Wednesday, June 20, 2012

119 And Counting...

Okay... I've been away for a bit, but not much has happened. Loq and I started our workout program, which isn't much of an actual program. We get up around 5:30AM, head to the gym do what we can without pushing ourselves too terribly much and go home. Most of our workouts last about 30 minutes each.

At this point all I am doing is stationary bike work just to get myself active and build up some endurance. It did not help when I jumped on the scale and it read 304 pounds. Ugh. To reach my ultimate goal, I need to shed about 119 pounds, which is a lot. Looking at that number seems pretty daunting, but I am a quietly competitive guy. I will look at things and people and try to "beat" them in self-imagined competitions that only I know are going on. So, when I see 304 on the scale, I quietly say to "myself/the scale"... "Race ya to 300..."

Working in that paradigm, I can just keep dropping the goal by five pounds at each milestone and keep myself motivated. As it goes, I am trying to enact a few lifestyle changes, the least of which is kicking the (diet) soda habit once again. Regular soda just packs on the pounds, and diet soda helps me maintain a weight, but doesn't actually help me lose it. So back to water, juice, and milk for me. On top of that, I am trying to be more aware of what I am eating. I know that's a big part of why I am as large as I am. I just have to find things that don't taste like cardboard that fill me up and don't pack on the weight...

Should be easy, right?

Says you...

-- GopherDave


  1. I'm with you brother! I got on the scale at the doctors office last year and weighed in at 313 lbs. So far this year I have shed 28 lbs just by changing what I eat and drink (no exercise). I'd like to shed another 50 lbs, which would get me back to what I weighed when I graduated High School back in 1974. It can be done, just don't kill yourself doing it.


  2. I'm not going to push Atkins, because I don't like it, but I am having luck losing and keeping my blood sugar in line with counting carbs. I'm working on 150 a day (which is a PITA when a muffin at Perkins is 50 carbs) but the easiest way to do this is to not do fast food and to now eat crap food. It's still not easy.

  3. Tom: I have no plans on killing myself to do it. The exercise is necessary for me because, well... I'd rather lose this weight sooner rather than later. Not at an unhealthy rate, mind you, but if simply changing my diet can open the door, then perhaps the excercise can help shove the "unwelcome guest" out of the house faster.

    Barb: I'm not counting calories or carbs or anyother hoo-hah. I know what's good and what is bad, and I just have to stick to stuff that is good for me, as opposed to stuff that is just plain tasty, like Papa Del's Stuffed Pizza...