Who would have guessed that a weight loss blog named readytoprocrastinate would be unreliable with posting regularly!? Well, I’m back again for another attempt to lose weight and keep it off.
As usual, I feel pretty motivated this time and have already successfully finished day one without eating more than 20g of carbs for my keto diet. I even went to the store and bought $100 worth of healthy shit that will probably end up rotting in the fridge before I get to it.
Personally, I have discovered that my weight loss attempts are the most successful during this time of the year. There are a few reasons as to why Fall is the best time to start for me:
It’s cooler outside and a lot less miserable for working out
I’m so busy with work and school that bored eating is impossible.
Since I have less time, Keto Chow becomes more desirable which again keeps me on track for my keto diet.
Eating well motivates me to work out more
So that is the current jist of my life. I weighed in at 198.8lbs this morning and I am about the same measurements as all of my other failed attempts I posted about.
I will try to give an update at least every two weeks. Probably more often if I have anything to post and am not too busy with school.
Hello! Obviously I have yet to figure out how to keep up with this blog. Therefore, it should not surprise you that I haven’t made any progress losing weight. In fact, as of yesterday, I have exceeded my maximum weight by a pound (201 lbs). I still refuse to give up! With that being said, I will now catch you up on the last 5 months of my life.
I am about to start my 3rd semester of college. This is relevant to my weight loss journey because while I am in school, it makes it extremely difficult to eat healthy. I work 8am-5pm on weekdays and have school 6pm-10m Monday through Thursday. I gained most of my weight back because I wouldn’t eat much during the day so I would be starving after I get out of class at night. This resulted in me stopping at Mcdonalds on the way home and eating enough for two and then going to bed.
It is also very difficult to find time to exercise while I’m in school. My weekdays are already full and I still have to find time to study. The only way I can see exercise fitting into my schedule is if I work out in the morning before work. Me trying to get up early is equivalent to a child trying to give a cat a bath… It just doesn’t work. All I know is this is going to be a rough semester!
I put Keto Chow on hold a while ago (Check out Keto Chow… What is it?). I kept convincing myself that I’ll start after the next weekend. Then it was I’ll start after Thanksgiving… Then Christmas… Then I’ll start on the New Year. It never did happen, after all, I’m an excellent procrastinator.
So what’s next? I will be starting a ketogenic diet on January 16, 2017. You may be wondering what is so special about that date… (probably not, but as usual, I’m going to tell you anyways)
Back in November, it was around 2 am when I had the bright idea to sign up for two 5k’s and a half-marathon. I’ve been dreaming of completing a marathon for years now and I felt like it would never happen. At this rate, it wouldn’t. I said fuck it and just signed up.
I have been using the c25k app to help me train for my first 5k which just so happens to be this Saturday. I was not very consistent in the beginning of the program so I fell behind (Surprise Surprise!). I am currently on week 5 and the longest I have run/walked is 1.7 miles. I started out struggling to run for 90 seconds at a time and now I can run up to 5 minutes straight with only a little big of struggling! This may not seem like much but I am super proud of myself! I haven’t run for 5 minutes straight since high school which was about 5 1/2 years ago! ANNNNDDD….. I am on week 5 of something!
Look out world! I’m moving up in life!!!!
Back to why I’m waiting until Monday to start my diet…. My 5k came up fast after the New Year. I felt it would be best to wait until after my first 5k to change up my eating habits so I don’t mess up my stomach while my body is adjusting to ketosis. I also want to do more research on exercising on a ketogenic diet since my body will be fueling on fat which takes longer to digest and convert to energy.
That is pretty much all that’s happened since the August. I will try to post again by Jan. 22 the latest to give an update on how my first week of Keto Chow goes.
Also tofu shirataki noodles are the shit! I like to make a stirfry with soy sauce and it’s delicious. There is a good chance I go over my carb limit with the veggies but it’s still healthier than my usual go-to which is fast food. See you later 🙂
If you read my previous post/update, you may have noticed that I have gained some weight since the last time I posted measurements. With that said, it’s safe to assume that I have not followed through with p90x3 once again. I’ve come to the conclusion that I am not mentally/physically prepared to be able to complete this challenge. I’ve basically been setting myself up for failure by biting off more than I can handle. Mostly because I don’t want it enough to go through the discomfort and sacrifices. At least that’s how I feel at the moment.
Instead I have decided to come up with my own workout routine that I will be posting later to get in the habit of working out and eating healthier for a better lifestyle. My biggest goal when hitting the gym will be to work harder than the day before whether I’m dealing with cardio or strength training…. One step at a time, right?!
(My current weight is 200.4lbs and my goal is to be 150lbs. My weight goal I am focusing on right now is 180lbs to break it down so it feels more manageable. My goals below are based off of my old measurements from around 2011/2012 that I found in an old workout journal. These goals are more of a starting point than my ideal weight and measurements. I find it hard to make up ideal measurements because I feel like the sizes I’d pick would make me look like a deformed Barbie or something…)
Here are my current measurements along with my (long term) goals:
Body Fat%-36.2% 29%
Chest- 42.5 38in
Navel-43 (44.5in at largest point) 36in
Hips- 46in @ middle of butt/ 42.5in @ waist line 39in/36in
Biceps- 13in Flexed 13.5 ish (14in@largest) 11in/11.5in
Thighs-27.5in at largest 23in
Calves- 16.5in(R) 16in (L) 14.5in
It says in this workout journal that I have pictures on my old computer. If I ever find them I will be sure to post them so we can compare everything. At these measurements, I worked out inconsistently maybe 2x week (mostly elliptical), took stackers daily, and worked +12 hours 7 days a week at a fast paced restaurant that was short staffed. Hopefully when I reach 150lbs I will look even better since I will be weight lifting and taking supplements!
Speaking of supplements, The two meal replacement drinks (Lean shake I believe) I talked about in my last post were decent. Well the natural chocolate one was pretty tasty. I wasn’t a fan of the natural vanilla. Either way, I’m not planning on buying this brand for meal replacement drinks since they’re a little pricey for me.
I plan on posting current pictures, supplements I will be taking, and my workout plan sometime before Monday. Hopefully I didn’t ramble too much as I am running on little sleep and it’s my bed time! Until next time…
3 Days in a row.. I’m on a roll! Well I still have yet to start p90x3 but I have high hopes for later today.
I just know that once I start, I’ll have to do the program basically every single day for 90 days and that’s a pretty big commitment when you are going to that from absolutely no exercise besides a fast paced job.
I just don’t want to quit this time.
Here are my goals. I based them off of what my measurements were about a year or two ago when i was at my lowest weight. I feel like that is a good starting point for me since I know it’s achievable and more importantly realistic. At that point in my life I was just doing some light exercising maybe two to three times a week and started jogging/walking around a mile to three once a week. It wasn’t consistent but it was probably the best exercise schedule I’ve had my whole life… until now I hope. So that being said… I feel it will be fairly easy to surpass the goals I set but I need to start somewhere.
Starting Point Goal (90 days from the start of my program)
Weight- 188.4 lbs 145 lb
Neck- 14in 14 in
Chest- 41in 38 in
Navel- 43 in 36 in
Butt- 45 in 39 in
Hips- 40 in (waistline) 36 in
Biceps- 13in Flexed 13.5 ish 11in Flexed 11.5 in
Forearms- 10in 9 in
Thighs- 25.75in 22 in
Calves- 16in 14 in
I want to be able to starting running on a weekly basis so I can eventually run daily. I made it a goal of mine to complete a marathon probably 5+ years ago but I’m not going to focus on that now. I also want to learn rock climbing once I build my upper body strength since columbus has some good places here for climbing and I always thought that’d be fun. Maybe one day, I’ll even get to climb a mountain but for now, my goal is to be able to run for longer than 3 seconds.
P90X3 Fit Test
I’m going to be honest. I am way too lazy to do the fit test again. I’m going to use the results I got the first time I did it in May 2015 (when I only completed 3 days) because if I do this.. It’s probably going to take a couple more days till I work up the motivation to start the program and I would like to lose at least 10-15 pounds within a month because I am going on vacation to Florida for a week.