September Weigh-In AND Workout Progress Report

It’s a new month, which means it’s time to update my weight loss chart! I did my monthly weigh-in on September 1st, and I was hoping for good news. I worked hard in August, and gee, it sure would be nice to continue my little streak! I lost three pounds in July, and was in striking distance of reaching my lowest weight in two years.

Alas, it was not meant to be:


That’s my weight loss chart, and as you can see, I’m up two pounds.

It’s not a big deal. I’m still in the same 3-pound range I’ve been in for the last 7 months. A weight of 244 means I’ve lost and kept off 158 pounds. News Flash: that’s awesome.

Here’s my entire weight loss chart:


Meanwhile, in the workout world, August was a great month. I keep track of all my workouts on my calendar, and here are the August pages:


A dot equals a workout. There are 27 dots on these pages. That means I worked out 27 out of 31 days – 87%!

A dot with a circle around it denotes a class at Slimmons. There are three such dots, all taught by Anne.

A dot with a triangle around it denotes a non-Slimmons class. There are eight such dots, representing classes ranging from boot camp at the Rose Bowl to Battle Ropes at my gym to the other classes I tried, thanks to ClassPass.

A dot with a “W” above it means I lifted weights, whether it was on my own or in a class. There are twelve such dots.

All that equals a LOT of exercise!

Plus, I add up the miles I complete during all forms of cardio, and track that in a nifty little chart on the side. Take a look:


Throughout the month of August, I ran, biked, climbed and ellipticalled (I don’t think that’s a word) 53.7 miles!  And I’m up to 1,147.3 miles total!

In other news, my mom is in town, and it’s been great having her around. The other night, we went to visit my aunt, uncle and cousins, and we brought along an Asian-ish spinach salad:


Spinach, tomato, snow peas, water chestnuts, mushrooms, goat cheese, and a package of Ramen noodles, crumbled up. (I threw away the seasoning packet.) The whole was lightly dressed with a bottled fat-free Asian dressing. Simple, healthy, delicious.

Keep it up, David!


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2 Responses to September Weigh-In AND Workout Progress Report

  1. Sarah Van Houten says:

    CONGRATS on your weight loss!!!

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