Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Unhealthy Outdoorsman 9/6

As I mentioned last week, my birthday was on the 1st.  My beautiful wife took me out to a local steakhouse for dinner.  I had a steak and potatoes and it was delicious.  Felt guilty about it the whole time.

Then on Sunday my in-laws threw me a party and brought/cooked my favorite food.  I limited myself to one plate of food and one (albeit big) slice of cheesecake, and filled myself up on pineapple and grapes in between.  Everybody left the leftovers at my house.  Over the past two days I've had a couple slices of cheesecake, a couple slices of non-cheese cake, and various dishes for my meals.

I went and weighed in today and...

Lost 1 pound!

How the hell did that happen?  Idk, I was honestly expecting a gain.  I've walked about 4 miles since friday so I'm guessing thats it.  (We went to the zoo, went geocaching (see Kim's post here for an explanation, it's pretty fun) for the first time, and I went fishing briefly along the IL river today (and that's all that will be said about that fishing attempt, which is already more than it deserves).  I didn't follow my points for the past few days, just ate when I was supposed to eat and snacked on fruit/amonds in between.  Amazing what a little exercise will do.

I wonder what a lot of exercise will do....

5 comments:

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Mark: You just had an "Ah-ha" moment! Something just clicked for you and you realized what eating correctly and exercising will do. Good for you. I'm also glad you liked the geocaching!

Jay said...

Glad to hear you made it through your week of temptation. Regular meals, healthy snacks, and exercise are the keys to success. Keep up the good work.

Murphyfish said...

Mark, simple rule that works for this rotund Welshman, eat a little of anything and everything as long as you burn off more energy than you consume then the weight will drop.
Oh and great blog my man ;o)
Regards,
John

Mark said...

Thank you sirs and madam. It was a good week. In retrospect it didn't look as bad as it felt but this week i'm "back on the wagon". Cake is all gone and hopefully I can drop the couple pounds I need to blow past the 20lb mark.

Paul @ The Healthy Outdoorsman said...

A little exercise can go a long way. Keep up the good work Mark. It's great to see your commitment. It even inspired me to set some new goals for myself.