Friday, December 7, 2007

Still losing; Maintain Mode Practise

Weigh-In: 229.6 lbs

First time in the 220's today. Woohoo!

I was thinking about it, and I believe it was definitely High School when I last weighed in this range. Also, this will probably be the last month that I participate in any of Tuck's challenges. Kinda sad actually :(

I know I've said I'd be lifting more and I have, but I can't seem to stop running. I think I'm really getting a high from it. I ran a 5k yesterday on my new (free) treadmill that I got the other night. Then this morning I ran another 5k. I'm taking it easy and running them in right around 30-31 minutes. I'm not really going for speed, but I will say they get easier each time I run them.

The eating has still been good, although not perfect. Part of that is on purpose. 1., I think I might have been losing weight a little too fast and 2., I know I'm not always going to be eating perfect, plus I'm getting close to my maintain period. I'm in a way practicing. Basically, I want to start getting used to eating in moderation while still having some of the things I like that aren't the best for you. I'm not going crazy, but I've allowed myself some cheese here and there, some butter, and a few of the things that I'll eventually be eating every once in a while, but that I didn't let myself have over the past few months. I'm still keeping my calories around the 2k mark though.

I don't want the maintain mode to be a huge shock to my system physically or mentally so I really think this is an important step. Don't get me wrong, I still plan to eat as healthy as possible, I just have to allow myself some of those "other" things too. I'm just teaching myself to control them instead of them controlling me.

5 comments:

billy said...

sounds like a solid plan. congrats on the 220s!

Rob Tucker said...

That's awesome man. Maybe the next challenge can incorporate something that you, Carrie and Billy can get into. I'm not sure what that is, but maybe we can come up with something.

Will Phillips said...

Hey Brian,

I stumbled onto the FAT blogs somehow and reading the stories of guys like you and Rob have really encouraged me as I set out on the health journey of my own.

Drop on by my blog sometime!

http://willphillips.org/health/

Melissa said...

Congrats on the new low! I think your plan is a good one. Ive been doing that type of thing all along, but maybe thats why my weight loss hasnt been so fast :p

Free treadmill...that is cool :) I wish I had one! Running seems addicting to me, its like the cardio I always want to do!

Ripx180 said...

I wish I could be sad about not having to loose anymore weight. rejoice FAT brother, you are living the dream. Cant wait to see what you do next in the tone up portion of your journey.