (baby steps, y’all) five days out of the fiscal week. I am happy with the loss, but more important, the decisions I made.
This week, I was faced with a lot of my past demons when it comes to food. I attended a party that had all of my favorites — wings, pizza, beef brisket, bottomless fries, cake, alcoholic beverages, S’mores. It was an unbelievable spread, and it wasn’t on Super Bowl Sunday. Anyway, I ate NONE of it. I was happy with myself and I did not feel bad saying a polite, “no, thank you” a few times this week.
After the loss, the pessimist in me still wanted to think about how far I had to go. I thought to myself, “Look how much work it took you to get back to one pound above your actual starting weight. You’ve still got a looooong way to go, buddy.” I had to get rid of those thoughts right away. I hit my short-term goals and made changes that I believe are sustainable. I have a lot of room to improve, but better decisions now lead to a slow, steady, sustainable weight loss.
This week’s weight: 391.4
Last week’s weight: 394.4
Next goal: 5% of 400 lbs (20 lbs)
Lbs. until next goal reached: 11.6 lbs
Most enjoyed meal: I kept it pretty boring this week, but I discovered something new that is slowly becoming an addition. I’ve been eating Chobani’s Almond Coco Loco for dessert this week. Simply put, it’s really really good.
Favorite workout of the week: Coach Nic lowered my steps goal to 4,000, so I decided to go out Super Bowl Sunday and take a walk at the park before the game. It was a beautiful day. Walking continuously still hurts, so I had to take a few breaks. That was a great time to break out my camera and snap photos of what was going on around me.
Workout song of the week: Talk Dirty (To Me), Avenue Boyz … Pretty sure this won’t be next week’s song. This one stuck with me for some reason this week. I suggest the edited version.
This week, I learned to focus on where I am now and now where I was or how far I have to go. In my mind, I’m still a college football player who is good in the weight room and is fast for a lineman. I’m far from it. So, I have to be the best person I can be right now and work to improve every day. No comparing what I can do now to what I could do then.
This week, I’m looking forward to putting the ink to the pad in the lab once again. People who knew me in my teens and 20s know that I was once a rapper. I have an opportunity to “perform” one more time in front of a group of people I love. More on that down the road.
Be inspired. Stay inspired.