It’s kinda hard to believe that I’ve been doing Whole30 since May. The summer months are just FLYING by. But, this past Friday was my last day of my second round of Whole30. And, I won’t lie — I was a bit nervous stepping on the scale.
Not because I didn’t put in the work, but because I didn’t want to disappoint myself or feel disappointed in the number. If you aren’t aware of the Whole30 or some of the rules — one of the BIG ones is that you don’t step on the scale during your 30 days. At all. And, if you do, you start over.
As extreme as that is — I actually kinda like it. Because for someone whose weight has yo-yo’d over the years — I’ve become somewhat of a slave to the scale. I know I am not alone on this. It happens to all of us — skinny, fat, fit or slightly chunky.
But, I stepped on it Saturday morning and found that I had another 10.8lbs — that in addition to the 17.8lbs. I lost during my first round. So that’s a total of 28.6lbs. in the past two months. That’s a huge loss for me! Especially after struggling just to maintain my weight for the past couple of years.
I am not going to go too much into the Whole30 — I am in the progress of writing some of my thoughts more in depth for later this week. But, I’ve been very pleased, excited and happy about the results. Emotionally it’s been a tough couple of years and to find something that works for me is a blessing. It’s been tough working hard and seeing nothing — usually just more weight gain.
I am now starting my third round of Whole30 — this will take me to my birthday (August 15). After that I am planning on adapting principles of the Whole30 along with some other dieting principles that I found worked for me for long term success. I am still working on that — but, I am sure I’ll blog about it in more depth in the upcoming month.
But, odds are it’ll be a combination of the Whole30, paleo diet, 80/20 dieting rule and Isagenix. But, we’ll see how that all works out. Like I said — it’s a work in progress.
The focus between now and my birthday is just giving it my all. I really want to reach 239.9. So a loss of 12.7lbs. Can it be done? Of course. It’s just going to take a new and more dedicated approach, because the closer you get to a goal the harder it is to get there.
But, I am planning on working more on strength and circuit training and then focusing on running 2-3 times during the week — with one double run day (two miles in the AM and three in the PM or higher). I just want to work on strengthening my core and get me some definition in the arms. Plus, the muscle gain will help burn some of that stubborn fat.
Anyways — I’m rambling.
Here are the numbers and results from my Whole30 the past 30 days and from the beginning … YEAH WEIGHT LOSS!
BEFORE ROUND ONE (MAY 15)
WEIGHT: 281.2 LBS.
BODY FAT%: 25.2%
AFTER ROUND ONE (JUNE 16)
WEIGHT: 263.4 LBS.
BODY FAT%: 22.9%
AFTER ROUND TWO (JULY 16)
WEIGHT: 252.6 LBS.
BODY FAT%: 21.8%
DIFFERENCE FROM BEGINNING (MAY 15)
WEIGHT: – 28.6 LBS.
BODY FAT%: – 3.4%
BMI: – 3.3
WAIST: – 4.8″
ARMS: – 1.0″
THIGHS: – 0.9″
DIFFERENCE FROM LAST ROUND (JUNE 16)
WEIGHT: – 10.6 LBS.
BODY FAT%: – 1.1%
BMI: – 1.2
WAIST: – 1.6″
ARMS: – 0.25″
THIGHS: – 0.15″