Weekly weigh ins like the one I had this Thursday make all the early mornings dragging my butt out bed to the gym and skipping out on a lot of the foods I like worth it. The picture below conveys perfectly how I felt when I weighed in this week. I hadn’t had any setbacks in my training and was hopeful the consistency would lead to another week with a three pound weight loss. As I stepped on the scale, I closed my eyes (yes, I am that neurotic). When I opened my eyes the number staring back at me from the scale said 207.8, a 6.2 pound weight loss since last week! That number makes my total weight loss since January 1st 30 pounds! I Immediately felt like shouting “Holy S@%&” or “I’m a bad man!” as Muhammad Ali did when he first won the heavyweight championship from Sonny Liston, however, since I was in a crowded gym, I refrained and simply cracked a smile. Hubris and bravado have never really been my style.


I’m hoping to keep the positive momentum going into next week and am praying that I avoid hitting a plateau before I hit my goal of getting under 200 pounds.

Finally, let it be written that my work catered pizza to our office on Friday afternoon and  I withstood the temptation and ate leftovers. That’s right! LEFTOVERS INSTEAD OF PIZZA!  Sometimes discipline really sucks. I’m not gonna lie, I may have snuck into a conference room and shed a tear or two. 🙂

Workout Log:

  • Monday = 6.25 running (running)
  • Tuesday = 2.25 miles (running), 4.0 miles (elliptical), weights
  • Wednesday = 6.25 (running), weights
  • Thursday = 2.3 miles (running), 4.0 miles (elliptical), weights
  • Friday = Had a 6.25 mile run planned. My daughter had other plans and woke up early. So I made the easy decision to watch Winnie the Pooh and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood with my daughter. A run can always wait when your kid wants to spend time with you (or her favorite animated characters. I prefer to think it is me).

Tamsin AM

  • Saturday = Rest (had prior obligations)
  •  Sunday = Rest

Weekly Totals:

  • Running = 17.05 miles
  • Elliptical = 8 miles
  • Weigh In = DOWN ANOTHER 6.2 POUNDS (207.8) – 8 more pounds to reach my goal! DOWN 30 POUNDS SINCE JANUARY 1st.

February Totals So Far:

  • Running = 73.9 miles 
  • Elliptical = 16.15 miles 
  • Total = 90.05 miles
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Angela · February 21, 2014 at 10:27 pm

Nice Job! Keep up the good work.

    nickbernard110 · February 23, 2014 at 12:25 am

    Thanks Angela!

Dan Richey · February 22, 2014 at 4:32 am

You are incredible Nick!!! This is so awesome. I’m glad you are blogging about your progress because it is inspiring to us guys afar reading your material. Congrats and keep up the hustle!!

    Nick · February 23, 2014 at 12:27 am

    Thanks Dan! It is nice to know that at least a few people are watching the blog. 🙂

Rohit j · February 24, 2014 at 3:35 pm

Great job. Inspirational.

I started my journey this year at 234 pounds and am down 15 pounds so far. This week I am heading to Napa marathon. Your updates keeps me going!

    nickbernard110 · February 24, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    Thanks for the comment Rohit! Good luck at the Napa marathon! I was born in Napa. You’ll love it. It is beautiful.

    Keep up the great work on your weight loss!

a · June 19, 2014 at 10:21 pm

I need to to thank you for this very good read!!
I definitely enjoyed every bit of it. I’ve got you book marked
to check out new things you post…

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