Today was another one of those weird weigh-in days. Yesterday morning I weighed in at 263.6 lbs and this morning I weighed in at 261.4 lbs. I am still amazed at how my body manages to lose weight in such weird patterns. Maybe it was because I ate dinner a little earlier yesterday then I normally do. Or maybe I called it yesterday, when I said that running outside and switching up my cardio exercise might shock my body to cause more weight loss. I really don't have an answer for anyone. All I know is that I continue to workout and eat healthy everyday and I am still managing to lose weight. The good news is that since I weighed in this morning at 261.4 lbs, it means that I have now officially lost 40 lbs on my mission!! I can't believe it! Hard work does pay off.
A Last Minute Menu Adjustment
Patty and I had planned to have homemade General Tsao's (Weight Watchers Recipe) tonight for dinner. I had dropped her off after work so she could cook while I went to the gym to workout. I am not going to lie, I was looking forward to that first taste of the new recipe tonight. And being that I am a big fan of Chinese food, it only made the anticipation grow even more as I was working out. When I arrived home, I walked into the kitchen and Patty turned to me and said, there will be no General Tsao's Chicken tonight. She said that we forgot to purchase ginger on Sunday when we went food shopping and apparently we needed a lot of it to complete the recipe. So she adjusted on the fly and cooked a nice healthy grilled chicken and egg noodle meal. She told me that she knew I only had 8 points left and she made me a make shift meal that would keep me within my daily points limit. I thought that was so awesome that she was able to do that for me. I can safely say that she is the one of the main reasons that I have been so successful on my mission. When all is said and done, the day turned out to be pretty good. I am 74 days into the mission already, I reached the 40 lbs lost mark, and I had a great tasting dinner that wasn't even on the origional menu for today.
With that being said, let's get to the details of the day:
Meals of the Day (The Heavy Man = 39 Points)
(I am currently following the Weight Watchers Points System)
Breakfast - 2 eggo nutrigrain waffles, 1 cup of Light'n Fit yogurt, 1 serving of strawberries, and a little bit of brown sugar = Points 5
Snacks During the Course of the Day - 2 pears, 1 Weight Watchers chocolate chip cookie, and 1 Weight Watchers carrot cake = Points 4
Early Afternoon - 1 1/2 servings of homemade Ham and Cheese Calzone (Weight Watchers Recipe) = Points 11
Late Afternoon - 1 1/2 servings of homemade Ham and Cheese Calzone (Weight Watchers Recipe) = Points 11
Dinner - 1 grilled chicken breast with a serving of egg noodles = Points 7
Dessert - 1 Weight Watchers ice cream sandwich = Points 2
Total Points Eaten Today = 40 Points (1 point over my daily limit)
Today I executed my Back and Triceps routines: Lat Pull Downs (4 sets x 15, 12, 10, 8 reps), Seated Row (4 sets x 12, 10, 8, 6 reps), Lying Skull Crushers (4 sets x 15, 12, 10, 8 reps), Bent Over Rows (3 sets x 8, 10, 12 reps), Overhead Dumbbell Extensions (3 sets x 8, 10, 12 reps), Standing Triceps Push Downs (4 sets x 12 reps), and Standing Dumbbell Shrugs (4 sets x 18 reps). Tomorrow I will be doing cardio.
Day #74 - Weigh-In = 261.4 lbs
|Day #74 Weigh-In|
|Day #74 Front Shot|