Wednesday, January 25, 2012

2012 Week Three Stats

I stand before the blogosphere with the following results.  While I managed to complete week three of my Couch to 5k journey, my eating suffered, accounting for my FOUR pound gain.  I'll leave it at that.

Stats for the Week:

Average Calories:  2372
                    Fat:    48%
         Net Carbs:     27% (161 net carbs daily)
              Protein:     21%

  • Average Daily Steps:  5599
  • Week 3 of Couch to 5k complete
  •  One light beer
  • 4 pound gain
Let's just say that it was a lousy week dieting, as I spent too much time in the junk food department.

Junk Food Totals:
  • 1 package Knott's Berry Farm cookies
  • 1 Serving Goetze's Caramel Cremes
  • Several servings of coffee cheese cake
  • 4 regular Payday bars
  • 1 trip to restaurant for Chiliburger with fries
I'm thankful for a complete week of food logging, and am disappointed in my efforts to actually follow some sort of a low carb plan.  

Goals for week four:

  • Increase average steps per day
  • drop below 100 net grams carbs per day.
  • Continue Couch to 5K
  • Stretch
That is all for now.  

Monday, January 16, 2012

2012 Week Two Stats

 Website for image:  From TheTelegraph

Today's Weight:  285 pounds

As I look back upon week two, I didn't go overboard with my diet and exercise which is exactly what I wanted to accomplish, although I'll have to keep an eye on my alcohol intake.  I'm also extremely happy that I avoided any trip to a fast food restaurant, so that is a true victory in itself.  Looking back on junk food, I had one serving of Betty Crocker Frosting, one serving of Cheez-Its, and one serving of Knotts Berry Farm Short Bread.

Disappointments:  Net carb intake wasn't lowered enough and push up program didn't get off the ground.

Stats for the Week:

Average Calories:  2472
                    Fat:    46%
         Net Carbs:     23% (141 net carbs daily)
              Protein:     25%

  • Average Daily Steps:  6635
  • Week 2 of Couch to 5k complete
  • 6.8 beers, 6 shots of Malibu Rum for the week
  • Zero trips to fast food joints
  • 2 pound loss
As I sum up the past week, some progress was made, although I'm a little disappointed in my carb intake.  I'm happy for the completion of week two of my Couch to 5K journey, and now I need to ramp up and start doing some push ups.

Goals for Week 3:

  1. Continue Couch to 5K
  2. Drop net carbs to under 125/day
  3. Zero visits to fast food joints
  4. Start up push up program
  5. Avoid junk food
Live in the present.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Week One Stats

Today's Weight:  287 pounds

This is going to be a long, drawn out journey, therefore I can say that the hardest part of all of this is that I must continue to keep up on my stats in order to effectively make a difference in my weight loss/fitness goal.  In essence, I have to look at this as an athlete in training, so my first and immediate goal is to finish a 5K run.  That would include entering an event some time in March or April.

I am having trouble coming to terms that this new journey will have to be something that I continue until I die, because my default lifestyle is to be as lazy as possible.  Not only that, I am painfully reminded that being obese IS my fault, and is also something I must manage DAILY.  But there is some spark, deep in the recesses of my pea-brain that is telling to get back in shape.  I must listen to that tiny voice.

Stats for the week:

Average Calories:   2565 calories
                     Fat:  42%
          Net Carbs:   24% (152 net carbs daily)
               Protein:  29%

  • Average daily steps:  5217
  • Week One of Couch to 5K is complete.
  • 7 beers for the week
  • Two trips to fast food joints (mmm-mmm good)
  • 3 Pound loss
As I sum up this first week, I feel good about what I've started.   I also know that this is all crap since I haven't been able to find the strength, willpower or WHATEVER to make this last.  But I soldier on.

Goals for Week 2:

  1. Drop Net Carbs to 125/day
  2. Start a Push Up program
  3. Zero Visits to any fast food joints
  4. Complete Week 2 of Couch to 5k

Sunday, January 1, 2012

January 1, 2012

Today's Weight:  290 pounds

I want to wish everyone a happy New Year.  As I look back on 2011, I am painfully reminded that true progress can only be achieved through an effort of keeping stats on food intake as well as exercise.  How I manage this is unclear, but progress must be made, because I know my health is at risk, as is my overall well being.  No longer can I afford to take my mobility for granted, as my ability to move is being hampered by my age and weight.  

The battle rages on.