Apr 122015

I’m happy to report that I’m almost at the “280’s” and will be there this week, hopefully!  It’s been a battle, but I’m winning!  Since starting this journey on Dec. 7, 2014, I’ve lost 52 lbs. in about 4 months.  My next goal is to reach 269, as that will be a record for me.  I got to 270 about 11 years ago, but never below in the past 20 years, so it’s a real goal to shoot for.  I just wanted to post this, as it’s been a while, and I wanted to keep a record of how it’s going.  My highest weight to date has been 367, so since then, I’ve actually lost 76 lbs.!  I still have a lot to lose, but wanted to celebrate the fact, that I’ve reached the over 50 lbs. lost point!  Thanks to all of you for reading and supporting and encouraging me with your words and prayers!  Also, thanks especially to my accountability buddy, Larry Jacobs, and my Life Coach encourager, Joana Tomaz!  You guys help me to keep going!

I got this backward, but you get the point!

I got this backward, but you get the point!

Feb 152015
301 lbs.!  Just a little over a pound to go to reach under 300!

301 lbs.! Just a little over a pound to go to reach under 300!


This has been a record week!  A little radical, but lots of results.  I know it’s not the best regimen for losing weight to take off so much at one time, but I was really motivated to try and reach my goal of being under 300 lbs. by my birthday tomorrow.  With a little more determination, I have 24 hours to do just that.  This week has been a little crazy, with gym every day, doing 20 -30 minutes on the elliptical machine, Doing mostly juicing every day, and resisting temptation big time!  I weighed in last Monday at 314 and was pretty disappointed that the gap had widened even from the day before, instead of shrinking.  So, I just put it into “D” for determination, and put the pedal to the metal!  Monday was big, as I lost 6 pounds!  Then Tuesday, I lost 3 1/2, Wednesday, 2, Thursday, 1/2, and it stayed at 302 both Friday and Saturday with no weight loss, even though I was still mostly juicing and still hitting the gym.  This morning it went down 1 more pound to 301, and I believe I can be under 300 tomorrow!

From this point, I will try to keep a little more sane program of exercise and food intake, but I really wanted to reach this short term goal for some reason.  I don’t think the numbers are all that important, though.  The important thing is what I have become inside in order to reach those numbers.  The strength developed, the character built, the discipline applied.  That all counts much more than just numbers, which are just units of measurement.  The real change and lasting change is on the inside.  What the struggle has made you become!   Thank you all for your prayers and support.  It is wonderful to have friends like you cheering me on.  Please feel free to get in touch if you are facing some of the same challenges, and would like to talk or chat with someone who understands.  “Don’t give up till you win!”