Monday, March 15, 2010

Weigh-In Results

Hey everybody, it's Monday!  You know what that means.  It's time for the weekly weigh-in.  Last week I had a terrific weigh-in.  I managed to lose over four pounds bringing my total loss to 28.1 pounds!  My pants were getting ludicrously baggy on me so I got some new jeans.  Let's see how this week went.

266.2.  Not bad.  That's a loss of 1.7 pounds which means I've officially lost over 10% of my original body weight.  I need to do a little better than that on average in order to make my goal, but last week's weigh-in was really, really good.  I'm also becoming a firm believer in building muscle because I don't want to arrive at my goal weight only to discover that in order to maintain, I only get to consume 1400 calories a day.  I recently read somewhere (if it was your blog, please let me know so I can give you credit) that for every pound of muscle on your body, your BMR goes up by 50 calories a day.  That's an incentive to put on some muscle.

There was plenty of room for improvement in my intake this past week.  I ate out, I lost track of my intake during the weekend, I ate appetizers at an Indian restaurant tonight, I went over my calories a couple times, etc.  I'm going to try to keep a closer eye on my consumption this week.  I think I'll try to stay under 2200 calories a day with the exception of one cheat day (maybe).  I want to have a really good weigh-in next week.

I also dropped the ball a couple of times last week as far as blogging.  I had a rough week and couldn't think of anything to blog about.  When I stop blogging, I don't hold myself as accountable.

To clear up future writer's block, help me come up with ideas for future posts.  What would you like me to write about?


  1. I would like you to write Avatar fan fiction.

  2. Way to go!

    You could update the "goals and reward tracker" and "percentage of body weight lost" on the right of the page.

    Keep those weekends under control!

    You could write about some people you know personally who have become healthier through dedication.

  3. You could...
    *photograph what you eat for a day
    *do an "ask me anything" post

    I guess thats all I can come up with. :/
    Keep it up Tralle! You're rockin' it!

  4. Good week! I'd take 1.7 in a week.

  5. I'd like you to write about what got you started on all this.

    And way to go with the 10%!

  6. 10% is sweet! Nice work, man.

    I think it would be cool (when you get to these stages) if you talk about things that are easier now, harder now, and new things you have to worry about. That could be interesting.

    I'm totally the same with not blogging--if I dont' blog consistently, it's SO easy for me to let up on the throttle...

  7. Great job. I would like to read about what was the thing that was keeping you up at night that prompted you to lose 100 pounds. Really

  8. Awesome!!!!!

    Congrats on hitting the 10% mark. That's a great milestone!

  9. Well, I'm a new reader, so I'm sorry if you've already written about this stuff and I just haven't seen it.
    What kind of stuff are you looking forward to doing that you can't do now or couldn't do when you first started this? What is your 'diet' history like? Were you a yo-yo dieter? Is this your first attempt to lose weight? What are your fitness goals? Do you see a marathon in your future? Maybe you could tell us a little more about you that's non-weight related, like hobbies and interests. I dunno, just a few ideas.
    Congrats on the loss, way to go!

  10. I like the idea of writing about who you are outside of your weight. Pretty soon you won't have that as a 'cover-up' (if you will) of who you are. AND you have an awesome personality-so let it show :D