Monday, June 14, 2010

I FAILED........

After 13 weeks of making my weekly weight loss goal of 2 to 3 pounds I have failed. I did nothing differently nutrition or exercise wise compared to the last 5 or 6 weeks. The 14th week of my transformation concludes with a loss of only 1 pound. Don't worry my fellow peeps, I am not discouraged, I am not unhappy and I have been waiting for this kind of a weigh in for some time now. I am actually happy to have failed, as weird as that sounds.

I have had a plan in the works for awhile about what I would do when I stopped getting results. Frankly, I've been getting anxious because I've been looking forward to the next phase in my master plan. But week after week I had no reason to make a change because the scale was rewarding me for my dedication and perseverance to a total lifestyle change.

So what is the next phase in my master plan?

I will continue riding my bike first thing in the morning as I have been. On top of that I will add 3 to 4 days of weights at the gym. That's right... at the GYM!...the one I joined this morning! I've already had my first gym workout! Well it wasn't really a workout I just tried out about every single piece of equipment I could get my hands on.

I got to tell you folks that I am super pumped to get in there and pump some iron! The gym is about a 5 minute drive from my house, it's open 24 hours and it's kind of fancy with things like big flat screen tv's in the change room and stuff. All kinds of bikes, some with their own built in tv screens ( But I've already concluded that my bike is still the best) Treadmills, escalator machines, too much stuff to remember. In the weight room they have hand weights that go from 5 pounds to 150 pounds. Who in the world needs a 150 weight in each hand? Clyde would probably agree that Andre could use them.

Tomorrow morning I ride my bike, then go to work, then go to the gym for my first real gym workout.

I am more determined then ever.

I am unstoppable.

I am a laser beam, focused, direct and unwavering.

I am a relentless, locked and loaded, Calorie Terminator!




  1. Hurray for joining the gym! You'll love it. I'm not sure if you are counting calories, MM, but after losing 53 lbs you may also need to adjust your intake to maintain the same results.

  2. Biking and weights...let us know how it goes!

  3. Very cool on the gym MM! I just love your attitude... you are always such an encouragement and a blessing to read :)

  4. Haha, I lost a pound this week, too. We're both at 53!

    Congrats on joining the gym!! That is so exciting! Do you have experience with lifting? I highly recommend The New Rules of Lifting. Be sure to switch your routine(s) every few weeks, or you'll stop seeing results. Don't work the same set of muscles two days in a row. Kick butt, man!

    Don't start eating fewer calories as you begin lifting. If anything, you'll need to eat more to fuel your muscles and keep your metabolism going.

    I am sooo excited for you!! Let us know what kind of weight routine you're doing.

  5. I admire that you are so focused and in the zone! That is awesome. I am not there, just muddling through a tough and busy summer, trying to make good choices along the way. Congrats on your amazing effort and the results that have followed.