I moved weigh ins to Wednesday so here’s what happened this week. I changed scales because mine is seriously unreliable for accurate readings and I have a goal to meet so I use one at work. I weighed 208 last week and weigh 205 this week. That is a one week loss of 3 pounds, a nice loss if I do say so myself. I weighed 400 in March of 2010 which means I have lost a grand total of 195 pounds. Still mad about the scale thing but there’s not much left to lose so moving ever forward.
Running has been going extremely well. Ran along the river Saturday (after I woke up late) and had an enjoyable run. This was the farthest distance to date with the Local Joes running team. Once again I would like to thank, Prairie Fire Marathon, New Balance shoes, Holly Perkins Fitness and Diets in Review for this wonderful opporunity. Run went well and the cooler temps have renewed my love for exercise. Hard to believe the half is just a couple months away. I can’t wait to cross that finish line!
A friend at work loaned me the P90X work out DVD series and I am looking forward to getting it started next week. This should really help my weight drop off and continue to tone me up. I still want to pick up the Biggest Loser boot camp DVD too. I am still biking on Sundays, I truely enjoy that and would like to start doing that a few more days a week. Waiting until train for the half is over to hit it hard again and start getting some more straight fat gone.
I tried making my own protein bars for a few weeks and it went well but I lost interest. I still use the Biggest Loser cook books for meals during the week. I can’t say enough about the Biggest Loser products, they work if you use them folks. I have invented a few of my own little gems for dinner recipies (tuna wraps, chicken and spinach) and I have also been handed a few ideas (cheesy beans and rice, quinoa and spinach with red beans) so the realm of eating well is doing alright. I am not perfect but I am doing my best daily and the proof is in how I am continuing to change shape.
I received some nice words of encouragement from some folks these last seven days and its always nice to hear from folks also trying to lose weight that find strength in my weight loss journey. It that kind of stuff the reignites a dwindling flame in me on the days that I don’t want, am too tired, too sore, gone far enough. It reminds me that I can still help if I let myself.
Thanks for reading about my journey to half my starting weight of 400 pounds. It hasn’t always been easy but it has always been worth it. Do you want to lose weight, get healthier, start eating healthier or all of the above? Start small, don’t over whelm yourself with everything has to change now! Start small, pick a small life style change and stick to it, gradually add to it and you’ll surprise yourself with how much you can do. I am doing it and so can you. Need help, I am on FB and twitter, come find me and ask me question, I would love to help. Have a great day!