I will hit the 4 month mark this Saturday the 22nd. I cannot believe how time flies and ounces shed when I stay dedicated to my goal. The support I have received has been wonderful. My wife, who says she has been inspired by me to make changes with her own health has lost 13 pounds! I appreciate her for all she does and I am so proud of her accomplishments. She is my inspiration! My boys are my inspiration! I know that I have talked about being selfish, and doing this for me. That was at the beginning, now I am half way home and have realized the better quality of life that this will provide for not just me but those who are most important to me as well!
A lot has happened this week. I knew I was getting close to the 320’s mark and I knew that it would be a stretch to hit that mark but I aimed high and missed. I am OK with missing this goal as I went hard at the gym 5 times this week taking two nights off. I stuck to my guns on my eating plan allowing one “cheat” meal that happened to be on a date night with my wife. Hooters wings were a treat prior to this life change and I had yet to eat any since my surgery. It had been a long time and my wife and I had some time without the boys and thought it would be a nice treat. In another time not long ago this would have been a weekly event and I would have put back 20+ wings, along with 3-4 cokes and been in a food coma for the next day only to be cured with more self-indulgence. As we ordered the wings I could not help but think of those days and how far I have come. Out came the heavenly inspired, battered, fried and coated with tasty sauce wings. They hit the table and I was living in the past until I was only able to eat 6 wings! SO.. with that being said I have resigned as Wing King and will no longer claim this crown! Truth be told they were tasty but not worth it! Now I know, it was all hype in my head! I can’t say I will never eat them again but I can say I don’t think I will crave them again.
This week was the first time that EVERYONE noticed my shrinking abilities. I would have thought this happened sooner but now I am starting to get stopped in the office by co-workers or by golfing buddies that I see once a month and asked what it is that I am doing. It was nice to hear all the compliments, words of motivation and congratulations but it’s also tough because I don’t see the changes like others do. Don’t get me wrong when I look at old pictures I can tell. When I put on old cloths I can tell. But the truth is I am still a 330 something pound man that used to be 452 pounds. My mind plays tricks on me I guess or perhaps I just know that I have a long road ahead. I don’t want to ignore my accomplishments but if I could kick myself in the ass I would, just for letting it get as bad as it was! My regrets are not making the change sooner, but I imagine that anyone who goes through this process has that same regret!
Until Next Time – Warrior in Training
Weigh in results:
- 121lbs lost
- 53% to my weight loss goal.
- 27% of total body weight lost
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