Tuesday, October 28, 2008

200 pounds in 2008, My goal.

Low 40's outside and raining, the perfect stay in the house and veg out day if ya ask me, but I am going to make it into a day of exercise. It is around 10:00 am right now and I have ridden the stationary bike for 20 minutes already and plan on another ride this evening, if the rain stops long enough for a walk I will add that as well and I plan on hitting the push ups today along with some light dumb bell work. How does that sound? sounds like a plan to me! I have the urge to start strength training along with the weight loss training but will have to find a balance that allows me to keep dropping the pounds while maintaining or even gaining muscle mass, that may prove to be easier said than done but I know that I am losing muscle along with the fat and I think I have shown my body that I mean business with the weight loss and now I need to start working on the muscle again.

After meeting Bill Germanakos I find myself almost re-energized where exercising is concerned, that dude looked damn good and it happened with hard work and lots dedication to the matter at hand. Earlier this year when I saw the amount of weight that I had dropped in such a short time I had mentioned that I wanted to try and lose 200 pounds in 2008, I am at the 164 pound mark which leaves 36 pounds left to lose before Jan 1st 2009 or about 9 weeks which means I will have to average 4 pounds per week if I am to hit that goal. I think its a reach of a goal but I don't think it is impossible so I am putting it out there that my goal is to lose a total of 200 pounds in 2008, I have lost those kinds of number in the past and I think I can get them again so there it is, 200 in 2008. I believe that this ambitious goal is just what I need to get me working harder than I have in the past month or two so I am going for it and thats that, there is a good chance that I will not hit the 200 lost mark before Jan 1st but if I did I would have impressed myself unlike I have in a long time. In the last three months I have lost roughly 30 pounds and to hit this goal I will need to lose 36 pounds in two months just to give you an idea of how ambitious it actually is, not to mention the holidays coming along! I will weigh 334 pounds in just two months time if I am successful with this challenge I am putting in front of me, and then that pint of Ben and Jerry's in the freezer that has been waiting for almost a year now shall be eaten and I will weigh 200 pounds lighter than when it was bought!

Now that I put it out there like that I will have to try and stick to it and bust arse to get that average of 4 pounds per week. Man I like making things hard for myself eh? but thats how I have been able to maintain a constant hammering away at this weight for the 10 months that I have been at it, keep myself challenged and try and stay focused on the goals at hand and its been working so I'm going with it. That concludes yet another episode of as the fat guy turns, make sure to stay tuned for the finale to see if I make that 200 in 2008 goal. Thank you for reading and thank you all for the support, your comments and emails are greatly appreciated!

As Ever


  1. I'm rooting you on for your 200 lbs in 2008. You have proven how determined you are already with your amazing success so far.

  2. I just bet you'll reach 200 by Jan 1st!

  3. I believe you have what it takes to make it to your goal. It will take hard work and dedication, two things you have shown us you in the last 10 months you know how to use. Go for it Tony! You have the support of us all!!

  4. Wooohooooo! I love your enthusiasm and your confidence!!! YES!!! You can bust your ass and YES!!! You can do this!

    IN FACT, you have inspired me to up my OWN game! In the past 4 months I have lost a total of 29.2 lbs, an average weekly loss of 1.66 lbs. I want to challenge MYSELF now, for the next NINE weeks I want to lose an average of THREE pounds per week for a total of 27 lbs. by the end of the year.

    (I know better than to even shoot for 4! But 3 is still almost double what I was doing!)

    YES!!! I can bust my ass and YES!!! I can do this!