Richard Rodriguez offers this update on his progress in the About Men Radio Fitness Challenge:
I began tracking my meals, exercise and progress on July 1st and I’m using the Lose It app.
It has been an up and down battle.
I amazingly lost three to four pounds during the first week probably just due to the sudden change in diet and increase in exercise, but since then I’ve gained back and lost again.
Now over two months in, I’m happy to still be on the right track and the weight is coming off, although very slowly, and I’m five to six pounds down.
I feel better about myself physically and continue to make better food choices.
With the help of the app, you can see the breakdown of carbs, fats and protein, and see how grossly lopsided many of my food choices have been.
I’ve tried some healthy shakes and regularly make an unsweetened almond milk, peanut butter, banana, dark chocolate powder, cinnamon, honey and ice shake.
I definitely need to increase the proteins and severely cut back on the fats and carbs.
My exercise really only consisted of walking as my dogs love to walk, but I had a recent setback with an illness and my exercise ceased.
I’m better now and ready to resume walking and I need to add more exercise to my regimen.
Overall it’s nice to be able to tighten my belt a notch and know that the changes I have made are making a difference .
I need to continue and up the ante.