Thursday, January 15, 2009

Checking for Changes

So this morning I'm still 278.6. Fine. Such is my lot this week.

Last night I went back and grabbed one of the pairs of 36" pants I received for Christmas. I pulled them on, buttoned them and wore them for most of the evening while I did my domestic chores (laundry and dishes and cleaning - sweet!). Even though I can get them on, button them and manage just fine in them, I still feel like they're painted on my thighs and butt. My boy parts were also pretty smooshed. Is this what emo guys and the dudes in bands like Fall Out Boy feel every day? Because if so, no thanks.

Anyway, the point is that they fit much better than when I first tried them on Christmas morning. I'm reminded of a post I made back in August, when I wrote about alternative metrics to pounds lost. I guess that's still going on.

I want to give a quick shout to Tony at The Anti-Jared for sending me an email and letting me know what he was doing for his gym routine at 278 pounds. Significantly different from what I'm doing. I'm ready for a change at the gym, so I'll work with my gym buddy Dan to craft something new and fresh. The only issue is, Tony's program looks to need 1.5~2 hours, and I've only got 1 hour in the morning before work. So I may do weights 3 times a week and cardio twice (or three times, incorporating Saturday) to try out his program. We'll see how I can make the changes.


Tigerlilly said...

Congratulations! I love it when I can put on an old pair of jeans (from my skinny days) and feel some what human in them! It definitely shows that while the scale is not budging, your body is still changing!

Good luck with the new routine. Maybe it will shock your body into losing again.

Twice the Man said...

One of the reasons I do my workouts after work is so I don't have to worry about timing issues to get to work on time. Two hours sound like some serious weight training, but I am sure it will give faster results then cardio.

BTW: Your giving us other bachelors a bad name, you actually do house cleaning

South Beach Steve said...

It won't be long until the skinny jeans fit you great. Don't worry about not losing anything day-by-day, sometimes it comes in spurts.

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