Thursday, March 4, 2010

Pre weigh in thoughts

This week has gone by in a blur and other than following my calories I haven't done anything "health" related besides try to sleep as much as I can which didn't go over too well in itself. To stay on track I will need to see a 3.8 pound drop on the scale tomorrow in order to keep the April 2nd goal on schedule and with this week of no gym, no exercise and being sick I am not sure that number will be hit. If I get to 316lbs by the morning that will leave me with a 4 pound per week goal until the 2nd and I believe that number will still be an achievable number for me to make that 300 pound by April 2nd goal but man that's 4 pounds per week!

To say that I want to get back to the gym would be the understatement of the year, I am missing it something awful but a cough has kept me away. Today I may try to get there if only for a ride on the bike to see how things go and who knows it may help me along with kicking this thing. The weather has been beautiful between the snow and rain so I may just take a nice walk around the lake after I drop my daughter off at school this afternoon instead as it is suppose to hit 50 today and I haven't been around the lake since late fall. Perhaps a walk would be best so that I can give my new hiking shoes a try so two birds and all that.

I am over all feeling like I am still on track for hitting that 300 pound mark by the 2nd and if I don't make it its no big deal but if I do hit it I have a feeling that I am going to be more than happy and motivated won't begin to describe what happens next. I am right now lighter than I have ever been as an adult and when I get below 300 pounds I will be lighter than I have ever been as a teenager so when I say new waters I mean new waters! The last time I was sub 300 pounds I was 12 years old, now my son is 11 years old and thinking about that at his age I was creeping up on 300 pounds is truly as amazing as it is sad. When he turns 12 years old this year I will weigh less than I did when I was his age and it had not dawned on me until this very second that I typed it out knowing my son and who he is and how he does things just how limited I must have been at that age.

Tomorrow morning will be another notch cut into my weight loss walking stick and I will weigh less than I did last week and that's the point of this so as long as its less I am happy. I do wish that I could have done more this week in the way of exercise but it is what it is and the scale will have the last word in the AM so no need worrying about what could have been. I am pretty certain that I will have a new low weight tomorrow I just really don't know where it will end up, I do hope it ends up closer to that 3.8lbs that I need to stay on track but even if its a pound I will be happy as I really didn't do anything past eat within my calories and make sure that I drank enough this week.

Until tomorrow I bid you farewell and remember who makes the decisions where your health and intake are the subject, we are all individually responsible for what we choose or do not choose to eat and how much we exercise.


As Ever


  1. You're doing great! sometimes you just have those weeks -- You've done this for long enough to know that. Stay focused!

  2. You are doing an amazing job! Good luck tomorrow! I will be awaiting the update.

  3. Wow.
    That really is new ground.
    Well done!

  4. I can't wait to see your results tomorrow!! I know how you feel about wanting to be in the gym or working out! Hope you feel well enough soon to get back in there!

    It is amazing to compare you to your son's experience! You are truly being an awesome role model for your family!! YAY YOU!


  5. You've done so well, Tony...even when you are sick. Good job for hanging in there and show us those results.

  6. I didn't know you were more than 300 pounds in your teens. I can't imagine how difficult that must have been.

    I gained my weight in my twenties, but I do remember dieting in high school to drop from 200 to 170. What memories you triggered!

    I think the most important thing is that you are moving toward your goal. You are focused on losing weight and getting healthier. While it is nice to hit all of your short-term goals, a week or two will not make a big difference in your journey.