Monday, June 13, 2011

Weigh In (913 Days Left)

First and foremost...I just want to say thank you to the Dallas Mavericks for not allowing Lebron James to win his first NBA title.

Now onto the Weigh In.
Last Monday: 453.6
Today: 448.0
Loss of: 5.6 pounds this week and a total weight loss of 7 pounds.

I really wish I would have know my actual starting weight.  I supposed that is was something well over 460, but I did not have a scale that went over 455.  I thought about going to a Weight Watchers office and pay for a week just to use the scale, but before I knew it, I was at 453. So 455 is going to be my official starting weight.

This past week was an emotional roller coast of sorts.  At times I was angry with myself for eating that way I have to well over a decade and at times I was happy with myself for finally deciding to make a change.  I know that the journey ahead of me is going to be long and full of obstacles and that scares me, but I am pleased to say that I am ready to deal with it.  The way I look at it, this is my last change to lose the weight.  If I don't, my only options are weight loss surgery or death...and death is not the preferred option.

I have decided to set a few goals for myself so that will lead me to my ultimate goal of weighing 225 pounds.  Aside from the first and last goal, none of them are based on time frames.
  1. 399 pounds by the end of summer 2011: I know this is achievable by the end of summer, but I just want to have a goal set so I stay focused.  One I am out of the 400's, I will really be motivated.
  2. 350 pounds: This seems like a reasonable midpoint between leaving the 400's and entering the 200's.
  3. 299 pounds: Being under 300 will give me the motivation to carry me the rest of the way to my goal.  I know as I progress, the weight is not going to drop as this is going to push me harder when it comes to crunch time.
  4. 275 pounds: Baby steps to the finish line.
  5. 250 pounds: Almost high school football playing weight...has it been 20 years already???
I am calling this my 5 Steps to 225. My final goal, of course, is to be 225 by 12/12/2013.


  1. Goals are good - they help move us along. Congrats on your weightloss this week!

    Hahahaha - my word verification is "cheat." Don't do it!!

  2. A plan to lose the first 60 pounds ?

  3. When I first started the weight loss, my emotions were all over the place, too. I think you have to go through that phase in order to make your commitment to do something this time. Congrats.

  4. It was in fact our pleasure to deny Lebron. Or as I like to say LeBOMB or Lewrong. Or..well there's a ton of these on Sports radio here in Dallas today! Goals are good, but don't get too wrapped up in the numbers. Exercise and eat right and the numbers will come. Work the plan! Don't beat yourself up for what you should've done in the past. Let it go and move forward everyday with good choices!

  5. Goals keep me motivated, as does losing weight for an upcoming event but the key for me is to find a way to stay motivated beyond that. It sounds like you're off to a good start!

  6. All the best with your goals.

    Welcome to the HYC community. It's a great group of people.


  7. I can't seem to comment :( trying again. Looks like some good goals. I find making non scale goals a big thing for me too like doing walking races, learning to do something new, etc.