I weighed myself at the gym yesterday, which was the morning of my 14th day on the 6-Week Cure. I started at 205; yesterday I weighed 201. This morning, I measured my girth at the biggest part, around the love handles and belly button. That’s gone from 41 inches to 39, which pleases me more than the weight loss. I’ve also had to start cinching my belt a notch tighter, which means I’ve lost some fat below the belly as well. (Since I’m not over 65 yet, I’m still allowed to wear my belt below my belly button.)
As I’ve said many times, I don’t give a hoot about weight and BMI. When I’m diligent about working out, I add muscle and get heavier. My current BMI is 28. Tim Tebow of the Florida Gators has a BMI of 30.6 — he’s 6’3″ and weighs 245, which makes him technically obese. Guess which one of us is fatter?
I’d say the most pleasant surprise so far has been the effect of drinking whey protein shakes, which seem to be helping my strength. I was stuck for awhile on a couple of weight machines — couldn’t squeeze out that one more rep, despite huffing and puffing and blowing the house down — but during the two weeks of drinking the shakes, I went up on every machine except the leg press and leg curl. I can’t go up on those, because I’ve reached the bottom of the weight stack.
Today I begin week #3 – bring on the meat!