Body Transformation – Update 153
I think it’s officially safe to say I’ll never have a can of soda again. And on that note, I only have another thirty days of getting anything to drink from this kitchen.
We’re now within thirty days of closing on our new house.
Today’s Weight: 198.2 pounds – down nothing from last Wednesday, 146 total
Today’s Body Fat Percentage: Still coming.
Average Daily Calories for the Last 7 Days: 2,100
Most Calories in One Meal: Last night. My daughter said she was hungry when I picked up from school yesterday so we headed to Chic-fil-a. I had a few chicken fingers and some waffle fries along with an unsweet tea. All of it probably cost around 700 calories. We rarely eat fast or fried food these days, so it was guiltless.
Most Calories Burned in One Session: Sunday’s afternoon cardio extravaganza. I did an hour on the CrossRamp at level 14 (out of 20) on the highest incline. That stuff ain’t easy. I probably departed with 600 calories during the workout.
Most Repeated Workout Song: Billy Joel – The Downeaster Alexa (yes, Mr. Joel.)
I’ve now gone over 40 days without touching soda or sweet tea.
You don’t have to give either up completely to lose weight, but it certainly helps. Same goes with alcohol. It should go without saying that you have to at least moderate their consumption — they’re all too high in calories to drink all the time. And besides, the less calories you drink the more real food you can actually eat to fill in its place.
I like eating, so that works out well.
Don’t ever feel bad for eating. I know it’s common to try to make yourself feel guilty for eating food of any real subsistence while you’re losing weight, but your body should want to replenish itself after a hard workout or a long day at the office. Just make sure to moderate yourself most of the time and you’ll still lose weight while enjoying food.
Now, it’s time to head to the gym. Afterward, it’ll be time for eggs, bacon, and toast.