charliew77

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from Winthrop, Massachusetts

"All pain is temporary."

I Lost 10 Lbs! I Lost 5% I Lost 5 Lbs!
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  • charliew77

    Loooooooong Time...

    The last time I posted Daily Burn was still called Gyminee. Also, my fiancee is now my wife and we quickly had two kids: a girl who is now almost 19 months and a boy who is almost 6 months. In that time both my wife and I gained a bit of weight. I went from about 200-205 lbs at the beginning of 2010 to upwards of 235lb in the last quarter of 2012. I started running again in September of 2012 but wasn't really watching what I was eating, so I wasn't experiencing any real weight change, only about 5 lbs in a few months. Then, in December I began participating in a weight loss competition online with some other dads, so I started eating better. Then my wife and I joined in a competition with friends and family at the start of the New Year, so we're BOTH back in the game. Since the beginning of December, I am down from 230 to 221 (9 lbs). I've been running pretty consistently (every other day) and I'm starting to go more often (two days running, one day off) and I've begun the Gorilla Workout iOS app at Level 2. My wife is doing AMAZINGLY. She's not comfortable with running at the weight she is currently at, but she's been eating healthily, staying within her calorie counts and has been doing some of my Gorilla Workouts and has begun a Jillian Michaels workout series. Not sure which, but she started it this week and is KILLING it. Our friends and family competition, called the 90 Day Challenge, has weekly leaderboards and the Top 3 of the week are announced. My wife was 2nd place. Of course, I don't know what her numbers are, because she still won't tell me, like as if as soon as I hear the number she'll all of a sudden become disgusting to me. Oh well. Whatever works for her. I don't know what place I came in. My loss for the week was 2 lbs, which is only 0.9%. Still, my motto is "A loss is a win."

    Posted about 1 year ago by charliew77

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    Distractions

    So in the month and a half that I've been away from Gyminee, I have: - Lost my car to engine failure. - Moved in with my fiancee. - Searched for and bought a new car. And this highlights one of my biggest shortcomings: I am easily distracted. All these things I have let distract me from my goals. I haven't slipped back completely into bad habits, but my discipline had definitely loosened up and I haven't been to the gym much in this time. I have gone here and there, but with my new living arrangement comes trying to start a new workout schedule. My fiancee doesn't want to go in the morning, and I don't want to set my alarm to go off so I can go in the morning and be all rude. So we're trying to go after work. We're also going to try spin classes on the weekend. She's also joined some of her family members in a "Biggest Loser"-style competition. She didn't want me to join because then I'd find out how much she weighs. I tell her that I don't care to know, but she doesn't believe me. So, I'll just be an outsider and behave like I'm competing. We'll see how that goes. One thing I'd like to try and do is get my back back on the road and see how that works out for me. But I'm back and I'm going for it again.

    Posted over 5 years ago by charliew77

  • charliew77

    Almost

    I'm almost back to where I was when I was at my lowest weight since starting on Gyminee. Granted, I was sick this week, and I ended up with some *ahem* stomach issues, and I am using a different scale, so I may not stay this low when I weigh in next week. We'll see. I haven't been able to work out this week, and haven't visited to log my meals, but I'm still on track with what I'm eating. Not overdoing it or anything like that. But, next week, I'm back to the gym and back to logging my meals. My fiancee is doing very well, her weigh-in is tomorrow before we meet with a florist.

    Posted over 5 years ago by charliew77

  • charliew77

    Aggravation

    I really can't tell if my body is responding to my workouts. I realize I've only been doing this for about a month and a half, but I haven't seen much movement on the scale. I realize I can measure progress in other ways, but I'm trying to slim down. I can't be gaining muscle muscle weight at the same rate that I'm losing fat weight. In terms of progress, I read that the lower a person's resting heart rate is, the more fit they are. My resting heart rate lower than the average person's, so INTERNALLY, I'm in good shape. I'd just like to LOOK in good shape. I don't know what it is, if I'm eating too much or not eating enough. When I first signed up to Gyminee, it told me that I should eat upwards of 2560 calories a day to lose weight. I stuck between 2100 and 2400, and in my first 2 weeks (back in November), I lost 6 lbs. Well, I'm not going to do anything drastic, but I AM going to up the intensity of my workouts. I think maybe I wasn't pushing myself hard enough. I don't know. I was hoping to at least be at a point where I'd feel comfortable taking my shirt off in public by Memorial Day weekend, but I don't know. I took a picture of myself with no shirt on back in November. I should do that again and compare. There's not much weight loss, if any at all, but maybe parts of me are tightening up. I don't know. I just can't let myself get discouraged. I've only been back on for 1.5 months. I have to remember that.

    Posted over 5 years ago by charliew77

  • charliew77

    Back On Track

    So, I've been going to the gym for 3 days a week since mid-January, and I can safely say it's become part of my routine. I had trouble waking up on time last Friday, but I attribute that to the fact that I didn't go to bed early enough, like I usually had been. This week, I'm attempting a new workout regimen that requires 4 days a week. I'm going to attempt to go to the gym all 5 weekdays, do the workouts on Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, and just go and do cardio on Wed. We'll see how that goes. Worse comes to worse, I'll go on the weekend. In other news, I'm finally below where I first started. I don't think I was eating enough calories, and I've added a couple hundred per day towards the end of the week. Whether or not that led to my .5 lb loss today, I don't know. But this week will be my first full week with the upped calorie count, so we'll see what kind of response I get on the scale next week. Speaking of the scale, I think the one at the gym is off a bit. After I weighed in, I wanted to see if the scale balances at zero pounds and it was off. It wasn't touching the bottom, but it was close. I imagine if it was accurate, then it would be in balance if you put it to zero. But I took the weight it gave me, and I'm just going to have to go by the reading, instead of attempting to adjust for scale error.

    Posted over 5 years ago by charliew77

About Me

After slimming down to approx. 200 lbs for our February 2010 wedding, my wife and I have both since gained weight. Tired of wearing uncomfortably tight clothing that once felt loose, we're back on a fitness and nutrition routine. This time, with a focus on running.

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Sex: Male

Age: 36

Weight: 204.4 lbs

Height: 6ft 2in (188 cm)

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