Friday just jumped up on me, I had not even realized that today was weigh in day until I woke up and Wify asked how much did I think I lost this week, so onto the scale I went. No building up today its plain and simply a 2 pound loss, the scale said 354 pounds and that means I am down 180 pounds since starting this path to better health. Fifteen pounds in the month of January is not a bad start to the year, when I started 2009 I would have had to lose an average of 2.8 pounds per week to reach my goal of being under 300 pounds by the end of June but with the 15 pounds that I lost in Jan that average just dropped to 2.5 pounds per week until June to hit that mark, it appears that I am ahead of the original schedule! 20 pounds until I have lost a double century, 54 pounds to reach my June goal and 79 pounds left to hit that magical number that I set when I started this whole thing, seventy nine pounds until I am at my goal weight sounds like a large number, it sounds like an impossibility to say "I have 79 pounds to lose" or it did anyways before I dropped 180 now its just the home stretch. With that 2 pounds this week I have lost a total of 33.70% of my total body weight to date, I set a goal of weighing 275 pounds but I am officially changing that goal to weigh 267 pounds, heres why. If I go for 267 pounds it is only 8 pounds more than my current goal and if I can hit 267 pounds I will have lost 50% of my total body weight and there is something about being able to say that I have lost 50% of my highest weight that appeals to me. Now when all is said and done I suspect that I will actually strive to get even lower than that figure but I think that is a good solid number to shoot for.
I have lost more than 1/3 of my total body weight in the past year, that number will be 1/2 by the end of this year or sooner, ideally I would like to be under 300 pounds by the end of June which will give me 6 months to lose that last 25, actually 32 now pounds with the new target weight of 267 lbs which I believe will be a nice obtainable number to reach, When I If I can hit that 300 by June I will need to lose just over a pound per week for the rest of the year to hit my 267 pound goal. Honestly the mere fact that I can say I have lost 180 pounds and that the possibility of me weighing 267 pounds is just around the corner in the grand scheme is amazing to me and something that I have thought a lot about in recent years. Imagine this, a fat kid that has known nothing but being "the fat kid" is now coming pretty damned close to being a weight that will be considered pretty healthy for the first time in his life, for the very first time that fat kid will know how it feels to be able to walk around and not feel as if his gravitational pull demands that every eye in the room be drawn to him merely for the rotundness of his body. My best friend once told me as we talked about being fat (He had lost a bunch of weight at the time, we were about 20 years old) that "being too skinny will always be better than being too fat" and I honestly at the time thought "no way man, I would rather be the way I am than to be skin and bones" I honestly believed that back then and I think its because it was all that I knew, so like that poor kid that lives in an old worn down house where the income is feeble at best doesn't know that his family is "poor" because its what he knows I think I was that fat guy that was living life and doing what I wanted to and could not see the logic in the statement. I have to say that I can agree with his statement that was made so many years ago if not completely I have to admit that being "too fat" Sucks ass, so I think I will see what being skinny feels like for a while.