One Month At A Time

Wednesday Weigh-In Late edition again

Two weeks have passed since my last weigh-in. Has anything changed? Is everything still the same? Will there be any money-saving recipes?

No. There will not be any money-saving recipes, but there will be some weight loss.

Current weight: 179 pounds.

Starting weight: 253 pounds.

Current goal weight: 175.

Weight medical professionals believe I should be: 144. That isn’t going to happen, not without me sawing off a leg.

Blood pressure: Nothing recent. Once again, my readings at a pharmacy were nonsensical and indicated I had two-hearts and was about to regenerate into a guy with a shaggy hairdo and a long scarf.

Slightly obscure, nerdy reference, but less nerdy and obscure than it used to be.

I think my blood pressure is good, but will try to get it checked by next time.

I will also try to make sure the weigh-in happens next week on time.

Number of times different people have spoken to me about my weight-loss and/or doing CrossFit in the last week: Because it’s been two weeks since my last official weigh-in, there were a bunch.

A lot of people have noticed the weight loss and asked me about it. I’ve bored people with telling them exactly what they don’t want to hear, which is I count calories and exercise.

I watch what I eat. I try to get to get in a little exercise almost every day, but the exercise only helps because I’m watching what I eat.

If you run for an hour, at a ten minute mile pace, you burn up over a thousand calories, but that’s completely wasted if you hit the Chinese buffet afterwards, polish off a six-pack of dark beer or treat yourself to a couple of cupcakes.

You have to follow the math, I think.

I think people want me to say that I follow a Keto plan or I’m a vegetarian or that I only eat marbles –something that sounds more complicated than it is, but it’s not complicated.

It’s just a kind of budget, sort of.

Likewise, I’ve been asked a lot about CrossFit and motorcycles (my current project).

I’ve gotten a lot out of CrossFit. I don’t know if everybody should do it, but I can’t argue with the results, even though I am, quite frankly, freaked out by the results.

It’s not just that I weigh what I did when I was a junior in high school, but my body looks better than it did then. That’s just weird.

The jury is still out on motorcycles. I wish I could practice more, but nobody is offering.

Caffeine: Oh yes.

Cans of diet soda consumed this week: I’m drinking three cans a day, most days.

Notable fitness accomplishments: Last week, I ran seven miles.

It was raining. The run was miserable, but I think I could have pushed a little more, if I’d had to.

My training for this Spartan Race is going OK.

On a side note, I think I lost my wristwatch.

This seems like Karmic payback for giving the thumbs down to Misfit –even after I complained about my troubles with their produce and they offered to give me a credit good toward buying a new fitness tracker or a watch.

Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth, I guess.

While I can get by without a fitness tracker, a wrist watch is kind of necessary, if for no other reason than to tell me how long I’ve been running, walking or suffering in one form or another.

I’ll make a pass through my path today and see if it fell of somewhere along the way, but then I’ll go buy another watch. Maybe I’ll get one with some Ninja Turtles on it.

Days until the Spartan Race in WV: 100 (August 24)

Captain America t-shirt: Yes!

General outlook: I could use a few jelly beans.