Only 5.2 more to go. Let’s see if I keep this rate up. 0.6 * 13 = 7.8 pounds. I doubt I will keep this rate up. At least I am ahead of the curve now.
I am enjoying working out and running every other day. I seem to be in a better mood, and have more energy. Common sense really. Eat less, Move more. Ah durrrrrr! Oh and the following song makes run at a good pace REALLY easy. Thanks Scooter.
I am one day into the challenge. After a BUNCH of activity yesterday, I am no only 5.8 pounds away from my halfway point. I can smell the steak dinner with glazed carrots.
Yesterday I overloaded on activity. I did like 13,000 steps (some of that actual jogging). I worked out. Today I take it easy. Then hit it hard again on Friday.
The gauntlet has been throw. I am pretty close to my half way point through my 100 pound weight loss. I told my friends I wanted to celebrate when I hit 50 pounds down (getting to 220). My friend Nick mentioned that there is a Man Meal on August 29th (last thursday of the month, heh). He was wondering if I could hit my halfway point in 15 days.
I said yes. The weight has been coming off a little slower (as it will) so I am taking the “opportunity” to help bring the loss rate back up. So I have 6.4 pounds to go in 15 days. I can do it and I will do daily morning posts to keep all my readers up to date on my progress.
First, cut some fresh florets and mist them with pam. Next season them to taste (I like salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder) and put them on a cookie sheet, also misted with pam, stem side down. Finally, put them in a 425 degree oven for 20 minutes and YUM! It’s a Jenny Craig free food.
Also, I moved my Jenny Craig appoints to Saturday mornings and this week I was down 3.3 pounds. This train keeps a rollin’.
In regards to my last post… I was down just under 2 pounds for my weigh in this week. Hurray for me.
Okay, I am not a bright man. I could have gotten up early and did my bike ride in the morning when it was in the 80’s. But no. Let’s start at 2:30 when it’s 100 degrees out. Yeesh. 6 miles, sun, heat, beard, ouch.
I am not a triathlete by any stretch of the imagination, and any hill still kicks my ass, but I am getting fitter. That feels great. It also helps that I am not exercising with an extra 39 pounds of water and fat on my body.
The thought about how easy exercising will be when I lose another 61 pounds is mind blowing. I want be that middle aged guy with the rocking body that looks in his thirties. Or at least not be the unhealthy slob I was a few months ago.
I am heading in the right direction… and that direction is in desperate need of a shower.
With the exception of the booze, and the booze induced slice of greasy pizza this week, I feel like I have done a good job. I have not been logging my food. I need to fix that. I have been pretty active, even started to work out a bit.
But… my bathroom scale is not showing lots of movement. I may break even this week. Maybe the doughnut and eating out in the previous weeks with my friend from out of town is finally catching up with me.
We’ll see. I definitely did not go significantly up, I but have not seen the loss I have seen in prior weeks. I am still on goal for losing 40 pounds in 3 months.
I am going to work on a reward/risk with a friend to help motivate me to lose 30 pounds in the 2nd 3 months.
So, I went clothes shopping yesterday. I bought new belts (brown and black). I bought slim fit jeans (OMFG). I also picked up 2 short-sleaved Dickies work shirts (just single L, no X or 2X). Some t-shirts, too.
The belts are ready for use now. The rest are “target clothes.” Not like the store, but more like a goal. I could use a little incentive… that and fitting into clothes I could not fit into 2 months ago felt incredible and I want to feel that again.
I hope it doesn’t take 2 months, but 2 weeks, to fit into these clothes. Shirts that fit my middle are starting to fit my neck and arms. I find this very exciting.