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  1. Hey everyone, I am back again and this time I am about ready to cry. I did pretty well all summer. I did a new record bike ride of 72 miles, ran a 5k and did a couple of adventure races, but then October struck. Oh god what a shitty month. I'm a federal employee and I got furloughed throughout the shutdown. I took this as an opportunity to stay up all night, eat a bunch of crappy food and generally suck at life. I'm to the point now that hardly any of my clothes fit. I went out shopping tonight and found that I am perfectly between sizes. XL stuff was tight around my stomach and XXL stuff is still a trashbag on me. I realized that I have two choices. I can give up and gain another 20 lbs. or I can get myself in gear and drop the weight I need to so that I can fit back into my closet. Since I'm not going to give up any more of my hard-fought weight loss, I figured I would see what you all are up to. Call it serendipity but I'm just in time for a new challenge to start. Thanks for reading this vent. I'll see y'all in the challenge. Hopefully I can lose 10-15 lbs so that my clothes will fit again. I'll post my challenge thread tomorrow since I like to weigh in and take measurements on Fridays. Later, Aidan
  2. Sorry for the lateness, but I had a pretty alcohol soaked weekend and I wanted to let myself flush that from my system before weighing and measuring. It was another good week besides that though. Here are the numbers. Starting Numbers Current Weight: 230.2 Total Measure: 202.45 BF%: 32 Week 2 Current Weight: 227.4 -2.8 lbs. Total Measure: 199.05 -3.4 in. BF%: 30.98 -1.02% Week 3 Current Weight: 224.0 -6.2 lbs. Total Measure: 198.95 -3.5 in. BF%: 31.32 -0.68% Lost 3.4 lbs. from last week. Measurements didn't really change and BF% went up a bit according to the calculator I use. I'm now just .8 from where I finished the last challenge. Hopefully I can lose the .8 by Monday so I'll have 2 weeks to make some forward progress.
  3. Thanks 18ck. I'm having another good week so hopefully I'll have more good news next Monday as well. I found a good solution for a cheap, keto lunch that I have been eating and it has helped a lot with cravings during the day. It also allows me to eat dinner with my non-keto wife without worrying too much about macros. I Haven't been exercising enough this week, but I have been doing my home routine to make sure I don't lose my gains.
  4. Well, It was a good week this week. I believe that I did 5 days worth of some excercise, four of which were either HIIT on the bike or a dumbbell complex. Starting Numbers Current Weight: 230.2 Total Measure: 202.45 BF%: 32 Today Current Weight: 227.4 -2.8 lbs. Total Measure: 199.05 -3.4 in. BF%: 30.98 -1.02% On to the next week, Good luck everyone!
  5. Thanks, I just get really frustrated. I've been stuck at ~230 for a couple of years now. I just can't quite clear the hurdle. I've gotten as low as 215 but I just can't hold onto the loss. I think this is the hardest part of weight loss. When I was 315 and the numbers just started flying off, it was all gravy. Now, 85 lbs. later, I don't think about them much, I focus on the 30 that I still need to lose. Thinking of it like that, 5 lbs. a month and I'm good by August.
  6. Well, I went on vacation a couple of weeks ago to visit my dad and I am back. I didn't practice any control for the entire two weeks that I was gone and so I have erased most of the gains that I made on the last 6 week challenge. Current Weight: 230.2 Total Measure: 202.45 BF%: 32 My goals for the next five weeks are: Weight: 220 Diet: I want to practice keto as much as possible given my budget limitations. I will not have carbs for breakfast or lunch and try to minimize the amount that I eat at dinner. Most days will be protein shakes for lunch. Exercise: I want to do some form of exercise every day. Worst case scenario, I want to do a couple of sets of pushups and planks in the evenings. I have been doing HIIT on the stationary bike and my dumbbell complex at work at lunch for most of my exercise. Personal Goal: Paying off debt is still my overarching goal right now. We just had another good month so I am on track with this, I just need to continue to control my spending, especially frivolous purchases.
  7. Well, I went on vacation a couple of weeks ago to visit my dad and I am back. I didn't practice any control for the entire two weeks that I was gone and so I have erased most of the gains that I made on the last 6 week challenge. Current Weight: 230.2 Total Measure: 202.45 BF%: 32 My goals for the next five weeks are: Weight: 220 Diet: I want to practice keto as much as possible given my budget limitations. I will not have carbs for breakfast or lunch and try to minimize the amount that I eat at dinner. Most days will be protein shakes for lunch. Exercise: I want to do some form of exercise every day. Worst case scenario, I want to do a couple of sets of pushups and planks in the evenings. I have been doing HIIT on the stationary bike and my dumbbell complex at work at lunch for most of my exercise. Personal Goal: Paying off debt is still my overarching goal right now. We just had another good month so I am on track with this, I just need to continue to control my spending, especially frivolous purchases.
  8. Week 5 Check In Another good week in Aidan-land. I didn't do much in the way of exercise this week. I was busy and tired most of the week and it just slipped to the back of my mind. I started this week off well though, I did my upper body complex and followed it up with a HIIT sprint on the stationary bike. I was going to do the sprints on the treadmill but I seem to have broken it. I was running along, completed my first sprint, then when I went to start my second sprint the treadmill went haywire. It would speed up and slow down on its own. Eventually it just stopped and an error message came up on the readout. I guess I'm just too powerful for that treadmill Weigh-in this week was excellent. I weighed in at 223.4 which is a 2 lb. loss from last week. I am now in the range that I wanted to be at the end of this challenge. As long as I don't screw up majorly, I will be happy about my progress. Measurements went down again this week. I lost an inch overall. I lost 1/4 in. in some places but the big drop was 1/2 in. from my chest. The budget has been going well, we are in the process of moving our checking accounts to a credit union. Our previous bank decided to get cute with their service charges so we moved to a local place that actually pays a decent amount of interest on a checking account. Double win. Also, we just got our refund back and that it going straight toward our credit cards. This challenge has been perfect as far as my life goal is concerned. This is going to be a short week for me, I think. I am going down to Florida to visit my Dad for 10 days. I leave on Saturday and I'm not 100% sure he has a scale. I am going to weigh-in Saturday morning before I leave and use that as my final weigh-in. Good luck everyone, Billy
  9. No, it's a character from the Battletech series of Sci-Fi. That series basically consumed my teenage years and he was always my favorite character. He fought tooth and nail for every inch of progress and recognition he received. He failed and redeemed himself a number of times but in the end he was a hero that would be remembered forever for his sacrifice. It's a pretty common archetype but his story was the first one that really connected for me. I would recommend picking it up and reading it, you can pick up the first book "Way of the Clans" on half.com for 75 cents plus shipping.If you like it, the other books are Bloodname and Falcon Guard. Both also 75 cents on Half.com.
  10. Thanks for that, 220 is getting away from me a little bit, but if I would much prefer to build muscle and lose weight at the same time than have inflated weight loss numbers because I'm losing muscle and fat at the same time.
  11. Really late for my check-in, but here it is. I had a really good week last week. I hit all of my exercise objectives, and we finished our first month of the budget right on target! I ate well for the most part. I had one cheat day early in the week and I had to fight to make up for it the rest of the week. I did a lot better on the weekend than I have in previous weeks though, which allowed me to post a weight loss this week. Starting Weight: 236.4 Last Week: 226.2 This Week: 225.4 Lost .8 lbs. from last week and 11 lbs. since the beginning of the challenge. My measurement total stayed the same, but I lost some in my waist and hips, but gained a little in my chest to even it out. I think the upper body work is having some effect. It seems like I'm doing a bit of recomping. That sucks when I get on the scale, but it's nice when I look at the measurements. Two more weeks, Billy
  12. Haha, That would have been great. Thankfully though, I did well. I had a bowl of chili, a hot dog, some pop chips and a small piece of cake. I know it is still more than I would eat on a regular day, but before I would have at least doubled that, so I take it as a win.
  13. Ya, we got our W-2s and such pretty quickly this year, and my step-father is an accountant so he does our taxes for us. Of course, I provide a lot of his home tech support so it's pretty equitable. Ya, thankfully it was just the forum that I slacked off about. I did have a binge night in the middle of the week, but I think I can overcome it. I did pretty well with eating tonight so I just have to make it through the Super Bowl tomorrow and I should be home free.
  14. Wow, this week really got away from me forum-wise. I was pretty busy at work this week, but I have been able to get 2 runs in anyways. I am almost able to run at a 5 mph run the whole way through, but the sprints to evade zombies still knock me out. I only needed 1 90sec. break during my last run. I haven't been doing my dumbbell complexes but I have done two nights of pushups and planks to get some upper-body work in. My goal now is to eat well this weekend. After the last two, I'd like to finish a week strong by not overdoing it with alcohol and fast food.
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