Wednesday, December 29, 2010

And As We Say Goodbye... 2010, we say hello to 2011.  It's almost new years, and I have been thinking a lot about what I've done this year- what I want to do next year and mostly about what I couldn't have done without my group of guys.  Each day we send each other emails saying if we were compliant or not to our commitment.  Some days it's just "compliant", some days it's "non-compliant".  One of the most profound things that Matt B. has told me this year is it's not about how many times you fall but about how quickly you get up after falling.  The enemy for anyone that has ever struggled with weight is most often Their own self doubt.  since April 1, 2010 I have lost 115lbs. My goal for this year is to be done with this weight loss journey.  I want to be on maintenance (to maintain a healthy weight and not have to lose anymore to have a "normal" BMI)
On April 1, 2011 I want be below 250lbs. I am committing myself to being 185lbs by December 2011- Come hell or high water.

I am going to need a tremendous amount of strength and encouragement to do this- but I know that the people in my camp can help me see it through.  What an incredible year it's been.  What a journey, so far.  The journey continues.  The next time I weigh in it will be 2011- Here's to a fantastic New Year.


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

I'm sorry, so sorry.

Hello blog readers-
It has been a crazy December!!!!!  I can't believe it's already half-way gone.  This has been a great month. 
This past week I lost just over 5 lbs.
During the holidays it is especially hard to be on any kind of diet because of the ENDLESS amount of food that is put in front of you at Parties, Family Gatherings, Work, and of course at Home.  Here's a tip- If you're out, and have options that are less than healthy (eat as little as possible) You don't have to join in and gorge yourself- BE SENSIBLE!

I am encouraged by the progress that all the guys and gals are making on T8WC.  I am down to 292lbs at last weigh in- so by the end of the year...if I hit my goal each week...I'll be down to....280lbs (or very close to it)  The last time I weighed close to that was when I was a Sophomore in high school.  I am going to places I've never been as a grown adult.  I bought my first pair of 42 jeans, and a new jacket that is a size XL! 

This is a picture of the 5XL Coat I wore last Christmas.

Hard to believe.  But I will never need that thing again.  I've sold or donated ALL of my clothes and coats that I am too small for now.  Bags and boxes full.  The thing is- When you're overweight, you really accumulate clothes, because you're always outgrowing them.  No longer. 
I'll probably get in one or two more posts before the end of the year- Definitely one with my T8WC New Year Resolutions.

Take care everybody- Go Win Today!