Monday, August 17, 2009

Weigh-In Day & A Very Special K

It finally happened, as I knew it would. After 5 weeks of great weight loss results via healthy eating, low sodium, and beginning at a HUGE starting weight, the scale slowed down this week.

In the past, a number like this would have upset me quite a bit, but I can honestly say that today I am fine with it. Would I have liked more? Of course. However, I knew this would come soon and actually predicted yesterday to my brother-in-law that this week was it, despite having another ridiculously on track eating week.

I knew the weight loss would slow because I haven't yet upped my exercise. I've walked, on average, twice a week for about 40 minutes each most weeks so far.

I knew that even at this high weight, I'd eventually stop the monster numbers that have been based on the healthy change in my eating habits and a little exercise. I knew the day would come due to the lack of exercise and the natural plateau I usually reach between 5 and 8 weeks.

My number this week was 5 pounds lost.

Now this week, I will begin to up the exercise; here is my plan: Lift weights 3 times this week; starting just with the various arm, chest and shoulder exercises I can do with my dumbbells and barbells here at home. I am also going to up my walking to at least 3 days this week.

Lastly, I wanted to say that though I walked it instead of running of course, and though it was obviously very slow (one hour and 20 minutes) in the grand scheme of things, that on Saturday morning I walked a 5k.

Not an official 5k event or anything, but I set out to walk that distance myself Saturday morning, and I did.

I feel AWESOME about it.

So, I challenge anyone who reads this to, when you are feeling like not exercising, or even better, when you are feeling like you don't want to push yourself any harder while walking or working out, remember that a 587 lb man did a 5k a few days ago.

Because, if I can do that....what can you?


  1. you are very inspiring. congrats!

  2. You are right to feel awesome!

  3. Firstly, a 5lb loss is excellent.
    Secondly, 5K in 1hr 20 mins is excellent.
    Thirdly, your exercise plans are excellent.

    You WILL do this!

  4. Awesome post and great attitude. Sounds like you have next week figured out. Plan for success!

    Woot Woot on the 5 lbs loss!

  5. Damn all callin me out and shit! :-D
    Good plans man, you can do it...and kudos on the 5 lb loss! Keep goin!!!

  6. Damn I'd feel awesome about it too!
    Congrats on the 5 & 5.

    re: serenity prayer ... why do i keep forgetting?
    thanks for the reminder.

  7. That is so awesome! That you did a 5k.

    5 lbs is hardly slow ... not to me. :) You're moving in the right direction. That's all that matters.

  8. Congratulations man! Walking a 5k already! That's awesome :)

    Nice job on the loss as always, and good luck with upping the exercise!

  9. That kicks ass! I still tremble in fear at the mere mention of all the 5Ks they try to get us into at work. Maybe I should just go for it, eh? Even if I'm last, I can still do the slow-mo run for the finish line once it's in sight two days later :P I usually poop out right at a mile, so color me impressed, sir.

    And I would gladly take that 5 pound loss if you don't want it! I haven't lost a whole fiver in...well, a long time. You've been doing great, man!

  10. Good job! I'll take a 5 pound loss any week! That is very cool that you walked a 5k...I hope to be doing that myself in the future. You sir, are doing an amazing job...keep up the good work!

  11. 5 lbs is a great lose, I know you might not think so but really any lose is a great lose. Just keep doing well and the scale will keep moving. Way to go on the 5k.

  12. 5lbs is still a lot of progress, but even more exciting is that 5k!


  13. woo hoo! 5k in any form is awesome. :)

  14. Love it, love it, love it!!

    You my friend are incredible. I'm telling you something right now...Your transformation will be one for the ages. I get goose bumps when I imagine where you are headed.

    Just amazing my friend. I'm so thrilled for you and very happy to follow your success all the way!

    My best always,

  15. High five on the five-spot dropped.

    And very inspiring about the 5K, fella. Keep up the great work.

  16. Wow awesome job on the weight loss, Congrats!!

  17. Your 5k walk is awesome. I'll talk to you later today.

    Great Job!

  18. you around Babe?
    Hope everything is going well in your world ...
    don't disappear on us