A couple of weeks ago, I posted about a weight loss challenge that I’m participating in at work.
I just wanted to post a quick update as to what I’m doing, and how my progress has gone since that post.
At the weigh-in yesterday, I was down a total of 9.5 pounds! That’s pretty huge, as it constitutes my two biggest weeks of weight loss to date. (5.5 and 4.0).
The low carbohydrate diet is working well for me, but I definitely can’t keep this up forever. I’m craving all sorts of foods that I can’t have, that would even be normally fairly healthy for me. I think I can keep it up for a couple more weeks. I’m eating a ton of eggs, tuna, chicken and steak at the moment. I even ate quite a bit of bacon. It seems counter-intuitive, but it’s working.
The part I haven’t done so great on is the resistance training. I’ve definitely kept up the cardio end, I think I’ve got that down pat. I have been doing some push-ups and sit-ups and doing a small amount on the Kinect game I referred to in the previous post, but I certainly haven’t been doing as much as I wanted to do.
I’m going to try to get that on track more this week and keep up my cardio and the low carbohydrate diet.
I came in second both weeks, to two different people, but for this month so far I’m in the lead. I’m in 6th place overall as well. If I win the month, I can get a 50 dollar Amazon gift card, and if I win the whole thing I can get another 100 dollar Amazon gift card. I’m trying for both, we’ll see how it goes.