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Disappointment/Today’s Weigh In

10 Feb

Disappointment/Today’s Weigh In

Today’s weigh in was a disappointment for me.  I was afraid that it would be.  This whole past week, I’ve rushed around from activity to activity not taking care of myself the way that I should.  I’ve allowed myself to eat things in quantities that I knew were unhealthy for me.  I did it all in the name of stress relief, but it ended up biting me today.  For the first time since I started this weigh loss/getting healthy kick at the end of July, I actually ended up gaining weight.  I started the week at 177.75 and ended at 180.

So there it is.  I hope that I haven’t disappointed you all.  Please pray for me as I strive to get back on track starting right here and now.

By the way, the asterisks below denotes the extra food that came my way at church activities or in the office today.  Pray that I can leave it alone this next week.

Here’s What I Had To Eat Friday:

1 Snackwell’s Protein Meal Bar

1 Banana

1 Special K Protein Meal Bar

2 Spicy Meat Pies*

1 Ham Sandwich on Whole Wheat with Lettuce, Spinach, Tomato, Pickles, and Green Pepper.

1 Serving of Mixed Nuts*

1 Slice of King Cake*

5 M & M’s*

102 oz of water

My Exercise Friday:

90 Minutes of Walking

43 Push-Ups  (At least I broke my push-up record)

My Supplements Friday:

1 Fish Oil Pill

1 Men’s Multi-vitamin

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Push-ups, the almost perfect exercise

24 Jan

Push-ups, the almost perfect exercise

Tonight I surprised myself by doing 40 push-ups without stopping.  When I finished, I collapsed onto the floor and yelled, “Woo!”

Kathy, my wife of 20 years, stood quickly and asked, “Are you okay?”

We both laughed when I told her that I was just excited because of the number of push-ups that I had just completed.

So, what is it about the push-up?  Wherever there are people exercising, the push-up always seems to be in the forefront.  It’s a great exercise because it’s free, doesn’t require any equipment, and it uses one’s own body weight along with gravity to tone and condition muscles.  Stronger muscles means faster weight loss.

According to Colette Bouchez of WebMD, the instructions for the push-up are quite simple:  Engage you upper back, shoulders, and arms to lift your body weight off the floor, then slowly lower it back down.  When doing push-ups, some people use other muscle groups to help lift their bodies and take the stress off of their arms.  This works for the push-up, but reduces the benefits of the push-ups.  While doing push-ups, your body weight should be lifted by your arms without using your stomach, rear-end, or lower half of your body to pull yourself up.

To learn more about the proper way to do push-ups, check out the full article by Colette Bouchez at http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/features/doing-the-perfect-push-up

Here’s What I Had To Eat Today:

1 Special K Protein Meal Bar

2 Chicken Tortillas with lettuce

1 Lowfat Peanut Butter Sandwich on Whole Wheat Sandwich Thins

1 Serving of Grilled Chicken with BBQ Sauce

1 Serving of Green Beans

1 Serving of Black Eyed Peas

100 oz of water

My Exercise Today:

45 Minutes of Walking

40 Pushups

My Supplements Today:

1 Fish Oil Pill

1 Men’s Multi-vitamin

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30 Push-ups!

16 Nov

30 Push-ups

I can’t believe it.  I just did 30 Push-ups without stopping.  I know, I know, there’s some 18 year old out there laughing because he can do 700 without stopping with his pinky finger.  Well, I don’t care.  When I first started trying to do Push-ups, I could only do 3 before collapsing into a pile.  Now, I’m laughing at 3.

Kathy and I have a friend who can do handstand push-ups.  We were amazed when we first saw it.  I’d like to be able to do handstand push-ups someday.  Not today and not tomorrow, but someday.

Here’s what I had to eat yesterday:

1 Snackwells Protein Meal Bar

1 Club Sandwich on Whole Wheat Bread

1 Special K Protein Meal Bar

1 Chick Fil-A Sandwich

1 Banana

½ Grapefruit

86 oz of water

Supplements I’ve taken today:           

1 Fish Oil Pill

1 Multi Vitamin

Exercise:

50 Minutes of Walking

30 Push-ups

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