4/19 - 172 pounds
4/22 - 170 pounds
It's a modest start for sure. I should actually weigh less; One of my friends dragged me to Chili's last night where I ate a huge bacon burger and fries. I can still feel it just sitting in my stomach this morning.
It's actually pretty amazing how much weight you can gain and lose during the course of a day though. At one point yesterday, I weighed myself and was 167 lbs. It was several hours after eating breakfast. Fluctuations of 3 pounds in a day seem pretty normal. For this "challenge," I'm going to be weighing myself first thing Wednesday and Saturday mornings.
As for my method: I didn't start working out yet. I've still been lazy. I've played basketball in one form or another every day since Saturday. I suspect that when (and if) I start getting back to pushups, dips, bicep curls, crunches, squats, and heel raises (I call these calf exercises heel raises instead of toe raises because you're actually raising your heel) my metabolism will start to pick up even more so, and the pounds will really come off.
It has just been so nice this past week that I want to go outside. I can't run because my back tends to really tighten up after only a few minutes. My lungs and legs can take it, but my back gets so sore and tight that I can't continue. I've tried everything to help alleviate the tightness. I once heard that stretching out your hamstrings is a great way to help back pain. Well, back in college I got myself flexible enough so that I can bend over and not only touch my toes but put my palms flat on the floor. It didn't help.
Barring any other unexpected restaurant trips, I should be at 167 by Saturday. That's my goal. One step at a time.