Patty's brother in-law suggested that I try out the weight loss program that was already installed in the machine. Before I get into this a little more in detail, let me share with you the main reason why I constantly use the elliptical machine. Both my knees have been through a lot over the years. My constant struggle with weight and the fact that I sometimes yo-yo in weight, has taken a toll on my knees. So, I use the elliptical because it is supposed to be better for the knees while doing cardio. Well, let's just say the treadmill this morning wasn't as kind to my body. While executing the weight loss program, I was speeding up and slowing down every 30 secs. I was extremely happy every time I made it to the level that aloud me to walk. I went through 30 mins of speeding up and slowing down. I am happy that I had a cardio workout this morning but my knees are feeling it right now.
Eating today was better then yesterday, however I did have a ton of temptations to over come. First of all, Patty's sister baked chocolate chip cookies yesterday and that is a very big temptation for me. I actually managed to eat only 2 cookies, which turned out to be worth only 3 points. For lunch, we ended up going to a pizzeria and I ordered a healthy grilled chicken club sandwich. The sandwich did come with fries and I managed to eat only about 4 small ones. And finally for dinner, Patty's other sister made ribs, mashed potatoes, rolls, and corn. I actually did pretty well during dinner. It wasn't until dessert, when I had to rely on my "will power." Patty's sister ended up purchasing the ingredients for smores. It took everything I had to avoid eating one.
When all is said and done, day #2 of the trip went pretty well. I managed to get a full cardio routine in while resisting the many food temptations for the rest of the day. I only have one more day of calling upon my "will power" before I am home free for the rest of the week. It is going to be hard though, we are going to the boardwalk at the beach near Patty's sister's house. I love me some boardwalk food. Wish me luck.
With that being said, let's get to the details of the day:
Meals of the Day (The Heavy Man - 38 Points)
(I am currently following the Weight Watchers Points System)
Breakfast - Egg whites with a slice of american cheese on a poppy seed bagel = Points 9
Snacks During the Course of the Day - 2 chocolate chip cookies and an apple = 4
Lunch - Grilled Chicken Club sandwich on whole wheat bread with a few french fries = 13
Dinner - 4 thin ribs, serving of mashed potatoes, corn on the cob = Estimated Points = 16
Total Points Eaten Today = 42 points (4 points over my daily limit)
Today I ran for 30 mins on the treadmill. Tomorrow I will be executing my shoulders routine and an Abs workout.
Day # 98 - Weigh-In = 255.6 lbs
|Day #98 Weigh-In|
|Day #98 Front Shot|