Weight loss update: I’m exactly where I was month ago. D’oh. I actually did great on Thanksgiving, it was the entire week following it. I blame egg nog, cheesecake and Domino’s pan pizza. But what’s done is done and it’s time to get back on track for this finally stretch. 27 lbs in 28 days is utterly impossible (maybe 213 in 2013?, 14 lbs in 4 weeks, is about what 3 lbs a week, yeah maybe thats pushing it as well) so in this final stretch it’s time to get as close to 200 as possible. Whatever Brandy, almost does count. But first I need to bust out of this plateau… (is it considered a plateau if you lost weight in 2 weeks, gained more back and lost that again to coincidentally break even…I don’t care I’m not changing my word anyway). So alas my plan going forward get past this plateau and move put more energy to other phases of my life that sucks, you know like the love life, career, lack of network, etc. To make it easier to remember (and probably a lot harder to write) I’ll name the steps after Jay-Z songs/lines. After all, it is Jigga Day tomorrow, yes Jigga day is an actual day. I’m not a stan tho.
“I will not lose”- The obvious one. I cannot get disheartened. Granted I expected to be done by now, 100 lbs in 9 months is totally doable according to the internet, maybe because I never actually buy the plans that they plug at the end of the articles. Shrug life.
A Week Ago ft Too Short- It really was all good just a week ago. I had conquered the Thinsgiving challenge, I had actually lost weight, so what happened, hubris met hungry. I started to eat larger portions, ordered out twice, figured I would just burn it off. Then things came up I wasn’t able to make it to the gym, I walk 2 miles a day but that wasn’t exactly making up for the extra amount I was eating. Obviously, I can’t do this anymore, can’t allow myself to get cocky now I’m not finished yet.
“Get ya weight up…not ya hate up”– Lifting heavy versus lifting light is a battle as old as left Twix versus right Twix. There’s benefits to both, lifting heavy builds more muscle which burns more at rest. Lifting light leads to larger burns during the actual workout. Simple solution do both, focus on getting the most reps at my max weight. Honestly it’s something I regret not keeping better track of before
Run this Town ft Kanye West & Rihanna- I need to start running again. I’ve beat the elliptical to a pulp over the past 9 months, my body is probably too used to it. Running presents a much needed change of pace even though I’m woefully flat footed and Wu Shin Splints aint nothing to f*** wit. It’s too cold to run outside (I seriously don’t get how people do it), and I hate treadmills..I’ll figure it out.
“You starting to look like bread”- I tried to cut carbs, but it be calling me. Carbs make me really lazy, pasta especially, thus not hitting the gym, thus gaining weight. It also makes me look puffy no Diddy.
Can I get A… ft Amil & Ja Rule- No more ordering out for real this time. It’s convenient when I don’t want to wash dishes, forgot to thaw something, etc
Change Clothes ft Pharell- Perhaps the biggest inconvenience of all is that I only fit about 30% of my wardrobe. I wore a 2x, but probably had even bigger because I didn’t want to look bigger than I already was (it doesn’t make sense but it does). I’m down to a large (can even pull off ‘slim fit’ clothes although its not really my taste) and all my old clothes are going to be a hefty tax deduction. So in essence I can’t go back, the bridge is burned. If that’s not a motivation tactic, I don’t know what is.
So on that note, we’ll see what happens in a month. Cool, awesome, bye.