I’m back again, after more time lost and no progress made. In February I posted Super Fatty Fat Fat — or Why it’s Time to Get Serious. The day of that post, I weighed in at 278.6 pounds. I wrote:
As far as I can tell, the only thing stopping me is me. And maybe I don’t know how to fix that problem yet, but I have to try.
I think I have a clear answer now — I did not know how to fix the problem. It’s easy to say I know I need to eat better and exercise more, but what is really causing me to not do those things? I’ve read enough books and blogs to know what I should be doing. But I guess I haven’t read enough books and blogs to know why I don’t do those things. I don’t recall what I did after that post — apparently I didn’t keep any records — but I guess it didn’t last long.
So here we are again. Yesterday I weighed in at 267.9 pounds — better off than I was in February but not by much. I’m still far away from where I need to be (I think 200 – 215 pounds is ideal). But losing 67 pounds is a big goal — too big to take on at once. So my first goal is to reach 250 pounds. More specifically, to weigh, on average, less than 250 pounds for one week — before January 1st, 2013. I believe that is attainable. Not easy, but not so difficult I’m afraid of failure. We have about three and a half months left in 2012. I need to lose about 18 pounds, which is around five pounds per month. As heavy as I am now, that really isn’t that much weight to lose.
Here’s my baseline:
267.9 pounds, 30.5% body fat (according to my Withings Scale)
And I took some measurements:
- shoulders: 47″
- chest: 45″
- waist: 49″
- hips: 47″
- thighs: 31.5″
- biceps: 14.5″
I’ll be updating my weight weekly and my measurements monthly. Weight loss is my goal, but I don’t want to focus only on weight — which is why I included measurements this time.
I’ll be back with regular updates (at least I think I will).