Well time for an update this week. My loss this week was 3 pounds and change again. Total loss for the three weeks is at exactly 20 pounds. Pretty good considering I don't feel hungry and don't feel deprived of anything. Now if I could just get my butt outside and running. I have been walking everyday for about an hour which is about 6K. Need to speed it up I think.
This is the last week of the 4 week challenge. She has an 8 week extension for more of the same kind of thing. That will take it just a couple of weeks from Christmas. I signed up again.
So that puts me at 220 pounds at 6ft. Considering I was 260 a couple of months ago that is pretty good progress. I am feeling better too. I am not sure why I let myself get up that high again but it is what it is. I am generally very healthy even at 320 pounds way back when my blood pressure etc. was really good. Something to be thankful for. I got down to 173 way back when as well but I didn't stay there very long. I actually think I was too low. I feel best at about 185 so that is another 35 pounds. I am hoping the next 8 weeks that I can put a big dent in that number. Guess we will see.
Another week has gone by. Times flies when you get old-lol. This week I actually didn't lose any weight. I stayed exactly the same to the tenth of a pound. Weird. I would say that my body was playing catch up. 20 pounds is a lot to lose in 3 weeks so I took the lack of a gain as a win. I feel like so far this week I have lost. We will see.
The official 4 week challenge is done. I lost 8.3% of my bodyweight which I am really happy about. I know that the lighter I get the harder it is to get the pounds off. Been down this road before-lol. That being said some people in the group lost a lot. One person that won the challenge overall lost 21% of her bodyweight. Now I don't know how heavy she was but that is a lot in 4 weeks. Good for her.
We are in the next 8 weeks continuation of this program. Food has changed again and is all really good. Homemade chicken noodle soup and homemade buns ( of which she supplied the recipe) was really good. Salads and homemade dressings were awesome too. Hard to believe I am watching what I eat-lol. I have been walking and getting in at least 10,000 steps each day. If you hit that mark you get a post workout meal. My favorite is the pumpkin pancake with a tablespoon of all natural peanut butter and sugar free syrup. Yup I am dieting haha.
I really have to get to the run stage but I am pushing my walking to a faster and faster pace so running is the next step.
I meant to mention that my wife is on this program too. She lost 12 pounds over the 4 weeks which is awesome as she doesn't have a whole bunch to lose. She said this is the lightest she has been in 25 years and she looks fantastic. She does really well on the Keto program so she was a little hesitant about this program but I think she is a believer now.
I am not sure if I mentioned but I was on the Keto program and did IF as well. It didn't work very well for me. I didn't feel good at all. I know it works for a lot of people but it didn't work well for me. I really needed some carbs in there as well.