This was my first week fully at home since our trip out to Utah and it went well. I was a little disappointed with the last two weeks going in the wrong direction, but I felt I was doing the right things. This week I weighed in at 250.4 – down 4.4 pounds this week. That erased both of the last two weeks gains and took off another 2.2 pounds. I’m so close to passing another milestone and getting into the 240’s. Once you find what works, you have to stay consistent and trust in the process as I have found that it does not show up on the scale every week.

Exercise and Amino Acids

AminowiseI have been trying a new supplement as part of my exercise routine called Aminowise. This is an amino acid supplement that has 3 blends that support exercise in 3 areas:

  1. The Muscle Performance blend aids muscle building and repair
  2. The Recovery blend helps reduce muscle fatigue
  3. The Hydration Mineral blend replenishes important minerals lost during exercise

It is a powder that you mix into water. I have a glass after my workouts and find that I’m able to recover more quickly. It only has 10 calories and has no preservatives, synthetic colors, or artificial flavors and no added sugar or artificial sweeteners. Yet it still tastes good. This is going to be a core part of my exercise routine going forward.

Report Card

I’m tracking 5 key categories that I have learned impact me the most. Here is my report card for this week:

Category Rating Comments
Total Calories Fail My average for the week was 2,474, a little over my goal of 2,200 but not by much.
Intermittent Fasting Pass My goal is to fast for 16 hours every day, and I hit that and more every day this week. This has become pretty routine for me and isn’t something that bothers me at all. It may not be for everyone, but I really like the cadence of my day when following this routine.
Supplements Fail My goal with supplements is to make sure I am getting my NingXia Red every day with Slique Essence, taking my vitamins (Core Supplements) at least once a week, and replacing at least 3 meals a week with Slique Shake. This week I achieved the first two, but only had 1 Slique Shake. If I had the other two, I would have made my calorie goal for the week.
Sugar Fail My goal is to average <60g of sugar per day and I averaged 93g this week. Deserts were the main factor again, and I need to be careful.
Exercise Pass My target is 5×20 minute high-intensity workouts each week. This week I managed to get in all 5.

Weigh In

Here are all the details from my iHealth Core wireless scale:

Category Started At Today Total Change Goal
Weight 343.2 lbs 250.4 lbs -92.8 lbs 240 lbs
(NIH suggests 200)
BMI 43.1 31.5 -11.6 <25 
Body Fat 37.0% 21.4% -15.6% <25%
Lean Mass 216.2 lbs


196.6 lbs


-19.6 lbs


76%-82% of weight
Body Water  41.6% 52.8% +11.2% 37%-63% of weight
Muscle Mass 201.0 lbs


187.6 lbs


-13.4 lbs


 >35% of weight
DCI 3799 kcal 2946 kcal -853 kcal n/a
Bone Mass 10.3 lbs 9.4 lbs -0.9 lbs n/a
VFR 20 9 -11 <12 


Continue On…

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