Losing It For The Family

Losing It For The Family

Friday, November 19, 2010

Day 127 Hot 100 Update And A Milestone For Me

It is Friday! I love having Fridays off from work. It is kinda rough on the pocket book, but man. So today started off with a bang for me. It is weigh in day. I wrote about how nervous I was last night, had that feeling like right before you take the field, nervous, jittery, butterflies in the stomach kind of stuff. Well, I took the field this morning and it turns out, I won!!! I am too lazy to go look back, but I am pretty sure I talked at some point about setting my next goal weight to be 228, but during one of my morning walking sessions, I kept seeing 226. It must have been God sending me early results, cause I made it to 226 pounds this week!! I now KNOW I weigh less right now than I ever weighed during the 2000-2001 era I talk about so much when I lost like 73 pounds. I honestly can't recall if I got down to 233 or 237 pounds at that time, but I do know I never got to the 220's!!! And it seems like my senior year, the last weigh in we had, I was 219. Again, I can't recall for sure, but that seems right. So my next goal is now to get down to 218 pounds. I know that is a lofty goal, as I have been losing fairly large amounts of weight at a time, and that will have to slow down sooner or later. I just keep steeling myself for that day so that I do not go into a spiral of disappointment. But for now, I am going to shoot for the moon and keep my next goal at 218. I now have to set my mind as to how I am going to get there. I think that my Thanksgiving week plan to get a ton o' walking in is a good step in that direction. I have also found a new obsession with trying to build up my jogging ability and working on getting squats done too. I suspect that in all that activity, along with some great eating, I will give myself a good outside shot at getting to my next goal.

Now on to my Hot 100 update. I have what I think may be a no no on it this time. I will need a ruling though. I ate a Fresco Chicken Burrito Supreme from Taco Bell for supper the other night. Not thinking about the tortilla. Since one of my goals is to not eat white bread, I have to wonder, is a tortilla a form of white bread? It slipped past me when I ordered it and Kathy thought of it while we were eating. Not that if it is, that derails me, I just need to know for future reference. As for the 5k goal, still using the edit of getting copious amounts of walking in, but I did do a little test jog last night on the treadmill and I got a half mile in and really did feel like I could have done more. I just leave room for improvement, it drives me on to strive for better. My fruits and vegetable have been up a little this week. I added an orange to my afternoon snack regimen. It is cold and flu season and the added vitamin C cant hurt right? Now for the crazy thing. I have officially blown away my original weight loss goal of 240, and now have passed up my edit of 230. Keeping in mind that this challenge goes on until December 31, I am not too sure what to set my end goal as giving consideration to the fact that I continue to lose at a fairly good rate. As I said above, at some point that is going to have to slow down. So here is my new goal. I just added it up and I have three more weigh ins between now and Dec 31. I am currently at 226 pounds. I think it is realistic to go ahead and shoot for 210 pounds by Dec 31. What do ya'll think?



15 comments:

  1. Shane you are doing so awesome! I don't think the tortilla is white bread, but it's not something I would eat often as it is higher carb. I think your weight goals should be set by you, not us. If you think it is realistic, it is. Make that a goal and if it seems wrong after your next weigh in, change it. This is your deal. You are in control.

    PS-My blog is not THAT kind of website. Ha ha. You're funny. I'll post pics from tonight as soon as I can.

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  2. I love your blog! You are seeing fantastic results and you're so positive and upbeat!

    When are we going to see some updated pictures? I'll bet you feel awesome!

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  3. Congrats on the milestone! You are doing great with the walking AND the food. And you an inspiration for me while I am running cold on the walking. But that will change.

    If the tortilla was flour or corn, then it was white bread. But if you only eat it once in a blue moon, it's not the end of the world.

    Have a great weekend!

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  4. YEEHAW! Way to go Shane!! You're doing soooo good!!

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  5. I would think the tortilla is probably a white bread as they usually are flour tortillas.

    I think you really are doing a great job!

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  6. Way to go Shane! I knew you could do it! If you think you can reach 20 pounds in 6 weeks, then do it. If it doesn't work then all you can do is change your goal. You know your body and how it reacts. You know what is good and bad. Obviously, you are doing so well with your weight loss journey that you know what to do. Keep it up!

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  7. I think you're amazing and entertaining! And, I think that you will be shocked at how easily you will be able to up your distance with the running. A little bit more every day, and BAM - you're running 10K. It really does work that way! It's crazy.

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  8. Congrats, Shane! I don't think you have posted your height. I wish I was taller- just 5'3ish and probably shrinking! I have 3 nieces who are around 6' or taller- all played volleyball in college too.

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  9. Way to go, Shane!!! Fantastic!

    So with a goal of 210 by the 31st, that's 16 lbs. in approximately 6 weeks. Based on your track record, seems like a very reasonable goal.

    You're gonna rock it!! ;-)

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  10. You can probably make 210, but wow! What an accomplishment to get to 226. We are all so proud of you, and you are an inspiration to me.

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  11. Whoo hoo on your weight loss!!! Yaaaay! As for running, I tell you I could honestly not run 30 seconds and now I run miles(even today with bronchitis!!!)...hehe. Anyway, keep up the good work!

    Jennifer
    http://wecanlosethepounds.blogspot.com/

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  12. I am SO proud of YOU!! This is just amazing and I think your Dec 31 goal should just be whatever comes off, comes off ... and STAYS off!!! Portion control this Thanksgiving is my goal and a few more pounds by Christmas will make me happy :-) Blessings to you, and your family!

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  13. Great job on the milestone Shane! This is awesome news!

    And the tortilla? Yeah, it probably falls under the white bread category, but it was an honest mistake. I think you get a pass on this one.

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  14. 226!!! Congrats Shane! You're doing everything right, so keep up the great work. I'm so proud of you!

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  15. Shane, sorry I missed this one but I was looking for it. I am so glad you hit the 226, you deserve it buddy! And 210 for Dec 31? No problem. I've updated my goal to to lose 13 pounds between now and then, let's do it!

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