Friday, August 7, 2009

A new low weight! and a president?

Today is that day, its the day of the week that I step on the scale and it matters as far as the record book goes and as I have been doing lately, lets get right to it. Last week I weighed in at 336 pounds which was 3 pounds higher than my lowest recorded weight and it was in a downward direction so all was well, this morning I sprang up and went straight for the scale (I know that I did my part this week) and the scale said 332.2 pounds! That folks is a new low weight for me and a four pound loss for the week so I get to move that little "current weight" ticker down a notch. I have now broken that 333 pound barrier that I have been stuck behind for so long, I am now 202 pounds lighter than when I started down this road and I had almost forgot how good a loss feels! I thought that I would bring back the items that I have lost images for this post so have a look.

Our 27th president William H. Taft weighed in at a stout 332 pounds.

This 1974 Suzuki TS100 weighs in at 202 pounds which is what I have lost so far, imagine carrying that around on your back all day!

My intake for Thursday came in a tad higher than my 1700 calorie limit but it was all pretty decent stuff (besides lunch) but over all a good day, have a look.

7:45 AM
2 cups honey comb cereal 220
1 cup 1% milk 110

2:00 PM
2 slices whole wheat bread 140
1 T peanut butter 95
1 T jam 50

Random bites (tortilla chips) 100

6:45 PM
7oz ground turkey 280
2 80 calorie hamburger rolls 160
1 cup green beans 40
2oz tortilla chips 280
salsa 25

8:15 PM
8oz 1% milk 110
1 scoop whey protein powder 130

Grand total of 1740 calories for the day which as I said is slightly high but not so much that it will matter as I was low a few days this week so my average will stay within the range where I want it. I did get a bike ride in last night but something was not right as about 5 minutes in I started feeling like I had been riding for an hour, we did leave sooner than we normally do and had just eaten dinner so maybe that had something to do with it I am unsure, either way we rode for 20 minutes, when I say rode we rode hard for that 20 minutes and as its all hills we did get a workout. Drinking enough fluids is just an every day thing for me and it is not something that I have to try to do any more, I drank 1 gallon of green tea and at least another gallon of straight H2O yesterday, basically..everything went my way this week.

Today is going to be an easy day for me and exercise will be a walk after dinner tonight with the family. I think that's all I got for ya today so the post ends here, Tune in next time for more excitement and bliss on as the fat guy turns.

As Ever


  1. big grats to you! Keep up the good work!

  2. Where's that weekly challenge? lol Thought you said you were going to bring it back *smile*. Way to go on the new low weight, 202 lbs WOW WOW WOW!!! You have come so far. Way to go on a terrific week too. Have a great walk tonight.

  3. Right on man. 202 lbs! Awesome.

    You'll soon be leaving Taft in the dust on your way to Chestur A. Arthur, then James Garfield, before coming to a rest comfortably next to Abraham Lincoln.

    *no idea how accurate that is, except that I'm relatively sure Arthur was bigish, but smaller than Taft, and that Garfield was lighter still, and Abe of course was very thin. Anyway, its hard to use the "presidents weight" comparison as it turns out*

  4. Isn't it great when you do the right things and get a scale reward? Congrats on all your hard work and success!

  5. That is just great! I would hate to drag that motor bike around all day--yuck! Aren't you happy you don't have to do that anymore! Keep it up! Blessings--Bonnie

  6. congrats on the new low, soon to be old low!

  7. Congrats, Taft! Major kudos. Vee at