So, I started this journey three months ago today.
On that day, I weighed 284.5 pounds and was scared. Our buddy Twayn had had a heart attack and I was horribly out of shape, unhappy with how I looked, and self-conscious about my weight. I resolved that day to do something about it. I started a diet and hauled my fat ass to the gym and started working out. I knew that I had to lose the weight, but I also know that I did not want to lose the weight and end up gaining it back. In other words, I needed a lifestyle change. But first, I needed to lose the weight, that much I knew.
I think of this weight loss stage as a small part of the overall program. If I lose a ton of weight but don’t change my life, I’ve not really accomplished what I set out to do. To be honest, I don’t know what my lifestyle is going to look like once I get to the weight that I want to get to. I will work on that as I get closer, I guess. I know that I want to weigh about 200 pounds and from there I want to shape my body as much as a near 50 year old can to add muscle and reduce body fat. At 200 pounds, I will not be in any danger of being under weight or having an unhealthily low body fat level.
I rather ambitiously targeted a five month plan to lose 85 pounds. The first two months of the plan, I was right on. Through about three weeks of this month, I was still right on pace, but in the last week or so, I’ve slowed down. I’m not so worried about that, I’m just trying to overcome the situation I find myself in right now. I don’t know if this problem is being caused by my diet, which does have more dairy in it than I used to (all non-fat) intake, but whatever, I’ll adjust a little here and there and keep exercising. My official weigh-in for the three month date is on the heavy scale, too, so that makes it a little skewed, but the total loss for the last month was 10.6 pounds. If that’s actually about 13 pounds (because of the scale differences), well that’s pretty good. And heck, 10.6 pounds is pretty good, too.
Anyway, I am very happy with how things are going. I am determined to get the entire 85 pounds off and then move to the next phase. I hope that I have encouraged a few of you to make a change, if it is necessary. If not yet, why not today?
Total Loss: 45.0
Loss in last month: 10.6