Back in the Saddle with a Loss of 3 Pounds

I had a couple weeks of gains, and then I got my act together this past week, and trimmed off three pounds since the last weigh in for a cumulative loss of 14 pounds so far.

The last seven days were a combination of lots of meat (sometimes too much meat) and vegetables, as well as steady exercise.

Chomping down on some barbecue

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While I was happy about the loss of weight, I hated seeing my Maryland Terps lose to Kansas in the Sweet 16. I did have a tasty cheat that night, and it was totally worth it.

After all, I am trying to work out a lifestyle here, and that will include indulging every once in a while.

Some cheat treats for the Maryland Sweet 16 game

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Last year, I did the Rugged Maniac (that’s what the picture is from at the top), and I just signed up to do it again this coming July.

It’s sort of a kinder, gentler version of a Tough Mudder (which I also did last year). It’s a 5k with around 20 obstacles.

I need to search around for some other races to participate in. I’d like to have at least one a month, whether it be a fun run, 10k, or whatever.

Starting weight: 233
Current weight: 219

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