Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Update update

Today was the end of my 2 week on call stint. So I didn't spend much time working out  as I should have because I was working. But enough excuses. Today I got back in the gym and I walked/jogged 2 miles, did 100 situps/crossups, and 30 pushups. Not bad nerd boy

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The prodigal blogger returns

So i kinda forgot to update the blog for the past few days. No worries though, you have missed nothing. I hit the gym for the first time in a few days and im keeping my workout to 2+ miles on the ellipitcal and 100 situps holding an 8pound weight. Not bad nerd boy.....not bad....

Friday, February 10, 2012

B ack to the grind

Did 2 miles in 20minutes on the elliptical and 100 situps. 50 with a 8pound weight and 50 without. Woot!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

New phone day!!!

I didnt hit the gym today but i did get a new phone, a droid 3 muuuuhahaha its so much fun

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Return of the gym

So today we got back to our work out routine. I did two miles on the treadmill and the 100 situps. Breakfast was the usual v8 fusion and slimfast. Lunch was a chicken wrap with lots of veggies and dinner was a veggie burger with a side of guacamole and poppers. I hope tomorrow the workout goes as smoothly and I can push myself back to 4 miles.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Day 8 long day

Long day at work today then Dr appointment then logged back into work. Was 8 pm before I know it and now I just want too go to bed. Tomorrow will be a gym day! Or else

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Day 7 cheat day

I'll start you off with a truth: I can't even pretend I followed my diet today.

It's super bowl Sunday and today I did not hit the gym. Instead I spent all day writing my first Android application and added it to the market. So I snagged Wendy's for lunch and then went to a super bowl party where I ate my weight in sweets and meats. I was a terrible terrible dieter haha

Tomorrow is another day. I start a 2 week on call schedule, I have a doctor appointment, and then I need to hit the gym and submit my Android application to blackberry to try and win a playbook.

Tomorrow starts week 2

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Day 6 rest and nerd out

Today has been a rest day. I wrote my first Android application. And I am still working on submitting it. Had chic fillet for lunch and an Arizona ice tea.

Back to work

Friday, February 3, 2012

Day 5

Not much to report today. Long day at work followed by an hour at the gym. Usual breakfast and lunch. Had left overs for dinner. Boring update but an update never the less.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Day 4 update

Lunch today was a salad again

Then I had a very stressful day at work. Did a 11 hour day today. Came home late and cracked a beer. Yeah I know it's not in my diet but I kept my dinner to half a calzone and 2 scoops of ice cream. I'll make up for it tomorrow at the gym.

day 4 - rest day

i've been told by my trainer (aka wife) that we need a rest day. So today after work I am going to the bar with some coworkers and see how my self control holds up.

yesterday was a challenge at lunch because my coworkers found out i was on a diet and decided to buy cake and ice cream and whatever else they could and eat it in front of me saying how good it was and all of that crap....then i had to pass up ice cream day with some other coworkers that ive been doing almost every Wednesday for a a year..that was hard.

another update, my wife was published in a magazine for her quilts! check out her blog  to read the article.

breakfast today was the usual V8 fusion, slimfast shake, and green tea. So far so good with holding my resolve to eat healthier low fat foods to help me lose weight.

lets hope my resolve holds out tonight.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Day 3 update 2

Sooooo back to the grind I went. Did another 2 miles on the treadmill.
That's 4 miles today! All in 60 minutes. Woot woot!
Now it's dinner time. My wife is making some kind of stir fry.

I'm currently snacking on pretzels and red pepper hummus.
I had a salad for lunch and I'm ready for more

For the record I didn't eat that whole bowl for dinner. I ate about a quarter of it then had a scoop of ice cream

Day 3 workout update

35 min on the elliptical = 2.5 miles + ~400 calories. Not bad. Just got to keep pushing. I'm updating from the gym sooooo I'll stop talking now and get back to work. I think next is the treadmill or bike for another 30 minutes, the abs and pushups

day 3 - return to the routine

morning everyone

im having my morning breakfast of v8 fusion, slimfast shake, and green tea while i check out all my favorite tech blogs like engadget, androidcentral, crackberry, and reddit (not a tech blog but much needed reading).

my plan for the day is to survive another work day then head to a doctors appointment and then hit the gym around 6-630 tonight for an hour or so on the elliptical. wish me luck

off to work

day2 update

so the gym never happened last night. I had a rough day at work and the wife wasnt feeling well. so we decided that we would stay home and just do some situps and pushups at home and eat leftovers.

Something is better than nothing right?

for dinner i had a piece of mexican casserole and chili with a piece of corn bread, that may sounds like a lot because it was more than my usual portion but it all fit into one bowl so it wasnt that much.

i was able to catch the bruins game and did 3 sets of 20 situps during intermissions.

all in all not a bad night.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Day 2 - keeping it going

Woke up at 7am this morning feeling refreshed and not sore. So for all of you who told me i wouldn't be able to move today, suck it lol.

on  the other hand, i know that this also means that i didnt work hard enough last night. So my plans for today are.

  1. work
  2. breakfast
  3. work
  4. lunch
  5. work
  6. dinner
  7. situps and pushup, etc at home today unless i can convince the wife to do the gym 2 days in a row
  8. sleep

1 slimfast shake 
190 calories 
slimfast nutrition

1 v8 fusion 
120 calories 
V8 nutrition

1 green tea - 0 cal 

Day 1 update - before pictures, weight, etc

So here i am. This is my before picture taken right before the gym yesterday.
255 pounds

Monday, January 30, 2012

day 1 updates

I just got back from the gym and had dinner.

2 miles of walking and running = 40 minutes on the treadmill
50 situps in sets of 20 and 1 set of 10


cajun kale and sausage soup (260 calories) plus 1 cup of brown rice and 1/2 of an avocado.

next steps:
weight in
take "before" picture of myself

Day1 - training begins

Tonight I’ll post a before picture so that I can keep track of how i looked before i started.

<enter picture of me from 1/30/11 here>

Day one starts off.

woken up at 530am by my wife leaving for work. I cant get back to sleep so i hop on my computer and start checking my favorite blogs and tech news sites. Around 7 am I hop in the shower and start my day. Breakfast today is going to be liquid.

head to work
20 minute drive on the highway

1 slimfast shake 
190 calories 
slimfast nutrition

1 v8 fusion 
120 calories 
V8 nutrition

1 green tea - 0 cal 

cant tell you ;)

salad of mixed greens, grilled chicken, black olives, mushrooms and onions, balsamic vinaigrette on the side  - no idea of calories

water - 0 cal

leave work
head to gym and try not to die on the treadmill - i hear thats frowned upon

cajun kale and sausage soup (260 calories) plus whole wheat flat bread (idk calories). *information added thanks to my wife. shes great, does a whole lot for me......and is travel sized. Now that i think about it, shes kinda like a swiss army wife or something haha

ill update this and fill it in as i finish my day

Who what when where why

Hello all. My name is Ryan and this is my first public blog ever.

GOAL: The goal of this blog is to catalog my training for a half marathon and the weight loss I achieve through diet change and exercising.

Don't think that sounds interesting? it's not, people do that everyday. But this is my journey and this blog is really more for me anyways.

About me: I currently work as a computer security programmer and incident response guy. I spend 8-16 hours a day behind a computer working with little to no breaks. i'm 25, 5'6" and 255 pounds right now(1/30/12) (Picture proof from 9/6/11) and I have to run the half marathon in California, in August, on asphalt (8 months from now).  Ya that kind of explosion capability is only found in Michael Bay movies.

let me fill you in on some background and my overall plan:

background:  last weekend (1/21/12) my wife (wife's blog) decides that for her 25th birthday she wants to do something she has never done before, a half marathon. now to my knowledge my wife has never run a mile in her life and i havent run in years (6 or so) so this could be the death of me. I told her if its something she really wants to do for her 25th then i will train with her and run it with her and best case scenario we finish the marathon and still have energy left over to ride a few roller coasters, worst case scenario my bday gift to her will be making her a widow as my body will be found somewhere on the pavement in Disney land by the clean up crew haha

My goals:
  1. lose 50+ pounds
  2. run the 13 miles before the half marathon to prove i can do it
  3. make a life style change to an over all healthier life

Lets start this biznitch!