Wednesday, February 29, 2012

End of the month goal

February 29, 2012- 11:05 PM- Squeaked to my February goal of 185.0 LBS
 This means that my current BMI is 29.0!
Feels good to move a full digit away from Obese.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Week 19 Results

It doesn't feel like I have been at this for 19 Weeks, but it has been a struggle to get this weight off.

After taking a week off from blogging, I am finally below where I was before my travels and diet cheating ways . .  188.4.

Let's hope this weight continues to come off and for the 1st time in 4 months, I have NOT hit my monthly target. To be honest, its extremely disappointing, but I have lost over 40 pounds from where I was almost a year ago and well over 30 from when I started this crazy diet experiment.

Thank you for keeping up with me and keeping me honest. To another 19 weeks and hopefully 30 pounds!

Have a great couple days! Let's hope George Clooney walks away with Oscar Gold tonight.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Week 17 Results

The past few weeks, I traveled quite a bit. To Philly and then to New York over the last few weeks, led me to skip the gym much more than I should. Not good stuff at all.

My weigh in was 192.4. This is a gain of over 3 LBS. I am going to double down on my efforts as you can see here.

I really need to step it up so that I can hit my new goals.

Thanks for reading.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Not Good Enough . . .

Ever since I dropped below 200 LBS, my weight hasn't dropped as quickly or as easily. I am completely to blame for this, which is not a fun thought at all.

I haven't gone to the gym as much (usually 3 times a week in stead of the typical 5) and I have eased on the diet much more than I should have.

To motivate me more, I have decided to do take the following steps:
  1. My new goal is 165 LBS. This is ten pounds more than my original goal (175 LBS)
    1. By March 31st, my goal is 180 LBS
    2. By April 30th, my goal is 175 LBS
    3. By May 31st, my goal is 170 LBS
    4. By June 30th, my goal is 165 LBS
  2. Until I reach 175 LBS, I am going to abstain from going to Starbucks. 
    1. While I typically will get regular coffee, I have ordered lattes with more frequency than I would like to admit. 
    2. I am not saying that I won't run to McDonalds for an occasional coffee at lunch, but no more Starbucks.
  3. No alcohol until I reach 175 LBS. I have gone out with friends a number of times and alcohol is usually involved. Alcohol and mixers are extra calories that I really should not be consuming.
  4. I am going to run/walk in at least TWO 5 Ks before the wedding. This will help me train more and keep me motivated.
  5. I am going to try to blog at least twice a week to keep me honest and on track for the diet.
Not looking forward to tomorrow's weigh in. Wish me luck!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Week 16 Results

Happy Sunday Everyone! As Americans, myself included, get ready to watch the showdown between the Patriots and the Giants to claim the title of 2011 - 2012 Super Bowl Champion (which could have a 1950's monster movie- George Washington leading the fray against a group of giants- pretty cool), I am happy to announce my best weight results so far!
For the first time in my adult life I weigh 189.2 LBS. This sets me at just over 14 LBS from my goal of 175 LBS. This weight also lowers my BMI to under 30, as mentioned in the post here.

This week set up some milestones:
  • No longer obese
    • You can test your BMI by checking on this NIH site
  • Finally after weeks of trying, my weight has fallen under 190 LBS
  • I have started to modify the diet to focus on calories taken in, rather than limiting carbs
  • I have begun training for a 5K
More about all of these later on.

Have a great and safe Day!

Friday, February 3, 2012

BMI . . . again

I weighed in this morning at 189.2. This is the lightest I have weighed in probably over a decade. A DECADE and I am 26 years old.

I don’t know why I waited all this time to do something about my weight with diabetes running rampant in my family. But I can proudly say that I am no longer OBESE!! That evil and vile word.

There's an App for That

I have decided that I am going to change up my diet. After 12 + weeks on a low carb diet, I have decided to switch to a low-calorie diet to finish off the diet.

While the low-carb diet was difficult getting started, the low calorie one has been a tough transition as well. How do you know how many calories something has? How do I keep track of these things?

I turned to my cell phone for help!

I started using this application on my phone a few weeks ago called Lose it. This app allows you to track calories eaten and calories burned through exercise. We will see if this change in the diet works as well. Wish me luck!