Monday, March 8, 2010

Weigh-In Results

Update: Tyler at 344 Pounds is doing a workout pledge.  Let's make him spend a ton of time at the gym tonight.  Comment, follow, or link to him so he has to spend more time on the treadmill.

I said pretty much all I needed to say in my earlier post about the Polar Bear Plunge and the Weekend Warrior Challenge so let's get right to the weigh-in.


267.9, which means a very good weigh-in at 4.3 pounds lost.  I was a little concerned that I was taking in too many calories, but now I'm not sure.  Anyway, I've lost a total of 28.1 pounds since I started in November.  I need to work extra hard at making next week's weigh-in just as productive.

On a considerably less jubilant note, one of my parents' cats, Spook, died last night.  This was one of two cats my brother and I helped pick out from the animal shelter when I was in 3rd grade.  She was more than a beloved pet, she was a link to my childhood.  Something that's becoming much more rare as I settle into my adult life.  There's a voice inside me that says "she's just a cat".  It's still not easy to deal with.  She was part of my life for the last 17 years.

The loss of Spook combined with the grief from the death of my grandma in February brings up some serious existential issues.  Issues I don't want to depress you too deeply by delving into it at this time.  It's just tough to enjoy an awesome weigh-in like tonight's.  There was a silver lining to this though.  I took out a lot of negative energy at the gym tonight.  I ran for the first time in 7 or 8 months on the treadmill at around 5 miles an hour for over 4 minutes!  I pushed myself harder in the gym tonight than I have in a long time.  I'm glad I chose exercise to deal with negative emotions rather than eating.  For that, I'm proud of myself.


  1. You are totally Rockin' it!

    I'm sorry about your cat though... :(

  2. I love it when i see other people pushing themselves harder! Great job! I just posted about this too.

  3. Yay Andrew!! I knew you would have another great week! I am worried about all that money we're going to spend on new clothes for you, though. ;)

  4. I'm so sorry about the kitty cat :(
    The loss of a pet is just hard to express unless you are a "pet person" that bonds with them...I feel your pain on this one.

    But, on the flip side, I'm happy about your weight loss...that number is GREAT. Keep it going man!

  5. I'm sorry about the loss of your cat. I'm still amazed how much my cat has become a part of my life. She's amazing, and I'm sure Spook was, too.

    Your extra exercise is great, and it benefited you at the scale. I usually crawl into bed when things get too negative. Anger is another story. Then you'll definitely find me working out.

  6. Yay for pushing yourself at the gym!! Learning and embracing new coping mechanisms is great progress for you-something you can't measure on a scale!!

    I'm so glad you're running..Are you still pondering the idea of a 5k by the end of summer?? I'm totally in on that one-as long as I don't have to get freezing cold in the lake afterwards. ;)

  7. Talk about bitter-sweet! So sorry about your parents' cat, but great weigh-in and workout!!

  8. sad about your kitty. :( I know what you mean about things that link you to your childhood.

    Awesome weigh in though! You should do what you did with your other photos and line all your weigh-in pictures side by side. We can then see how much the numbers decrease! Keep it up!

  9. Aww, so sorry to hear about Spook and your grandmother. (new reader so I didn't know that before) I know how hard it is to not have those links to our past.

    Congrats on the weigh-in. What a bitter sweet day, huh?

  10. Great weigh in!!!

    I totally understand about Spook. I've had two of my cats for 18 and 17 years respectfully. They are old and crotchety but I love them like my children...

    Probably more like my grandparents now, but still.