So, our little "The Biggest Loser" contest comes to a close. I weighed in Thursday morning at 260lbs (118kg).I ended up third so no guiltless splurging with well earned prize money for Grey Knight goodies for me unfortunately.
I ended up losing 13.5lbs or 4.9% of my bodyweight.I lost way more weight that the second place finisher, but percentage of bodyweight was lower. I would venture a guess that a male is going to have a tougher time in this type of contest, as females typically carry more body fat.
However, let's recap my progress in real world terms:
·Went down a belt loop and a half
·Shirts are tighter in the neck, arms, shoulder, and chest and looser in the abdominal region
·I am wearing pants and shirts I could not fit into or were way too tight three months ago.
·Went from gassing after running a quarter mile to running a 5k in under 34minutes
·Initially struggled with 85lb dumbbells for 4 sets of 6 in chest presses to 4x10 with 100's
·No full weight pull ups to 4x8-10 full weight pull ups
·and the list goes on....though I have torn something in the calf of my good leg (more on past injuries later)
I also will be revising my goals to include some training goals to put more emphasis on fitness marks versussimple body weight goals.