Progress Report: Back in the Saddle Again

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After a little hiatus from logging my diet and exercise, I am back to using lose it.  I planned to do it while on vacation, but various things got in the way.  The number one obstacle was eating out.  I did well for a about a week and then I gave up.  

Saddle

Figure 1:  Saddle

I flew in at yesterday and landed at 10:22.  The first thing I did was go to the grocery store and refill the refrigerator with healthy foods.  Since I am starting again, a good place to start was with nutrition.  I ended yesterday with over 10,000 steps and 77 pushups in 4 sets (32, 20, 15, 10).  

 

Today, I start the final push to my physical fitness test in 2 weeks.  I will have to try to walk at least 5-6 miles three times in the next week to practice the pace again. It should be no issue. 

WEIGHT FROM 14 OCTOBER 2016

Figure 2:  Weight Graph:  From 14 October 2016

Todays stats:

  • Weight: 212.5 lbs
  • Body Fat: 22.8%

Goals:

  • Weight 210
  • Body Fat: 18%

I may need to add some weights after the PT test.  I may go have the BOD Pod done for motivation (body fat and composition testing).  I have lost a total of 45.7 lbs but  a lot of that was before I started recording.  I used the same methods but did not record my diet and exercise.  I hope is that this blog will help me avoid the bimodal weight bump that happens to me every year.  

 

Oops!  Reality Check:

Diet - 12Oct2016

Figure 3:  Diet – 12Oct2016: If you forget your lunch, you go hungry and graze.  

I forgot my lunch today.  Use the rest of this post as a warning.  I made a nice low carb, high fiber, and high protein wrap and bean chips for lunch.  I forgot it in the refrigerator.  Since I forgot my lunch, I both went hungry and grazed for chocolate.  Not good for dieting.  

 

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About the Author

ChuckH

I am a family physician who has served in the US Army. In 2016, I found myself overweight, out of shape, and unhealthy, so I made a change to improve my health. This blog is the chronology of my path to better health and what I have learned along the way.

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