Sunday, June 26, 2011

Return of the Funky Monk

Weekly weigh-in: 225.9
Loss: -5.2
Total loss: -66.0
Emotion: Full of faith

I’ll admit it:  I was a trifle exasperated at my lack of success on the weigh-in front. I seem to have undone a lot of hard work over the last few months, so I finally decided to go a little medieval on my diet-and-exercise plan.

I perused my archives, trying to tap into a little bit of the spark and spirit that powered loss after loss after loss.

What did I discover? That I do my best when I throw myself into the deep end… when I commit fully and unreservedly. Yes,

So this week, I channeled my inner weight-loss warrior.

The result?

Not a slurp of soda.

Not a sip of coffee.

Not a swig of beer.

Not a drop of wine.

Eating (mostly) on plan.

Exercising like a bat out of Hell.

And a five-pound loss.

I don’t plan on living my entire life like a monk…

But I figure it doesn’t hurt to dine at the monastery for a while.


  1. Congrats Jack! Send that inner monk my way. :)

  2. Been lurking around here a couple times and if I can't find inspiration, at the very least I can find a good laugh through your honesty. Congrats on your loss. ...See ya in the deep end.

  3. Good job, Jack!! You are right tho', you need to make sure that what you are doing is sustainable or you will just go back to gaining once you leave the monastary. So much of this is mental, isn't it?

  4. No swigs of beer?? GASP.

    Great job! That is an awesome loss!

  5. Wow, that's an amazing loss! Guess I need to channel my inner nun? Haha!

  6. EXCELLENT loss and great work Funky Monk!!!

  7. Congratulations! Funny how when we(I) give it our(my) all it works out that way...reminding myself here.

    Yay Jack!!!

  8. Good for you! Although you were way more successful on your first go round (while blogging) than I was, I'm excited that we're both kind of hopping back on the wagon together. I've missed your sh*t!

  9. Hey Jack ... Super loss!

    Have you read the book "Refuse to Regain" by Barbara Berkeley?
    I'm just starting to read it.
    I figure I might as well gather up some tools for when I finally reach maintenance myself.
    Apparently the most difficult part of this whole weight loss business.

    All the Best!

  10. Awesome Jack...You are the Sh*t. I am going to pretend that I had a little something to do with that. ...wink

    You inspire me............

  11. No sips of coffee?? GASP!

    Seriously... the LanceArmstrong site has an article that claims coffee could have a thermogenic effect. If it sounds fancy schmancy, it must be true... right??

    Congrats on the great week!

  12. Not a swig of BEER?!?! That is seriously hard core. No worries though, I took one for the team & had your share. You're welcome. And great job on the loss.

  13. Yeah! A 5 lb loss is awesome. :) I went down 3.5 lbs this week and I was super pleased. I think for me it was kicking the exercise up a notch.

  14. Ya know, a lot of monasteries made beer...anyhoodles, 5 lbs. is a great number, good work!

  15. Great job on the loss! I tend to do something similar-be very strict for a couple of months and see a great loss, then maintain for a couple of weeks. Without a break in being strict I'd loose motivation.

  16. Good work Jack!!!!!!!!!! You know what the slippery slope does so now to find that happy medium!



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