4HB Results 2.0: Accountability from South America

Yesterday I talked about how I had gotten off track and that I would be making more robust updates on my progress to help that not to happen again. The two areas I need more accountability with are food and measurements. Here’s my first in what I hope to make a weekly installment.


Let’s look at what I ate yesterday.

About 30 minutes after getting up, I had some ham slices and cheese. Cheese isn’t allowed, but it was leftover and I wanted to get rid of it. I figured first thing in the morning wouldn’t kill me. But I already feel bad about failing the first time I ate something.

A bit later In the morning I had a cup of coffee with some milk. I scrambled two eggs and cooked them with some onion.

For lunch I had steak, onions, peppers, and garlic with some kimchi. I also ate a tomato. My beans were cooking when I ate lunch, so I ate about 1/4c as a snack an hour later when they finished.

Dinner was a lot of the same (I didn’t get much when I went shopping on Sunday). Steak, grilled with some peppers and onions. The beans were cold, but I was hungry and didn’t want to take time to cut up the ingredients for the bean salad. You know what? Cold beans are pretty tasty by themselves.


Arms: 17.5 l 16.5 r (both flexed)
Legs: 27.75 l&r (standing, just below groin)
Waist: 55.25 (usually belly-button level)
Hips: 50.5 (mid-pelvis)
Neck: 18.25 (collar level)

Total: 208.75

I added here where I measured and how because a lot of people want to know when starting out. I tried to get the largest area, and I specifically try to not suck in my gut. I’m actually surprised at the results. Last week I was at I think 193 without my neck, so this week there was a 2.5 inch loss because I’m at 190 without my neck. And I felt like I cheated last week’s results. This week I was going for the biggest I could get.

Please keep me accountable. I need it to make sure I don’t fall off again. I have always intended to pick it back up once getting to the US, but I could have done better here. One meal in a week isn’t what I’m talking about, but i was off for about four weeks. Certainly less calories, but mostly carbs, so I stunted my progress. Plus, I’m suffering carb withdrawal at the moment, and I had been over that when I got to Paraguay.

Thanks for your help!


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  1. There’s nothing fun about sticking to goals – or anything easy about it either. Nevertheless, you’ve got a big crowd of people – and a loving wife now too- rooting you on. You can do it! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • @Rob:
      Actually, not to be contrary, but there’s a lot of fun about sticking to goals!

      I think of it like a game. That’s why once you establish goals, I suggest breaking it down even further. It’s like leveling up your character. You complete one goal, and you have experience points added. You want to get top score and get a really advanced character, so you keep busting down goals. And I like to try to outdo myself (I’m treating my finances the same way). If I lose 10 lbs one month, can I lose 11 the next? If I run for 2 minutes straight, can I do 2:30? For me, seeing the smaller goals being reached is fun. ๐Ÿ™‚


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