Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Stick's Quest for Fitness: End Month 12

07/20/09 = 243 lbs(start) 30.8 BMI
08/20/09 = 235 lbs. (-8) 29.8 BMI
09/20/09 = 231 lbs. (-4) 29.3
10/20/09 = 223 lbs. (-8) 28.2
11/20/09 = 222 lbs. (-1) 28.1
12/20/09 = 222 lbs. (-0) 28.1
01/20/10 = 222 lbs. (-0) 28.1 BMI, 20.3% Body Fat
02/20/10 = 222 lbs. (-0) 28.1 BMI, 20.6% BF
03/20/10 = 223 lbs. (+1) 28.3 BMI, 21.0% BF
04/21/10 = 223 lbs. (-0) 28.3 BMI, 20.2% BF
05/20/10 = 220 lbs. (-3) 27.8 BMI, 20.2% BF
06/19/10 = 214 lbs. (-6) 27.2 BMI, 19.7% BF
07/20/10 = 215 lbs. (+1) 27.3 BMI, 18.8% BF

1 stubborn pound from my Vegas trip is still hangin' around. No biggie. I can lose that easily. But I do have another trip planned, this time to Reno, on August 8th for 4 nights. So it looks like more curve balls coming this month. Luckily for my weigh-in this month, we postponed my birthday dinner from 7/17 to this Thursday because my daughter was sick. I could have been a bit heavier if we went on the original day. I also noticed that my body fat dropped almost 1% (yes, I took numerous readings to check for errors). So I guess that means my muscle gain is catching up to my fat loss. Ummm, wow? Makes me blush. ;)

As for the year in reflection: I've learned a ton. I've worked a ton. I've done things I never thought I'd do. And even though I've only lost 28 lbs., I feel a ton healthier. The biggest thing is that I think I can keep this up. Many people "diet" and "work out" for a while, lose the weight they want, and then go back to being junk food eating sloths. But I think I like the way I do things and I like looking at my body. I like cooking healthy foods. I like going to the gym and reaching for higher fitness goals. It gives me a sense of accomplishment. Plus, it all gives me more confidence in other parts of my life (like poker and even social situations). So I guess you could say keeping fit helps my brain as much as my body.

Now if I could just get my family to climb on board. Every time I walk past those 12-packs of soda in the garage, I shake my head. :p

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