Sunday, December 4, 2011

Week 7- Results

I have now completed seven weeks of diet and exercise after 2 weeks of just diet and several years of doing neither.

This week, I went to the gym 5 times and focused on cardio each time. I do incorporate other equipment weights, bikes, elliptical, etc. I make sure that I push myself through 60 minutes of treadmill and 5 minute cool down every time. Spending so much time on the treadmill has shown me the best results, rather than spending 30 minutes on the treadmill and an hour on the bike or going through a dozen weight machines.

This week, I decided to abandon the 8 weeks to run routine to focus on sharp inclines for the full hour.

I am happy to report my results for the week: 202.2 LBS!

This week, I have lost 3 pounds through the cardio heavy focus. One thing I have noticed the past week, probably a result of eating so much on Thanksgiving, is that I have been extra hungry this week. Portion sizing and control are very important and I need to make sure that I get there!

Keeping up a routine like this can be difficult, but the word to highlight is routine. I weigh myself every week at the same time. Yes, I weigh myself several times a week, almost everyday and sometimes a few times a day. I started the routine on a Sunday morning and I continue to weigh myself 'officially' every Sunday morning to bring you these results.

Have a great day everyone!


  1. Wow! You're doing so well! I'm inspired by your dedication.

  2. Thanks Megan! It has not been an easy road :)

  3. awesome Jim! keep up the good work!

  4. Thank you Anonymous! I am trying to keep up the good work. December is a tough month to make it to the gym as much as I would like.

  5. I have found that when I'm on the treadmill a lot my appetite increases, too. I also read your more recent blog about snacking and I heard somewhere that sometimes drinking a glass of water can curb your desire for a snack :) Keep up the great work!

  6. I have found that I am more hungry too, but I am limiting how much I snack, but eating it more slowly. That seems to do the trick. I will definitely try the glass of water trick.

    Thanks for the support.