Archive for November, 2012

C4 W1. Week 50

November 30, 2012

Wow. 50 weeks already? That is amazing! It really doesn’t seem that long. But it’s almost December. An entire year has gone by already.

Doing this early because I’m heading to St. Louis this weekend. Basically I’m down to 209 this morning. Had good cardio and I can really feel the weight lifting after those weeks off.

I keep forgetting to do my pictures. I’ve been really busy, hard to find time to do it all.


Challenge 4 begins!

November 25, 2012

After a very filling Thanksgiving on Thursday and a very nice dinner out last night, I’m ready to start Challenge number 4! As of Saturday morning I was 210.4, up 1.4 pounds from a week earlier.

What I would like to see with this challenge is a good deal of strength and muscle growth. I got Christmas, New Years, a weekend in St. Louis and my birthday between now and the 16th of February. Looking forward to seeing even more progress from the continued hard work.

Thanksgiving Day of course.

November 22, 2012

Oh man, like all the other Thanksgivings over the years, I had too much. Had three or four beers. Had a lot of stuffing and potatoes and rolls and turkey. And of course a bunch of pie too. Then tonight, my parents had me come by and get another piece of pie because they want to get rid of it all before it goes bad.

It was a long day. The Lions-Texans game was very much worth watching, unlike the Patriots-Jets tonight.

But yeah, right now I’m exhausted. I think I’ll go to bed early tonight and then wake up at 6:00 ready to get back to my normal routine.

Week 48 and 49.

November 21, 2012

I was 210 on November 10th. On the 17th, I was at 209. Not too shabby. I cannot believe I’m under 210 pounds. It’s hard to remember that people don’t see me a lot, I’m not a very social guy. I don’t get out and about very much. So when people I know see me for the first time in six months to a year, I get the wide eyes sometimes.

And as of this past Sunday, it’s been 11 months since I started. I never thought I was going to stick with it this long. I thought I would have been happy after six months and just quit. Especially considering how crazy busy July was with work, vacation time, vacation being cut short and then more work and dad ending up in the hospital in both July and August. So yeah, I’m impressed with myself for having stuck with it and not given up.

But now it’s Thanksgiving week and it’s my mom’s birthday on Thursday too. It’s the best reason to hold off on Challenge 4 until next week. We are having birthday cake tonight (my parents, brother and I) and tomorrow it’ll be impossible to stay within the rules.

Lately, I’ve been obsessed with eating celery. Raw celery with no peanut butter on it. I usually have some with my lunch, even if I have lettuce and spinach in my salad. I spent the last few days after lunch reading up on it. Sure it doesn’t taste great, but it’s such a great food for the body.

My goal for the next challenge is to gain more muscle mass and worry less about fat loss. I’d like to add some serious weight to most of my lifts. I’ll probably up my eating a bit in order to do this. I’ve been adding nuts to my food routine as they are loaded with protein. And I might eat more meat too.

I’ve rambled on long enough and I’m late for work. Got a lot to do today and not enough time to do it all…

Weeks 46 and 47 Summaries.

November 10, 2012

Last Saturday I was at 211. Down from 212 two weeks earlier. This morning I’m at 210. So yeah, during the three weeks after finishing Challenge 3, I’ve dropped 2 pounds in three weeks. I hope that after Thanksgiving week I’m still at or below 210. Thanksgiving is gonna be a though day. Lots of tasty carbs and alcohol all over the place. But since it’s just once a year, I think I can splurge a bit.

But yeah, on November 25, it will time to start Challenge 4.