Category: food

I am excited about a few things:

  • we have had one or 2 students complete B90X with me and we are starting it again
  • I am going to start journaling as I spend time reading through Proverbs for my personal study time
  • things are going really well both physically and ministry wise right now

I started this new series after completing my goal of losing 100lbs.  So why a new series and not just continuing the journey to 100?  Since I have completed my goal I thought it was time for something new and something that focuses on the spiritual and not just the physical…bot or hugely important and spiritual health is way more important than physical health.  Don’t get me wrong physical health is very important but spiritual health trumps it.  It would be easy to think I’m all about fun and games and physical accomplishments but I’m really not.  While I like to have fun and love accomplishing things physically I enjoy a good theological conversation far more.  I always have hands down.  So I’m hoping to bring that to the mix this time around as well.

I worked out hard this week but I don’t think I ate enough and so it’s reflected in my weigh-in this week.  Overall though things are going really well working out.  I crave going to the gym now.  I used to look forward to going to the gym and it’s now one of my favorite things to do again – which I am excited about!


Last update: 290
This week: 286

4 pounds is 4 pounds and I’m proud of it.  Down one more notch on the belt again.  It has definitely been a confidence booster.  I’m looking forward to summer – I’m hoping to be lighter than I was as a sophomore in college.  I’m glad to be able to be a better steward of the temple God has given me – spiritually and physically.


I have been wanting to keep updating my blog audience of my progress with my getting back into shape.  Since I completed my goal of losing 100lbs I didn’t want to keep blogging about my journey to 100.  So I have been giving it some thought lately and I’ve decided to blog once a week, or every other week, about living healthy both spiritually and physically.  I will still be giving updates on weight-loss but I am also planning on sharing Scriptural thoughts on living healthy spiritually.  I have no idea what it’s going to look like yet – but this is a new series for 2010 and I’m sure it will develop through the year as I go.

My goal for fitness this year is to drop another 60lbs from where I’m at then re-evaluate how I feel/ where I’m at and go from there.  Spiritually I am planning on doing the B90X program a few times this year.  I would like to do it through at lest twice.  I’m really looking forward to that actually.

So here’s where I’m at physically:

Last update: 298
This week: 290

Total: 111 (since January 17 2009)

I feel really good about the 8 pound drop.  My last update was about 3 weeks ago.  The week of New Years Eve I went back to my parents and ate…and ate…I did ok but man I ate a ton.  This past week I’ve been sick with the flu and an abscessed tooth so I’ve just mainly had soups all week.  I love soup but I am really looking forward to moving away from soup this next week.

So here we go on a new year long series of living healthy: spiritually and physically.

This is week 4 since i began my journey again.  I’m excited about how it’s going but I feel like it should be going better.  I haven’t been eating my “snacks” between each meal like I should be so maybe I’m getting enough caloric intake right now.  That could be it.  Still I’m pretty happy with where I’m at right now.  Still have a long ways to go but I can start to see the light at the end of the tunnel.  I think another thing that is keeping me from losing more than what I am right now is that I’m lifting pretty aggressively with free weights right now.  I used to do some power-lifting and I have caught that bud again.  I’m still getting 90 minutes of cardio every day so I think what I’m starting to see is fat to muscle transfer.  I’m starting to notice pretty big differences in my arms, shoulder and my quads right now.  It’s been nice to see some progress being made.

This week I hit it pretty hard.  I didn’t sleep for one night.  We hosted a concert.  Then I got this stupid cold I’m fighting off right now.  On top of that I think I have a stress fracture in my left foot now.  I went running last week and did pretty good.  I got further than I thought I would.  Shortly after running I started getting a stabbing pain across the top of my left foot.  I thought it would go away but hasn’t yet.  So if by next Thursday or Friday it doesn’t go away then I’m going to have it x-rayed to see what is wrong with it.  I can do the elliptical fine.  I’ve been getting 45 minutes done on it lately and I’m bumping that up to 50-60 next week.  I can do the treadmill fine as long as I don’t get above 3.8 mph – then my foot really starts to bother me.  Keep that in your prayers if you would.

Here are the results for this past week:

Last week: 349
This week: 344
Total so far: 24 in 4 weeks

I feel pretty good about how it’s coming along. Still I really want to average between 8-10 each week. Or maybe ave 3-4 double digits weeks in a row. That would be nice. Also I’m growing my beard until I hit 50lbs lost this time around. I’m hoping for that to be at Thanksgiving because honestly my beard drives me nuts.

At the beginning of this last week I decided it was time to start hitting the gym and eating right once again.  So I stocked up on fruit, yogurt, whole grain breads and low fat meats.  I only made it to the gym 1 day this week – yesterday.  However this summer I have taken up golf once again and have decided to not rent a cart to ride in everytime I go.  This summer i made the investment in a pull cart so I can walk each round.  What a difference walking it makes.  Not only do I shoot lower scores it is a pretty good workout.

This week hasn’t been a great week workout wise but I’m not too far off of where I was 2 months ago (my last weigh-in post).  I was pretty excited about that this morning.  My summer has already been busy with umpiring baseball 3 nights a week and golfing.  So I’m trying to force myself to get up early and be in the gym by 6am so I can get my 2 hour workouts done and still be in the office by 9am.

Here is the result of my weigh-in today;

Last post: 339

This week: 343

So I’m only up 4 pounds over 2 months.  That’s not bad at all.

So last week was pretty frustrating for me with the whole scale thing.  I have come to accept it now but still it stinks.  This week I amped up my cardio a little more and began the C25K running program.  I could tell a big difference over the past 2 days just in the fact that I am almost down another notch on my belt.  I’m expecting to be down to the next notch by the end of this week or part way through next week.  That’s pretty exciting stuff right there.

More people are notcing and commenting which makes you feel like you are accomplishing something.  I really think I have a chance at winning the regional competition at Anytime Fitness (my gym).  If I can keep up a week like this week I’ll win hands down I think.

Last week: 349

This week: 339

That’s a 10 pound loss and 61 total in 10 weeks.  I’m pretty excited about that.

This week I was not motivated at all. I cut my cardio to 40 minutes for half of the week. Being sick last week really wiped me out and left me unmotivated. I also snacked a little too much. It was all healthy snacking but still I went over my calorie budget a few days. Not good at all.

So I went in this morning and did a hard 60 minutes on the treadmill and worked hard while doing my back workout. Yesterday I busted tail really hard with legs and am really feeling it today. Thursday I did a hard bicep workout and the past 3 days have paid off for me.

last week: 361
this week: 357

total = 54 lbs lost so far

It’s still a 4 pound loss and I will take it any week.

This last week was bad for me.  I only worked out 3 times.  I was sick all week.  Wednesday I slept from 2:30 in the afternoon ’til 8am Thursday morning.  That’s 18 hours.  My body just shut down on me.  My stomach was in knots and I was sick.  Friday night I took a student out and indulged in some onion rings and fries with my chicken burger.  Like I said it wasn’t a good week.

I am looking forward to getting back into the swing of working out this week though.  I’m in a good spot and need to keep pushing forward.  Our students are holding me accountable to eating healthy so yesterday I tested them.  I walked into Sunday School with a can of Dr. Pepper and popped the tab.  One of the girls was like, “What are you doing?  You can’t have that.”  So I gave the pop away.  I thought it was funny.

I was disappointed with me weigh-in this past week.  The results are below;

Last week = 363

This week = 361

That’s a 2 pound loss for last week for a total of 50 pounds in 7 weeks.  It’s still not bad and I am glad to be where I am at.  This week I’m going for 10.

This has been a short week for me.  Instead of weighing in tomorrow I did it this morning since we are leaving for Dare 2 Share in a little over and hour and a half.  I tried hard to bump up my cardio again ths week and to eat a little more than last week.  I have still been having shin splints this week but finally today it seems like they are gone.  That was a huge blessing for me.  I have increased the difficulty level on the eliptical to 12 out of 15 so I am definitely making progress there.

In the end it looks like it payed off for me.  Below are the results of my weigh-in this week;

Last week’s weight = 348

This week’s weights = 340

I dropped 8 pounds this week.  It feels good to see the 8 back on the scale compared to last weeks 4.  Still I will take a 4 pound loss anyweek.  It feels pretty surreal to say I have lost 48 pounds in 6 weeks and now I am only 2 pounds away from th 50 pound loss mark.  All I can say is that I am really excited.  I am the lightest I have been in 7 years now.

I just got back from working out today. I thought for sure this would be a bad week since I have been fighting with shin splints and not able to do as much on the treadmill.  It wasn’t a great week but it wasn’t bad either.  I ran for 10 minutes yesterday and for 5 today.  It’s slow progress but still progress.

Last week’s weight = 367

This week’s weight = 363

That’s a 4 pound loss this last week and 37 pounds lost in 5 weeks.  I think it’s going pretty good for now.  I’m looking forward to bumping up my cardio this week now that my shin splints are gone.  I did also fudge on a few snacks this week so hopefully next weigh-in will have a  better number.

I can’t believe I forgot to post about my last weigh-in.  Last week i slacked off a couple of days in the gym and I didn’t eat as much as I should have.  At the end of some days I know I was below my caloric gaol by 200 calories.  That’s not good.  It was still a good week – just not as good as I wanted.  I am starting to talk to some of the guys at the gym more.  One guy even let me work into his reps on machin with him.  I thought that was pretty cool.

Here  are my last 3 weigh-ins starting with the first;

  • 400 (before I started working out)
  • 390 (1st week of working out)
  • 380 (2nd week)
  • 374 (this past Saturday)

I  lost 6 pounds last week – so that’s 26 pounds in 3 weeks.  I think that’s not too shabby.  This week I am getting into running and a little longer cardio.  I am hoping for another 10 pound week.