CURRENT WEIGHT: 277.0 lbs
Friday, June 1st 2012
Hi there everyone! Man, what a month May was! My weight was all over the place, I fluctuated more than 10lbs twice! I left my job and security and went out on a limb and started my own LLC company, I attended more graduations and party’s then I think I ever have. The whole month of May was just a mess for me in regards to The Chili’s Diet. I still managed to eat there 1 time every day, but more than half the time it was to-go, I didnt take pics, or when I did take pics I didnt update the blog. I could try to find some reason to explain why, but excuses are why fat people stay fat. So I am not going to give you an excuse. What I will say dear reader, is that I had to sit down and have a talk with myself.
At day 108, I am nearly 1/3 complete with this project. To be on track, I need to lose 42lbs every 121 days. So far I have lost 48, so yeah, I am a little ahead of schedule. The trouble is, I have been in the 277-285 range for a WHILE now, and I am losing momentum. I cant let up. Now is the time for me to double down, re-commit, and make sure I am spending time being active in addition to a low calorie life style change.
So thats where I am at. I am committed to this. As a friend of mine pointed out, I have done a “weight loss challenge” 7 times over the last 12 years, and never once made it to the end. Every time I have given up, lost. Not this time. I am 48lbs down, and that is a accomplishment in itself. But I am not done, no, I have not even really begun. Now is the time to really push it. I am committed to doing this.
Now that I work for myself, I am officing out of my home. There is of course temptation to sleep in, but I am trying to make sure I am up by 8am every morning and working hard. My wife is a teacher, and today was her last day at school. There is talk of us switching it up and going to the gym together in the mornings to start our day. I like that idea alot. When you go to the gym first thing, you remove any excuses you might come up with for not going. How can you have an excuse? Its the first thing you do when you wake up!
Today I was eager to get into Chili’s in Rockwall. The GM Betty told me that she wanted to make me a custom “veggie tacos” meal to try, so I am excited about that. For today I ordered one of my favorites, the Lighter Choices Grilled Chicken Salad.
This salad is filling and light at the same time, and always hits the spot. Normally I would get water, but this time I got the unsweet iced-tea, which is not much different than water except it costs $2 for a glass.
The rest of the day for me was spent traveling, I was all over the place dealing with clients and didnt end up getting home until 9:30pm. Around 7 I had a chance to indulge in some pretty serious pizza, but I walked away. Thats hard, ya know, walking away from free food, but I have to make these kinds of decisions to get to where I want to be. I thought about my goal and moved on. For dinner I had a light turkey wrap, an apple, and a cheese stick. I also mixed in a protein shake from my friends at Ultimate Sports Nutrition Lewisville today to deal with the in-between time to keep my metabolism fired up.
It means a lot to me that you read this, that you think about my goals, and that you leave comments to keep me going. They help a lot of course, but all the comments in the world would do nothing if I dont make the decision first for myself to make this happen. Its a true struggle, maybe one of the hardest I have ever faced, but I believe now more than ever than I can do this and I will make it. Check in tomorrow for day 109.