Losing Weight Has Become Really Hard To Do

Weighed in this morning at 153 pounds, still no change over the past few weeks.

Looks like I won't be hitting that 150 pound mark by the end of this month. I've been eating reasonably, meaning that I have not gorged myself. My calorie intake has varied between 1,500 to 2,000 a day.

Meanwhile, I've exercised quite a bit over those past few weeks. I'm enrolled in a fitness boot camp and have not missed a session (it meets every Mon, Wed, and Fri). I've also started jogging in between those days (Tue and Thu).

So, all I can figure is that I've gained muscle mass.

Well, if that's the case then perhaps while I've gained muscle I've still lost an equal amount of fat. And I don't have much fat left on me.

I Can't Burn Off Those Last Pockets of Fat

Weighed in at 153 pounds this morning. No change from my last report January 17th.

I thought I'd be able to reach 150 pounds by the end of this month, but I don't know now. I've stuck to my diet for the most part. Yes, I have eaten more calories lately, but I have not gone overboard with it. On the other hand, I'm exercising a lot more too. I'm still going to my boot camp fitness group three times a week, and am now starting to do some hiking and running in between those days.

Yet, the weight remains the same.

I think what I'm discovering is that I've lost about all the fat my body is willing to sacrifice. To burn off those little pockets of fat around my belly, I'm gonna have to really exercise hard and do it everyday. But, I'm just not there yet physically.

Meanwhile, my wife is feeling a lot better about 100 days post surgery since her kidney transplant. She's off much of the pills she was on, and that alone makes her feel better. She's now inspired to do a lot of cooking. And since I'm her husband, I feel kinda obligated to eat it.

I guess it's a good thing I took up that boot camp fitness group.

Working on a Fitness Attitude

Weighed in this morning at 153 pounds, no change from my last report.

I'm still doing the boot camp fitness program. I did four sessions thus far, and am getting ready for a fifth this morning. I figure to have lost weight by now, but haven't. I've maintained my diet, but I think I'm gaining muscle. The boot camp is working over a lot of muscles and leaving me sore all over.

And I don't have a whole lot of fat to burn off at this point, but I do still have some around my waist.

I went into that boot camp with an attitude to get myself more physically fit, but it's a pretty intense work out that leaves me feeling defeated. So at this point, I just want to get fit enough to where I'm not so exhausted that I can take on a tougher attitude.

Weight Loss for the New Year

Weighed in this morning at 153 pounds.

I'm slowly getting myself back to my target weight of 150, after a reaching a high of 156 over the holidays.

Compounding that is my wife getting into the baking spirit with all of her cookies, pies, cheesecakes, and other sweet concoctions.

Last week I joined a boot camp fitness program here in town. It's run a by a couple of military drill sergeants, who do this as a part time job. On my first visit, they were running me ragged, and I had to take a few breaks just because I thought I was going to collapse. But I'm still hanging in there.

I'm hoping to reach 150 pounds by the middle of this month, which I'm sure I can do.