Hi guys; I hope you’re all well. Its currently Sunday the 15th of September 2019 and welcome to week 192 of my weight loss journey right here in Oklahoma City. In last week’s video we all saw I decided to weigh myself a little bit earlier than I would normally do. On the Thursday morning, instead of my normal Saturday morning. It’s because I was doing a lot of traveling on the Saturday to get to Chicago Illinois to start my route 66 trip. But that weigh in on that Thursday saw a gain of 4.1 pound or 1.9 kilogram. Which in turn saw my Body Mass Index (BMI) go from 47.6 up to 48.2 Just like I always do I’m going to start the proceedings off by reviewing my calorie consumption for the past week, which we can see in the graph above. The average of this was 2,100 compared to the previous week at 2,573. So I’m well within my allowance of 2,700 which is obviously a fantastic thing. It’s a lot lower…than I was expecting it to be. My fluid consumption has also taken a dramatic hit downwards to 2,232 millilitres. Compared to the previous week at 3,109 millimetres. So I’m well below…my 3,000 millimetres, millimetres? millilitres that I try to achieve on a daily basis. The main reasons for this guys is because I’ve been that busy…seeing the sights. I’ve not being able to drink that much and I knew this would happen. All the time I’m away on holiday……I struggle being able to fit in or the fluid. The amount of fluid I should be drinking and of course food wise I was expecting to be well above in terms of calories. But again I’ve been far too busy…walking about seeing the sights……that I’ve not really eaten….that much. I’ve mainly cut out my breakfast at most places, because if the hotels or motels or Inns that I’m staying at….don’t serve breakfast. I’m tending not to have any breakfast and just waiting for lunch and my evening meal. But yeah, okay so that’s that. That’s reminiscing for the past week on my calories and fluid. If we now look at my step count which you can also see in the graph above. The average of this was 15,456 compared to the previous week at 7,085. So a dramatic increase in steps, I’ve been averaging well over 10,000 steps per day. And again as I’ve already mentioned there’s just plenty of things to see and do, whilst I’ve been on Route 66. So the step count has been well up above the target range and obviously I’m very pleased with that. And if I were able to weigh myself….it will be interesting to see what the result would be. As I mentioned at the beginning of this video, I’m currently in Oklahoma City. About 1.5 mile from Bricktown in the downtown part of Oklahoma City. Really nice place, I had a walk through there yesterday had something to eat it was really great. All you can eat buffet for pizza and salad bar. And I’m surprised by myself but I was actually really really good. I had…two helpings of salad and I only went up once for pizza. I ended up having three slices of pizza and I am shocked by that. I thought I would have gone up…many many times. I could have cleaned them out of pizza if I really wanted to, but I’m still conscious of the weight result I had before my holiday. So errrmm yeah I didn’t go overboard whatsoever just had a few salads and three slices of pizza pepperoni and
chicken. Anyway I diverged…where I have been to on my Route 66 trip; Well it started in Chicago, I had three nights in Chicago Illinois. Before moving on for one night in Springfield Illinois, where Abraham Lincoln started out. Where he’s lived in Springfield for 24 years before he moved into a well known larger White House. I then moved on for one night in St. Louis Missouri, great fun went up the arch. A nice little cramped capsule to get you up that arch and it’s a uniquely designed lift system. Which is; well as you would expect, it’s unique. It is unique to the arch of St. Louis. I then after St. Louis, I moved onto Branson Missouri…for one night, which is mainly young family orientated. It was still lovely to walk across, walk across? walk down the river on the promenade what they’ve got set up there. After Branson I then moved onto Tulsa Oklahoma, where I had another walk around the downtown part and one…. thing what I did notice is that they have a lot of churches in downtown Tulsa and a lot of banks too. A lot of the restaurants and shops around the downtown part area closed at 14:30, 16:00 in the afternoon. So the really wasn’t much places open in the downtown part, to have something to eat. But I found somewhere, had a fantastic turkey salad sandwich with some homemade potato salad with chunks of bacon thrown into the mix. But they did tell me that I can have some really nice restaurants in the Arts District of Tulsa. After my walk about, well over 10,000 steps in Tulsa and made my way back to the hotel room ready to start the day to make my way over to Oklahoma City. Where I’m currently at now, so that’s been an insight into the places where I’ve stopped off so far along my trip. But just to give you some visual stimuli. Here’s a few photographs of some of the stops and points of interest, that I’ve…come across on my travels. As I mentioned in last week’s video, I’m not going to be able to weigh myself this week and for the coming weeks
whilst I’m on my Route 66 trip. So therefore obviously there is no result and again for my Slimming World weigh in…there’s no result for that as well. That won’t happen until I get back home in the UK. So for the purpose of this video and for the purpose of this weigh in…I’m gonna have to put it as they maintain result. So a zero across the board, because I’ve got nothing else to prove otherwise. Obviously if I’m putting this week’s result down to a maintain result. It means my Body Mass Index (BMI) will not move and will remain at 48.2 And the same can be said weight loss target, which will stay at 54.1% complete. So in the 192 weeks I’ve been doing this weight loss journey, I’ve lost total of; 177.9 pounds which is 80.7 kilograms or 12 stone 9.9 pounds. Next week the journey continues along Route 66, I am going to be setting off in the next hour or so to head over to Amarillo Texas. And then I’ll…just have a day there, just have a walkabout, see what’s there and yeah continue on my journey. Obviously regards to stats though…I would like to increase my fluid consumption for sure. My calorie consumption….is well within target I don’t know if that’s going to be a hindrance to weight gain or loss. My…step count though I would say is definitely on point. I’m doing more than enough in terms of activity in the form of walking and I’m gonna keep that up to the best
of my ability. But other than that guys, that’s it. That’s the end of this week’s video. As always if you’d like to continue following me along the weight loss journey and hopefully get to see a lot less of me in the future. Why don’t you subscribe to my channel, so you don’t get to miss out on any future videos that I post. I wish you all a fantastic week and I’ll see you all again next Sunday.