The virtual week is over and time to get on that scale has come, its been a not so fun week as I have been under the weather again all week and no gym for me so a sad panda for sure. Last week showed no movement in the right direction and I was up by a pound but this week we have a new low weight and a 5.4 pound drop today. The scale said 311.0 pounds on the nose which means that I have lost 41.76% of my total weight to date which is a whopping 223 pounds and I am not even close to done yet! My original goal was to get down to 275 pounds and I am now 36 pounds from that goal and just saying that feels awesomely incredible to me because I was once staring down the barrel of having to lose 259 pounds to get there so that thirty six left feels very attainable. Lets get to some images of things that weigh as much as I do and as much as I have lost, this is my favorite part of a Friday post because it means a loss!
This 1979 Suzuki RM250 weighs in at 223 pounds which is what I have lost to date.Making good choices most of the time has gotten me where I am down this road and I say most of the time because I do this with the idea of everything in moderation without limiting myself from anything completely. There is a natural progression to eat more lean meats, veggies, fruits etc with my process as I rarely eat cloned red meat or pork and I tend to lean towards fish more than anything but it was chicken last year. The longer that I do this the more I am seeing a progression towards that cleaner eating and its just kind of happening more than something that I am consciously doing. I still enjoy an occasional slice of bacon pizza or a nice New York strip steak with a loaded baked potato, the difference is the frequency of meals like that.
MMA fighter Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic comes in at 223 pounds as well, imagine having to carry that fellow around on your shoulders all day!
It use to be the reverse of what it is now, I would have pizza, steaks, HUGE plates of food very often and a random salad with 3/4 of a bottle of dressing would serve as my high and holy meal that helped me justify the way that I was eating. I don't think that I will ever give up bacon and onion pizza or a perfectly cooked steak entirely, instead I treat them as, well, treats. I do things like say that on holidays I don't count my calories which doesn't mean that I strap on a feed bag it just means that I am going to enjoy the time with my family instead of worrying about being that pain in the ass with the scale on those occasions. If I go out to dinner with my wife I don't really worry all that much about the calories, I do make the best choices available and I do try and look up the nutritional information if I can but I don't obsess like I do in daily life, its not every day that I get to have a night out with the love of my life and when that happens I want to worry about her. I feel that moderation is the key to a successful weight loss program and hopping off of the road for a big plate of your favorite whatever every now and again will not sabotage the entire day, week, month or year.
I am obviously happy with the results on the scale this week and think that its insane that I am only 36 pounds from my first major goal weight of 275 pounds. Still being sick has me slightly concerned that the weight will jump up slightly this week as I get back to my regularly scheduled program and start back at the gym but that's to be found out I suppose and perhaps I will need to change my calories around a bit in the coming weeks, but those thoughts are for another post because right now I am just enjoying today's results.
Today's broadcast has come to an end, keep on keepin on because that's all I got for now.