Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Weight Loss: Week Four

Another week, another weigh-in. Not much change this week either.

Time so far: 4 weeks

Starting (avg) weight: 232.28 lbs
Previous (avg) weight: 229.08 lbs
Current (avg) weight: 228.96 lbs
Change this week: 0.12 lbs (eesh)
Target weight: <180 lbs

Starting (avg) body-fat: 32.72%
Previous (avg) body-fat: 31.1%
Current (avg) body-fat: 30.34%
Change this week: 0.76% (exactly the same as last week!)
Target body-fat: <25%

My never-go-to-the-gym diet is not working out as well as I'd hoped. :-(

I've got to stop staying up until 5am, if I want to be able to get up and go to the gym at 6:15...

Looking at the trends, my weight goes down all week, and then jumps back up over the weekend (my cheat day is Sunday). Maybe I'll move my weekly weigh-in to Friday...? ^_^

Monday, April 28, 2008


Hey guys, how's it going?

I was up all night working on OpSys stuff, but I did finish this morning around 7am. Good thing that I don't have class until this afternoon, eh? ^_^

Did you know that the rooms in Dryden have two windows? It's true! Of course, since I'm at the back corner of the building, outside one of my windows is the generator. And I guess we're having electricity problems, 'cause that puppy's been running for hours! Haha! That's one loud puppy.

Of course, I can barely hear the generator now. They're apparently cleaning up all the broken branches and throwing them in a wood chipper behind Dryden. GUESS WHERE THE WOODCHIPPER IS, GUYS! Did you guess "RIGHT OUTSIDE MY OTHER FRICKIN WINDOW?"


Wednesday, April 23, 2008

You down with OCD?

Yeah, you know me.


Here are some skittles on my desk:

I'm not saying I'm OCD, but they sure didn't come in separate packages ordered by color.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Weight Loss: Week Three

Another week, another weigh-in. Not much change this week. Of course, sustainable weight-loss is often pegged at 1-2 pounds per week, so I guess I'm on schedule.

Time so far: 3 weeks

Starting (avg) weight: 232.28 lbs
Previous (avg) weight: 231.56 lbs
Current (avg) weight: 229.08 lbs
Change this week: 2.48 lbs
Target weight: <180

Starting (avg) body-fat: 32.72%
Previous (avg) body-fat: 31.86%
Current (avg) body-fat: 31.1%
Change this week: 0.76%
Target body-fat: <25%

My all-fudge-brownie diet is paying dividends. ^_^

Looking back over the week, I see that, yet again, I didn't go to the gym very often, and didn't watch my food intake very much. But "not very much" is loads more than "not at all". I'm still surprised at how little effort is required, just as long as it's more than nothing. Although, the same exact thing happened when I lost all my weight a few years ago.

It's clear that strength-training (this week), as opposed to cardio-vascular workouts (last week), are more beneficial weight-wise. Now, if I could just get my ass to the gym every morning...

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Weight Loss: Week Two

Another week, another weigh-in. As I mentioned last week, I'm using my previous averaged numbers as my new baseline from this point forward.

Time so far: 2 weeks

Starting (avg) weight: 232.28 lbs
Current (avg) weight: 231.56 lbs
Target weight: <180

Starting (avg) body-fat: 32.72%
Current (avg) body-fat: 31.86%
Target body-fat: <25%

So, no great change so far. I guess the all cookie-dough diet isn't any better than last week's all bacon diet.

Using the spreadsheet-method, it's interesting to look back and see how often I made it to the gym last week, and what junkfood in my diet made it into my notes. This past week, for example, I hardly made it to the gym at all, but I'm more conscious of the crap I eat, so I still managed to lose a little weight.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Weight Loss: Week One

I followed a link Thomas made to a guy who lost 30 pounds in three months, keeping a spreadsheet. So I started keeping one, too.

It's interesting to see the huge weight shifts. Yesterday I was 233.0, today I'm 230.4. Have I lost two and a half pounds overnight? Not really, it's just a weight shift.

So, for my weekly* updates, I'm going to put the most recent 5-day-moving-average, instead of the daily weigh.

(*well... last week it was on Tuesday, this week it's on Wednesday, next week... who knows?)

Time so far: 1 week

Starting weight: 231.4 lbs
Current (avg) weight: 232.28 lbs
Target weight: <180

Starting body-fat: 31.2%
Current (avg) body-fat: 32.72%**
Target body-fat: <25%

(**also, my fat scale seems to be nearly completely random, so I don't know how helpful this is)

So, according to this, I've gained some pounds and fat. Apparently my all-bacon diet is backfiring horribly. Or, I was on a low weight-shift that first day. So, maybe I'll start from this first averaged data instead. We shall see!

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Cool Things

(that haven't made it to Popular on Digg yet)

See-thru laptops!

Bills bills bills

I found out how much my surgery cost.


Because, you know, my paycheck is around $400. So this is totally affordable.

I haven't actually received the bill yet. I found out how much it's going to be, because my insurance isn't paying it and the hospital called me.


Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Weight Loss: Week Zero

Like some other people, I've decided to get a bit healthier and drop my weight down a bit. Publicly.

I even got up at quarter to 6am to go to the gym. Bear in mind, my first class today wasn't until 5PM. (I don't know if I can do this two days in a row, since it's now 2:21am and I haven't slept yet...)

Unfortunately, I hadn't used my digital scale for so long, I didn't realize that the batteries had gone. So. I couldn't weigh myself this morning, but it's taken care of now.

There is no deadline. This will continue until I reach my goal or goals, and these goals may change.

Time so far: 0 weeks

Starting weight: 231.4 lbs
Current weight: 231.4 lbs
Target weight: <180 lbs

Starting body-fat: 31.2%
Current body-fat: 31.2%
Target body-fat: <25%

Pounds this week: 0 lbs
Pounds total: 0 lbs
Pounds remaining: ~51