The picture above is every weigh in I’ve done since I got my Withings Scale, just over 2 years ago. As you can see there is a lot of up and down on there. But what I find interesting is it looks like there is a point I tend to reach before I head on my way back up. That point looks like it’s about 242 lbs, which not coincidentally is what I weighed in at this morning. So I was thinking about this on my way to work today, and I think I know why.
I’m comfortable at ~245 lbs. I feel good, I don’t snore, I can run 10 miles w/o stopping, play football, bike 30 miles, etc. All of it. I can do everything I want to do at 245 lbs. But that’s the problem, I don’t seem to have the drive to go beyond that weight. And as anyone who has lost weight (and kept it off) knows, it’s the personal drive that allows you to do it. It’s not peer pressure, it’s not dietbets, it’s that feeling that YOU can do better. YOU can lose weight, exercise more and improve your quality of life.
As many know, my peak weight was ~325 lbs. And my low weight (since then) has been ~239 lbs. Well, I wanna go below that, I want to reach 220 lbs by June. That’s about 16 weeks to lose 20 lbs. It’s not asking a lot, it’s doable. And that’s what I plan to do. But what’s the plan? Well, it’s like it usually is:
- Do it for myself, cause nobody else is going to do it for me
- Track everything I eat, cause we all know what not tracking a day really means. It means you ate too fucking much.
- Exercise every day. For me, that’s running at least 1 mi per day (I’m trying to streak all of 2016) and then doing Wendler’s 5/3/1 3x a week. Plus throw in a sport once a week, Flag Football and then Basketball hopefully
- Say no to going out for dinner. This is hard for me. I don’t really cook (I plan to start trying), so my wife ends up doing the cooking (which she typically loves to do). So anytime we go out it’s kind of like a night off for her, something she doesn’t have to do. So the best bet is for me to take over at least 1x a week for dinner. We can eat healthy and she can get that night off.
- Say yes to some planned cheat days. I’ve got some events coming up that I love to attend and in many cases even helped plan. Those are the days I’ll eat what I want, and hopefully those days will all start with a 10+ mile run in the morning 🙂 I know you can’t outrun a bad diet, but you can certainly try
So that’s my plan to get to 220 lbs. I think I haven’t weighed that since High School, and that was a long time ago. Hopefully, I can do this 🙂