Friday, February 19, 2010

Weight right there young fella! its weigh in day.

Back to the regularly scheduled weigh in posts for Friday, This morning I am sore, I am tired and I am guaranteeing a new low weight for next Friday. Lets start with what the scale had to say to me this morning, per usual I wake up and walk to the scale after the bathroom of course and I step on and the number that I saw was not what I wanted but was what I expected. After the scale looked at me with that "ummmpphhhh" look on its face she whispered the number 324.4 to me, she rolled her eyes in disappointment as I stepped off preparing for the second take. She had the same thing to say to me three times in a row and as I walked away from her she sighed in dissatisfaction knowing that I have not crossed that 320 mark yet. I make no excuses for the number on the scale it is what it is and I seem to be falling into that "I'm comfortable" place again with my weight because since just before the Dr Oz show I have been doing what I need to for the most part but not perfect.

I said that I am guaranteeing a new low weight next Friday and I mean that, I will have a new low weight in seven days and that's just going to have to be. There are no distractions in my near future that could give me an excuse to eat poorly or miss going to the gym, "did he just say that he had an excuse?" not exactly. I don't make excuses for not losing weight or not meeting a fitness goal but I do have to say it out loud in order to process it in my head, I didn't lose anything this week (which is actually 2 weeks because I did not weigh in last week) and ultimately that's on me.

This week will be a hard one for me on the gym front, I am planning on going every day this week for no less than 60 minutes of cardio and lifting weights at least 4 days. Some of you may be thinking "well that's just my normal week man no biggie" let me tell ya when you are three hundred some odd pounds 60 minutes of cardio kicks your ass! and actually I do 50-60 minutes of cardio daily as is but its usually only five days instead of seven. To make that April 2nd goal I need to lose exactly 4 pounds per week from today until then and though it sounds like a big number or as someone said in a comment that it is "aggressive" I have seen numbers like that before, and not only in the beginning. If ever there was a person that understands how to be aggressive towards weight loss I am that guy and this week I have something to prove to myself so we shall see where that wheel stops on Friday.

324 pounds is not an acceptable number for me at this point, I should be much closer to that 300 pound mark by now and I am letting myself get distracted and going easy on myself because I am nice and comfy at this weight. I am eating right most of the time, I am going to the gym almost daily but what I am not doing is pushing myself past my comfort level and this week we will see what happens when I do that. This week is done and it is what it is, Next week I have a feeling that I will be posting some images of things that weigh as much as I do and as much as I have lost while reporting a new low weight.

Another week bites the dust and I am closer to a goal that I set for myself not in poundage lost but in time this go around and that's not necessarily a good thing. I am going to try and post every day this week and include an exercise update for each day for your reading pleasure and with that the end has come to today's episode of as the fat guy turns.


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  1. Sounds like you've got your eye on the prize. Woot, woot! I love the focus. After a rough week, I'm right there with you, telling myself, "this is what I'm doing *this* week". The week after is a bridge to be crossed when I get there.
    Can't wait to see how it pays off for you!

  2. I truly understand the "I'm comfortable" place. i gotta break free from that, I will---and you will too. We know where we're headed!

    Thank you for a great post,

  3. I am with you. I am comfy too. Have been for close to a year now. I even gained a few. Ugh. Time to move outside the box again. Hit it hard. You know you can. :) There ain't room around here for wimps :) (I woulda used a different word...but this is your blog, not mine :)

  4. Well maybe that scale moment was the aha! moment you needed to get your butt back in line? BTW, 60 minutes of exercise is very much something, I don't care what you weigh.

  5. For me, the issue is definitely in the food department. Sounds like that might be the case with you because it sure sounds like you're putting in the time at the gym. Being away from home never helps with either. I think this will be a great week for you too you sound super focused.

  6. You will get there! Lots if determination in that post!

  7. I am there with you too. I have been trying to break out of the 340's for 4 weeks straight, and all I do is pop up and down so close but not there. Its time to shake it up a bit and do something different. Maybe a long walk tomorrow to clear my head. It will come for thoughs who wait.