The stats are in for May 16, 2015 and it looks like there is more positive progress to report. This week I did not get the amount of exercise I had hoped to get this week. I had high hopes that were not met, but I kept true to the eating schedule (minus a few cheats) and that made the difference. As my old Trainer used to say, weight loss is about 90% diet and 10% training. Well, that was the case this week. Here are the stats!
- Weight 304.9 (Down 1.5 lbs)
- Chest 50 inches (down 1 inch)
- Waist 52 inches (down 1 inch)
- Hips 46 inches (down 1 inch)
- Thighs 29.5 inches (no change)
- Biceps 18inches (no change)
- Neck 17 inches (no change)
- Calves 18 inches (no change)
- Body Fat Est 31.61%. (down 1.16%)
As you can see I lost another 1.5 lbs and droped 3 inches off the core of my body (chest, waist, hips). I also dropped 1.16% body fat. This is all good news. My approach to my eating has shifted quite a bit from th 2011 philosphy. While I ascribe more to PALEO vs SLOW CARB, I focus less on the FAILURES in my eating now and more on the success. For example, If I eat a great breakfast, lunch and dinner and then have a cookie for dessert, I don’t consider the day a failure because of that one cookie. I used to approach eating that way. I would strive for perfection instead of performance. For some reason if 100% of my meals were not perfect, then that was a failure. What a stupid way to approach eating.
I read his article early on in the week with Tony Horton (yes, the p90x guy), and he explained that he has a treat almost every day. In his mind a gluten free chocolate chip cookie is a treat. He feels if he ate healthy all day, why not have a treat at the end? Now, I know what you’re thinking, that can get dangerous. It sure can! Becuase for many of us, that one cookie leads to a box of cookies. However, the point I am trying to make is that I need to focus more on successful eating, and that is where my mind goes now! I like to celebrate that healthy lunch I had at Asian Box (pork, rice, fermented and grilled veggies), because I made the right choice. I don’t say to myself, “Ah man, now I have to have that pork box from Asian Box,” I now say, “Looking forward to that awesome Pork Box from Asian Box today!” (seriously, they are awesome).
That does not mean life does not de-rail me completely. Thursday was a good example. I over-slept, ended up doing Drive Through McDonalds on the way to dropping off my kid at school. Then I forgot about a cross town meeting, ended up getting Jack and the Box… wow… back to back poor food choices. So, how did I fight back? Healthy snack and an awesome dinner of Turkey Meatballs and Veggies with Tomato Sauce. I ended the day in a good spot with a Glass of Water and some games of Heroes of the Storm!
This week I have to get back and track on fitness, and maintain this style of eating. That is the goal! Let’s see how I do! I hope you’re journey this week was solid and you took some great lessons from it. I wish you success and health as always!