Disturbing thought

October 15, 2006

The ability to maintain my goal of 750 calories-loss a day due to exercise have been harder to achieve that I originally thought, I have been able most days to do it and sometimes I get carried away to more than 1000 calories, but is a work-out. I also found out that doing high intensity combined with low intensity works out better, so instead of say maintain a pace of 4.5 mph on the treadmill, I force my self to 6.2 mph and rest at 3.6 mph, I definitively burn more calories this way.

Now, the hamstring on my right leg has been bothering me, so to rest it, I also been doing some stationary bike, you lose way less calories doing this but is some I got to do till my leg gets better. The important thing is to maintain some kind of activity, swimming, rowing etc.. to keep those calories burning.

I weighted today a bit less than 262 lbs. This is exactly 60 lbs loss since I started my weight-loss marathon, 6 and half months ago, what a trip it has been, I remember been tired of going a fly of stairs or walking a couple blocks or eating all you can eat sherry Garcia ice cream or sitting in front of the TV with a big bag of Doritos, what a difference 6 months can make, 60 pounds of difference.

The disturbing part is that times goes by, sometimes we don't even feel it, can you remember last Xmas, well we are in mid October already , have you started your purchases, after the Halloween season, all stores will be dragging Xmas down our throws. What if I had not decided to lose weight ? Six month would have gone by and I will still be sitting on my butt, complaining about being fat or even gained more weight. Disturbing thought.

I am so glad I took that decision, and that this time was a real decision, not a wishful thinking, see the difference is that you have to want it, envision it ( oh yeah I can see myself @ 220 lbs) , plan it ( get that Gym membership) and schedule it ( go today at 8 pm to the gym ), is a word of difference that just wishing to be skinner and believe me if I can do it, so can anyone on Earth, Mars and Venus.

On a side note, my waist is down to 42 inches, and my BMI is 34.6 which means that I am in the very overweight or obese category, I am not a severely obese person anymore.

Do something, Do anything, Get Going, NOW.



WeightWatchNWoman said...

This post was very inspiring. I am also glad I made the choice to lose weight. I didn't want to wait for a new year to come, I wanted to do it now.

Congrats on the 60 lb lost...awesome!!! I hope your hamstring feels better.

angelfish24 said...

Way to go on losing 60 lbs! I know what you mean by saying I want to lose wt and not doing it just wishing. I started this journey 5 1/2 mo ago and so glad I did! Think by next summer I will be at goal...it does take a long time but will be so worth it. I also feel the health benefits already. Here's to your continued wt loss and health. Have a great week.

joie said...

Congratulations on you weight loss!!! You are a man who is talking the talk and walking the walk! Keep up the good work!