Saturday, January 28, 2012

Mallet finger

Bet you've never seen that as a title to a blog post.  That's what happened to my left ring finger this past Monday night during training.  Didn't even feel it happen, but when I first saw it, I thought it was dislocated.  Anyway, it has put a crimp in my BJJ for now.  It will take about six weeks to heal.

On to my current weight:  281.  Four pounds this week.  I obviously cut back on calories since my output was also cut back.

While I'm in the frustrated mood, I'll vent about something else -- my new TV.  I finally unboxed it and was going to set it up in my newly finished basement; however, it was missing three pieces for the stand!  I called Samsung -- it will take five to seven business days to arrive.  So, I'm going to go to NFM and see if they will make me happy and let me borrow from another TV while Samsung ships the parts.  I'll keep you posted, as I know you are on the edge of your chair by now.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Adjusting diet

Good evening!  This week was an adjustment week.  I've adjusted my diet to account for the extra calories being spent during training/lifting and drinking some recovery drinks after training or lifting.  Not paleo, but everything else still is.  Progress was achieved in a one pound loss.  I bumped up my protein intake and reduced both fat and carb; calories were increased.  We'll see how this goes over the next couple of weeks.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Wow, was I gone that long?

I know it has been over a month and I really have no excuse.  I'm back and ready to report regularly.  Weight this morning was at 286.  Truly disappointing that it took this long to lose five pounds.  The good news is that I've lost 80 total pounds.  80 pounds -- that's a lot; however, I still have a ways to go and I will accomplish my goals.  I've had great support from my family and friends.  Without them, this would be nearly imposible.  Thank you.

What have I been up to?  A little traveling abroad and I've taken on a new form of exercise in BJJ (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu).  I didn't think someone as big as I am could be thrown around like that by someone much smaller.  It is going to be fun learning a new skill and learn what my body can do given the right set of instructions.

Have a great weekend and I'll be back next Saturday.