Week 2: Progress on Weight Loss Regimen
It has been a great week. I was feeling fitter and leaner already (at-least psychologically) and then the reading on my new weighing scale confirmed it this morning: I am down 2 pounds already!
So what have I been up to since last week? Besides Biking to and from work, I am doing light exercises, nothing fancy – just 5 minutes weight training and stretching every evening. I’ve also developed a software application for myself that I am using to keep track of my daily calorific intake. It really helps to curb my urge to over-indulge (in carbs) when I see a running total of what I’m putting in my belly in real time.
I know, I don’t look much overweight in appearance, but to reach my ideal BMI (22.5) I need to lose 20 pounds (make that 18 now) and my readers will remember that this idea of weight loss came to me as a byproduct of my plan on saving money by living without a car. I have invested some money though, in items that will help me in my weight-loss journey. Here is the list of items I’ve bought (since the start of my weight loss regime). It came out cheaper than the $150 I would have spent on filling a car’s tank with a month’s supply of gas and unlike gas, this is one-time ‘investment’ for me and not a recurring monthly charge:
FITNESS RELATED ITEMS PURCHASED:
Taylor Digital Weighing Scale: : $24.99
Schwinn Intercept Adult Bike Helmet : $16.99
Schwinn Classic Bicycle Bell: $8.00
Mirrycle MTB Bar End Bike Mirror: $12.00
Kryptonite Keeper 12 Standard Bike Lock: $21.00
Valeo Ab Wheel: $12.99
Valeo Neoprene Hand Weights: $9.99
Valeo 2-Pound Wrist Weights: $12.99
Valeo 5-Pound Ankle & Wrist Weights: $16.99
Valeo Deluxe Speed Jump Rope: $7.99
The total is well under $150. I’m happy with my purchases or as I would like to call them ‘investments’. Note: I bought everything from Amazon.com and got FREE SHIPPING and had to pay No Sales Tax. I will keep on posting periodic updates on my progress.
STARTING WEIGHT : 185 Pounds
CURRENT WEIGHT : 183 Pounds
Weight lost till date : 2 pounds
Bye for now.
PS: need to get following for the wifey:
- OXO Good Grips Cherry Pitter, Black
- Everlast for Her Pilates Twist Board with Resistance Tubing
- Romantic LED Candles