Thursday, October 28, 2010

Realistic STA-115

I found the original ads for my home stereo.



AVAILABLE Sept. 30, 1983
I was born Nov. 27, 1983

Bryan's Brian Wilson Confustion

Yesterday my coworker (Bryan Wilson) told me if I died my beard black I would look like Brian Wilson.

Being confused I thought he meant the member of the Beach Boys.

After watching Game 1 of the World Series last night I realized he meant the pitcher for the San Francisco Giants.

Quotes of the Day

"Nobody is perfect and the beauty of life is in it's flaws"

"it's certainly possible to lose more than two pounds per week, but it's critically important to understand that there's a world of difference between rapid weight loss and permanent fat loss" - Tom Venuto

"Remember, 1-2 pounds per week is 50-100 pounds in a year. Is that really so slow or is that an astounding transformation? You don't gain 50-100 pounds over night, so why should anyone expect to take it off overnight? Personally, I think short-term thinking and the pursuit of quick fixes are the worst diseases of our generation." - Tom Venuto

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Run 10-26

Sunday's 5K has motivated me. I would like to run a 10K by the end of the year. I had set a goal of adding a mile a month to my distance. My longest so far was 4.1 at River Legacy Park. Before Sunday I had gotten lazy and used the excuse of it being in the mid to upper 80s as an excuse not to run.

Last night after work it was nice and cool. I drove home, changed, and went to South Lakes Park. It is a 1.5 mi loop (I measured 1.45mi on google earth) and I had been doing 2 laps plus an 1/8th mile. It has been a couple weeks since I have ran at this park and it was almost dark when I got there around 7pm. The temp was in the 60's with a nice cool breeze. I parked my car and set my stopwatch on my phone (my watch is dead). I walked up the trail then headed in a clockwise loop (I usually do it counter-clockwise). After the first half mile I got into a good pace and felt pretty good. Once I got around the back half I started to have a pain in my upper right side of my abdomen/lower rib cage. I read online once to take deep controlled slow breaths. It helped and I finished my first lap. The second lap I was in the zone and when I finished it I didn't feel like I was forcing myself like I felt in the past. I decided to keep going for a 3rd lap. Towards the end of the 3rd lap I started to feel like I had to push a little extra but felt I could keep going. I decided to stop after three since that is 4.5 miles and my calf hurt the last time I did 4.1 miles.

I got back to my car and the stopwatch said 48:36. This included the .08mi walk to and from the trail. I felt really good and drove home with the windows down.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


The results came in today. My time was 29:39 not 29:44.

My friend Kelsey got 3rd Female 20-24

My co-worked Dawn got 2rd Females 50-54

Monday, October 25, 2010

Honored Hero 5K

Placed 3rd Males 25-29
Gun time 29:39
Trinity Park
Ft. Worth, Texas

Thursday, October 21, 2010

I had a sore calf/ankle from jogging the end of last week. I went out of town and I have not done any cardio since last Wednesday. I am doing a 5K on Sunday and feel like I should do some sort of jogging since my leg feels better now. Had a great UBWO on Monday


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Quote of the Day

"If what we believe does not reflect truth, then what we feel does not reflect reality.” - Neil T. Anderson

Monday, October 11, 2010

Quote of the Day

"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans" - John Lennon

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

One Year

(Left) 10-1-2009 (185 lbs 19.1%) End of Family Biggest Loser
(Right) 10-1-2010 (179 lbs 17.2%) End of BFL C2

Monday, October 4, 2010

3 lbs Difference

182 lbs (12-16-2009) to 179 lbs (10-1-2010)
The scale is not the only way to measure progress.

Other tools:
Body fat %
Tape Measure
The way clothes fit
Taking pictures

Friday, October 1, 2010

The 5K Pictures Arrived

I only received 4 out fo the 7 pictures I tried to order. I email the photographer of the event and hopefully more pictures will come.

Final Results

Tomorrow is the last workout day of my 2nd Challenge. I had more free time today so I figure one day won't make a huge difference. I took pictures and measurement after my final Upper Body Workout.

Starting Stats:

Weight: 178.2

Body Fat Percent: 17.8%

Fat: 31.7 lbs

LBM:146.5 lbs

Ending Stats:

Weight: 179

Body Fat Percent:17.2%

Fat: 30.8

LBM: 148.2

0.9 lbs fat lost and 1.7 lbs of muscle gained.

I guess this is more of maintenance challenge compared to my first challenge.

Now some photos using my skills I learned in photography class.