So today was my first weigh day since I started this journey/blog. As I noted before, I was hoping for 8 poounds. Well, I did not lose 8 pounds guys. But I guess I will have to go on living knowwing that I lost 11 pounds insteaad. And 1 1/2 inces off my big belly. I am not sure how I will handle this. It may be difficult but I will see what I am made of I suppose ;-)
I am actually typing this blog at lunch time because I was so excited to tell everybody. I now weigh 286 pounds, down from 297 and my belly is 53 1/2 inches around down frmo 55. How exciting!!! So goal number one of losing 10 pounds has been accomplished!! My new goal is to get out of the 280's, if only to 279. I kinda laughed at myself though when I thought of something. I have always been the guy who will reward weight loss goals with food! I thought about it for half a second this morning, but decided that is just dumb! Haha. So I have decided that at 30 pounds lost, I am going to go out and splurge on a new shirt for me. Aaaaaaand, it will be a XX!! Even if it don't fit at the time, I will work my way down to it!
Kathy and I went to Taco Bell today and I have to admit, I liked the fresco burrito supreme chicken version. I knew going in it was 340 calories, which is what I eat for lunches. My worry was will it be a filling 340. The answer is yes! I was great! I may have a new faorite at Taco Bell as it was delicious also. So thru lunch and counting in what I will be eating for a snack later, I am going to leave the office with 950 calories in. And I saw in my comments that Jo mentioned I had gone over my bank of calories but with good choices. I actually did not because I set my bank at 2000. But it got me to thinking if I had set it too high. So I did some research and found a website that calculated your basal metabolic rate according to your age, weight, and height as well as activity level. I put in mildy active and it said to lose weight I would need to keep my caloric intake daily to 3200! I was shocked! I can tell you right now, just trying to make 2000 is hard now. I have only made it close twice and gone over once and both times, no hunger in this guy! So how much stock do you guys put into that? Do ya'll think my bank of 2000 is too high?
Okay, I am done rambling. I need to get off her and get my A/C problem solved. I need a couple of window units but those are at a premium this time of year! So let's see some success stories posted guys, and as always, keep inspiring and I will try to do the same for you.