I'm Not A Blogger
Friday, August 07, 2009
Well, I guess this is my 1st blog on here.
I thought I may get interested in tracking progress as I get closer to my goal.
I currently weigh 151 lbs. Not bad considering about 1 1/2 months ago I was 164. (My goal bar says I started at 161. I was on a different site for under a week and lost 3 lbs then converted to SparkPeople thanks to some research I did on these sites.) So I lost 13 lbs in under 2 months. Great!
I weighed 177 two and a half years ago. That's when I decided I was out of control. I decided to lose weight. I got myself down to about 153 in 4 or 5 months in 2007. Then I relaxed my eating habits and gained enough to weigh 164 to 167 lbs.
Keep in mind, I'm 5 foot 5, so my ideal weight should be about 133 to 135 somewhere. That's my goal. So I have about 15 lbs to go or so.
Back 10 years ago when I was 27 I was in the prime of my physical condition. I went to the gym for 1 hour and about 15 minutes every weekday morning. I'd get up at 5:15 and hit the gym at 6:00 and work out until 7:30 or so. Go home and have a nap if I didn't get work right away. I saw definition in my arms and back when I stuck to that routine. I also tried to cut as much carbs out of my diet. This was back in the Atkin's Diet hay-day. I have since learned from SparkPeople that a diet needs to be properly balanced, and carbs aren't the enemy.
So, that's kind of what I'm aiming for. Just a bit more definition would be nice.
I noticed that last week my arms were looking more defined. I'm not sure if that's psychological, or if I really have lost enough weight and/or gained muscle in my arms. Not sure at all. Then yesterday I think I saw some definition in my upper shoulders. That's a nice sign of progress.
I'm surprised that any muscle gain would be from my computer game, EA Sports Active. All it is is a resistance band. Seems a little silly to me. My wife bought a stronger resistance band for me, but still, I like to think results only come with free weights. We'll see.
So, that's my system; Eat within my target calorie range set by SparkPeople, and train 4 days a week or so with Wii's EA Sports Active.