Slow but steady wins the race, right?

Posted 8 years ago at 11:22 pm. 6 comments

Like a dumbass, I didn’t look ahead to this week’s workout until right before I had to do it.  I should have mentally prepared myself yesterday so I’d know what was in store for me today, but nope, I’m not all there sometimes.  If you want to follow along, here is this week’s workout.  Looks like loads of fun, doesn’t it?  I can tell you firsthand that it was not even close to fun.  Hopefully it will be a regular exerfest by the end of the week.

So I weighed in this morning and was a bit disappointed to see that I had only lost another 0.2 lb this past week.  As I told faithful reader Rob earlier, I’m hoping this can be attributed to muscle gain, otherwise I’m doing something very, very wrong.  I know I’ve only been doing this for a few weeks, but I guess I expected a bit more.  Hopefully the next few weeks will show some better results, either statistically or visually.

Stats after 3 weeks…

  • Weight: 157.6 lb/71.5 kg (0.2 lb/0.1 kg loss)
  • Body fat: 21.2% (0.2% loss)
  • BMI: 24 (I’m going to stop posting this for a while, because it’s not really going to change much)

I’m getting kind of tired of posting my diet, but I guess I should keep doing it so I can look back and adjust if necessary…


  • 2 hard-boiled eggs
  • 1 banana
  • 1 large coffee


  • 1/4 cup almonds
  • water


  • chicken deli meat/spinach salad with light dressing
  • 1 apple w/peanut butter
  • Diet Dr. Pepper


  • 1 apple
  • Diet Dr. Pepper


  • 1 pork chop
  • 1 large salad with broccoli, cucumber, tomato, light dressing
  • water


  • ~35g of whey protein in ~10oz skim milk (during workout)
  • water
  • and more water

I really need to get some rest, my mind and body are pretty beat right now…

6 Replies

  1. Keep it up!! What about other measurements? Have you taken your belt in a notch? Are you sleeping better? Do you feel better? Does your heart rate recover more quickly from the intervals?


  2. Wendy Feb 2nd 2010

    Hey (un)Ripped Geek,

    Since you’ve been working so hard these past few weeks, I think your 3 faithful followers would agree that you need a break this Sunday. :)

    Enjoy the Super Bowl and the food and beer and relax. You deserve it! Then start back up on Monday.


  3. Hey Wendy,

    Thanks for the comment and I think I’ll take your advice and live it up a little this Sunday. I’ve had no beer in three (yes, three!) weeks and I think I deserve at least one or two really good ones. And maybe a chip or twenty!

    Ken (the geek)

  4. Hey Rob,

    I know I shouldn’t be so critical of my progress, and I know I’m being a bit impatient. Yes, my clothes are fitting better, so I do think it’s working. As far as sleep goes, I guess I should go to bed at a decent hour so I actually have the chance to sleep well, eh? :-)

    I know things will improve for me, I just have to be patient and be sure not to snort Cheez Whiz and funnel too much beer!

    Thanks for following along and for your comments!

  5. Uh hey,

    Nice stats there slim. So you’re doing great, yes? I think it would be beneficial to post the before and current pics, don’t you? It would be like health-porn, but not.


    But seriously, you’re doing great and I’m totally proud!

    Keep blogging and let’s celebrate – celery’s on me. :-)


    ps: am cracking up because I wanted to make reference to celebrating by doing the ‘wave’…for obvious reasons.

  6. Hi Megg,

    Thanks very much for the “compliments” on my slimness. :-) If I were already ripped after three weeks, I’d certainly post pics, but as of right now, there is no way in hell I’m posting any. You might want to check out Men’s Health or some other magazine full of hot guys in the meantime.

    And thanks for the celery!

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