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Sunday, October 15, 2006

"Would one of you please get off the scale!"

I figure we can just get right to the numbers:


6/08/06
Total Weight: 527.6lbs (239.8kg)
Body Fat: 51.5% or 271.7lbs (123.5 Kg)
Fat Free Mass: 48.5% or 255.9lbs (116.3kg)

7/04/06
Total Weight: 533.8lbs (242.6kg)
Body Fat: 50.4% or 266.7lbs (121.2 Kg)
Fat Free Mass: 49.6% or 262.5lbs (119.3kg)

7/19/06
Total Weight: 532.4lbs (242.0kg)
Body Fat: 46.8% or 249.2lbs (113.3 Kg)
Fat Free Mass: 53.2% or 283.2lbs (128.7kg)

8/31/06
Total Weight: 525.6lbs (238.4 Kg)
Body Fat: 47.0% or 247.0lbs (112kg)
Fat Free Mass: 53% or 278.6lbs (126.4kg)

10/14/06

Total Weight: 519.4lbs (236.09 Kg)
Body Fat: 47% or 241.4lbs (109.73kg)
Fat Free Mass: 53% or 278.0lbs (126.36kg)

The numbers show a Total Loss of 6.2lbs
if you look at the Body fat...
on 6/08 My body fat was at 271.7 lbs
on 10/14 My Body fat is at 241.4lbs
Total fat Loss 30.3 lbs
Total lean Body gain 22.1lbs

Total loss of 6.2lbs

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Measurements

*********** 8/29*******10/14
Neck:**********20.75****19.75***-1.00
Upper Arm:****19.75****19.75***no change
Forearm:*******14.75****14.75***no change
Chest:**********68.50****66.50***-2.00
Waist:**********71.50****70.50***-1.00
Hip:************75.00****75.00***no change
Thigh:**********37.25***37.25***no change
Calf:************25.50***25.50***no change
Measurements are in Inches

Ok so there you have it! Finally a bit of progress! I'm hoping that my plateau is over and we can get down to some serious weight loss now..or at least when I get this sleeping thing in hand. But I'm happy with this little jump so Yay for me! I still want to focus on losing another 10 lbs by the end of the month and with my foot feeling better thanks to my new shoes (which will be the topic of my next post) I think I may even try some road walking instead of on the treadmill...maybe even a little really light jogging...10 feet here, 10 feet there...nothing big but I want to just get myself moving more.

Alright...enough about that. I'm pretty happy with this progress. I don't want to go over talking it.

In other news..I thought you all might get a kick out of this picture. Now if you've seen something like this before it may not seem odd to you but I had to do a double take and then I had to take a picture because I couldn't imagine the train of thought that brought this to be...

I mean...does one often find themselves in need of 10 pounds of Ice while in the Burger King Drive-thru? What's next? "Boy oh boy I feel like a bacon burger but the grass is looking a little brown. I only want to make one stop...I sure hope that Burger King is still offering a 10 pound bag of fertilizer at their drive-thru!"

21 Comments:

Blogger TH said...

Looking good, Sean! Definitely going to the right direction. It seems from the gain on lean body weight that you're training quite hard and building muscle as you go - which is a good idea as you need muscle so you can safely move your body around.

I still expect your fat loss to speed up once you get to do longer "pieces" with lower heart rates. When you keep your HR below the aerobic threshold (app. 65% of MAX) you'll build your endurance and actually burn fat more than at higher heart rates, due to having your aerobic energy production pathway at work. At higher heartrates other energy production methods are at use and those are not using the free fatty acids, but rely on glucose and if heart rates climb even higher, lactic acid starts to build up and that's when it all gets painful. Pushing harder at those rates means more pain but not more burned fat. I find this very helpful, as it's a clear explanation of what goes on at different rates.

Keep up the good work and high spirits, you're on the right path!

7:30 AM, October 15, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the "th" reminder about how smart you are to focus on building up your lean body mass to safely move yourself around in the day-to-day. Losing 30 pounds in 2 months is no small feat, my friend. Your particular journey is so full of taking care of yourself in ways that might not seem obvious along the way - getting the right shoes, trying a pool routine, taking care of nutrition rather than just calories, looking at ways to make sure you get enough sleep. You have no idea how helpful it is to have someone remind us all about how to take care of our whole self. Keep on doing such a great job out there, my friend. ~m~

10:36 AM, October 15, 2006  
Blogger Carmen San Diego said...

Great job. A slower weight lose means that it'll most likely be permanent. You are doing all the right things so just keep it up.

You have all my support,
Carmen

2:21 PM, October 15, 2006  
Blogger Wanna_B_slim said...

Woooohoooooooo You go guy... thats awesome... Nothing like a loss to motivate also...
Keep up the awesome work...
WBS

8:28 PM, October 15, 2006  
Blogger Paul Babin said...

Congrates Sean. I know its been awhile since I dropped a comment but it is nice to see some progress and I know that you are feeling it as well.

Keep up the great work.

11:32 PM, October 15, 2006  
Blogger The EYE said...

congrats, man! not much more i need to say from what everybody already has said before me... but none the less, awesome!

good to see the measurements dropping a little bit too!

6:12 AM, October 16, 2006  
Blogger Robin said...

Woo hoo! How gratifying. Hats off to your persistence through the roadblocks.

7:25 AM, October 16, 2006  
Anonymous Leenzii said...

Nice one Sean! I've not posted for a few myself, mostly because I've been delivering training courses around the UK for the past couple of weeks. All that business and I've reached 20lbs loss! still, I've not tackled working out yet and I doubt I've gained any muscles *will start to eat spinach and do a pop eye*

Anyway, I'm awaiting hearing about your shoes cuz they definitely are key to avoiding nasty blisters and achey feet when you're looking to be walking around for a while. Keep it up my dear! I'll drop another comment soon! I'm most definitely STILL behind you (cuz I can't keep up *out of breath*)

9:02 AM, October 16, 2006  
Blogger Sherri & Mark said...

This is me clapping and jumping for joy in front of my computer!

I am sooooooooo happy for you.

Keep up the (insert whatever appropriate word stands for beyond great) work.

Sherri

11:23 AM, October 16, 2006  
Anonymous Gary said...

Hey Sean - just a quick note to let you know that you're right with your running ideas. I'm a runner and suffered bad back prblems recently. I could walk but running killed me. I had already signed up for a race, so had to figure out how to do it...... I literally started with walking 5-10 min to warm up, then running 10 steps (5 on each side), then I'd walk for a minute or two to let my back settle down. Same thing might work for your feet and ankles. Just increase the steps as you feel up to it.

Besides, being outside is way more fun than on a treadmill. See if you can find some nice park trails !!!

Hang in there and things will get better !!!

Gary

11:50 AM, October 16, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Way to go Sean! We are all doing the dance!!! ;) KA

11:59 AM, October 16, 2006  
Blogger Gasolina said...

Congatulations Sean! I knew you could do it. A leaner, fitter, funkier you!!!

1:05 PM, October 16, 2006  
Anonymous PB said...

Ice Ice Baby - congrats on the loss - keep chuggin (H20)

This link may be of interest

http://www.wnyc.org/shows/soundcheck/episodes/2006/10/16

Insomniac's Dream
Monday, October 16, 2006

A new cd called "Bedtime Beats" claims to be a guaranteed sleep remedy. It's based on research that shows that some classical music and soft jazz will induce a sound sleep. Today: a declared insomniac gives his review.

3:49 PM, October 16, 2006  
Blogger Yvonne said...

Woo Hoo! Great job on the weight loss! Oh, and for the record - I have bought ice from Burger King - for 99 cents a bag, it's a cheap way to fill a cooler when you're having a party!!

5:25 PM, October 16, 2006  
Blogger Scrapnqueen said...

YAY YOU!

So good to hear some progress is being made--I know you must be flying high. I was quite impressed by the changes in body fat/lean muscle gain.

Was that enough of a jump to re-motivate you?

10:27 PM, October 16, 2006  
Anonymous KikiB said...

Sean-
You are awesome and I'm proud to know you. I just figured out that I should be checking this, AND I love those 365 projects! See you soon.

2:25 PM, October 17, 2006  
Blogger Sean Perkey said...

Th: Thanx! Things are working out in proportion...weight loss muscle gain...

Yeah that should help...along with getting some serious sleep.

I looked at the link and want to thank you for all the detailed info. I'm going to read that page again tomorrow when my eyes are less tired!

~m~: Yeah! I agree "TH" has some great info and I appreciate the encouragement. And you're right about having to make the right choices...it's a long road and I'm just getting started. Thanks!

Carmen: Thanks! Although I really hope there are some faster patches along the way somewhere! ;0)

Wanna_B_slim: HAHA! Thank you for your enthusiasm!

Paul: Hey Buddy! How have you been? Thanks for the congrats and give me a call sometime soon!

The eye: Thanks! It looks like things may start looking up! I'm getting excited again!

Robin: Thank you muchly! =0)

Leenzii: Awsome about your loss! Keep up the hard work! I'll post about the shoes tonight! They're fantastic!

Sherri: you have to teach me that dance! Sweet! Thanks a lot and I will! =0)

Gary: Rock on! That's exactly what I was talking about! I'm so glad it worked for you as well. I have a couple of parks near by that have good paths so I may give those a shot. I'll let everyone know how it works out!
Thanks again!

K.A.: Hey Kiddo! Dancin! Dancin! whooo!

Gasolina: Still a long way to go but Thank you very much! It's a good step!

PB: Very interesting stuff..I listened to the interview. I have another Dr's appt this week but if There is no relief I may give this a shot...I'll hold on to the link.
It's funny that the guy they intervied doesn't really have traditional insomnia but rather has residual trauma from childhood nightmares and as such can not "stay" asleep but has no trouble getting to sleep. I just thought it was odd...
Thanks man! How's Eva?

Yvonne: Hey Thanks! I still think that getting ice that way is strange... ;0)

Scrapnqueen: Yeah YAY ME! I think it'll keep me going a little bit! =0) Thanks for all your support!

KikiB: Lets see...I don't recognize you by the nick-name...so you'll have to refresh my memory! I really appreciate the awesome encouragement! and I can't wait to get started on that 365 project! we should get a bunch of folks to do it!

OOOh That just gave me a great Idea for a Project!

10:54 PM, October 17, 2006  
Blogger Roy said...

30lbs of fat gone and 22lbs of muscle gained? That's awesome, Sean! Geeze, if I could do that I'd look freakin' buff.

Still, you've done well, brother. Every one of those lovely pounds of muscle is working 24/7 to drain off those excess fat cells. Good on ya!

9:32 PM, October 23, 2006  
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