I also weighed myself. This was odd as well. I found out I am a whopping 236lbs. Who the hell weighs themselves at 6:30am? Oh I know! People who weigh 236lbs, that's who!
I am not shocked at all at the number the scale threw at me, I guessed as much. If my career fails or I need something to do when I am 67 years old that does not include the phrase, "Hello! Welcome to Wal Mart!", I can always be a carnival guesser. However, my guessing skills stop at those of you of the feminine persuasion. Not that I can't guess your weight but I do enjoy chewing solid food. By they way, if you are a woman and reading this, you weigh 124lbs like most super models. Was I off?
The diet so far has been interesting. I feel full but not overwhelmed, lots of protein and spinach and beans. It has been very tasty and far better than what I usually eat. Typically, I ingest my food like a snake; one sitting and I do believe my jaw unhinges at some point to accommodate the large amount of food I have stacked on my plate. I was never one of those breakfast, lunch and dinner type of guys. On a normal day, I might have lunch or I might have dinner or I might have breakfast. It doesn't matter what the meal was I would eat like a starved dog. So having some form of regular schedule is a huge change thus far.
There are some supplements that are not necessarily mandatory but I did them anyway since they aren't anything ridiculous. The list goes something like this:
- First there is Policosanol which is a derivative of sugar cane wax or bee's wax. It has an amplifying effect on things such as garlic and has an effect on cholesterol in the liver.
- Alpha Lipoic Acid, basically turns sugar into energy and redirects away from fat stores. Your body naturally produces it.
- Garlic extract, manages cholesterol.
- Green Tea Flavonols, inhibits fat storage.
The only thing so far that has me kind of scratching my head is the amount of energy I have. I have quite a bit, maybe too much. The green tea extract is not going to make it into my last set of supplements for the day because I am afraid I will be climbing the walls. I am already climbing the walls as it is. I have already started a fire in my chair from friction alone.
So I am going to set an arbitrary goal right now of 20lbs in 4 weeks. So the target is going to be 216lbs. In 8 weeks, I hope to be sub 200lbs which would put me in striking distance of my high school weight. As promised, I will post pics (a lot of running around this weekend) and my nifty worksheet at the end of the week.