Monday, April 11, 2005

Progress (and Regress) Details

Updated: September 26 2007

I was obese for about 20 years, from age 15 to 34. My heaviest recorded weight was 87.6 Kg / 194 lbs. I'm sure I was over 200 lbs at some point, but I didn't care enough to check.

After deciding to change careers in 2004, I exercised regularly from April to August 2004 and lost about 18 lbs or so. I stalled for awhile while studying in Israel, then in March 2005 I found an amazing gym, implemented some of the nutrition knowledge I already had, and got on track. By the time I returned to North America in July 2006, I was exercising six times a week and loving it (exercise details and nutrition details.) I was also at 140lbs.

Since August 2006 I have been living in Kansas, USA. There isn't a gym here that can compare to the gym I had in Jerusalem, and it took awhile for me to stop whining about it and find a new gym. I've stalled and gained 12 lbs. I'm currently reversing that. I think I'm at 150lbs at the moment, but have discovered that none of the floors in my apartment are straight enough to get an accurate scale reading.

The desired outcome of my renewed focus is a pullup-able, bench-press-able, double-squattable bodyweight of 123 lbs, which I picked because it's a pl weight class.

Height: 5'2" actually 5'1.75", but I pretend it's 5' 2".
Age: 37

The History

Progress while in Jerusalem
2005-03-28: 79.0 Kg / 174.2 lbs
2005-04-04: 78.0 Kg / 172.0 lbs (-1.0 Kg)
2005-04-11: 78.6 Kg / 173.3 lbs (+0.6 Kg)
2005-04-18: 79.5 Kg / 175.3 lbs (+0.9 Kg)
2005-04-25: 77.5 Kg / 170.9 lbs (-2.0 Kg)
2005-05-02: 77.5 Kg / 170.9 lbs (no change)
2005-05-09: 77.3 Kg / 170.4 lbs (-0.2 Kg)
2005-05-16: 76.3 Kg / 168.2 lbs (-1.0 Kg)
2005-05-23: 75.8 Kg / 167.1 lbs (-0.5 Kg)
2005-05-30: 74.8 Kg / 164.9 lbs (-1.0 Kg)
2005-06-20: 73.8 Kg / 162.7 lbs (-1.0 Kg)
2005-06-27: 73.5 Kg / 162.0 lbs (-0.3 Kg)
2005-07-11: 71.0 Kg / 156.5 lbs (-2.5 Kg)
2005-07-12: 69.7 Kg / 153.7 lbs (-1.3 Kg)
2005-07-19: 69.1 Kg / 152.3 lbs (-0.6 Kg)
2005-07-26: 69.0 Kg / 152.1 lbs (-0.1 Kg)
2005-08-02: 69.0 Kg / 152.1 lbs (no change)
2005-08-09: 68.4 Kg / 150.8 lbs (-0.6 kg)
2005-08-16: 68.4 Kg / 150.8 lbs (no change)
2005-09-07: 68.0 Kg / 149.9 lbs (-0.4 Kg)
2005-09-14: 67.3 Kg / 148.4 lbs (-0.7 Kg)
2005-09-28: 67.0 Kg / 147.7 lbs (-0.3 Kg)
2005-10-03: 66.4 Kg / 146.4 lbs (-0.6 Kg)
2005-12-20: 66.2 Kg / 145.9 lbs (-0.2 Kg)
2005-12-31: 65.0 Kg / 143.3 lbs (-1.2 Kg)
2006-03-22: 64.7 Kg / 142.6 lbs (-0.3 Kg)

Progress & Regress in Kansas
2006-08-20: 63.2 Kg / 139.3 lbs (-1.5 Kg)
2006-08-27: 62.4 Kg / 137.5 lbs (-0.8 Kg)
Another lengthy stall, and the result was...
2007-04-15: 67.7 Kg / 149 lbs (+5.3 Kg /+11.5 lbs) oy.
2007-04-22: 67.7 Kg / 149 lbs (no change)
A few weeks of hemming and hawing, and contemplating my upcoming birthday...
2007-05-23: 68.1 Kg / 150 lbs (+.4 Kg / +1 lbs)
2007-12-31: ??

3 Comments:

At 6:48 PM , Blogger john yeo said...

some fantastic progress there, keep it up.

 
At 1:50 PM , Blogger IIO said...

Great blog. I admire your commitment. Hows the pullup progress?

 
At 4:34 PM , Blogger Ivonne said...

06/19/2007

Hey there Mich! Just stopping by to see who you were. This is some great progress, and I love your drive to get to your goal! Congratulations for all you've accomplished so far, and best of luck (not that it looks like you'll need it) in getting to the pull-uppable, bench-pressable magic number!

I'm pretty sure by the time you attain or surpass your goal, that actual number won't even matter anymore because of all you've learned about yourself in the journey to get there.

 

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