Thursday, October 20, 2005

Someone posted a link on my blog the other day. Normally that’s something I delete, but this one didn’t seem to be the typical ‘spam’. One there was no lame comment with it to try and make it seem like a ‘real comment’. Secondly it was just a link – not someone trying to make a buck by filtering me through their ‘link account’. So it was a link to a program called “Peer trainer” I read through the literature and it sounded pretty good, then I checked the price and WOW it was free. So I sign up. Basically it’s a way for people trying to lose weight or get in shape or train for something specific to form groups and support each other. You’re asked to log your training and meals. If you don’t log in for more then 7 days in a row… you’re deleted. You can form your own groups or join one already formed – and you can send little messages back and forth with your group. All good stuff. No GREAT stuff. The more people who hold my feet to the fire – the better.

So, I sign in and set up a group. But since no-one is going to ‘join’ my group right away I look around and spot another group that’s formed that has some space so I join. Here’s where it gets kind of funny. You see – I’ve been doing BFL or some form of it for hmmm 3 years? Of the last four books I read on weight loss three were Body For Life, Burn the Fat Feed the Muscle, and The ABS Diet. Every ‘weight loss board’ I’ve visited during that time (body for life tracker, pink dumbbells, bodyblog, lean & strong) has people on it that are the same. My idea of a ‘diet’ has included 6 meals that include a protein and an carb for so long that I’ve forgotten that other people don’t eat that way. So – I’m looking through the food logs of my new ‘weight loss support group’ and I see THIS as a meal plan:

1 banana

tuna sandwich

8 oz lowfat strawberry yogurt

corn flakes w/ banana

I almost turned around and backed out the door – But, I think I’ll hang for a while. Maybe I can be some kind of an example… And what the heck – just because they don’t eat the way I do doesn’t mean they can’t be supportive.

Anyway – back to me. Yesterday ended just fine. I actually ate 2000 calories but I’m happy with that – I think I’m going to have to back down the calories a little slower then I had intended because frankly yesterday – I was STARVING. When I get hungry like that I get scared – scared that I’m going to dive face first into something really bad for me. Better to eat 2000 in clean foods then to fall into plate of cookies and end up eating 3000. So, today I’m going to aim for 1800 – 2000 again. Funny thing is – just logging my food for these two days – I’ve lost weight. Yes – you heard me right I’ve FINALLY gotten below 204! Whoop!

My workout:

2.25 miles on the bike (15 minutes)

Arnold Press - 30 x 6/ 30 x 6 / 30 x4
Military Press - 60 x 6 / 60 x 6
Lateral Raise - 15 x 6 / 20 x 6
Upright Row - 60 x 6 / 60 x 6

And, lastly I actually liked the way my arms were looking in the mirror at the gym today. A lot less ‘dimples’ that makes me happy.


  1. Yeah, I forget too sometimes that not EVERYONE eats this way. A banana for breakfast???! Looking back though, I used to eat like that too. I'm very happy I found BFL.

  2. It's scary what some people consider to be a healthy diet. With my friends, I have found it best to keep quiet and let them see my progress otherwise we just end up arguing about whether atkins is better than bfl. Slowly but surely they come around!

    Congrats on the scale loss!!! I know we are supposed to ignore it...but mannnn it feels good to see that number go down!

  3. LOVE the picture! And you have a magazine to back it up -- AWESOME! :)

    Before I found BFL I did some pretty crazy, uninformed, and downright unhealthy diets. I bet you'll set a great example and they'll start wanting to eat like you!

    2000 calories isn't so bad. As much as you're working out, you probably need them! Keep up the great work.