Wednesday, June 10, 2009

You mean I don't NEED a miracle pill or plan to lose weight? who wouldda thunk...

I have decided that because of me being so close to the 200 pound lost milestone that I am not getting on the scale for the rest of the week because I want Friday mornings weigh in to be a surprise to me. You will notice that I put a count down clock on the left panel and that will be when I step on the scale next, yesterday morning I stepped on and this morning I did not, with any luck I will reach that mark this week. I have to admit that I am a bit excited to be so close to that 200 pound lost mark, and at the same time I feel like its not something that many people would like to be able to say, the fact that I HAD the 200 extra pounds on me to lose is quite disheartening. On the other side of that coin is the fact that I have stayed strong enough through this whole experience to successfully drop that kind of weight and that side of it is quite the opposite of disheartening.

To think that one day I woke up and decided that I was going to lose 259 pounds that was my goal number and actually am doing it without any miracle pill, surgery or pay by the month plan amazes me to this day. I think people should do what works for them but I am also in the camp that believes that nothing more than determination and willpower are the only things needed to have success in weight loss, No Gym membership or miracle pill can do the work for us, we have to do it ourselves. I started out just eating less calories and walking however long I could, eventually buying an exercise bike off of craigslist for $40 if I remember right and now my main form of exercise is running, or building up to running anyways. I shop smart and eat well, I do not spend thousands of dollars on specialty foods or meal packets, I eat real food prepared by yours truly, in fact and I have said this before, I spend less now on groceries than I did in my 500 pound days. Relearning how to feed our bodies so that we are fueling our days instead of filling the craving void with junk processed foods, it only takes a little bit of dedication to make sure that we stay on track and after that it becomes habit and before you know it you are writing a post on a blog that was not expected to last a week about having lost almost 200 pounds.

My intake for Tuesday was a bit high at around 1800 total calories, damned evil doritos and I did not exercise at all because I was a bit sore from Monday's run, 1 gallon of green tea and more than a gallon of straight H2O went down the hatch. Tonight is W2D2 of the C25K program for me and I am looking forward to the run tonight and honestly feel pretty good about how it will go even though the forecast calls for rain.

I feel like since being cleared by the doc to run I have had a couple productive weeks where health is concerned, I started running and am back on track with the pounds coming down again. Over all I feel great and am looking forward to this Fridays weigh in because I think that I have a chance to hit that 200 pounds lost mark, I just might do a video post if I do hit it this week. With that the end has come to another exhilarating episode of as the fat guy turns starring the God of Meatballs himself! Thanks for following along and here's to Fridays weigh in!

As Ever


  1. looking forward toward your milestone being reached!

  2. I'm excited for you. You've worked hard for this.

  3. Sounds wonderful I'm rooting for you man- I was wondering if that countdown was always there lol.

    I'm trying to do a rest in between run days for now because I am worried my tendonitis will come back... So today for me is week 1, day 2 of the C25k :)

  4. Just came across your blog. You are inspiring. Thank you for documenting it all. You've no doubt gotten other people to make changes in their own lives. Last year, I was an asthmatic who had never run and was 25 pounds overweight. Ended up running a half marathon and losing the weight which is something I never thought possible. Wrote a fairly lengthy post about my journey that you might find helpful as you begin your running program. Good luck. You're doing great!

  5. I am crossing my fingures and sending you massive weight loss vibes! What a huge accomplishment! And an even bigger accomplishment that everyday you find this illusive will power to power on through your day eating healthy and exercising, even when it's raining. Congratulations. I hope you hit your milestone tomorrow! I am excited to find out! Good luck!

  6. hi, I am always impressed by people who take it a day at a time. I am 5'3 and 255 lbs (I started at 262.4) I have only been going for a month now. What started me off was many things, but mainly standing in build a bear with my 7 year old daughter and seeing myself sideways in a full length mirror. ugh. I am only 35 years old. I can't go anymore like this. I hope you make your goal this week. Good job.