Grocery Store Trip

These aren’t the only things I will eat this week, and some things may take me months to finish. However, I thought it would be good to share with you guys a little bit of how I grocery shop and what kinds of things I keep around. Notice: lots of raw things, less pre-packaged stuff… 🙂


New Lowest Weight (in this decade)

I’m not sure when the last time I was 152 was. When I started a low carb diet in high school I was at 155. I lost 20 pounds then, maybe a little more. Then my freshman year I stopped working out and started eating more pizza and before you knew it I was at 155 again. For most of the last 5 years, other than one year where I was “content” in the 170 range, I’ve lived at around 155-165. So when I stalled in that 155-158 range for the last month, I was disappointed.

This week I buckled down. Not that I wasn’t committed before, but I think I may have gotten a little too lax with artificial sweeteners. I made some FAT BOMBS  which are primarily coconut oil and natural peanut butter. (Side note: Coconut oil is excellent for you! Studies have shown that people that incorporate coconut oil in their diet lose more fat than people that ate similarly but without coconut oil in their diet.)

Apparently, my hard work paid off. I woke up at 152.0! My body fat percent went down a little, too. This means I’ve lost 21 pounds on the scale!!! I’ve lost 26 pounds of fat and put on 5 pounds of muscle). My plateau in the mid 150’s is over. Before I know it, I will be swimming in the 140’s and wearing my favorite size 8 Levi jeans.

This is a picture of how much FAT I’ve lost!


A Sunday Summary

This week was a roller coaster for me.

I started out depressed about not seeing progress on the scale. Then I started a 60 hour workweek which was completed in 4 days. At work on Monday, one of my co-workers, a 70 year old health guru, mentioned that he thought I was losing weight. On the same day, I tightened another notch on my belt.

I didn’t get as many workouts this week as I would have liked. Even though I woke up one morning at 4:00 am to make sure I got my 1.5 mile run in. I ate lots of summer sausage, cheese, celery, and homemade peanut butter.

Later in the week, the scale did move downwards, two pounds. And then yesterday, I got my scale and found out that I’ve dropped 20 pounds of fat.

I did work out both Saturday and Sunday. I missed my workouts through the week, though. Just jogging a few miles was tough today. Glad I got back on the bandwagon now and not next week.

This has been a mentally and physically exhausting week. I can’t say that I’m ready to go back to work tomorrow, but I am looking forward to only working 40 hours. This should free up another 20 hours for rest and working out.

I’m super tired from my work-out today, and I’m heading to bed early, at 6:20 pm. It’s been a long week and I have work at 6:00 am.