Body For Life, Week #3

Official weight: 199 pounds. Up half a pound from last week. (Today’s unofficial weight was 200.)

I took my body fat reading this morning, too, just because I was curious and didn’t want to wait another week. It started at 31.8%, and kept dropping each successive reading, until by the fourth reading it said 31.2%. I figure I’m below 32%, at least, maybe closer to 31.5%. I seem to be losing body fat, at any rate, which is good.

I’ve been slacking on the diet still, not as diligent about sticking to the Approved Foods List as I was, and that’s obvious from my results. I’ve been slacking a little on the workouts, too, but that’s mainly been since Monday. With my new workout possibility of Aikido, I’ll probably end up making myself a new schedule of exercise that doesn’t conform exactly to the BFL guidelines. (I’m probably not going to be too keen on doing a two hour Aikido practice, then coming straight home and doing 45 minutes of strength training, then promptly going to bed.)

My attitude this week has been pretty overwhelmingly defeatist. I had a super depressed stretch there, and I’ve been really irritable lately, and I’m not sure where this is all stemming from. Maybe it’s The Pill; maybe it’s stress that I’m ignoring; maybe it’s a combination of things. All I know is that I’m tired of being irritable and defensive toward Aaron all the time. Maybe getting back on the wagon will help level out my moods.

I was almost ready to quit the BFL program this weekend until I got my official entry kit in the mail, complete with postcard to send in to confirm my participation in the program. I filled it out and sent it in, kind of half-heartedly. I don’t want to be a quitter, but I do want to see some results. Here’s hoping that next week’s progress photos will provide the results I’m seeking…