Well, I am down, I guess it would be safe to say, about 200 lbs now. Or close to that. I'm at 310 now. I still feel plenty fat, and really want to lose this last 110, but I feel like it is slowing down. Maybe it is because I am weighing less, and so burning less calories on my own. It also seems to be bad to me, to weigh myself everyday now since I can. My weight REALLY fluctuates. I have seen my weight drop 10 lbs in one day. Then go up 7 lbs the next day. Then I start to lose 2 lbs a day, each day. Then back up like 10 lbs. So I have just started this week to weigh myself only on Fridays. Just once a week, and see how my progress goes.
I also see that it might have to do with my day off from the gym. I quit running for now because it increased my appetite so much, that I actually hit a wall and stopped losing. Sure, I burned more calories, but I was also more hungry and ate more. It balanced out. So I am eating very little, and only hitting the gym. I am telling myself I will start running again when I hit 250. I am also going to try to do more on my day off from the gym. So right now I am doing my workout program that I did in the Marine Corps. Day 1: Chest & Back; Day 2: Bi's & Tri's; Day 3: Shoulders; Day 4: Legs & Abs; Rest day; Repeat. So I think on my rest day, I am going to hit my abs hardcore. I have been trying to do something on my day off. Like lately, cutting the grass, or yesterday I ran everywhere I could during the night fire we put on for training. I was told that planks are a great ab workout, and I have never done them before. So I think I will incorporate some ab workouts on my day off. I wanted to just skip the rest day because I was told that this has been proven not to be necessary for muscles to recover. It is just what was once thought, but proven false. But my wife is my workout partner and she REALLY does not like that idea. She said that the day off is the only thing keeping her sane right now, and not outright quitting. She really doesn't like me right now....gym wise that is. Haha. I think it is good to push her, but I think that would be pushing too hard. So I will compromise by me doing some extra working out, probably abs since they recover the quickest, and leave her to just rest.
I have also discovered a great tool in a friend of mine's coach. My buddy Park was my workout partner for my last 2 years in the Marine Corps, and he taught me a lot. He is now learning from this guy in the Army who hopes to start his own nutrition and fitness company when he gets out. He is extremely knowledgeable, having taken many classes on the subject matter and applying it to himself. You should check out his YouTube channel, ExSciGuy Sci-Fit Training & Nutrition. He has a lot of informative videos and you will see me all OVER his comments sections. He responds very promptly to my questions, and even made videos to answer some of them for me. He is trying to get a website for all his stuff up and running, and I will definitely let you guys know when that is up because I think it is going to be very informative. He also has a Facebook page for the ExSciGuy, and answers stuff there, but as most of you know, I rarely get on Facebook, but maybe that is something you are more interested in, and find easier to follow.
I'm still doing the intermittent fasting deal. I really miss breakfast because I love that type of food, but I can just eat that stuff for my dinner meal too. I am still hungry all the time, but I have definitely adjusted to it more easily. I have become accustomed to that feeling to where it doesn't bother me nearly as much. Yesterday I only had a roast beef sandwich for lunch, and then a fajita for dinner. That was it all day. I usually like to get in a half of cup of yogurt because I read that helps with your digestion, but skipped that for yesterday because I was so full from the sandwich. I usually drink some green tea at night mixed with whole fat milk, and usually do that right after dinner, but I skipped that too yesterday. Again, I try to eat as early as possible and have all my calories done 4 hours or so before I hit the rack. It is definitely working though. I had wanted to be back down to 200 by January, but it might not happen till February from my weight loss slowing down. I don't know though. It's hard to tell with my weight fluctuation, so maybe I will have a better idea by doing the weekly weight loss, and seeing where I am in the second week of December or so. The months are flying by real quick, and it sure feels like we will be in the new year before we know it.