This makes me have massive amounts of happy.
Time to weigh in.
Current Weight: 323.8
Previous Weight: 324.5
Weight Lost: 0.7 lbs
That’s not at all deflating. I guess it makes sense since Saturday I did go to the fair and Sunday I didn’t pack my lunch. I’ll just have to double down on the “decent eating”.
Woke up to my quads aching, which usually happens since I’m what is clinically referred to as “not in shape”. I packed a pastrami, turkey, roast beef and Swiss sandwich with some pretzels for lunch and headed off to clinicals. I ended up buying some eggs, sausage and hashed browns for breakfast since I “overslept”, which sucked but I used that energy during VIR.
Day 3 workout sucked. My new arch nemesis are push-ups and squat/lunges. These are full of suck. I managed to sweat through it and now I have to think of something for dinner that’s not pizza. I love pizza.
I’ve never done Day 4 workout while trying this workout system so tomorrow is “the wall”.
So I managed to wake up early and get a bowl of shredded wheat before heading off to clinicals. There, one of my classmates wanted to go down for breakfast. Eggs, sausage, hashed browns, A FREAKING WAFFLE BAR! Oh I wanted to eat something there. I managed to say no which was a pretty big step for me. Lunchtime was a turkey, pastrami and swiss sandwich with a diet Dr Pepper which was well needed. Drove home without stopping for a Sonic slush, so not bad for Day 1.
Tuesdays tend to be a bit harder seeing as “oh do I really have 4 more days til the weekend?”. Let’s keep it up.
Woke up after feeling relatively terrible last night. Today we are starting down the road towards my goal.
Starting Weight: 324.5
Goal Weight: 295
Pounds remaining: 29.5
According to the Power 90 system, 90 days from now is January 2, 2011. I’m hoping to be at that goal before then, but as long as I’m losing weight, I don’t care if it takes the full 90 days. “Before” photos coming up as soon as I get my camera on.
I’ve often bounced around with my indecisiveness when it comes to things I want in my life. I have the usual things I want out of it: a good career, a wife, yadda yadda. There are a few things that I just sort of give up on because I quite frankly, I give up. I think I’m going to put this blog to good use to fix at least one of those things.
Let me be frank on the matter. I’m fat. I’m not “husky”, “big boned”, “a few extra pounds”. I’m morbidly obese, aka it’ll probably kill me. Working in the healthcare field, I see the overweight patients come in, how we have to help them out. I’ve been upstairs to see the CABG patients and those going into the cath lab. I’m not a young buck anymore, and I think I’m just making it harder on my body to deal with the shittyness that I subject it to.
Aug 2006, I started truck driving. I remember that I weighed in at a very large 308. My family doctor told me that I needed to change my diet and my cholesterol was high. Well over the next almost 2 years of driving, eating fast food, and sedentary life I ballooned up to 360 lbs on July 5, 2008. It was depressing, embarrassing, and just added to my already low self-esteem. I managed to drop 8 lbs by the end of the month (though I don’t know how accurate the truck stop scale was) before being let go by my company. I was forced to take a P.E. class to get my associate’s degree and with that and a walking regiment I managed to drop to 314 before March 2009. I started seeing a girl, stopped caring about my weight and gained most of it back. I believe I ended up somewhere around 330 before I started my current school in Aug 2009. I’ve went off and on trying to lose weight half heartedly, but gave up because it was “too hard”.
I’m going to copy what I’ve seen other people do and blog about my effort to lose weight. I’m going to use the Internet to keep me accountable. I have the Power 90 workout tapes (not the P90X, that’s a little crazy), which I will be using while also changing my diet to cut out the fast food. A) It is healthier and B) I’ll save some money, considering how much I blow on junk in a week. Tomorrow I’ll be starting my workout by taking “Before” photos and getting my starting weight. Every Monday I’m going to weigh myself in the morning before I shower and blog the results. Every 30 days I’ll take a progress photo so I (and maybe those of you reading this) will be able to see the change. I’m going to get on and blog about what I’m eating from time to time and keep myself from falling to the temptations.
I have a few goals in mind here when starting this workout.
A) I want to lose weight to help with my self esteem issues
B) Helping with my self esteem will pay off when I talk to women
Let’s get this party started.