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A new day

Yessiree!  It's a new day. 


But first, an update on my Second Monthly Un-Official, Un-Sponsored Journey 5k.  I did it.  It went well...but not as well as last month's.  Why, you ask?  Because about 2-1/2 miles into it--without being too graphic--I really had the urge to go to the bathroom.  It was a struggle to get home in time!  But still, 30:46 isn't too bad.  I swear, though, next month?  Less than 30:00!


New Day, New Starting Line:
Weight: 239.0
BMI: 30.7
Body Fat: 35.3%
Neck: 16.75"
Chest: 46.25"
Stomach: 47.125"
Waist: 43"
Thigh: 24.5"
Calf: 19.375"
Biceps: 13.825"
Forearm: 12"

Goals:
Weight: 215.0
BMI: 27.6
Body Fat: 20%

I still know that I'm a big guy, and therefore my BMI will be out of whack, but I'm still going to chart it.  I'm not sure if these are possible, or realistic, or what, but I'd like to get somewhere down there. These goals will change over time (as I learn more about my body and nutrition), but for now, they're good...I think. What do you all think? Are they good goals? Or should I adjust them? I'm not putting this up to a vote, but I do value all of your opinions!   And I hope to be at these levels by the end of the year...or earlier.  Warning ahead: I'm sure my progress will be much slower.  That's fine, but we all (myself included) should stop expecting 2-4 pound losses each week--especially now, when I might gain as I integrate weight training.

Also, should I check weekly?  Bi-weekly?  Monthly?  Not sure.

(Special thanks to Steve for his tutorial on measurements)

Challenge Challenges:
South Beach Steve: Tabata Jacks
Call Me Ishmael: Double Crunches
Call Me Ishmael: The BW Matrix
Anonymous: Jumping Rope
Kimberley: Swimming Pool
Josie: Yoga
Shelli Belly: Kettlebells (may or may not do this, since I (and my gym) don't have these)
Natalie: Burpees

Submissions are closed for the Challenge Challenges.  Thanks for all those who suggested activities.  I plan to complete all of the remaining tasks this week.

Up To Monday:
Challenge Challenge: totally punted on this.  Oops!  I'll have to do double duty.
1- 10 minute session on the Elliptical
1- 10 minute session on the Stationary Bike
1- 10 minute session on the Stairmaster
1 Muscle Building session
1 set of 2- 60 second planks
2 sets of 30 second side planks (on each side)
60 sit ups
Walk 3 miles
Read the Bible Daily
Pray Daily
Date with Anna

Total:
1- 10 minute session on the Elliptical
1- 10 minute session on the Stationary Bike
1- 10 minute session on the Stairmaster
1 Muscle Building session
1 set of 2- 60 second planks
2 sets of 30 second side planks (on each side)
60 sit ups
Walk 3 miles
Read the Bible Daily
Pray Daily
Date with Anna

Weekly Calories:
Saturday: 1,880 Calories
Sunday: 3,000 Calories*
Monday: 2,070 Calories
Tuesday:
Wednesday:
Thursday:
Friday:

Running Total: 6,950 Calories (Average daily: 2,316 Calories) Average is a little high right now, but tomorrow is my fast day, so that should average out (but remember, my fast day is not for weight management!).
I'm back to posting my twEATS! You can follow me here.

* estimated Caloric Intake..darned SB XLIV

3 comments:

  josie

February 9, 2010 at 8:18 AM

Hey, those goals look good to me and I'm sure you'll knock them all out. Besides, you can always adjust them as you go if you find your body responding differently. I'm still so happy for you reaching that major goal...you know what you are? TOTALLY INSPIRING!

  xoxo, Reg

February 9, 2010 at 10:48 AM

Your weight loss is super inspiring! Seriously, you should be really proud of yourself! I would add that a goal should be to decrease your waist size below 40 inches. Above 40 and your chances of heart disease, stroke and cancer are greatley increased. Also, I think it would be helpful to think through your eating. Part of the reason you're losing weight is because you are fasting 1 day a week (whether or not you're doing it to lose weight, it's helping). If you don't want to fast for the rest of your life, you should consider how you can lower your daily caloric intake every day and substitute more healthy food. Finally, I remember you posting pictures of what you ate at a buffet a while back and I remember thinking that you were vastly UNDERestimating the number of calories you are consuming. Just my two cents! Congrats on doing such an amazing job!!!

  South Beach Steve

February 9, 2010 at 3:48 PM

You are welcome Beej. This is so awesome!