Weigh-in: 305.7

It’s a sad day for Project Joe Gets Fit, my personal journey to better fitness and better health.

Well, not really a sad day. Just because I gained back half-a-pound, doesn’t mean that I should give up and forget about the whole thing, right?!?

Weight isn’t the only thing to measure. While it did go up a smidgen, I have vastly improved in other areas.

  • I am now up to 14 minutes on the Elliptical machine, coupled with 7 minutes on the treadmill for a total of 21 minutes of cardio pre-weight training.
  • I added a 3-5 minute run on the treadmill after each weight-lifting routine.
  • Scott has now joined me for a couple of weight exercises after his lengthy jaunts on the cardio machines.
  • Rugby Sevens has started up this summer, which gives me an opportunity to do some intense cardio outdoors.

I did let my diet slip a little this week. My best friends (otherwise known as the MeiMeis) convinced me to go to a buffet dinner on Sunday. I didn’t eat as much as I have in the past at a buffet, but I did overeat. I have been overeating at dinner time, too, and I think it’s mostly because by the time I get home from the gym I’m too hungry to make good portion decisions, and also because when I cook dinner for myself, it’s usually enough for four people so it’s hard to portion control when you can just go back for seconds and thirds.

Maya has also been given the slip lately. Last night, I was just too tired to spend time with her, and on Tuesday, I was at rugby practice which I used as a substitute for Maya. She’s going to berate me when I see her next, I just know it!

So where does that leave me? Recommitment Time! I will Eliminate the opportunities to go back for second and third helpings, which means no more buffets, and cooking for two (Hi, Boyfriend!)

The gym has been good to me so far, and it’s quite nice that Boyfriend has offered to take Ethel out just before he goes to work, which allows me to get to the gym right after work rather than trekking back and forth. I will be sure to include a healthy snack after my workout routine to hopefully take the edge off of hunger.

That’s all for now. RECOMMITMENT TIME!


5 Responses to “Weigh-in: 305.7”

  1. 1 Janice May 25, 2007 at 12:37 pm

    In addition to keeping a snack in your gym bag, I also like healthy snacks in reach while cooking dinner. Pickles, olives, string cheese, almonds – something to pick up and crunch so you’re not ravenous again when you sit down.

  2. 2 guamaniac May 25, 2007 at 12:44 pm

    Very good idea, Janice! I’m planning on making a Wegman’s run this weekend, so i’ll be sure to include healthy munchies!

  3. 3 Scott May 25, 2007 at 18:26 pm

    Remember, Joe, this is a long haul project! Your weight is going to go up and down, but as long as it is trending downwards (which I am sure it is), you’re doing great. More activity and better eating = Fit Joe.

    Don’t worry about this blip!

  4. 4 Tony May 29, 2007 at 21:43 pm

    Well, muscle weighs more. 🙂 I weigh myself every day and find that my weight varies up and down over a 4 pound range, but the range keeps moves downward (slowly in my case). Like Scott says, as long as it is trending downwards, I wouldn’t worry about minor setbacks.

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