This blog is so much better than being in a weight loss contest! The people on the Biggest Loser have to worry about life once they get sent home, if you’re in a local weight loss contest you are concerned about what will happen when the contest is over. I have no worries because I am already home and there is no contest. It’s just me and my new life.
I was thinking that I ought to post a bit of my weight loss history so you’ll have an idea where I’ve been. My max weight in high school was chunky 238 lbs. I slimmed down my senior year to lean 185. On my mission I got up to a plump 260. Once I got home I slimmed down to 198 and had a 32 inch waist. The most I have ever weighted was whopping 371 about two years ago. I hit the gym for a while and dropped to 319 and then went back up to the 347 that I was when this phase of my journey began. It’s obvious that I’ve been in a very dangerous yoyo pattern that has left me even heavier on the up-swing than I was before I started. With all of that behind me, I am looking forward to some cool milestones. I was happy that I weighed 331 on Friday because that is so close to being in the 320’s and I have not been there for a long time. Then comes the three-teens and I have not been below that for at least 7 or eight years. Then comes the 200s! What a landmark. I have not been there for at least 10 years! Then I’ll hit 271 and that will signify a loss of 100lbs!!! What a great day that will be. By then I plan to have a better idea as to what my final weight should be and I will set goals accordingly.
Well, so now you know. Thanks again for your support, and for those who are working along with me, I have not heard from some of you for a while so please drop me a note and let me know how you’re coming along.