Monday, November 29, 2010

How Did I Ever Get This Way?

I was just looking back at some pictures of me from the beginning of 2010 (before I started working out at all)  I just am shocked to see the state I was in.  I will never go back there again- only forward to a healthier, skinnier Luke.

Check it out for yourself.
Now                         Then

Even after Thanksgiving (which we were allowed to have as a reward day off the diet) I am down 4lbs.  We'll see how I do on Saturday.  Hope to lose a few more by the end of the week. 


Monday, November 22, 2010

1st Century

Yes, the rumors are true- I have officially lost 100 lbs!!

WOOOO HOOOO!  I am amazed at the transformation that I've experienced not only on the outside- but on the inside.  God continues to give blessings.

The rest of me is committed to getting to full fitness. 
Thanks for all the encouragement and motivation.


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Right to the Point

I had a lackluster week before this past one (not losing any weight) so I guess I pushed a little harder and further in the gym than I had previously.  I knocked down 8.4lbs- bringing me 2lbs away from my first Century loss.  I'm now at 303.

We are at it again this week- pushing ourselves to the limit. 
I am trying to prepare for the Thanksgiving day run

- and it's going......okay.  It's been slow- my ankle is my biggest deterrent from running- it starts to hurt, shooting pains, and then I'm done.  So, I'm hoping that getting some running shoes will help me get on the right track.. ONLY 9 Days to go!

Stay strong- Be good :)


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Muscle Milk is My New Favorite Treat!

"First little thought that came through my brain- I use to love to snack on chocolate and chips and junk like that.  But now, since I've reprogrammed my appetite- I actually crave something good for me (like almonds or a protein shake).  It's pretty cool."

So, 2 weeks ago I came in here with a big disappointing gain. BOO!  This past weekend, after really kicking it hard at the gym- I brought in a 5.8lb LOSS!  Hellllls yeah! 
(sorry, I couldn't help myself) So, I am feeling great about that.  

I now weigh (if you can believe it) 311lbs.  On April 1st I weighed 401lbs....carry the 2...I am now just 10lbs away from 100lbs lost.  This literally makes my head spin (you should see that- it's cool and scary at the same time)  I hope to be down those final 10lbs in 2 weeks.  We'll see how it goes.  Just gotta remember to eat on time (every 2 hours- eat compliant food) and work out intensely for at least 40 minutes a day. 
            In other news....
I signed up for the
(DUN-DUH-DAH!!!) We are doing it as Team T8WC.  It is going to be insane.  If you want to come and support- it's Thanksgiving morning at 9AM out at the Sprint Campus in Overland Park, KS.
It is going to be a time of Celebration for the progress that has been made.  I am excited to be a part of it. 
More information: visit the site to get directions- or to sign up to participate.

Go win this week.  I will be trying my level best to do the same.