Tuesday, February 22, 2011

everybody hits a wall, not many break through it.

I sent this to my brothers in T8WC.  A charge of encouragement, can you find truth in this for yourself?  If you can- Use it.  I know that we are not alone in our struggle.

"Hello brothers,
we were all once defeated by Satan in our lives when it came to self control and eating. Today, I can say we have victory in Christ. Should you sin that grace may more abound? God forbid! Don't give up ground that you have won with blood, sweat, and tears.

Behind us is a trail of pounds lost, mountain tops crossed and blood spilled in the name of reclaiming who we are in Christ... we are made in the image of God.

Take your mind back to that first week weigh in. Some guys lost 9...12...even 16lbs!

Stay close to God in prayer, remain COMPLIANT through transformation, not contrition.

Be men of character and men stronger than ANY voice in your head saying 'but you've come so far'. We still have a lifetime to go, gentleman.

Press on."

90lbs to go!


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

What would Kevin Costner Say?

Hello out there.  A fantastic week so far-  I am learning that I have a lot more fight in me than Previously assumed.  I pounded out 60 minutes on the elliptical at level 15 resistance.  never dropped below 85 revs.  I affectionately call it "the elliptical death march".  I've also pushed my weights even harder- Reaching the 200lb mark on my Lat Pull down exercise, and 255lbs leg press.

Down, down, down!  ya- another 2lbs gone!  276lbs is where I came in this past Saturday.  We had a week were NO MAN on T8WC gained or maintained weight.  Everyone lost (so...everyone won!)  I also saw my doctor-  He was happy to see me down 125lbs since my last visit.  Also my blood pressure was down to a normal level.  Praise God for that!

"Never stop fighting till the fight is done."

92lbs to go!!

Friday, February 11, 2011

New Changes to the Plan

Hello yall- For the past month now, there's been a huge change implemented in our program.  Every 7 Days, I get 1 Cheat day on my eating.  This is to act as a reset for my body.  To shock it once a week into working harder to burn the fat the other 6 days.  So far, I can't complain.  I am now down to 278, which is lower than I've ever weighed as a grown up (as you may have read from my last post).  Tomorrow will be the 4th weigh in that takes into account the reset day.  We'll see if its still holding its merit.  The last thing I am going to do is sabotage my progress.  If it looks like I'm not having success with it- I'm gonna cut it out. Period. 
I am seeing great results from my weight training (increases are coming each week)  and my waist and chest measurements keep going down little by little.  So I'm please. Also did something crazy- Pushed out 1 mile on the elliptical in 9min 6sec. Felt amazing.
Wow- I'm just glad it's Friday. 
Doctor appointment on Tuesday.  It's been 10 months since He's seen me- we'll see what he thinks about my progress. Thanks for all the love and support I've been hearing from you guys.

Everybody- have a Happy Valentines Day- Spend it with the one you love, and never take them for granted.

94 to go!