This week I was down 2.5 pounds to 246.4. I still have not gotten back to where I was at my low on week 45, but I’m slowly making my way back there. Why is it that it is so easy to gain weight and so hard to lose it?


AdvanceThis past week I attended a men’s leadership conference. It is not a retreat, I love the tagline – “Men are designed to ADVANCE >>> not retreat”. This event was in Nashville, TN with about 200 other men who are part of Young Living. We talked business leadership, marriage, family, spiritual, and personal growth. I was blessed to witness a guy be baptized there as a result of attending a previous one. We all shared a lot of food and fun together.

One of the things I took away from the event was that I needed to step up and provide support to other men who want to achieve weight loss goals like I have in the last year. Several others stepped up as well and, as a result, we now have a private Facebook group with 39 men from all over the country who want to lose some significant weight. I can’t wait to see how this unfolds.

The conference happens twice a year, and lots more info is on the website here: I can’t wait for the next one. Check out this video recap from the last one and if you are interested in joining me, let me know:


While at Advance, I also committed to taking my journey to the next level as well with a new exercise challenge. One of the speakers was Tom Nikkola who announced a new online personal training and coaching program. I have chronicled my exercise here on this blog, but the short summary is that when I started I wasn’t able to do much at all. I have designed my own training as I went to adapt workouts to what I had the capacity for. Lately, I have been searching for ways to push myself harder and this program seemed like a good fit. You can read about the program here: I’ll be starting next week, so I will update my report card to reflect that.

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 Pass My daily average for the week was 2,362 calories, and right at 2,298 after calories burned through exercise. That is just over my goal of 2,200 and close enough to call a PASS.
Intermittent Fasting Pass My goal is to fast for 16 hours every day, and I hit that 7 days this week. Several days this week were over 18 hours as I really got back into a groove with eating this week.
Supplements Pass My goal with supplements is to make sure I have my NingXia Red every day, take my vitamins (Core Supplements) at least once a week, take Aminowise after workouts, and replace at least 3 meals a week with Slique Shake. I only had my meal replacement once this week, but hit everything else. Since my overall eating was good, I’ll take a Pass for the week here (only supplement when you need to is my philosophy).
Sugar Fail My goal is to average <60g of sugar per day and this week I averaged 79g this week. A lot of that is natural sugar from fruits, but I did have a few pieces of candy this week. I’m going to call it a FAIL, but its more like a B than an F.
Exercise N/A I got back into exercise this week, but then had a minor medical issue and was told by my dr. to avoid exercise for a few days. Next week I should be good to go.
No Sweet Treats Fail I added a goal of saying no to sweet treats like ice cream, cookies, cake, etc. until I hit my overall goal of 240 pounds. I did pretty wellthis week, but I did have a candy bar and a few Reeses Cups. Since my goal was NONE, I have to take a FAIL, but I feel pretty good about the week.

Weigh In

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

Category Started At Today Total Change Goal
Weight 343.2 lbs 246.4 lbs -96.8 lbs 240 lbs
(NIH suggests 200)
BMI 43.1 31.0 -12.1 <25 
Body Fat 37.0% 25.5% -11.5% <25%
Lean Mass 216.2 lbs


183.4 lbs


-32.8 lbs


76%-82% of weight
Body Water  41.6% 50.2% +8.6% 37%-63% of weight
Muscle Mass 201.0 lbs


173.5 lbs


-27.5 lbs


 >35% of weight
DCI 3799 kcal 2897 kcal -902 kcal n/a
Bone Mass 10.3 lbs 9.0 lbs -1.3 lbs n/a
VFR 20 11 -9 <12 


Continue On…

Continue on to the Week 51 Results:


or head back to the first post: Starting My Health Journey