Wednesday, February 13, 2013

2013 Week Five - Yay for Stairs!

I'm two days late on the official weigh-in, having company and rushed mornings and such. But I'm happy to say that I had really good news after last week's stagnation.

269.0 lb.
Weekly Loss: 5.0 lb.
Total 2013 Loss: 11.2 lb.

Yessssss! It's a big jump, but it puts me a couple pounds ahead of the weekly 2-pounds-a-week marker I've set to guide my progress. One thing I do here at the office is almost always take the stairs rather than the elevator (unless I'm holding a hot cup of coffee that I'd spill on my pants). Yesterday helping someone up on the third floor had me going up and down three flights over and over, which had to help. I may just need to add a couple of stair-walks each office day to keep some extra cardio into the situation.

I'll be traveling next week, so let's see how I do up in the snowy north!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

2013 Week Four - Birthday Fallout

I'm finally recovered from my birthday weekend of excess and debauchery. (Yes, it was wonderful, thank you!) I was actually expecting to gain a good two pounds from not giving a shit for half a week. Instead I'm happy to report that it was less than a pound. A good week of clean living should get me back on the weight-loss trend. And I'ms till ahead of my 2 pounds per week milestone, so hell yeah!

Monday Weigh-In: 274 lb.
Weekly Weight GAIN: 0.6 lb.
Total 2013 Loss: 6.2 lb.

Back at it! See you next week.

Monday, January 21, 2013

2013 Week Three - Hallelujah!

Finally! After the initial false start, my body figured out I was trying to lose weight and has begun to cooperate. Doing nothing more than counting points and taking a few walks, I've reached caught up to where I wanted to be at this point anyway.

Weekly Weigh-In: 273.4 lb.
Weekly Loss: 6.8 lb.
Net 2013 Loss: 6.8 lb.

I'm gonna be a good boy all week since my birthday weekend is coming up and I will indulge a bit, but then back on full discipline mode.

Monday, January 14, 2013

2013 Week Two - Patient Has Flatlined

Well shit. I guess not gaining is good but I didn't lose. This morning's weigh-in was exactly the same, down to the tenths of a pound.

280.2 lb.
Net Weight Lost in 2013: 0.0 lb.

I'll just remind myself that I'm still down nearly twenty pounds from two years ago, and about fifty pounds down from ten years ago. (And I'll try not to focus on the fact that I'm nearly a hundred pounds more than when I graduated high school.) But this isn't about one week, it's about all the weeks. I'll focus more, keep up the right stuff, and see how I do. See you next week!

Monday, January 7, 2013

2013 Week One - Crawling Back on the Wagon

Happy New Year! I didn't make "resolutions" for the New Year, but I gave the year 2013 a theme ... the Year of Responsibility. One part of that is responsibility to my health. I've set a goal of 25 lb. lost by  Comic-Con in July—so I'll include progress toward my goal as part of my weight disclosure.

Yes, I gained some during the holidays. I was bad about eating badly and with gleeful abandon, knowing that being strict and counting WW points would begin the first full week of the year. (The good news is I actually lost a couple of pounds from an unofficial weigh-in last week.)

I'm resuming my old schedule of weighing in the buff first thing on Monday mornings on my trusty digital scale. Here's where we begin:

Weight: 280.2 lb.

January 7, 2013

BMI is a terrible indicator of actual healthy weight, and if you know history it was never meant to be an indicator of health in the first place ... but it's the standard the health care industry still uses, so I'll suck it up and reveal where I stand at the moment.

BMI: 37

Definitely in the "obese" category. But it's also worth noting that when I was in the best shape of my life at about 215 lb. I was still considered overweight by the BMI standard, and barely within "healthy" weight as a scrawny high school graduate. But there is no doubt I need to seriously work at shedding fat and becoming healthier.

With 26 weeks until July, I have plenty of time to get to my summer goal while losing at a healthy rate. And hopefully get a good 5-6 lb. on my way before my birthday toward the end of the month.

Thanks in advance for any support, encouragement, etc. Hope to have some early progress to report in the coming week!