Weigh-In: Week 13 (8-04-2011)

Week of 07-31 through 08-04 in the year of our Lord 2011
This is the first weigh-in of the rest of my life. Here are the results for week 13:

Today: 288.2 lbs.
Last Week: 290.6 lbs.
Week Difference: -2.4 lbs.
Total Loss: 46.4 lbs.

This was a short week because of my travels last week, but it was still nice to have over 2 lbs. lost.  I feel like I am exercising like a maniac and I really and truly have gotten to the point where the foods that I eat are more than just comfort.  I am eating healthy things because I want my body to be healthy.  I think I am going to try and cure my acid reflux solely by my diet.  Think it can be done? I do. And I am going to do it.

I caught some heat from a few people on My Fitness Pal over my No Honor in Cheating post. I had a lot of people talking about how denying yourself leads to future binges and whatnot.  People said it wasn’t sustainable.  I think a lot of people missed the point.  If your set your mind to it, it isn’t a denial.  It is all about your mindset.  My wife sent me a great quote this week  from some website.  It said, IF YOU EAT WHAT YOU HAVE ALWAYS EATEN, YOU WILL WEIGH WHAT YOU HAVE ALWAYS WEIGHED.  I think if you are serious about losing weight you will change your ways not to deny yourself food, but to give yourself a better life.  But enough about that.

Here is some perspective on my personal weight loss journey.

I have been on this journey for 13 weeks and have lost 46 pounds.
That is and average of 3.5 pounds per week.
There are 21 weeks left in the year.
If I maintain that average I could POSSIBLY lose 73.5 more pounds.
That would be a TOTAL weigh loss of 119.5 pounds.
That would put me at 214.7 pounds.
That would mean a total of $598 that I would donate to Louie’s Kids (not including outside pledges!).

Now I know one or two or all of you are going to come back and say something to the effect of, “Now Hank, don’t be disappointed. But you cannot maintain that type of loss. It just doesn’t work that way. You are setting yourself up for discouragement. Blah blah blah.” Yeah yeah I know, whatevs.  Keep those comments to yourself (with all due respect…Ricky Bobby). I know that the likelihood of maintaining that type of loss would be impossible for the average person. But I am not average.  I am the Weight Loss Juggernaut. If you get in my way you might get bowled over (by surprise and astonishment, not physically!) Ok, so enough of the online super ego.  It is a lofty goal, but I have set lofty goals before and been able to reach them.  Let’s see what happens.

Here are my obligatory weigh in pics:

I am posting this pic below, not to show off, but to have something for comparison later on.  My arms are bigger for sure, but I don’t really have that much definition.  I think that will change in the next year.

Until next week’s weigh-in,

Put down the kettle-corn, pick up the kettle-bell.

 

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