Lazy, that’s me. When I get home from work I just want to veg out in front of the T.V. A bad use of time, I know. I want to write a book. I want to write a new song. I want to lose 40 more pounds. These goals weigh on my conscious and compete for my time. And then I go and add – I want to blog every day about my existence. So I don’t participate in any of my goals and veg out on the latest recorded Flash episode.
Well no more! I’ve at least been losing weight so I can blog about that right? Since January 6, 2017 I’ve lost over 30 lbs. It all started as a competition at work. Who could lose the most by March 3rd. I won! I lost 25.5 lbs which was over 9% of my body weight and pocketed $120. I started the competition at a very unhealthy 277 lbs. I was miserable. I huffed and puffed putting my clothes and shoes on each morning, much less traversing the 3 stories in the parking garage at work.
Today I feel invigorated with 30 lbs shed on my way to 75 lbs. I’ve done it before. I’ve lost 85 lbs before and got back to the size I was when I left high school. How did I get big again? I swore I’d never get that big again but it’s so easy to slip up. An extra taco here, extra large fries there and slowly your your stomach expands and before you know it – major obesity. And once that stomach expands it wants more. It doesn’t help that work stress kicks in and I eat food for comfort. Food and plopping in front of the T.V. does it.
How’d I get this weight loss started again? I eat within my allotted calories and eat whatever I want. I use the app Lose It! religiously. I use the app Runkeeper and walk 2 miles (as of this post) per day. I’ve bought a weight bench to go with the set of weights that have been in the closet of 10 years and I’m currently reading Weight Training for Dummies preparing my workout schedule. I plan to start mixing in the weight training with my walking next week.
I still come home from work tired and wanting to veg but I get my workout done first. Then I eat a sensible 500-600 calorie dinner. Then I plop down in front of the TV and watch the latest Supernatural or Grimm. One day I’ll get to that novel and song but I at least got my blog updated. With the healthy weight loss routine I’m adding more days to my life, so there will be time for song and novel.