Week 50 – The Week I Give Up

Week of 04-06 through 04-19 in the year of our Lord 2012
This is the first weigh-in of the rest of my life. Here are the results for week 50:

 256.6 lbs.
Last Week: 252.4 lbs.
Week Difference: +4.4 lbs.
Total Loss: 78 lbs.
Waist: 41.25 inches (-0.0)
Neck: 15.75 inches (-0.0)
Body Fat Percentage: 31.5% 
BMI: 32.1 (+0.6 )


You guys. I am giving up. I am calling it quits.


Ok. ok. Enough silly drama. I am NOT quitting the weight loss journey and I am NOT giving up getting healthy. I am giving up being an idiot and not being honest.  You see, I have been in a bit of a funk over this whole weight plateau thing. After several weeks of not seeing any real results on the scale, it started eating away at me. I tried to make you guys think that I wasn’t really worried about it and that I had things under control, but the truth is it has been taking a serious toll on me. I let glimpses of it sort of come out on occasion, but I haven’t been honest about how it has affected my actions.

I have not been logging my food intake very seriously for at least the past 4 weeks.  This is a direct result of “not feeling like it.” This is the type of attitude that I fuss at my children for having. But look at me, the 34 year old 5 year old…I have also NOT been eating like I should. When I first started my journey, I was eating smaller meals but snacking every couple of hours on healthy foods like nuts and turkey jerky and what-not. I was losing weight then.

And now we see that the results of my attitude are weight gain. Booo weight gain!

So now I am going to QUIT being stupid and go back to eating smaller meals, more times through out the day. And I am going to GIVE UP not being honest with you when I am not eating like I am supposed to.

Will you hold me accountable?

I’m not feeling very Beastly today so I won’t be leaving you with a beast face out pic. Here is another one instead…


12 comments to Week 50 – The Week I Give Up

  • Mumby
    Twitter: Mumby

    Sounds like at least you KNOW what to do! So many of us dont! And you’ve proven to yourself that you CAN do it!! Get out into the sunshine and get some positive energy going. You can do it!

  • It’s good to know you’re not always as positive & funny as you seem to be…. What a freaking relief!! 😉 Get back on it – track, track, track your food – keep up the great work & remember, you don’t have to be happy about your journey 100% of the time….. Struggling means you’re human. Welcome to the club!! 😀

  • You still exercising just once a day in the afternoon?

  • Chris McCulley
    Twitter: chrisamcculley

    I didn’t give you permission to use the picture of me with the towel, but I don’t mind.

    Anyways, I’m right there with you man; food is my biggest struggle right now. Some days I’m good, then others I want to shove an entire pizza down my face. But I guess that’s what this is; a struggle. Some people struggle with smoking or alcohol, I struggle with french fries and 3 topping pizzas.

    Keep pushing man and thank you for the inspiration you give me!

  • Crystal

    I know you wouldn’t give up! You’re doing great. Just because you took a small step back doesn’t mean you haven’t taken 1000 steps forward. And you can get going in the right direction in no time!

  • Shawn Tyler Weeks
    Twitter: 344pounds

    Change your mind. You didn’t start this journey at 300 whatever pounds, you started it 256.6. You haven’t failed, you haven’t even started. Start tomorrow.

  • Liz

    Hi Hank,

    Just found your blog, and I wish I could find the perfect words to tell you what an inspiration you are. For what it’s worth: in my own weight loss struggles, I’ve gone through periods of success that feel almost self-sustaining . . . I eat well, I do everything right, and the feeling of virtuousness that engenders makes it easy to continue to do everything right. But ultimately this turns out to be dangerous for me, because as soon as I falter and binge or skip a gym day, the cycle is broken and I’m suddenly in an uphill battle to avoid even the most minor bad habit.

    This may or may not accurately describe what you’re going through, but if it is, the one way I’ve found to dig myself out of it is embracing a day-to-day mentality. Don’t think about the long upward slog, just the short, achievable span of the next sixteen hours. I will be in control today.

    You are amazing.

    • hank

      I love it. Thanks for the feedback and for checking out the site. I find myself having high and low days but the overall trend that I have had is weight going down. I have to look at it that way. My biggest problem is that I want what I want when I want it. Who doesnt have that issue? 🙂

  • Jason Lake, I run on Monday’s and Fridays in the pm and lift weights and intervals on Tues, Thurs, Sat in the am.

  • I have smashed through plateau’s before changing my cardio to am/pm. Similar to eating smaller meals many times a day, splitting up cardio sessions into two smaller cardio sessions per day seems to kick my metabolism into overdrive.

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