Getting in Shape

February 27, 2008

As you’ve probably read or heard, we’ve joined a gym.

We talked about getting in shape long before we were married, and we both knew that once we got settled in, we’d join a gym and start eating right. We’ve kept an Excel sheet of our weekly weights to chart our success, and we’ve been trying to plan healthier meals (usually from somewhere in here).

Well, it’s been almost two months since we seriously started trying to lose weight, and while I won’t disclose my wife’s progress, I can share mine.

I started at 230 lbs, and I’ve been hovering around the 224-226 mark recently. I’ve limited myself to good meals and only water during the day, and like I said, we’ve been trying to eat well at night. I probably eat dessert once, maybe twice, throughout the week, which anyone who knows my college eating habits knows is a HUGE success for me. Over the weekend, we relax our eating habits, because we normally will eat out with people. The biggest victory over the weekends is usually to stop eating when we’re not really hungry anymore (hard to do at somewhere like Jasmine, Friday’s, or ESPECIALLY the Bullfrog :-P). We’ve also been realistic about our fast food eating. If we do eat fast food, we’ll share a drink and fries, which saves a lot of money, too.

It’s been awesome to actually build some discipline in this area. Brian’s been a big encouragement, and Emily’s naturally dedicated to anything she has her mind set on, so that’s been a huge help. It’s also given me an appreciation for how much work it takes to actually lose weight. This has had a compounding effect on my eating habits, because I know if I eat that 3 Musketeers, I’m going to have to spend 30 minutes on the treadmill to burn it off. Yikes.

By the way, besides being huge and having chiseled Greek-god-like features, my goal is to be able to dunk again. Oh yeah.

Follow-up:
I found this exercise calculator. The one on the very bottom left was a little low I think…

Also, check out this daily calorie estimator. Some how “INCOME – OUTGO” came to mind…

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2 Responses to “Getting in Shape”

  1. michaelbreza Says:

    Good stuff bro.

  2. nate Says:

    maybe you should join the crowd and take my movie quote quiz…you have one day! It shocks me that you and Breez haven’t done this yet!!


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