Saturday, July 23, 2011

Week 6 review – Not a bad week if you ask me.

The 100-Day heart challenge is now over 1/3 done.  Thirty-nine days down, sixty-one more to go.  Here is a wrap up of week 6:
1)      Two pounds lost this week, bringing the total weight lost during the challenge to 13 pounds.  An average of 2 pounds lost per week.  I’m happy with that.  I am just a hair away from dropping under the 200 mark.  It is so close I can smell it.
2)      Four of the seven days in the week saw my blood pressure below the 120/80 mark.  The three days that were higher had the top number recorded at 124, 124, and 129.  Not one single day did the bottom number exceed 80.  I’m okay with those results.
3)      For the first time since day one of the challenge I had my waist measured.  Five, yes five, inches have melted away in these 39 days.  I could not believe it.  I imagine my grin went from ear to ear.  Ask my wife, she can attest as to how happy I was.  She was the one who measured me.
4)      There were a couple of disappointments during this week.  First I missed exercising two days.  Work has been a beast for me this week.  I ended up working lots of hours.  The two days I did not exercise I left the house at 5:30 in the morning and did not return until after 7:30 in the evening.   By the time I got some dinner it was too late to get in a work out.  I do wonder if I could have dipped below 200 pounds had I not missed those two days.  Second I missed our weekly Nutrition Class.  It was held on one of the days where I had to be at work at 6:00 am.  I was looking forward to this one as we were going to be sharing menu ideas and recipes that work within our diet plans.  Oh well.
I did survive the entire week without getting on the scales until this morning.  The suspense was killing me, but it was certainly worth the wait.  The icing on the cake was five inches lost in the waist.  That was sweet, sweet, sweet!

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