Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Huge Personal Milestone

Yesterday I continued counting calories and made absolutely sure I stayed up my calorie goal of 1780.  I managed to stay under even with a few extra snacks throughout the day, I was only under by about 80 calories at least I was under and not over.  Weight loss is my primary goal and I need to do everything I can to achieve that.

After work last night, I stopped over my parents house to pick up some food and decided to weigh myself while I was there.  Now just a little back story first, my lowest weight since graduating high school (2004) is 232.2 pounds.  This past summer/fall I was at around 248 pounds and due to a change at my job I dropped down to 235 pounds.  Well the change at my job has been reversed and I was just floating at 235 pounds and I knew it was the perfect time to get back down.

Back to my parents house, so I jumped on the scale and looked down and saw 232.2 pounds.  I was very excited and knew that my hard work was paying off.  I went to write down my weight and realized that last time I weighed I used the same scale but was only wearing underwear.  I stripped down to my underwear and jumped back on the scale, and what did I see?

228.6 pounds

I was absolutely ecstatic and couldn't believe my eyes.  In 8 years I haven't been this small.  The greatest part is for the past few days I have started to notice that I feel smaller, my stomach looks tighter, and I have more energy.  It is amazing to see that my hard work is really paying off!

Please let this motivate all of you out there, it is never too late to get into shape and anyone can do it.  I know this will certainly motivate me and give me that push that I really needed.


  1. Congratulations on the weight loss! Dang, that's some HEAVY underwear! :-)

  2. @Theresa - Haha that made me laugh out loud. It is all the junk that I keep in my pockets, my keyring looks like a janitor's.

  3. Dude, can I share something with you? Something that all men should know? Okay here we go.

    I watched a partial episode of Dr. Oz one time and he said something about weight loss and what good could come out of it. Besides the usual abs, muscles and stuff he also said something that made me lol hard out.

    The heavier you are, the smaller your "weiner" gets. The lighter you are (weight wise) the longer goes your said "weiner" because you can finally see it from under all that stored fat.

    A general rule of thumb, every 35 pounds lost, you gain an inch. It's all relative really, here's a link to hopefully "motivate" you. ;)

  4. @MynameisEarl - Haha that cracks me up. I've heard that before and it is still funny every time I hear it.