Tuesday, December 17, 2013
So I was reading through some older Men's Fitness magazines today and I ran across a set of articles on weight loss. One of them listed a bunch of tips to lose weight. Being me, I know a lot about nutrition already, so I know each of their tips there were either right or right most of the time. And it got me thinking once again... Weight loss really isn't that hard. So, I found a calculator online that calculates how to lose a set amount of weight (2 lbs/week) and what to do.
This one said that I had to eat 1637 calories a day and burn an additional 250 calories a day to lose weight, plus suggested I lift weights most days of the week. That sounds about right. Now I just gotta do it.
Go Andrew! Become the best you can be! Transform into Goku!
Monday, November 25, 2013
Look at that, I am so far into my journey already and I feel as though I've barely started. To be honest, I have only just started. Working that is. I had a re-revelation today on just what is important on weight loss and what I have been doing wrong. Comparing what I thought I was doing to what I actually am doing is completely different. No wonder I have not been losing weight. Anyhow, I have about 8 months to lose 50 pounds and gain a substantial amount of muscle. The muscle is easy enough, I gain muscle quite easily, but the fat doesn't budge. I know I've said this before, several times, but I need to get a strength training mentor. I'm sure there's someone I can ask, but I'm not sure who.
My overall feeling is a feeling of self-defeat and fear. I have failed myself, and I fear that I will not get even near my transformation goals, even with such a large time period. Then again, that time period is also my hindrance. I can easily put it off, stating that I still have so long to lose weight. But I don't have long to lose weight. I have to get to 175 pounds from my current weight of 220, a loss of 45 pounds, then I have to gain more muscle. The funny thing about effort is that it takes effort to give effort, if that makes sense.
Anyway, my goals mostly include overall better eating and exercising on a regular schedule.
Monday, November 18, 2013
I'm not where I want to be in life. You know how in your senior year in high school, you have to make that 5-year plan? Well, I'm at 5 years out of high school now and I've only accomplished one of the many things on my list. Actually, I scoffed at the fact that people would CHOOSE to go to the college I am going to now. I thought that I was above it, but apparently not. I'm not really any more fit, I'm not in a relationship, I have no money, and my education could be a bit further by now. I could have finished a Master's degree by this point. That's my biggest regret/concern right now. I have one Associate's and only half-way through another, a process that should take 3-4 years. It's going to take me 6.5 years instead. Plus, I still live at home.
I honestly thought that within 5 years I would have dropped all this extra weight and be really fit. But I haven't and I'm not. I don't even have any fit friends that re interested in any kind of sports that are fun to me.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
I'm just going to make this quick.
Reminder to those who do not regularly read my blogs: the countdown is to the date of Otakon 2014, in which I plan to showcase my cosplay as Goku, the fellow in the dark-orange and blue outfit in my background. I have that time to slim down and gain muscle.
Feeling really lazy but good today. I have mixed feelings. I feel very lazy today, but I am also feelings very frustrated in the lack of time I have to lose weight, since my first long term goal is to lose 20 pounds by February 14, 2014 for Katsucon. My exact goal for Katsu is to be at or below 200 lbs by then, and my current weight is around 220 lb. I NEED to focus all my strength towards mowing forward in both weight loss and classes.
Thursday, November 07, 2013
I'm finally making progress on exercising. My friend exercises just about every day, despite being quite overweight, and pushes me to exercise often. So far I have gotten in two workouts this week (out of the four she has done), and I plan to do so tomorrow. I also have gotten better at tracking food and nutrition.
In case you did not know, it's really easy to get SparkPoints. With posting this blog, I would have earned 120 SparkPoints today, just SP, not SparkGoodie Points.
We are finally making some progress with the club, since we decided to take a different approach. We decided to just move forward and let the budget do its work whenever they get it re-evaluated. We already have a bake sale/raffle planned and are working on getting a craft event going that would be free to students. We still need to get the hotel booked for Katsucon. Problem is: we either have to go with close and really expensive or not so close and having to deal with travel, but half the price. There is a hotel 2 miles from the Gaylord which is less than half the price of the Gaylord with all the amenities we want, minus the travel. They have a shuttle but it only goes from the hotel to the airport.
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