Week 6 results and challenge conclusions

May 10, 2009

We have made our way through six weeks, and now it is time to see how well I did.

Weight: 202 lbs
Measure Point 1: 39.42 inches
Measure Point 2: 38 inches
Measure Point 3: 42.33 inches

Measurements for week 6 (Click to enlarge)

Measurements for week 6 (Click to enlarge)

Week six was a bit irregular. I’ve been sick since Tuesday, so I didn’t get much “exercising” done this week. I put that in quotes since I did move furniture in the office on Tuesday and Wednesday, went golfing on Friday, and planted three trees on Saturday. With all this activity, my weight varied. On Wednesday, I was down to 201 lbs due to the cold, and on Saturday I was up to 203 lbs due to all the water I was consuming over the past two day.

Unfortunately, I did not lose the five pounds I originally set out to do. Going back to my original comment about my weight, I wasn’t sure if the increase in muscle mass would hide the loss in fat. Without a more detailed measurements, it would be difficult for me to verify that. However, I have lost an inch around the stomach and a half inch around the waist. Unfortunately, my backside has remained the same.

The quest to lose those pesky five pounds continues. As such, I am working on the next six-week challenge and will hopefully have it written up for you by next weekend. Until then, the exercises continues.

Best of luck on your exercise programs.


After week five

May 3, 2009

Well, I’m on track to miss my 5 pound goal. I gained the pound I lost last week, meaning I need to lose 6 pounds this week. As my trend over the past five weeks go, this will be highly unlikely. Here are the stats:

Weight: 203 lbs
Measure Point 1: 39.67 inches
Measure Point 2: 38.25 inches
Measure Point 3: 42.92 inches

Measurements for week 5 (Click to enlarge)

Measurements for week 5 (Click to enlarge)

If I miss the weight mark, I can at least take comfort that I have lost an inch around the stomach (measure point 1). I still feel the burn when I do the crunches, so I can basically conclude that it is an effective form of exercise to lose mass. One more week to go folks. If any of you are participating in your own six-week challenge, let us know how you are doing.