One Month At A Time

Wednesday weigh-in

Time to own up and check up on my health and fitness project.

It was a pretty good week, though I hit a Chinese buffet with my father over the weekend and broke training a couple of times while he was in town for a visit.

I was worried not so much about gaining weight, but stalling.

Here’s what it looks like…

Current weight: 187 pounds –but I weighed in at 185 on Monday. This hardly matters. Weight fluctuates, but for a whole day I was really happy about that.

I don’t know why, exactly. I didn’t start this to look a certain way or be something other than who I am. This was about me trying to head off growing health concerns.

But I can’t say that the process doesn’t look and feel sort of cool. I like how I’m starting to look, even if that was never the point.

The upside here is that I have some new shorts that fit!

Starting weight: 253 pounds.

Current goal weight: 170-ish pounds.

Weight medical professionals believe I should be: 144.

Blood pressure: No blood pressure check this week.

Number of times different people have spoken to me about my weight-loss and/or doing CrossFit in the last week: Lots of people have noticed this week. What’s been weird about it is that people I’m around some have said something, as if I’ve changed in the last week or so.

Number of those people who said they couldn’t change their diet or exercise: I didn’t have that conversation this week, though I did talk to a couple of people about calorie counting. A few people have given me alternate ideas for losing weight, like intermittent fasting, not eating after a certain time or drinking more green tea.

They’ve lost some weight doing that –up to five pounds.

Number of people I’ve bored to tears explaining/complaining about my diet, the calorie deficit and exercise: All the time to anyone who will listen. I feel like the Ancient Mariner, but with less art.

My main gripe right now is that I’m running out of clothes. Everything is too big and I feel weird about that.

Caffeine: I may have had too much.

Cans of diet soda consumed this week: Very little. No budget. Payday is Friday.

Notable fitness accomplishments: Sunday, I ran two and a half miles. Yesterday, I climbed my first rope and got to the top of the thing.

I nearly got rope burn on my delicate manly parts on the way down, but I did climb the rope. How about that?

Both are important steps. I need to be able to run about 10 to 13 hard miles by August and also know how to climb a rope.

Most of the other stuff involved with the race, I think, is being largely covered through CrossFit.

Days until the Spartan Race in WV: 150 (August 24)

Captain America t-shirt: Tomorrow, for sure.

General outlook: Hungry and tired and a little frazzled. Wednesdays are hard.