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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.


This week was tough on me.  We got a major snow storm so I missed Tuesday and Wednesday nights of working out.  I also made homemade chili and ate it all week.  That would be 2 bowls for lunch and 2 for supper for maybe 3 days last week.  Definitely not good when you’re trying to cut back calories.  So all in all it was a slow week.  Still I lost a little and am a tad-but closer to my goal of 100.  This weeks results:

Last week: 310
This week: 307

Journey total: 94lbs since January of this year. Not too bad considering I took 5 months off and got lazy so I’ve lost the 94lbs in 5.5 months. Not too shabby.

hopefully this will be the week. I’m going to be a food nazi and really watch what i eat and try to get some extra work outs in this week to knock of the remaining 6lbs.

Well I am no officially 10 weeks into this last round of my journey to 100.  I say last round becuase I will NOT have to do this again once the weight is off and I’m back where  I want to be.  Then I will start the maintaining phase which I am really looking forward to.   Honestly I’m not averaging the weight loss I would like to.  I would rather be averaging 8lbs a week but right now I’m at 5.8 per week.  Still losing almost 6 pounds every week is incredible in it’s own right considering what I am doing to work out.   This week started off slow but I was able to walk 3 miles 2 mornings this week then go work out later at night and do my normal routine.  That helped some.  Now with it getting colder I need to start doing some cardio stuff indoors in the mornings for 30-40 minutes then do my normal routine later in the day at thy gym.

Still I’m not complaining.  I made some pretty decent progress this week that I am really excited about.  The results are below:

Last week: 318
This week: 310

That’s 91lbs total I have lost since January.  I’m pretty excited about that.  I’m setting my goal at losing 10 pounds this week so I can FINALLY say I’ve met my goal of losing 100lbs and also I will be UNDER 300 for the first time in 12 years.  I can’t really even describe how excited I am to be so close to being under 300.  It’s a surreal feeling honestly.

Even if I don’t hit the 10lbs mark this week I know I have still made some good ground.  I will still be proud of my progress and know I will hit it before Christmas either way.  Thanks for your continued prayers as I start down the final leg of this journey.

I hit a small milestone today while working out.  I did 3 miles in 46 minutes.  I know it’s still pretty slow but it used to take me 70 minutes to do 3 miles.  So I know I am improving some.

I have started this new running program.  Actually it’s not new but for me it is.  It is the C25K (couch to 5k) program.  The prurpose of it is to get you up and running a 5k in 9 weeks.  The program actually has you doing it 3 days a week.  I started yesterday and decided to see if I could do it again today.  For the first week you run for 60 seconds then walk for 90 seconds for 20 minutes.  Yesterday I did it for 30 minutes and today I did it for 45 then I walked out the last 5 minutes on the treadmill to cool down.

I also started doing a circuit around the machines which takes about 45 minutes to complete 3 rounds.  Today I am sore all over – but it’s a good sore.  I actually love the feeling you get when your muscles burn and are sore.  It reminds me that I am making progress and that I did something.

I’m looking forward to weighing in this next Tuesday.  I am hoping for double digits again.

journey to 100: update

I am moving my weigh-in days to Tuesday.  The contest over at Pastor2Youth has made Tuesday their weigh-in day.  So now I am going to need to readjust to make Tuesdays my weigh-in day.  I’m  hoping I will not see a decline in the weight I have been losing.

I know what you’re thinking, “How will moving it up 3 days affect your wiegh-in?”  I’m not sure how it works.  I do know that I can weigh-in Tuesday morning and then again Saturday on my official weigh-in days and there will be a good difference.  Sometimes through midweek my scale says I have actually gained weight when I haven’t.  Sometimes you have an “up” day. I am hoping that if I have a week of not much lost or nothing lost that then the next week I will drop a pretty good double digit number.  That would be awesome.

This morning when I went in to work out I noticed that the gym is having a Biggest Loser contest it’s only $20 to get in so I am in.  This afternoon when I go back I am going to register for it.  The person with the most body fat % lost will be the winner.  You can be the local club winner and win a 3 month FREE extension to your membership.  You can also be the ‘regional club winner’ and win a trip for 2 to anywhere within the US ($1000 total) for a weekend get-a-way.  Did I mention I’m entering?

I am really looking forward to it.  I need the accountablitly a contest like this will offer.  I am really hoping I win it on the local and regional levels.  That would be pretty stinking sweet.

I also entered a Pastor2Youth Biggest Loser contest.  This is for youth pastors who want to shed some pounds.  The winner (also based on body fat %) will win some resources from Simply Youth Ministry.   Both contests will be a blast.  Honestly I don’t care if I win the one on Pastor2Youth – the accountability alone from those guys will be worth it.

This is going to be a lot of hard work – but it will be so worth it in the end.

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.

This week average.  The scale didn’t go up or down.  I fell off of the exercise wagon early on this week.  There’s some level of accountability that belonging to a gym provides I think.  I am really missing that.  I did call a local gym and check on membership prices.  They aren’t too bad so tomorrow I am going to go in for a tour.  I am slo going to ask about a personal trainer.  That’s something I have never done before but I think it’s time.