Friday, January 22, 2010

This calorie counting tactic is really paying off.

What’s that you say? I look thinner than I have in 7 or 8 years? Well…I look that way because I am thinner than I’ve been for 7 or 8 years! What a difference a few healthy days can make! After being off-track, I finally kicked in the afterburners and finished the week pretty good weight loss wise! Last week I tipped the scales at 316.7 and this week I was down to 312.9. Not quite four pounds, but still pretty good considering my overindulgent weekend.

This new calorie counting tactic is really paying off for me. To be calorically aware of everything I stuff into my face has a way of opening my eyes as to how I got this way in the first place. When I look at the massive amounts of calories I used to eat day-in and day-out, it just blows me away. I’m thinking that I had more 10,000 calorie days per week than most professional sumo wrestlers! But now my life is different, now I am in smooth calculated control and it feels great!

I went for an outdoor walk/jog today. It was the first time I’d traveled four miles on foot in a coon’s age and I loved it. I’m starting to get my “lungs back”, which will be very handy when it comes to breathing.

For those of you who’ve committed to the Delta Goose Run, I can’t wait to see you there. I’m going to be pushing myself pretty hard between now and then because I want to be able to run the whole thing. It will be a miracle if I can, but I’m thinking that if faith can move mountains, it ought to handle moving my big rear 3.1 little miles at a decent jog.

1 comment:

  1. Signing up for a race scares me to death. I can briskly walk for 30 minutes, and then I am ready to quit. BUT...I am with you on the other part. I am also looking better than I have in 7 or 8 years (as long as I've known you). Thanks to you for leading the way! I'm down 16 pounds from where I started December 7th, and that includes that harrowing week-and-a-half of holiday temptation. I have exercised every day this week!!! My goal is nine more pounds by February 21st, the day after the Goose Chase. That's the day I turn 41.