And we in the Boston area have been pummeled with 50" of snow.
Both of these circumstances have colored the landscape since I last reported to you Peeps.
For four days during this period, I was out in subzero weather shoveling and trying to persuade my Ariens Snowblower to plow through drifts and snowbanks with a great deal of resistance. On all of these occasions, since my t-sheet was soaked in sweat by the time I got back into the house, I treated it as an aerobic workout. Outside of that, I filled the gaps on the Cybex and doing three 5x5 Stronglifts workouts.
End result is that I've only lost one lb. during this period and the rapid weight loss has taken a hiatus. I was warned by Christos that this would happen, and that I should soldier on... and that is exactly the tact that I am taking. At this rate, it looks like February will see a scaled back projection. If I lose four more lbs. before the end of the month, I will be happy.
I noticed though that other times when I have begun a weight loss regime, I've been stalemated at my current weight..... and that the program fell by the wayside. Can't see this happening this time though.... what with my soldiering on and all.
The 5x5 StrongLifts program is in an interesting stage. At the beginning, the weights are so light that I would be fairly embarrassed if anyone saw be benching the bar with a few puny plates on it. But I'm going to stay the course.... by week 18, which shows up sometime in June.... no one will be laughing, and I may have to supplement the plates that I have on hand.
BTW... Tom Brady is the greatest quarterback in the history of the NFL .... and he is coached by the greatest coach, Bill Belichick. DeFlateGate can Kiss My Ass.