December 20, 2010 Leave a comment
Last Thursday, I made my weight by the skin of my teeth. I weighed 186.2, down exactly 7 pounds after seven weeks. Still on pace.
I knew I was going to have problems, and I worked my tail off (almost literally) in the days before Wednesday night. Wednesday night, I took my team out to Maggiano’s for a holiday dinner. If you’ve been to Maggiano’s, you know what the food is. You also know that the best deal at Maggiano’s is the all-you-can eat family style meal. In short, with the family style, you pay a flat amount per person, select some appetizers, salads, entrees and desserts and then eat as much as you want of each. Wednesday morning, I weighed 185.2. Great shape, right? Well, Thursday morning I was a pound heavier. Thank goodness for hard work in advance.
The diet, in general is going well. I’m exercising a lot, and ran 5 miles in 46 minutes on the treadmill yesterday. Tonight (Monday), I ran 4.4 miles in 44 minutes, but that includes a four-minute cool-down period. I use the Nike+GPS application on my iPhone when running. It measures pretty well, even indoors. What I like, however, are the congratulations you get at the end from people like Lance Armstrong and Tracy Morgan. Tonight, Tracy told me that I had run more miles this week than last and that he “was proud of me.” That’s kind of neat.
I continue to believe that losing a pound per week is a perfect pace. You can enjoy evenings out, not worry at parties, and still lose the weight. I’m confident that I will hit the weight again this week.